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Post:             General Practice based Clinical Pharmacist

Hours:           Full time 37.5 hours

Salary:           AFC Band 7 to 8a - £33,895 to £48,514 per annum

Location:      North Devon


Four Torridge Health Practices in North Devon are delighted to have been successful in NHS England’s Phase 2 Clinical Pharmacist Pilot in General Practice scheme. The pilot is for 3 years and its outcome will be reported to NHSE.

This is an exciting opportunity to develop a new role within a primary care setting.

North Devon is a great place to live and work. The countryside is beautiful with some great beaches for surfing and kayaking. The Torridge-side is semi-rural and boasted with 2 excellent golf courses and the Tarka Trail is renowned for walking and cycling.

You will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to develop and run processes for repeat prescription re-authorisation, management of medicines on transfer of care and systems for safer prescribing in addition to patient caseload management in acute and long-term conditions.

We would welcome applications from pharmacists working in all sectors of pharmacy, with a minimum of 2 years post graduate experience. The successful candidate will have a degree in pharmacy. A post-graduate diploma or higher degree in clinical pharmacy is desirable. A comprehensive programme of training will be provided as part of the pilot scheme. The successful candidate is required to undertake the independent prescribing course to become a non-medical prescriber and (if not held) the post-graduate diploma course in clinical pharmacy and is expected to work across 4 practices after 6-month training in the Lead Practice (Northam Surgery).

Please see the attached job description and person specification for more details.

To gain more information about the pharmacy pilot itself, please familiarise yourself with the CPPE GP Pharmacist Training Pathway information and the RPS Guide to working in a GP Practice. Other references and information can also be found on-line.

If you would like any further information regarding the post please contact Sam Shortridge, Group Manager at Northam Surgery & Wooda Surgeries at

If you would like to chat to the individual practices about their needs and vision for embedding Pharmacists within their own primary care team you may also contact:

Castle Gardens Surgery     Tim Smith      01805 623917

Torrington Health Centre   Nikki Down   01805 622247


Please email application details to

Closing date of application – 10th September 2017

Planned interview date – 19th  September 2017

Expected start date – 2nd January 2018 or earlier subject to notice period.


Shingles & Pneumococcal vaccinations will be available for eligible patients. Please book for them accordingly


Shingles – Patients who are age 70, 78 & 79 as on 1st September 2016

Pneumococcal – Patients who are over 65 or in the at risk group as above and have not had one before

Please telephone 01237 427842 between 9am- 12pm Monday - Friday to make your appointment

Patients allocated with a usual Doctor

All patients at the Wooda are registered with the practice but are allocated a usual Doctor to ensure continuity of care.  If you would like to be reminded of who your usual Doctor is, please contact the Reception team who will be happy to help you.


Dr David Milburn

MBChB (1987 Leeds Medical School) MRCGP (1992) GMC 3256165 I qualified as a Doctor in Leeds, and then worked in Yorkshire, New Zealand and Cornwall before settling in North Devon. I am married to Sara and we have been working together at the The Wooda Surgery since 1993. We share a room so usually work on alternate days. We have three children and as a family we enjoy various activities in the area especially being able to visit the beach all year round. I am trying to improve my tennis as it is an enjoyable way to stay fit. I am the Clinical Manager for the practice and enjoy the variety of clinical conditions that we see General Practice.

Dr Samantha Gardner

MB BS (1996) BSc (1991) DRCOG (1998) DFFP (1998) MRCGP (2007) GMC 4306542 I qualified from King’s College hospital in 1996 and since that time I have lived and worked in Devon. I am married to George who is a local GP in Barnstaple and we have three children, Molly, Emily and Toby. I have a keen interest in education, I am now a trainer of new GPs. In my spare time I enjoy walking, cycling, body boarding and gardening as well as my annual skiing trip

Dr Matthew Lee

BSc (Hons) 1991 MB ChB (Glasgow 1993) DTMH (1995) MRCP (UK) 1999 MRCGP (2005) GMC 4014610 After a career in hospital medicine culminating in the field of infectious diseases in Australia, I transferred to the North Devon general practice experience, which I love. I have a particular interest in prescribing and cardiology issues. When I am not busy with the delights and demands of my lovely family of wife and three young daughters, I enjoy sailing, canoeing, surfing and discovering new aspects of out beautiful area’s natural and cultural history in our campervan.

Dr Stewart "Reg" Perrin

MB CHB (Bristol 2006) BA Hons (Leeds 1998) DFSRH (2010) MRCGP (UK) 2011 GMC 6145619 After a French and Philosophy degree at Leeds University I spent several years living abroad, working as an English teacher and surfing as much as possible.  Eventually I decided to become a doctor and after finishing medical school in Bristol I came straight down to North Devon, where I plan to stay long term.  I qualified as a GP in 2011 and became a partner at the Wooda in January 2012.  Surfing, skiing and diving are my passions outside of work.

Dr Jessica Danielson (f)

BMedSci (Hons) BMBS MRCGP DRCOG DFSRH PGC (MedEd) GMC 7015833 Having completed my GP training, I'm delighted to be able to join the staff at the Wooda Surgery. I'm originally from Barnstaple and it's so nice to be back home again in North Devon; outside of work we are so lucky to have the beautiful countryside and miles of coastline to explore! I'm very happy to be here longterm and look forward to getting to know the community better.

Dr Danielson has a special interest in family planning and female health.

Dr Esther Maguire


I grew up in the deep dark valleys of South Wales but manage to cross the Severn Bridge and study medicine at Bristol University.  
I love to travel and since being qualified, have enjoyed working in Australia and spending time in Asia, New Zealand and, most recently, South America.
When I am not working I enjoy cycling, sea swimming and singing (usually whilst cycling and swimming!)
Dr Aaron Mills

I was born and raised in Barnstaple, and since completing my training in Durham in 2015, my wife and I have been very excited to move back closer to our families, and the beaches!

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my wife and daughter; I play basketball with the North Devon team and enjoy playing bass guitar and piano.  

I am really looking forward to starting work with the great team here at The Wooda and am excited about getting to know my new patients.

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