GP – Symphony Healthcare Services

Job summary
Do you want a rewarding career as a GP in Somerset but also looking to work in a hospital environment to broaden your skills and experience?

This is a unique opportunity to develop a varied medical career in an environment that crosses traditional Primary Care and Secondary Care boundaries.

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust and Symphony Healthcare Services, the largest at-scale provider of general practice in Somerset, have collaborated to create this new opportunity to provide General Practitioners with an exciting prospect to work innovatively and differently with a single, simple employment contract and the opportunity to contribute ideas to new ways of working.

We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic GP with an interest in Oncology to work sessions at one of our GP practices in Somerset, whilst building a portfolio in secondary care to support a more varied and fulfilling career.

We have flexible working options available and are keen to work with you to build a role that suits you and your interests. You would need to work a minimum of 4 sessions as a GP in a Symphony Healthcare Services practice, with 2-4 sessions per week worked in Oncology at Somerset NHS Foundation Trust (sessions available at both Musgrove Park Hospital and Yeovil District Hospital sites).

Main duties of the job
Main duties of the role - General Practice

You would undertake all the clinical duties associated with being 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 our GPs 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.

Main Duties of the role - Oncology

Within your Oncology sessions, you would review and supervise patients on cancer treatments in an Oncology clinic, support the Clinical Nurse Specialists on ward rounds and participate in pre-clinic huddles, where patients attending upcoming clinics are discussed to ensure the correct plan is in place for their treatment. You would also have the opportunity to attend MDT meetings, to support education.

About us
About us Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust is the first NHS trust on the English mainland to provide community, mental health and acute hospital services. We work with health and social care partners in Somerset to ensure that we deliver outstanding services that meet the needs of our population.

Our trust was formed on 1 April 2020 when Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust merged. On 1st April 2023, we merged with Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and operate from our 2 main sites at Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton and Yeovil District Hospital.

About us 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 support 21 practices across Somerset and Devon, providing care for 133,000 patients.

Symphony has developed a model where each practice is encouraged to operate autonomously, but as a subsidiary of Somerset NHS Foundation Trust and with the backing and economies of scale from a central support team.

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.

For more information about this role or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Lynsey Sandle (Director of HR) on or call 07500818288.

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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.

Certificate of Sponsorship
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UK Registration
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Employer details
Symphony Healthcare Services Limited

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
Parkfield Drive

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