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SW Deputy Regional Quality Assurance Pharmacy Specialist - Band 8C

NHS AfC: Band 8c

Main area
Core Clinical Services
NHS AfC: Band 8c
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (There will be a need to travel e.g. for off-site inspections)
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Southmead Hopsital
£65,664 - £75,874 (dependant on experience)
Salary period
17/10/2021 23:59

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The South West Deputy Regional Quality Assurance Pharmacy Specialist role is a post hosted by North Bristol NHS Trust on behalf of the South West Region and the NHS England Specialist Pharmacy Service (SPS). Exciting developments within the region have presented this new opportunity to join the team in the role of deputy to the SW Regional Quality Assurance Pharmacy Specialist, to support the ongoing implementation of the quality agenda for medicines preparation and manufacture, procurement, storage and distribution. The post has national, regional and local responsibilities in delivering this agenda, working in collaboration with Pharmacy teams in Acute Trusts across the South West Region as well as National SPS colleagues.

SPS provides professional support for those working with medicines and medicines optimisation in the NHS in England. SPS brings together several pharmacy disciplines to achieve this: pharmaceutical quality assurance, medicines information, medicines procurement and medicines safety.

We are looking for an individual with subject matter expertise in pharmaceutical quality assurance. They will be educated to a master’s level, with significant experience of providing quality assurance and quality management services to MHRA licensed and/or unlicensed units combined with in-depth knowledge of the quality factors affecting medicines and the potential impact on patient safety.

The successful candidate will:

  • Work well with other experts and disciplines
  • Build relationships across the region and beyond to ensure the delivery of a safe and effective service for patients and service users
  • Have proven ability to advise, motivate, co-ordinate and monitor to achieve change regionally and nationally

For suitable candidates with the potential to develop into the role, a progressional post from Band 8b to 8c may be considered.

For further details contact:

Oonagh Farr

Tel: 0117 41 47951

Work mobile: 07783823169


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Oonagh Farr
Job title
SW Regional Quality Assurance Pharmacy Lead Specialist
Email address
Telephone number
0117 41 47951
Additional information

PA to Director of Pharmacy

Stephanie Blunsden

Tel: 0117 4142247