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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.

Attached Staff

Two teams of community staff work with the Wooda team. Please see full details below. Please always contact these teams on their direct lines.


Direct Line 01237 427806

Midwives in North Devon work in teams (ours is called Torridge) covering community and hospital care. Women are allocated a named midwife, who will give continuity of care and discuss choices available to you.

The midwives are available for informed discussions around becoming pregnant (pre-conceptual care) and any concerns you have when you are pregnant. If you wish, you may telephone on their direct number, 01237 427806. They are responsible for the care of pregnant women and their families and work with the doctors when medical support is needed. One of the team will care for you in labour whenever possible. They visit up to 28 days after birth, helping you to adjust to parenthood and work closely with the health visiting service.

District Nursing Service

Direct Line 01237 427815


Julie Utley SEN (1982), Diploma in Orthopaedics (1983), RGN (1999)

Jane Bennett Dip Nursing studies RN (2013)

Ana Dobrescu Senior Healthcare Assistant

The district nursing team provides a wide range of nursing care for patients at home who are unable to travel to the surgery due to their medical condition, or when the delivery of nursing care may be more appropriate in the patient’s home.

They assess, give advice and support to patients and carers, to enable them to remain independent at home. The services they provide include nursing care, wound care assessments and treatment, palliative and terminal care, chronic disease management, continence assessment, advice about continence, health promotion and the promotion of self-care. They promote independence by working alongside other agencies including social services and care agencies.

Out-of-Hours District Nursing Service

If you need to contact the district nursing service after 5.00pm Monday to Friday, please telephone111 for the NHS111 service.


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