GP North Petherton Surgery
At Salaried (including Newly Qualified), Employed or Consultant level
Exceptional opportunity with this innovative primary care/general practice provider at our Surgery in North Petherton, Somerset. Up to 6 sessions with attractive and comprehensive remuneration package; excellent relocation support.
Were a friendly practice, offering a supportive and collaborative team environment, where we encourage learning, development and personal growth. Our practice list is about 6,500 patients so small enough for you to know our patients well, but were also part of Symphony Healthcare Services, the largest GP provider in Somerset so benefit from the experience and learning across a network of 20 practices.
A small country practice, yet with the support of a network of practices behind you so you can concentrate on patient care.
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.
North Petherton is a small town located between Bridgwater and Taunton, offering excellent transport links. Situated on the edge of the eastern foothills of the Quantocks, and close to the edge of the Somerset Levels, the area offers tranquil walks in the countryside. The town boasts a number of cafes, restaurants and shops.
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 trainee through salaried to 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 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.
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.
So that our GPs achieve the life balance they deserve, and are rewarded for their skills and experience, and flourish as individuals, we offer:
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, Deputy Director of HR on Annabel.email@example.com
If this advert has sparked your interest in being a Symphony GP within Somerset please contact us on SymphonyHR@ydh.nhs.uk
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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Symphony Healthcare Services Limited
North Petherton Surgery