Join our team

Last updated: Monday, January 08, 2018

If you'd like to join the innovative team that produces the Medicines Learning Portal, then we do have a vacancy at the moment for a band 7 clinical pharmacist. Follow this link to find out more, or to apply.

The Southampton Medicines Advice Service is a group of clinical pharmacists who advise NHS professionals about treating patients with complex medicine problems. We're clinical problem-solvers and decision-makers, we don't just supply information. With us, you'll have the opportunity to learn skills that you'll use for the rest of your career.


Pharmacists in our team do things like this:
  • Provide a clinical pharmacy service to a variety of different wards.
  • Run the busiest clinical enquiry service about medicines in the NHS.
  • Personally teach over thirty pre-reg and band 6 pharmacists in clinical problem solving every year on a 1-to-1 basis.
  • Advise patients every day via our busy medicines helpline, and feed back these patients' experiences to help improve the Trust's discharge process.
  • Write and publish a large series of Medicines Q&As online for Specialist Pharmacy Service and NICE Evidence.
  • Provide evidence-based support for Hampshire's largest Area Prescribing Committee and the Trust 's own Drug's Committee and formulary.
  • Work closely with our talented and friendly colleagues in the rest of the Pharmacy department at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust. 
If you might want to join us but would like to chat to someone first, then please use the 'Contact' feature at the top of this page and we'll be in touch!


What our clinicians and patients say about our service:

  • Thank you so much, you have been a tremendous help, and so prompt. I am impressed and reassured." [Patient]
  • "I certainly feel happier about prescribing now, ...and feel confident about explaining the issues to the patient and answering their questions." [Consultant]
  • "I really appreciate your support with 330 patients on my caseload... I can honestly say you and your team have been such a support and excellent resource." [Specialist nurse]
  • "Your excellent response has given me a couple of things to consider and act on, and I feel far more informed and able to make some sensible decisions with the patient in question." [GP]