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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 23/01/2020.


Job Reference: 351-CS1363-SD-A

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
Guild Lodge, Preston, Whittingham Nr Preston
£37,570 to £43,772 pa

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire and Sefton area. The Trust was first established in 2002 and employs approximately 7,000 staff who provide care from more than 400 sites

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, home/remote working, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

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Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to demonstrate your enthusiasm and professionalism and make a real difference to service users? We are looking for a dynamic Band 7 Specialist Clinical Mental Health Pharmacist to work within a small pharmacy team with close links to the wider pharmacy department within the organisation. We are passionate about providing a high quality clinical pharmacy service. You would be working within our inpatient setting alongside members of a multi-disciplinary team to support prescribing and offer specialist clinical pharmacy advice. You would be contributing to the recovery pathway of our service users within both medium and low secure forensic wards as well as our step down wards.

As a trust we embrace digital solutions and have electronic prescribing embedded within our inpatient service. We are also in the process of introducing automated medicines cabinets to our medium and low secure wards and anticipate significant benefits to both pharmacy and our nursing colleagues.

The Specialist Mental Health inpatient Service provides assessment, care, treatment, rehabilitation and recovery for 164 service users. The hospital has three speciality service lines:

  • Male Secure Mental Health Services
  • Women’s Secure Mental Health Services
  • Male Secure Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Service

The main duties of the post holder will be to provide a patient focussed clinical pharmacy service to service users in an inpatient setting. You will be expected to provide a high level of pharmaceutical care to patients as part of the wider multi-disciplinary team, participate in consultant ward reviews, undertake clinical audit and be actively involved in the education and training of pre-registration pharmacists and other healthcare professionals. As a purely clinical service there is no pharmacy-based dispensary commitment, bank holiday or weekend working. We can also offer flexible working hours and are committed to improving working lives.

You will have current registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council and be up to date with your CPD.

We are a supportive team committed to the education and development of our innovative expanding service. The team within Lancashire Care and South Cumbria have a wealth of expertise in both Mental Health and Community services. Should you wish to join our team you will become one of a large team of Clinical Pharmacists, Clinical Medicines Management Technicians, Pharmacy Assistants, Medicines Management Nurses and Apprentices working across the Trust.


For further details / informal visits contact:


If you need any further information please contact

Joanne Ireland, Deputy Lead Pharmacist, Specialist Services on 01772 406644

Tara Gallagher, Lead Pharmacist, Central Lancashire on 07790 388141



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