GP at Salaried, Employed or Consultant level – Ryalls Park Medical Centre. Symphony Healthcare Services

Job summary

Exceptional opportunity with this innovative primary care/general practice provider at our Medical Centre in Yeovil, Somerset. Up to full time sessions available with attractive and comprehensive remuneration package; excellent relocation support.

Ryalls Park Medical Centre is conveniently located close to the centre of Yeovil and provides services to a patient population of close to 5500. The medical centre offers a wide range of healthcare services provided by a multi-disciplinary team including GPs, Advanced Nurse Practitioners,Health Coaches, Practice Nurses and HCAs.

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.

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 stones throw away 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.


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.


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.


Job description and responsibilities

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:

GP Consultant

Employed GP

Salaried GP


For more information about this role or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Annabel Bowditch (Deputy Director of HR) on

If this advert has sparked your interest in being a Symphony GP within Somerset please contact us on


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


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.


UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website



Ryalls Park Medical Centre

Marsh Lane



BA21 3BA


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