Job opportunity at PSNC – Drug Tariff and Reimbursement Manager


Job opportunity at PSNC – Drug Tariff and Reimbursement Manager

September 22, 2017

PSNC is seeking a Drug Tariff and Reimbursement Manager. This is a senior role which has become available following an internal reorganisation.

As the representative of community pharmacy contractors in England on NHS matters, an essential component of PSNC’s work is monitoring the Drug Tariff and medicines reimbursement and working to ensure that these are fair for contractors. This is challenging work. The successful candidate will take on responsibilities for developments to the Drug Tariff, changes in the supply chain and supply shortages, and the review of pricing arrangements for specific categories of medicines or appliances.

For this senior role, we need a committed and professional pharmacist, able to demonstrate experience and a successful track record of influencing policy makers and developing detailed supporting analysis. The post holder will need to show an ability to work constructively and persuasively with external stakeholders, including the Department of Health.

Please send applications to: by Friday 6th October 2017.


Job Specification

Reports to: Director of Pharmacy Funding

Key responsibility: To ensure that the infrastructure governing payments to contractors is robust. This includes maintaining and improving the Drug Tariff and ensuring mechanisms for setting reimbursement prices are appropriate and working effectively.

Main duties:

  1. Develop policy on reimbursement and DT policy and respond to any DH proposals
  2. Ensure the Drug Tariff is maintained accurately and is fit for purpose for contractors
  3. Ensure reimbursement prices and mechanisms are appropriate
  4. Negotiate with the Department of Health on reimbursement and DT matters
  5. Ensure provision of information to contractors on Drug Tariff and reimbursement matters
  6. Support the Dispensing and Supply Team, ensuring they are properly resourced and developed
  7. Provide professional pharmacist support to D&ST as required
  8. Support handling of medicines supply issues, including requests for price concessions, and proposed Drug Tariff amendments
  9. Identify issues of concern to NHS pharmacy contractors from the work of the D&ST, ensuring relevant policy leads are aware of them and address them
  10. Represent PSNC at meetings with other stakeholders/bodies
  11. Undertake special projects as required by PSNC

Person specification


UK registered pharmacist Essential
Basic mathematics, statistics or economics Essential
Skills and Abilities
Proven time management skills demonstrated by ability to work effectively to tight deadlines Essential
Advanced oral and written communication skills, including proven writing skills Essential
Well-developed interpersonal skills, including networking and relationship building Essential
Demonstrated ability to source information and turn it into material to influence others Essential
Demonstrated analytical skills Essential
Understanding of research methods Desirable
Experience of
Working in community pharmacies Essential
Policy development or analysis Desirable
Working with and influencing Government or other national organisations Desirable
Experience and/or understanding of primary care environment Desirable


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