GP Wincanton Health Centre
At Salaried (including Newly Qualified), Employed or Consultant level
Exceptional opportunity with this innovative primary care provider at our practice in Wincanton, Somerset. Up to 8 sessions attractive and comprehensive remuneration package; excellent relocation support.
Were an innovative and semi-rural training practice on the borders of Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire. Wincanton is a thriving town with unique cafes and eateries, very close to Bruton and Castle Cary with excellent links to the A303 and London and home to the famous Wincanton Racecourse.
The practice supports over 9000 patients and the large multidisciplinary team includes an acute team of Nurse Practitioners and Paramedic Practitioners who manage all on-the-day demand, acute home visiting and the minor injury service for the locality.
Were also part of Symphony Healthcare Services, a large and innovative primary care provider in Somerset supporting a network of 20 GP practices. By working at scale in primary care we can offer you the opportunity to develop specialist skills with the support of a larger organisation to develop your GP career. We are also a member of Rural PCN
Main duties of the job
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.
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 and East 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.
By working at scale in primary care in Somerset we can offer you the opportunity to develop specialist skills with the support of a larger organisation to develop your GP career.
See attached Job description and person specification for a full breakdown of the role and responsibilities.
GP ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Symphony differentiates GP roles to provide a greater range of options for GPs, to enable career progression at all levels, and to support recruitment and retention.
The three different GP roles in Symphony are:
For more information about this role or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Annabel Bowditch (HR Manager) on annabel.bowditch@somersetFT.nhs.uk
If this advert has sparked your interest in being a Symphony GP within Somerset please contact us on SymphonyHR@ydh.nhs.uk
Qualifications - Essential
Disclosure and Barring Service Check
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
Certificate of Sponsorship
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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website
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Wincanton Health Centre