Term Time Only Salaried GP – Burnham and Berrow Medical Centre

Job summary

At Salaried (including Newly Qualified), Employed or Consultant level

Salary: Between £10,500 - £14,000 per session - based on experience and level of GP role undertaken in practice.

This position is for up to 8 GP sessions per week and ideal for someone looking for a term time only contract or a more flexible/hybrid working pattern.

We are a family friendly employer and understand the importance of balancing work and home life commitments so have developed a role that can support this.

The job role involves non acute medicine with predictable work patterns that will allow you the flexibility to manage for example, any school collections and commitments.

professional development.

You would be responsible for:

LD reviews

Mental Health Care plans

Dementia Reviews

Targeted QOF catch up clinics

Medical admin - Tasks, bloods, Prescriptions

HGV and other medicals

Private reports - insurance claims, private letters, DVLA reports etc.

Nursing home annual medication reviews

We welcome and support newly qualified GPs by providing a GP Mentorship Scheme and supporting the NHS GP Fellowship Scheme so that you hit the ground running.

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.

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 us

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.

Burnham and Berrow Medical Centre joined Symphony Healthcare Services in 2022. 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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post-holder will provide general medical services ensuring the highest standards of care for all registered and temporary patients. This may, with prior agreement, include being the named GP for a specified group of patients.

Undertake learning disability reviews

Produce Mental Health Care plans

Carry out Dementia Reviews

Manage targeted QOF catch up clinics

Participate in clinical administration including, but not confined to, laboratory results, tasks, radiology results, and hospital communications, issuing and signing acute and repeat prescriptions, and dealing with administration queries, paperwork and correspondence in a timely fashion.

Complete HGV and other medicals

Produce private reports - insurance claims, private letters, DVLA reports etc.

Undertake nursing home annual medication reviews

Make professionally autonomous decisions in relation to presenting problems, whether self-referred or referred internally within the Practice.

Record clinical information in the GP practice computerised clinical software systems.

Receive patients with undifferentiated and undiagnosed problems and makes assessment of their health care needs.

Develop care plans for health in consultation with patients and in line with current Practice disease management protocols.

Provide counselling and health education as appropriate.

Prescribe in accordance with the NHS Somerset prescribing formulary whenever this is clinically appropriate.

Admit or discharge patients to and from caseload and refers them to other care providers internally or externally as appropriate.

Support the trainers in teaching in the Practice and gives clinical supervision to training doctors and students as directed by Clinical Lead.

Comply with relevant Practice policy/guidelines, e.g. Child Protection, confidentially issues etc.

Be committed to lifelong learning, audit and evidence based best practice, supported by designated CPD internal and external sessions.

Attend important Practice Meetings. (NB: where meetings are held outside of working hours, time to attend meetings with either be paid as additional hours or may be taken as time in lieu)

Manage own time and be accountable for own professional actions and deliver on objectives agreed by the practice leadership team and the Symphony Healthcare Services Board.

Support the practice in achieving its contractual requirements both in relation to the Core Contract and Enhanced Services.

Contribute to the management of QOF and carry out QOF reviews

Support QI initiatives outside of QOF, whether related to the practice, PCN, or SHS, as directed by the Clinical Lead

Participate in the significant events and complaints processes for cases relating to practice patients.

Support the practice in achieving the requirements of the PCN Directed Enhanced Service.

Support SHS with its ambition to innovate and to offer best patient care, and be flexible and adaptable in order to be able to respond to change, learning, development, and improvement.

Person Specification



A medical practitioner whose name is included in the General Practitioner Register under article 10 of the General and Specialist Medical Practice Order 2003

Not subject to suspension under section 41A of the Medical Act 1983

Qualified General Practitioner (completed certificate of Completion of Training CCT)

Currently on a performers list and not suspended from that list or from the medical register

Accredited as a member of the Royal College Of General Practitioners (MRCGP) MBBS or equivalent medical degree



In practice as a General Practitioner / locum practitioner

Commitment to and experience of working as part of a multi-disciplinary and skill mixed team environment

Experience of working to achieve standards within the Quality and Outcome Framework (QOF)

Experience of working in primary care in an area with significant health problems

Development of areas of clinical expertise

Experience of audit and improving care for patients


Experience of supporting service change

Knowledge and skills


Commitment to ongoing personal and professional development

Commitment to education and training

Ability to support and mentor GP Registrars, Medical Students and other allied Health Professionals

Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English, both written and verbally.

Strong interpersonal skills

Good organisational skills

Strong leadership skills

Excellent record keeping skills

Imaginative approach to problem solving and provision of services

Provision of enhanced services, e.g. minor surgery

Time management skills

Able to work under pressure

Working on own initiative

Good IT skills as relevant to General Practice

Committed to quality and patient satisfaction

Committed to equal opportunities

Team player

Committed to working as part of a multi-disciplinary, multi-agency team

Understanding the role of medical services in a wider public health agenda

Knowledge of the demographic characteristics that affect health and health care in the area

Understanding current NHS policies

Understanding of the health and social needs of a local practice patient population

Understanding of the current issues and challenges facing primary care

Openness to explore alternative working practices


Competent user of EMIS Web

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

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Symphony Healthcare Services Limited


Burnham Medical Centre

Love Lane





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