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We currently have a very talented, enthusiastic and driven workforce who deliver innovative, efficient and effective commissioning support. We are a dedicated and innovative organisation, always looking for new talent to join us.

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Senior Medicines Optimisation Pharmacist

Band 8a

Main area
Band 8a
37.5 Hours per week
Job ref
Waltham Forest Clinical Commissioning Group
Employer type
£47,078 - £54,633 PA incl HCA
27/01/2019 23:59

Waltham Forest CCG’s mission is to commission and deliver leading edge quality health services which are valued and chosen by our local population. We seek and consider the views of users, patients, carers and the public, and are part of the culture of developing and delivering local healthcare services.


Ensuring the provision of sustainable, safe, responsive and high quality local health services for all residents of Waltham Forest across our diverse community through clinically led, evidence based commissioning and working in conjunction with the population of Waltham Forest and our partners in the Local Authority to see the health of Waltham Forest residents improve.

Specifically we want:

• An increase in life expectancy and reduction in the gap in life expectancy across Waltham Forest;
• The quality of our community services to recommend our ‘care closer to home strategy’;
• Waltham Forest residents to be passionate about their own health; and
• Waltham Forest to be known as the place where evidence meets the needs of the patient.


• Putting patients first
• Transparency and openness
• Fairness
• Being evidence and quality driven
• Maximise population benefit
• Maximise value for money
• Collaboration and engagement

NHS Waltham Forest Clinical Commissioning Group is a strong, ambitious and growing organisation; that is playing a key role in shaping and delivering local and regional health agenda.

The CCG is made up of 41 member practices, divided into three localities, serving a population of approximately 300,000 residents within Waltham Forest.

An exciting role has arisen to join the Medicines Optimisation team as a Senior Prescribing Advisor.

This post is based in Medicines Optimisation team within the Quality and Governance directorate. The team provides an effective and professional Medicines Optimisation service to our local borough as well as matrix working across the borough and its stakeholders.

The team has recently assumed the role as CCG lead for long term conditions.  This has provided a unique opportunity for members of the team to maximise the skills that they already have as a pharmacist whilst developing the skills of a commissioner.

The post holder will support the safe, quality and cost effective use of medicines, that is evidence based, by implementing the four principles of medicines optimisation.

It will be expected that the post holder will have strong clinical skills in order to provide clinical support for the commissioning of long term conditions. 

We are a clinically led organisation and you will work closely with our clinical leads to help deliver improved outcomes for people living in the borough

Closing Date: midnight Sunday 27th January 2019

Interview Date: 5th February 2019

Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such 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 to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Ada Onyeagwara Associate Director Medicines Optimisation and Long Term Conditions email: ada.onyeagwara1@nhs.net


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