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Clinical Pharmacist

Job Reference: J351-A-20-0009

South Reading and Shinfield Group Medical Practice
South Reading

South Reading and Shinfield Group Medical Practice is a long established large GP Practice, rated ‘GOOD’ in all categories by CQC. The Practice is located across two sites in South Reading. Our friendly, professional and experienced GP’s, extended range of HCPs and administrative teams offering a wide range of clinical services.

Job Purpose

  • Provide medication review services to patients via clinics in the practice, and residential and nursing homes, and to deliver pharmaceutical care plans that maximise cost-effective prescribing and improve the quality of patient care.

  • Assist partners with the appropriate monitoring and management of their prescribing budgets.

  • Prepare evidence-based resources and information to support the medicine management team and all other relevant health professionals in the implementation of rational cost-effective prescribing.

  • Help plan, develop and support the introduction of new working processes within the practice to optimise the quality of prescribing.

  • Provide travel clinics in the practice


    Responsibility for administration

  • To provide regular support and feedback to practice on prescribing action plans

  • To update and maintain accurate patient medication records on the practice’s clinical computer systems, including advice given and action taken.

  • To advise the primary health care team on the safe and secure handling of controlled drugs and other medicines, ensuring compliance with medicines legislation.

  • To oversee prescriptions registers

  • To be responsible for the updating of all PGD’s at both sites

  • To action all alerts to check whether it has any relevance to the practice, and complete proof of action

  • Drug safety alert review

  • To respond to queries on the Footfall website

  • Do action Eclipse red alerts weekly



It is anticipated that the level of qualification held may vary according to the level of position and the components of the role being carried out:

Completion of an undergraduate degree in Pharmacy, and registration with the
General Pharmaceutical Council.
Minimum of 2 years post graduate experience in pharmacy, as demonstrated within a practice portfolio.
Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS)
May hold or be working towards a prescribing qualification
May hold or be working towards a postgraduate pharmacy qualification



Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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