Exceptional opportunity with this innovative primary care/general practice provider at our Surgeries in Somerton and Ilchester, Somerset. Up to 8 sessions with attractive and comprehensive remuneration package; excellent relocation support.
Buttercross Health Centre is located in Somerton and provides healthcare services for the town and the surrounding villages. In July 2018, Ilchester Surgery became a branch surgery of Buttercross Health Centre, with both practice teams joining together to become one larger team, to provide healthcare services across both locations. Just over 7,500 registered patients are now part of one patient list and are able to use healthcare services at either location. 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.
Both are friendly practices in beautiful Somerset locations, yet with the support of a network of practices behind you so you can concentrate on patient care.
Our transport links are great - we have fast links to London, Bristol, Exeter and Bath by rail or road. And Bristol, Bournemouth, Southampton and Exeter International Airport links Somerset to the world.
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 in 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.
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 in the areas of clinical management, training or leadership with the support of a larger organisation to develop your career.
· a Mentorship Scheme for newly qualified GPs who will be supported by an experienced GP mentor
· freedom to join our new in house GP locum agency, Symphony Flex, with additional competitive pay rates.
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 Julie Salter on firstname.lastname@example.org
If this advert has sparked your interest in being a Symphony GP within Somerset please contact us on SymphonyHR@ydh.nhs.uk
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.
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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