Consultant pharmacist toolkit

· Medicines Use and Safety Team

This toolkit is designed to support pharmacists who wish to develop new consultant posts and practitioners aspiring to consultant roles. The current toolkit contains attachments including:

  • An example of a generic job description for the NHS Consultant Pharmacist posts in England, aligned to the Department of Health 2005 Guidance for the Development of Consultant Pharmacist Posts
  • A list of Consultant Pharmacist post locations , created from data in June 2017.
  • A map of Consultant Pharmacist posts, created by RightCare using 2017 data, is being updated so has been temporarily removed.
  • Eight examples of Consultant Pharmacist achievement, by speciality, from information presented at the June 2015 10 year anniversary event.
  • An information sheet to support the development of business cases for development of Consultant Pharmacist posts.
  • A document providing overview, background and information which may be useful to pharmacy leads in completion of the  interim approval process for consultant posts.
  • For posts in London and the South East Deanery, further information on the interim approval process can be found at
  • For posts in the South Deanery, attached are interim approval process documents . The process is led by Trevor Beswick, Pharmacy Dean/Regional Head of Pharmacy, Heath Education England South.
  • A summary of the consultation on the draft consultant pharmacist guidance
  • The response to the consultation on the draft consultant pharmacist guidance

For further information  please contact the Joint Chairs of the RPS Consultant Pharmacist Group.

Nina Barnett email:

Nicola Stoner email:


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