Salaried GP / GP Partner

Wootton Medical Centre


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Job summary

Due to an outgoing GP, an opportunity has arisen at Wootton Medical Centre for an enthusiastic, committed and caring GP to join our well-established village practice for 6 sessions.  

Key points:

  • We are a friendly small and efficient team dedicated to providing the best possible care to our patients
  • Wootton is a fantastic village in a great location - good schools, good housing and good transport links
  • We are a high performing practice - rated number 2 in Northamptonshire according to recent surveys
  • A good starting salary
  • Lovely patients

We are looking for a salaried GP with a view to partnership.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a 6 session GP to work alongside our multi-disciplinary team, in line with the GMS contract and CCG requirements, taking responsibility in making professional and autonomous decisions and ensuring effective clinical administration, audit and management appropriate to the role.

A flexible approach is a must as we deliver face-to-face, video and telephone consultations and visiting housebound patients.

About us

About Wootton Medical Centre - We have circa 7,250 patients, cared for by an effective, dedicated, and comprehensive primary healthcare team, which includes GPs, Practice Nurses, Clinical Pharmacist, Social Prescriber, Paramedic & Reception / Administration team.

We are part of the ParkWood Primary Care Network (PCN) working collaboratively with Denton Village Surgery and The Parks Medical Practice.

We are a small team with an open & honest ethos, everybody is valued & opinions are heard.

Our VISION is:

‘To provide the highest quality primary healthcare to our patients in a safe and supportive environment, with clinical excellence at the heart of everything we do, whilst working within local and national governance, guidelines and regulations’.

Our core values shared among the GP Partners and staff are:

  • Openness
  • Fairness
  • Respect
  • Accountability

We have always prided ourselves on providing high quality medicine in a traditional family practice setting, engaging with external agencies such as PCNs, CCGs, hospitals, community teams, ensuring that our services meet the needs of our patient group.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You must be able to provide a full range of NHS primary medical services to patients including clinical examination, diagnosis, treatment and referral as appropriate, ensuring the highest standard of care.

To work as an autonomous practitioner complying with the GMS contract, adhering to the GMC standards of good medical practice, contributing to the effective management of the practice, leading by example and maintaining a positive and collaborative working relationship with the multi-disciplinary team.

Experience of working within primary care would be beneficial. The successful candidate must be fully GMS registered, registered on the national performers list and be eligible to practice within the UK independently.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

The following are the core responsibilities of the salaried GP. There may be on occasion a requirement to carry out other tasks; this will be dependent upon factors such as workload and staffing levels:

· The delivery of highly effective medical care to the entitled population

· The provision of services commensurate within the GMS contract

· Generic prescribing adhering to local and national guidance

· Effective management of long-term conditions

· Processing of administration in a timely manner, including referrals, tasks, test results, repeat prescription requests and other associated administration duties

· Maintain accurate clinical records in conjunction with good practice, policy and guidance

· Working collaboratively, accepting an equal share of the practice workload;

· Adhere to best practice recommended through clinical guidelines and the audit process

· Contribute to the successful implementation of continuous improvement and quality initiatives within the practice

· Accept delegated responsibility for a specific area/s for Qof

· Attend and contribute effectively to practice meetings as required

· Ensure compliance with the appraisal process

· Prepare and complete the revalidation process

· Commit to self-learning and instil an ethos of continuing professional development across the practice team

· Support the Practice Manager and GP Partners in achieving the strategic aims of the practice, making recommendations to enhance income and reduce expenditure

· Review and adhere to practice protocols and policies at all times

· Encourage collaborative working, liaising with all staff regularly, promoting a culture of continuous improvement at all times

Learning & Development:

The effective use of training and development is fundamental in ensuring that all staff are equipped with the appropriate skills, knowledge, attitude and competences to perform their role.

The post-holder will participate in any training programme implemented by the practice as part of this employment, such training to include:

· Participation in an annual, individual performance review, including taking responsibility for maintaining a record of own personal and / or professional development

· Taking responsibility for own development, learning and performance and disseminate learning and information gained to other team members to share good practice and inform others about current and future development

· Maintain professional registration and adhere to revalidation requirements

· Complete mandatory training and e-learning as directed

· Support and participate in shared learning within the practice

· Staff will also be permitted (subject to approval) to undertake external training courses which will enhance their knowledge and skills, progress their career and ultimately, enable them to improve processes and service delivery


· Staff must behave in a professional and discreet manner at all times

· Patient and professional confidentiality is of prime importance (see below also). Any breach of confidentiality can result in immediate suspension / dismissal

· All staff are to recognise the significance of collaborative working. Teamwork is essential in multidisciplinary environments. Effective communication is essential and all staff must ensure they communicate in a manner which enables the sharing of information in an appropriate manner

· Staff must adhere to the information contained within practice policies and regional directives, ensuring protocols are adhered to at all times

· Clinical staff must dress in accordance with their role

· All staff must adhere to the information contained with practice policies and regional directives, ensuring protocols are adhered to at all times

· The security of the practice is the responsibility of all staff. All staff must ensure they remain vigilant at all times and report any suspicious actively immediately to the Practice Manager. Under no circumstances are staff to share the codes for the door locks to anyone and are to ensure that restricted areas remain effectively secured


The practice is committed to maintaining an outstanding confidential service. Patients entrust and permit us to collect and retain sensitive information relating to their health and other matters, pertaining to their care. They do so in confidence and have a right to expect all staff will respect their privacy and maintain confidentiality at all times. It is essential that if, the legal requirements are to be met and the trust of our patients is to be retained, that all staff protects patient information and provides a confidential service.

Health & Safety:

All staff are to comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, Environmental Protect Act 1990, Environment Act 1995, Fire Precautions (workplace) Regulations 1999 and other statutory legislation.

The post-holder will assist in promoting and maintaining their own and others’ health, safety and security as defined in the practice’s Health & Safety Policy, to include:

· Using personal security systems within the workplace according to surgery guidelines

· Identifying the risk involved in work activities and undertaking such activities in a way that manages those risks

· Making effective use of training to update knowledge and skills

· Using appropriate infection control procedures maintain work areas in a tidy and safe way and free from hazards

· Reporting potential risks identified to the Practice Manager

Equality & Diversity:

The post-holder will support the equality, diversity and rights of patients, carers and colleagues, to include:

· Acting in a way that recognises the importance of people’s rights, interpreting them in a way that is consistent with practice policies and procedures and current legislation

· Respecting the privacy, dignity, needs and beliefs of patients, carers and colleagues

· Behaving in a manner which is welcoming to and of the individual, is non-judgemental and respects their circumstances, feelings, priorities and rights


The post-holder will strive to maintain quality within the surgery, and will:

· Alert other team members to issues of quality and risk

· Assess own performance and take accountability for own actions, either directly or under supervision

· Contribute to the effectiveness of the team by reflecting on own and team activities and making suggestions on ways to improve and enhance the team’s performance

· Work effectively with individuals in other agencies to meet patients’ needs

· Effectively manage own time, workload and resources


The post-holder should recognise the importance of effective communication within the team and will strive to:

· Communicate effectively with other team members

· Communicate effectively with patients and carers

· Recognise people’s needs for alternative methods of communication and respond accordingly

Person Specification



  • Experience of working in a primary care environment
  • Experience of continued professional development
  • Experience of Qof & clinical audit
  • General understanding of the GMS contract


  • Experience of medicines management
  • Experience of a previous Salaried GP position
  • General understanding of local CCG initiatives



  • MB ChB or MB BS
  • Full GMC registration & on the National Performers List

Knowledge & Skills


  • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills
  • Effective time management (planning & organisation)
  • Ability to work as a team & autonomously
  • Problem solving & analytical skills
  • Ability to follow clinical policy & procedure
  • Outstanding level of clinical knowledge & skills commensurate with a Salaried GP


  • SystmOne user skills
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Office
  • Strong IT skills

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Wootton Medical Centre


36-38 High Street





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For questions about the job, contact:

Sharon Bailey


Date posted

28 March 2022

Pay scheme






Working pattern

Part-time, Flexible working

Reference number


Job locations

36-38 High Street





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