Clinical Pharmacist (with IP)

The closing date is 31 October 2021

Job summary

The post holder will work as part of a multidisciplinary team, with their time split between face to face clinical reviews with patients, and desk based activities according to the needs of the practice (e.g. prescription management, prescribing safety, clinical audit, local incentive scheme support, medicines reconciliation). The post holder will be required to hold an Independent Prescribing Qualification.

We welcome applications for part-time applicants as well as full-time.

Main duties of the job

As an independent prescriber, the post holder will act within their professional boundaries, supporting and working alongside a team of pharmacists in general practice. In this role, they will be supported by a Lead Pharmacist who will develop, manage and mentor them.

As part of a multi-disciplinary team the post holder will take responsibility for areas of chronic disease management within the practice and undertake clinical medication reviews to proactively manage patients with complex polypharmacy.

The post holder will provide primary support to general practice staff with regards to prescription and medication queries. They will help support the repeat prescription system, deal with acute prescription requests, and medicines reconciliation on transfer of care and systems for safer prescribing, providing expertise in clinical medicines advice while addressing both public and social care needs of patient in the GP practice(s).

About us

Lancaster Medical Practice is a large, at-scale, GP provider delivering General Medical Services to around 65,000 patients in Lancaster and surrounding villages.

Formed in April 2017 from our successful, legacy practices, Lancaster Medical Practice has continued to evolve to become the strong, high performing Practice it is today, receiving a rating of Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission in August 2018.

We deliver our services from eight locations throughout the city of Lancaster and its surrounding area and are continuing to develop ourselves to improve what we do for our patients, staff and the local community.

We are a progressive, modern organisation with patient-centered General Practice at our core.

When joining #teamlmp you are joining an organisation with a wide variety of clinical and non-clinical roles but who all work together to provide the best care we can to our patients.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description and personal specification for further details about the role.

Person Specification



  • Mandatory registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council
  • Masters Degree in Pharmacy (MPharm) or equivalent
  • Independent Prescribing Qualification


  • Membership of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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 (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).