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Medicines Assurance Pharmacist

NHS AfC: Band 8a

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Medicines Assurance Pharmacist
NHS AfC: Band 8a
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Quarry House, Leeds
£42,414 - £49,969 per annum
26/11/2018 23:59

NHS England leads the NHS in England, setting the priorities and direction of the NHS and informing the national debate to improve health and care. We strongly believe in health and high quality care for all, now and for future generations and want everyone to have greater control of their health and wellbeing, and to be supported to live longer, healthier lives by high quality health and care services that are compassionate, inclusive and constantly-improving.

NHS England shares out more than £100 billion in funds and holds organisations to account for their spending. Our work involves the commissioning of health care services in England, and we support local health services that are led by Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). We have devised and are delivering a strategic vision for the NHS, along with our partners in health, called the Five Year Forward View.

If the advertised role is based in London on an Agenda for Change Pay Band, it will attract a High Cost Area supplement. This supplement is not applicable to Executive or Senior Manager or Medical Leader positions. For positions offered on a part time basis, salary and any allowances will be adjusted pro rata.

We will not accept applications for this position by CV or via recruitment agencies.

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Pharmacist to work at the Commercial Medicines Unit (CMU), NHS England.

The Commercial Medicines Unit is an integral part of the Specialised Commissioning Directorate within NHS England.  It works with lead pharmacy procurement specialists to put in place and manage tenders for medicines worth £2.4bn per annum on behalf of all NHS Trusts in England.

As a Medicines Assurance Pharmacist, the post holder will work as part of a dynamic team in delivering an effective service supporting managers and staff across the Commercial Medicines Unit in their procurement of medicines for NHS Secondary Care.

In particular the post will provide professional pharmacy support to CMU staff in the design of medicine specifications when tendering, with a focus on quality, safety and security of supply.

The postholder will work with CMU staff to support contract management and review of supplier performance to ensure a safe and effective medicines supply chain.

The postholder will also support the Principal Pharmacist (CMU) in the management of medicine supply issues.

If you are looking for a new challenge, this is a great opportunity to gain experience working within NHS England in this specialist area of pharmacy and build on your existing skills.

A number of sites are available from which the post holder can work including Runcorn, Leeds, London and Reading.

NHS England also has a flexible working policy.

We anticipate that interviews will take place week commencing Monday 17th December, however this is subject to change.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Jane Kelly, Principal Pharmacist, CMU on 07730379879