Pharmacy Technician

Newhall Surgery

Job summary

The post holder is a Pharmacy Technician who acts within their professional boundaries, supporting and working alongside our Pharmacy Team. The successful applicant will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team leading improvements to maximise safe, cost-effective best practice in prescribing and to improve the quality of patient care.

Closing date: 25 September 2023.

Main duties of the job

The focus of the post holder’s work will depend upon the qualifications, skills and experience of the individual and the needs of the Practice both of which will develop over time.

The main duties are outlined within the job description.

About us

Newhall Surgery is a dynamic and forward-thinking Practice. We aim to evolve and develop whilst continually striving to offer the best possible experience to both our patients and our staff.

Our patients have always been supportive of the Practice and what it achieves. Our leadership team has vision which allows us to develop our services and staff for the benefit of patients. We have a patient list size of approximately 10,500. Our Clinical team consists of three GP Partners, four Salaried GPs, two GP Registrars, two Clinical Pharmacists, two Nurse Prescribers, one Practice Nurse, one Nurse Associate, one HCA and a Health & Wellbeing Coach.

Our Administrative team consists of a Practice Manager, Operations Manager, Care Navigation Team Leader and three Management Assistants plus clinical administrators and care navigation staff.

Newhall Surgery is a training practice. We pride ourselves on the experience we give to GP registrars and medical students. We achieved “Good” in our last CQC inspection and are high QOF achievers. SystmOne is our choice of clinical system.

Newhall Surgery is a friendly practice with a ‘family’ feel, we have practice social gatherings and work with our local community undertaking fund raising events. We are also a Park Run practice, we have Practice ‘get togethers’ throughout the year and place high importance on the well-being, training and development of our staff.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder is a Pharmacy Technician, who acts within their professional boundaries, supporting and working with the Pharmacy Team in General Practice. In this role they will be supported, developed and mentored by the Clinical Pharmacist and Management Team.

The post holder will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team in a patient facing role. The purpose of the role is to lead improvements to maximise safe, cost-effective best practice in prescribing to improve the quality of patient care. They will help patients to get the best from their medicines by switching medications to agreed and approved protocols, improving repeat prescribing processes in general practices, including promotion of repeat dispensing and online ordering, minimising clinical risk and aiming to reduce wasted medicines.

The post holder will provide support to general practice staff with regards to prescription and medication queries. Carry out medicine switches in GP practices in line with practice and ICB agreed specific protocols reviewing patient’s records, amending records and informing patients.

They will help support the repeat prescriptions system promoting electronic repeat dispensing and online ordering. Carry out housekeeping whilst in patient records eg dose optimisation and medicines synchronisation.

The post holder will be the first port of call to answer and deal with any medicines related queries from administration and reception staff plus any medicines related queries from dispensary staff. The aim of which is to improve the quality of care for our patients and operational efficiencies within the PCN, so requires motivation and passion to deliver excellent service within General Practice.

Person Specification



  • Registration with General Pharmaceutical Council as a Pharmacy Technician.
  • BTEC/NVQ3 Pharmacy Services (or equivalent)


  • Please see attached Person Specification.

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).

Date posted

05 September 2023

Pay scheme



Depending on experience



Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number


Employer details

Employer name

Newhall Surgery


Newhall Surgery
High Street
DE11 0HU

Apply for this job

For questions about the job, contact:

Julie Emmerson-Grey – Practice Manager
Telephone: 01283 899293