GP – Oaklands Surgery and Yeovil Health Centre
At Salaried (including Newly Qualified), Employed or Consultant level
Exceptional opportunity with this innovative primary care/general practice provider at our Surgeries in Yeovil, Somerset.
4 sessions with attractive and comprehensive remuneration package; excellent relocation support.
This position is for 4 GP sessions per week. Symphony welcomes and supports newly qualified GPs by providing a GP Mentorship Scheme and supporting the NHS GP Fellowship Scheme so that you hit the ground running. We are a teaching and training practice for undergraduates and GP Specialist Trainees so can support you if you are at the start of your career or help you to develop your teaching portfolio by teaching medical students through to GP trainees.
Yeovil - Our Practice & Town
Oaklands Surgery is an urban practice providing high quality healthcare services. In September 2017, it merged with Yeovil Health Centre to offer almost 11,000 registered patients from both practices an appointment at either site. Both are Training Practices and are supported by health coaches, advanced nurse practitioners and workflow and medicines management hubs. We’re also part of Symphony, the largest GP provider in Somerset so benefit from the experience and learning across a network of 20 practices.
We can offer the best of both worlds – a friendly practice in a country town location, yet with the support of a network of practices behind you so you can concentrate on patient care. Intrigued? Please read on…
Our transport links are great - we have two railway stations, making travel to London, Bristol, Exeter and Bath easy. And Bristol, Bournemouth, Southampton and Exeter International Airport links Somerset to the world.
Yeovil is an expanding town surrounded by beautiful scenery, with a green oasis at its heart ‘Ninesprings’, and ‘Ham Hill’ country park a stone’s throw and across the border into Dorset are Sherborne, Dorchester and the beautiful Jurassic coast. It is quickly becoming a popular relocation destination with competitive house prices and access to attractive neighbouring towns and villages. The town centre boasts numerous shops, restaurants, an entertainment complex, leisure facilities and theatre.
You would undertake all the clinical duties associated with a GP working in primary care, without the responsibilities and risks associated with being a partner. We can offer opportunities from salaried through to employed and consultant level GP posts depending on your experience and the level of responsibility you take on at the practice.
All GPs working for us are paid as Employees, unlike Partners, which means less risk for you and more time to focus on patient care. We put patients first, with our Employed and Consultant GPs working flexibly according to need, so contributing to areas such as QOF, QI, training and research projects providing a huge amount of variety to the role. However, our Salaried GPs have a clearly defined job plan setting out the hours of work and responsibility and tasks associated with the role.
Through annual appraisal, we encourage career development and progression and are keen to support GPs who wish to extend their role, or have specialist skills which can be utilised in primary care. We recognise that some GPs will wish to stay salaried, and some will wish to assume more responsibility once they have found their feet and aspire to Employed or Consultant roles.
Job Description – see attached JD and person spec for a full breakdown of the role and responsibilities
About Symphony Healthcare Services
Symphony Healthcare Services was established in 2016 as part of the award-winning Symphony Programme Vanguard, developing new models of care. We now support 20 practices across Somerset (including one in Devon) providing care for 120,000 patients.
Symphony has developed a model where each practice is encouraged to operate autonomously, but as a subsidiary of Yeovil Hospital and with the backing and economies of scale from a central support team (particularly for HR and strategic management matters).
Providing NHS services is at the heart of what we do. Our vision is to ensure that primary care is sustainable for patients and practices in Somerset, and we aim to be a national exemplar for primary care provision. We work closely with our practice teams to support, develop and transform patient care and working practices with innovation and technology at the heart of what we do. We also work hard to make sure primary care has a loud voice in Somerset.
Oaklands Surgery joined Symphony Healthcare Services in 2017. By working at scale in primary care in Somerset we can offer you the opportunity to develop specialist skills in the areas of clinical management, training or leadership with the support of a larger organisation to develop your GP career.
So that our GPs achieve the work/life balance they deserve, and are rewarded for their skills and experience, and flourish as individuals, we offer:
For more information about this role or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Kathy Eke (Senior Practice Manager) on Kathy.email@example.com
If this advert has sparked your interest in being a Symphony GP within Somerset please contact us on SymphonyHR@ydh.nhs.uk