Job Description

GPhC 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 have opportunities for Psychiatrists to become Medical Assessors in regulatory work for us.

The role:

The successful applicants will be independent medical assessors for the GPhC. As a medical assessor you will help us to assure patients can receive safe care from pharmacy professionals.

You will apply your skills as an independent Medical Assessor to:

  • Provide specialist medical knowledge or expertise
  • Provide an independent medical opinion
  • Assess and report on pharmacy professional’s health
  • Provide expert 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.

As part of their role in advising the GPhC, Medical Assessors undertake a medical assessment of a pharmacy professional at our request and then draft an independent medical report. The purpose of the report is to provide evidence about any health condition/s, if the condition/s 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. Medical assessors may be asked to give evidence remotely or at our London offices in Canary Wharf.

Medical assessors are required to undertake a minimum of two assessments per month, subject to a variation of workload.

To make sure we have both good coverage across Great Britain and the required specialism, we invite applications who are psychiatrists with expertise in substance misuse that are ideally based in the northeast, midlands, southwest, northwest, Scotland, and Wales. Psychiatrists who have expertise in other areas are also invited to apply.

Remuneration: The fees payable will differ based on the work carried out by the medical assessor.

  • Reading of papers, examination, and preparation of reports – £500
  • Reading of papers and preparation of updated reports – £350
  • Ad hoc written advice – £250.00
  • Full day attendance at hearing – £750
  • Half day attendance at hearing – £375
  • Attending training – £228.85

Location: Medical Assessors can be based anywhere within Great Britain. Medical Assessors may be asked to give evidence at Hearings remotely or at our London offices in Canary Wharf.

Applying for this role:

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.

If you feel you have the required experience and skills please complete the application form which you can find on our website by clicking on the Apply button – you will also find further details about these roles here. Incidentally a CV and cover letter will not be considered.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact the Associates & Partners Team – A&

We welcome applications from all sections of the community:

We are committed to promoting equality, valuing diversity and being inclusive in all our work as a health professions regulator.