Dedicated PCN Clinical Pharmacist Required – Apply now

Website Tower Hamlets GP Care Group

Location: Bethnal Green, London
Patient Coverage: 50,000 across four practices
Closing Date: 17 July 2024
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Job Summary

The GP Care Group CIC is seeking a Primary Care Network (PCN) Clinical Pharmacist to join Network 1 PCN in Bethnal Green. This position offers the opportunity to work with a patient population of 50,000 across four practices, benefitting from the extensive support and employee benefits provided by the GP Care Group federation.

Main Duties of the Job

  • Medicine Management: Develop and implement an effective medicine management system within PCN practices.
  • Cost-Effective Prescribing: Work to achieve cost-effective prescribing and serve as an independent prescriber.
  • Support and Advice: Provide advice and support to both patients and colleagues.
  • Evolving Role: Adapt to the changing responsibilities and duties within the role over time.

Note: We may close this vacancy early if sufficient applications are received.

About Us

Tower Hamlets GP Care Group is a community interest company formed in September 2014, owned by every general practice in Tower Hamlets. Our mission is to manage borough-level contracts, deliver primary care services, support general practices, and serve as the primary care provider voice in the broader health and social care system.

Key Priorities:

  • Innovation and support for primary care
  • Being a great place to work
  • Integrating primary and community care
  • Providing high-quality, cost-effective care to local residents
  • Influencing improvements in health outcomes

The Care Group is a proud member of Tower Hamlets Together, a partnership including Bart’s Health, East London NHS Foundation Trust, the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, and the Council for Voluntary Services.

Job Responsibilities

  • Clinical Medication Reviews: Conduct medication reviews with patients, provide recommendations, and support care home staff in improving medicine safety.
  • Patient Interaction: Manage caseloads of patients, provide patient-facing clinics, and offer a telephone help line for medicine-related queries.
  • Discharge Reconciliation: Reconcile medicines post-discharge from hospitals and care homes, ensuring continuity of supply.
  • Data Analysis: Analyse and present medicines data to highlight issues and support decision-making.
  • Audits and Implementation: Conduct clinical audits, implement changes based on MHRA alerts, and ensure compliance with NICE guidelines.
  • Education and Training: Provide education and training on therapeutics and medicines optimisation to primary healthcare teams.

Person Specification


  • Essential: GPhC membership and an undergraduate degree in pharmacy.


  • Essential: Understanding of the PCN Clinical Pharmacist role and its fit within primary care prescribing needs.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Essential: Completion or ongoing completion of the CPPE Primary Care Education Pathway.
  • Essential: Qualified as an independent prescriber or working towards the qualification.
  • Desirable: Interest in completing the advanced clinical pharmacist pathway.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check:

  • This post is subject to a DBS check as per the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975.

Employer Details

Employer Name: Tower Hamlets GP Care Group
Address: Island Health, 145 East Ferry Road, London, E14 3BQ

Ready to make a difference in primary care? Apply for the PCN Clinical Pharmacist position and join a team committed to improving health outcomes in Tower Hamlets..