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We are looking for energetic GPs who value a work-life balance to join our happy team at Culverhay Surgery in Wotton under Edge and Berkeley. We are flexible on sessions (ideally between 4 - 8) and start date anytime from now to spring 2022.
We are based over two sites on the edge of the beautiful Cotswolds in Gloucestershire, easily accessible from Bristol, Bath, Gloucester and Cheltenham.
The practice ethos is very much based around continuity of care and good team working to provide excellent, responsive patient care for our 12000 patients. Daily, informal chats are encouraged at our morning coffee break and we have regular clinical meetings. Work life balance is very important to us all.
Main duties of the job
The role and responsibilities are quite typical of a GP, including:
- Surgery consultations - face to face, telephone and remote as necessary
- Home visits
- Prescriptions and medicines management
- A share of the admin workload including documents, reports and other queries
- Participation in practice meetings, audit and training.
- Involvement in progressing clinical areas in line with QoF requirements
We would be excited to offer support to applicants who wish to develop their own areas of expertise, and we actively encourage personal development.
Our team consists of 3 partners (1 practice manager partner), 7 salaried GPs, a full skill mix of nurses, including 2 nurse prescribers, a senior clinical pharmacist, pharmacy technician, care coordinators, social prescriber and practice counsellors. Not forgetting our fantastic reception and admin team who work very hard to minimise administrative burden for the clinical team.
Staff turnover is very low and the practice encourages feedback, to help us create a happy supportive practice environment.
We fair very well in patient surveys, see our latest here:
We are a GP training practice (Severn Deanery) with 2 trainers, soon to be 3. We regularly have ST2s and ST3s. In addition, we are a teaching practice (University of Bristol medical students and UWE/University of Gloucestershire nursing students)
For an informal chat please contact Caroline Pearmain, Managing Partner or tweet Dr Mark Porter @drmarkporter
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 registered population
- The provision of services commensurate with the PMS contract
- Prescribing adhering to local and national guidance
- Effective management of long-term conditions
- Processing of administration in a timely manner, including referrals, repeat prescription requests and other associated administrative tasks
- On a rotational basis, undertake a share of the on call rota.
- Maintain accurate clinical records in conjunction with good practice, policy and guidance
- Working collaboratively, accepting a pro rata 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 (or areas) of the QOF
- Attend and contribute effectively to practice meetings as required
- Contribute effectively to the development and maintenance of the practice e.g. clinical governance, training and service improvement opportunities
- Involvement in applicable complaints and learning events
- Ensure compliance with the appraisal process
- Prepare and complete the re-validation process
- Commit to self-learning and instil an ethos of continuing professional development across the practice team
- Support the training of medical students from all clinical disciplines
- Support the partners in achieving the strategic aims of the practice
- 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
In addition to the primary responsibilities, the salaried GP may be requested to:
- Participate in practice audits as requested by the audit lead
- Participate in local initiatives to enhance service delivery and patient care
- Participate in the review of significant and near-miss events
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).