Pharmacy in practice


Clinical and specialist practice in all sectors of pharmacy are essential to attract professionals to continue to develop their careers and lead advances in medicines optimisation. Priority areas for our region are mental health, antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) and advancing innovation in the future utilising genomics


The NHS Long Term plan supports care as close as possible to where people live. To help achieve this we are supporting education for more specialist mental health pharmacists to work in primary care settings. In addition we support all pharmacy professionals to be confident supporting people living with mental health conditions to manage their medicines and express their choices about their medication choices. 


The vision for the AMS workstream is that conservation of antimicrobials is recongised as everyones responsibility and are empowered to use antimicrobials wisely, reducing the treat of resistance and increasing sustainability.  



Project Manager and Workstream Development Lead - Pharmacy Integration

An exciting new role is available in our team to lead the pharmacy education and training projects to deliver rapidly evolving clinical patient-facing and leadership roles across all pharmacy sectors.

The Project manager and workstream development lead will be an experienced project manager and/or pharmacy professional who understands the context and environment of pharmacy education. 

The successful candidate will lead projects to support the integration of pharmacy in primary care as supported by the Pharmacy Integration Fund.

If you are interested in this post, please apply on

If you would like more information, please send us an email to

Closing Sunday 3 July


Administration Officer post, band 4

We are delighted to offer an exciting opportunity for an Administration officer to sit within the East of England Pharmacy team in HEE, you would support the Pharmacy Technician Expansion Programme ensuring it is planned effectively and assist in its successful delivery, through administrative support.

The successful post-holder will support the Pharmacy Programme to administer the Team’s business support function, including reporting risk, supporting the administrative contract management processes and financial invoicing system to ensure information is properly managed and best practice is shared across the team, Directorate and the wider NHS organisation.

The post will support a programme of work that will deliver against the national strategy, working with key partners to ensure that the NHS has the right number of trained staff available to deliver current and future demands on the NHS.

If you are interested in this post, please use the link to apply.

Closing date: 11th July


Pharmacy Technician Lead post, band 8b

As part of the strategy to develop and integrate the NHS workforce and enhance multi-professional team working, Health Education England (HEE) is supporting an exciting and innovative project to transform Pre-registration Trainee Pharmacy Technician (PTPT) training, as part of the Pharmacy Integration Fund.

The project aims to provide PTPTs with a deep understanding of how practices operate, and how pharmacy can play an integral role in patient care, helping to create a workforce with an enhanced understanding across healthcare interfaces. The successful applicant will be expected to link effectively with the other regional post holders to report to the Project Manager and Workstream Development Lead (Pharmacy Technicians). 

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced individual who can support the national expansion and embedding of the placements outlined above, by working with pharmacy and general practice providers across their region. You should have a passion for education, a sound understanding of community or hospital pharmacy and primary care, with experience of working as part of a multi-professional team and a track record of delivering projects to deadlines.

If you are interested in this post, please use the link to apply.

Closing date 17th of July.

Newly qualified pharmacist pathway

Newly qualified pharmacist pathway sign-up is still open for hospital learners, until 31 March 2022

This new pathway aims to support eligible learners in all sectors to meet the revised learning outcomes of the new Post-registration Foundation Pharmacist Curriculum, as part of their journey towards advanced practice and prescribing. It is learner-led and designed to complement any existing programmes and post-graduate diplomas used in your organisation.

The links provide further information for eligible learners and educational supervisors: 

  1. The Briefing for employers and key stakeholders
  2. A Sign-up guide for learners
  3. Information for educational supervisors
  4. IET update #6.


The pathway will be open to all newly qualified pharmacists in any sector, who undertook their preregistration training year in 2020/21.  As this is a vocational pathway learners will need to have access to educational supervision and be registered with the GPhC and employed as a pharmacist.


HEE will provide £500 funding for each eligible learner who signs-up for the pathway in your organisation. This is to support educational supervision and implementation of the new curriculum learning outcomes. The deadline for learners to sign-up to the pathway is 31st March.

Community pharmacy pathway

The CPPE newly qualified pharmacist pathway is now closed to new learners for 21/22.

Further information

If you would like further information about the Newly Qualified Pharmacist Pathway in the North of England, please contact with the subject ‘Newly Qualified Pharmacist Pathway’.

CPPE updates

See here for CPPE updates. More updates to come in the following months: CPPE update Mar 2022 (002).docx

IP webinars

Health Education England (HEE) Independent Prescribing for Pharmacists webinar

  • Tuesday 5th July - 18:00-20:00
  • Thursday 7th July - 10:00-12:00

The focus of this webinar will be an update on the Independent Prescribing (IP) for Pharmacists training offer currently being developed by HEE for Autumn 2022.


This session is aimed at colleagues from the Regional NHS Managed sector (e.g., acute and mental health trusts), community pharmacy, general practice (including those not in ARRS roles) and Health and Justice.


This session aims to inform, inspire and engage pharmacy colleagues who are interested in this training offer. The session will cover:


  • How to access HEE funded IP training across all regions in England
  • Designated medical practitioner (DMP) and designated prescribing practitioner (DPP) information and guidance
  • Progress and next steps for the Initial Education and Training Standards of Pharmacists reform (IETP) and MPharm curriculum, which will enable pharmacists to be independent prescribers at the point of registration by 2026 
  • Support available from HEE regional and national teams.


To register for this event please complete this short survey.   

Event Location: via MS Teams

Friday, 21 January, 2022
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