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Specialist Pharmacist (Frailty and Healthcare for Older people)

Please Note: The application deadline for this vacancy has now passed.

Role Summary

If you’re a Pharmacist looking for a specialist role within Frailty and Healthcare for Older People services, but outside the norm, we would love to hear from you. The post holder will work in alignment with our Healthcare for Older People and Frailty Teams, providing Specialist Pharmacy input. As the role evolves there will naturally be opportunities for involvement with a wider breadth of Healthcare for Older People Services. We are a Trust that prides itself on the development of its people and will be able to offer the opportunity to train in Frailty Services, the opportunity for leadership training, involvement in research, teaching and the potential to shape and develop the role and service as a Lead Pharmacist for Healthcare for Older people based at North Devon District Hospital (NDDH) in Barnstaple.

For the right applicant, this post may be offered as a development role where the full person specification is not met. 

About the Role

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role:

Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust to form one of the largest NHS Trusts in the country. Our pharmacy services are now integrated providing core services to a population of 615,000 across Devon.

Our Pharmacy department is friendly, successful and ambitious. The Royal Devon is committed to developing services in Barnstaple and wants to bring the very best Pharmacists to Devon. This is an exciting new role based within the Healthcare for Older people and different to a normal Pharmacy working routine. You’ll be well supported and have the opportunity to develop specialist Frailty knowledge and training as well as to influence the wider development of the service.

The Trust has an electronic patient record (EPIC), a multi-million-pound research facility, a significant development budget and big plans for the future. We are based in Devon in the South West of England; a county renowned for its natural beauty, schools, infrastructure, beaches and quality of life. If you are interested in finding out more about what it’s like to work here then visit 

We understand that relocating for a new role can be a significant step, both personally and financially. That’s why we offer a generous package of support, including financial assistance, to help ease the transition for those considering relocation. Please contact us to find out more.

Working Pattern: 37.5 hours per week

Interview Date: To be confirmed

For further information please contact: Henry Goss; Clinical Pharmacy Manager on 01271 322395 or 

As an inclusive employer, the Royal Devon values diversity and is committed to creating a culture of inclusivity where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential. We believe in fostering a sense of belonging and actively encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, cultures, and abilities. We recognise the advantages of having a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.

Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.

About Us

Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford). Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within people’s own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

Our values are at the heart of everything we do, click here to find out more

It has never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as you will help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.


Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you are starting out in the NHS, you’ll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You will benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we will help you get there.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You will have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers. You will also have access to other benefits including:

  • National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.
  • Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter
  • Car lease schemes.
  • The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).
  • Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available – if the role is something you are interested in, we would love to hear from you.

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