Lead Pharmacist - HMP Five Wells

Practice Plus Group
Up to £50000
Closing date
22 Sep 2021

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About The Role
Are you ready to be a part of something special?
Are you an individual who would thrives on working at the forefront of innovative prison primary care and substance misuse treatment?
Then we have the perfect role for you!
We are looking for a confident, resilient and experienced pharmacist to lead HMP Five Wells from day one, using your skills and experience to shape and develop a brand new flagship service.
Prisons are one of the most challenging, yet rewarding places for healthcare professionals to work - if you’re looking for a role where you can develop your existing skills and learn something new every day, then this is the place to be.
HMP Five Wells will be the UK's first purpose-built, peer-led resettlement Prison.
With the expected opening in early 2022, a one of a kind new generation category C new build Prison for the future; HMP Five Wells will be an integral part of the local community. The prison will have state of the art healthcare facilities, with a range of clinical spaces both within a dedicated centre and also out on the wings with an operational capacity of 1,680 by November 2022.
In this high profile, exciting role, you will create a positive and diverse working environment leading on a number of critical areas as the prison is mobilised and subsequently opened:
  • Recruitment
  • Clinical Pathways
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Patient engagement
HMP Five Wells is based in Wellingborough in Northamptonshire, approximately 30 minutes from Bedford, 20 minutes from Northampton and 35 minutes north of Milton Keynes by car. Public Transport links will be in place as the prison opens.

About The Candidate
You will be a qualified Registered Pharmacist- BSc or Master’s Degree in Pharmacy, holding registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council. You will have a real passion for developing your Pharmaceutical skills and those of your team.
You will have experience in leading and managing a team and a strong focus on continuous improvement for processes and procedures. You’ll have a flexible approach to working within a team that encourages new ideas. If you are self-motivated and able to work autonomously as well as showing plenty of initiative when it comes to handling a wide range of situations, then this could be the right role for you!
This is an amazing opportunity to recruit and lead a truly integrated team who will deliver outstanding patient care.
You will be responsible for providing a specialist clinical pharmacy service to the prison, ensuring high quality, safe, effective, legal and accurate use of medicines. You will also have key responsibility of supporting and supervising the pharmacy technicians also working at HMP Five Wells.

The main focus of the work will be to provide a dispensary and wing based clinical pharmacy service and work with the Pharmacist on providing medicines management support to a number of different wings. The ability to work in a highly stressful and pressurised environment is key.

About The Company
Who are we?
Practice Plus Group are the leading provider of healthcare services to people in prison across the country, covering prisons from Yorkshire down to Devon.
We believe in integrated care, and an approach in that recognises prisoners as a socially-excluded group with complex health and wellbeing problems.
Our delivery model for HMP Five Wells will promote holistic care throughout, and recognising that no single health or wellbeing factor can be taken in isolation of other issues that may impacting on that person’s health outcomes.
We believe in putting the patient first, regardless of the environment or their history. That’s why we’re proud to deliver quality healthcare in some of the most challenging environments; care that is equal to what you receive in the community. We’re passionate about making a difference in the lives of prisoners by improving their health, securing their well-being, and helping to reduce re-offending behaviour.
We deliver round-the-clock healthcare to more than 40,000 patients at over 45 prisons of all categories. Prisons are a community like any other and we offer all of the health services any community needs in one place and with a single team. These range from reception health checks on arrival and regular GP services, to help with substance misuse, mental health, chronic or long-term conditions, podiatry, physiotherapy, and optometry.


Be the doctor you want to be at Practice Plus Group​


Welcome to Practice Plus Group, the country’s largest independent provider of NHS services.

We deliver a wide range of quality, flexible services to millions of patients across the UK. But what do we give the doctors who work for us?

In a word, freedom.

Our primary care services range from GP services and walk-in centres to urgent care and SARCs, out of hours services and offender health.

That means, as a doctor joining our team, you have the freedom to choose where you work. Do you want to specialise in one area? Go for it. Would you prefer a portfolio career, developing your skills and experience in a selection of services? That’s also fine by us. Whichever option you choose, one thing’s for sure: because we serve a rich mix of patient populations you can expect a wealth of professional challenges that will really test – and develop – your skills.

What’s more, you’re free to choose the hours you want to work. So you can join us on a full time basis, or fit your role at Practice Plus Group around existing work or lifestyle commitments. Our GP practices and walk-in centres are open late and at weekends, so you can work whatever mix of hours and days that suit you.

We also understand that you’d rather be treating patients than shuffling paper, so we free you from much of the admin that you’ll find in a traditional GP practice. Plus, because our GPs don’t buy into our practices, you can say goodbye to the logistical worries that come with running a practice. All in all, you’re free to get on with doing what you trained for – treating patients.

What else do we offer?

  • If you join us as a salaried GP, we’ll pay your medical indemnity costs.
  • We’ll support you in your continuing professional development, so that you continue to meet your appraisal and revalidation requirements.
  • You’ll be joining a supportive team of quality health professionals, including expert medical leads who will provide ongoing one-to-one support and guidance.

At Practice Plus Group we’re constantly adapting our healthcare services and models to suit the way people live now. If you like the sound of joining an innovative, forward-thinking healthcare provider where your skills and experience will be valued and developed, apply for one of our roles today.

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