GP Receptionist

Thurleigh Road Practice


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Job summary

Are you looking for a new challenge and want to work in a friendly and forward thinking Practice? We are looking to employ a receptionist with excellent communication skills who should ideally have previous experience of working in a GP Surgery. The successful candidate will join a busy GP Practice during a time of change on how patients will interact with the practice. As the first point of contact, this role is integral to our approach to patient care, both face to face and on the telephone.

Main duties of the job

The ideal candidate will be someone who can work as part of a team, is flexible, able to stay calm under pressure and is looking to work a friendly and supportive team.

The successful candidate will have good levels of literacy, IT skills as well as excellent communication skills. Whilst training will be given, patient facing experience of working within a GP Practice or the NHS would be an advantage.

About us

Thurleigh Road Practice is a busy 7 Partner Practice with 14,500 patients based near Wandsworth Common. We are a friendly, forward thinking team that work well together and support each other. As a GP Training Practice, we actively support the training and development of all our staff.

Due to expansion of our team, we have 2 positions available for 16 hours and 20 hours per week (with a range of shifts between 7.30 am - 7.30 pm). Immediate start preferable.

Extra hours and flexibility will be expected to cover colleagues holidays.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide a point of contact for patients and act as a focal point of communication between patients, doctors and other clinical staff. Please see attached job description.

Person Specification



  • GCSE Grade A to C in English and Maths


  • Qualified to NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care



  • Previous experience of work in a GP surgery
  • Demonstrable experience of working with the general public
  • Excellent Communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Good IT skills


  • Flexibility - able to work extra hours to cover holiday/sick leave

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

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Employer details

Employer name

Thurleigh Road Practice


88A Thurleigh Road



SW12 8TT

Employer's website (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Shushma Leidig

Date posted

29 September 2021

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Job locations

88A Thurleigh Road



SW12 8TT

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