GP - Burnham and Berrow Medical Centre. At Salaried, Employed or Consultant level – Symphony Healthcare Services

GP - Burnham & Berrow Medical Centre

Job Summary

Exceptional GP opportunity at our supportive Somerset practice. Up to 4 sessions per week with an attractive and comprehensive remuneration package available.

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

Burnham and Berrow Medical Centre is a large, well established practice with an on-site pharmacy, which provides a wide range of services to around 15,000 patients. We are a friendly practice in a seaside town location and our transport links are great - The M5, Bristol Airport and train routes to London mean that Burnham-on-Sea is very conveniently located.

Burnham-on-Sea is ideally located within easy access to the Blackdown and the Mendip Hills both designated as Areas Of Natural Beauty, with a network of footpaths and byways for walking, mountain biking and horse riding. It is perfect for discovering the beauty of the beaches and coastal paths, and both sites are within 5-10 minutes walk of the beach.

Positioned on the edge of the Somerset levels, the town is home to one of the longest stretches of sandy beach in Europe and its iconic lighthouse. The town has retained much of its traditional charms and hosts a number of eateries, 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 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 

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.

About us - Burnham & Berrow Medical Centre

A medical practice with a difference - Burnham & Berrow Medical Centre takes a fresh approach to supporting and interacting with the local community. A modern, friendly, open environment where teamwork is an absolute priority.

Key benefits:

  • Flexible roles and working options
  • A Mentorship Scheme for newly qualified GPs who will be supported by a GP Trainer
  • Attractive relocation support
  • Freedom to join our new in house GP locum agency, Symphony Flex, with additional competitive pay rates.

Job 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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

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Employer details

Symphony Healthcare Services Limited


Burnham Medical Centre

Love Lane




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