GP - Hamdon Medical Centre
At Salaried, Employed or Consultant level.
Exceptional opportunity within this innovative GMS practice in Stoke Sub Hamdon, Somerset. Up to 4 sessions with attractive and comprehensive remuneration package; excellent relocation support.
Salary: Between £10,500 - £14,000 per session - based on experience and level of GP role undertaken in practice.
Our practice list is about 5,000 patients, so small enough for you to know our patients well and provide continuity of care, but were also part of Symphony, the largest provider of NHS GP services in Somerset, so benefit from the experience and learning across a network of 20 practices. We have an experienced and enthusiastic multi-disciplinary team, including health coaches and medicines management.
We are a small, country practice in a semi-rural village location, 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.
Stoke-Sub-Hamdon is situated 5 miles west of Yeovil and is nestled under Ham Hill Country Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty. The village is just a 30 minute drive away from the coast. Stoke-Sub-Hamdon has a small town community feel with lovely local village schools and excellent private and state schools in close proximity.
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, for example as Safeguarding Lead or providing minor surgery.
All GPs working for Symphony are paid as Employees, which means less risk for you and more time to focus on patient care. We put patients first, with our Employed and Consultant GPs focussing on continuity of care and working flexibly according to need. You will be able to contribute to areas such as QOF, QI, training and research projects providing a huge amount of variety to the role. 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 (providing continuity of care) or Consultant (providing clinical leadership) roles.
Symphony Healthcare Services was established in 2016 as part of the award-winning Symphony Programme Vanguard, developing new models of care. We now provide NHS services in 20 GMS and PMS practices across Somerset and 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.
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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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/working-health/overseas-health-professionals
Symphony Healthcare Services Limited
Hamdon Medical Centre