Medical Assessors - Birmingham & West Midlands

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Birmingham, West Midlands
25 Sep 2020
06 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Part Time

Medical Assessors

We have opportunities for psychiatrists to become a Medical Assessor in regulatory work - to consider health matters for pharmacy professionals.

The roles:

Do you want to apply your skills as a psychiatrist to help assure patients and their families that they can receive safe care from pharmacy professionals?

Medical Assessors provide advice on health matters to the GPhC’s statutory committees.

As part of our work to uphold standards, we have three independent statutory committees: the investigating committee, the fitness to practise and the appeals committees, which decide on concerns about pharmacy professionals.

Medical Assessors:

As part of their role in advising the GPhC, Medical Assessors undertake an assessment of a pharmacy professional at our request and then draft an impartial medical report. The purpose of the report is to provide evidence about any health condition, if it is being managed by the pharmacy professional and to provide an expert opinion on any risks that the condition may present to the pharmacy professional, patients and the public.

In cases where a fitness to practise hearing is scheduled, the Medical Assessor is expected to give evidence; all hearings take place at our London offices. Due to Covid-19, some hearings are being conducted remotely.

It is expected that Medical Assessors will be required to undertake a minimum of two assessments per month, subject to a variation of workload. We want to make sure we have a good coverage across Great Britain. As a result we invite applicants based in the North East, the West Midlands, the East Midlands, the South West and South Wales. The role is remunerated and reasonable expenses will be covered (in line with the GPhC’s expenses policy) full details are provided within the role description below.

How to apply:

To be able to apply for this role you need to be a psychiatrist registered with the GMC and holding a current licence to practice. Please consult the relevant documentation for this role:

Medical Assessor role description  

Medical Assessor guidance 

If you feel you have the required experience and skills and would like to apply for this role please complete the online application form.

For an informal discussion about the role: Melissa Nurse-Barrow, Associates and Partners Manager

Closing date: 6 November (12pm)

Interview dates: Week commencing 16 November 2020

We value the diversity of our workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community

About the GPhC

We are a respected regulatory body that regulates pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacies in Great Britain. We work to assure and improve standards of care for people using pharmacy services.

Our organisation has a long-term vision and a desire for highly skilled and specialist staff. We are committed to providing workforce learning and development opportunities.

We are proud of our diverse and inclusive culture and are committed to holding ourselves to the same standards we expect of others.