Salaried General Practitioner (GP)

Elmwood Family Doctors


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Job summary

Elmwood Family Doctors is a large, modern General Practice located across two sites in Huddersfield (Holmfirth and Meltham).

We are looking to expand our clinical team as part of our longer-term succession planning. We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated Salaried GP to join our team which consists of 11 Partners, 1 Salaried GP, 2 ANPs plus a team of Practices nurses and Health Care Assistants supported by a large administrative team.

We are a large, friendly and supportive team, which includes supporting individual extended clinical interests. Were open to discussion around a pattern of hours that allows individual work-life balance, whilst also meeting the needs of our Practice.

Holmfirth and Meltham are great places to live and work, with good schools. There is plenty happening in Holmfirth and Meltham, with annual festivals for Jazz, Folk Music, Film, and the Arts. The villages sit amongst beautiful Pennine countryside but have good local amenities and are an easy drive to Leeds, Manchester & Sheffield.

Main duties of the job

Our Practices are open to patients from Monday to Friday, with our clinical and administrative staff working flexibly to provide services throughout our opening hours.

We work with our staff to meet individual preferences for working hours where possible and whilst ensuring appropriate levels of cover. We will work with the successful candidate to agree a pattern of hours, which will need to include some extended hours of work comparative to other members of the team.

System One is operated as the main clinical system.

The main duties of the role are set out in the job description below.

We are looking for a GP who is enthusiastic, motivated, able to work independently and as part of a team, and interested in providing high quality clinical services to a varied population.

About us

We are a well-established Practice, split across two sites. Our Holmfirth site is based in a modern building with excellent facilities. Our Meltham sits in the heart of the local village community. We offer a full range of services across both practices.

We are proud to deliver a high standard of care to all our patients and our staff have a key role to play in this. Clinicians meet daily for informal discussion and peer support, providing opportunity to share experience and learning within the team, and weekly for in-house CPD. The successful candidate will benefit from the opportunity to share and further develop their knowledge and experience within this supportive environment.

We are an inclusive, friendly team. We have excellent business management and admin. support in place who run the operation of the Practice and delivery of high quality services to patients.

Key Features:

  • Just under 15,000 patients.
  • Modern renovated property offering a wide range of enhanced services.
  • Outstanding CQC rating.
  • Paper-free with System One, high QOF points, EPS, online access for repeat prescriptions, appointment booking and medical records.
  • Training practice with GP Trainees, Medical Students, Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP), Physician Associate training, HCA Apprenticeship and GPN Ready mentorship. Research Ready Practice.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Key Clinical Responsibilities

  • The post-holder will practice in accordance with accepted good medical practice and the various clinical policies of Elmwood Family Doctors.
  • The post-holder will work to an agreed timetable and make themselves available to undertake a variety of duties including surgery consultations and visiting patients at home, checking and signing repeat prescriptions, mainly online prescriptions, and dealing with queries, paperwork and correspondence in a timely fashion.
  • The post holder will make professional, autonomous decisions in relation to presenting problems, whether self-referred or referred from other health care workers within the organisation or external organisations.
  • The post holder will assess the health needs of patients with undifferentiated and undiagnosed problems, screen patients for disease risk factors and early signs of illness.
  • The post holder will contribute to QOF requirements and recording data appropriately to achieve other practice quality markers.
  • The post holder, in consultation with patients and in line with current practice disease management protocols, develop care plans for health related illnesses.
  • The post holder will record clear and contemporaneous consultation notes to agreed standards.
  • The post holder will collect data for audit purposes and contribute to the Practice audit programme.
  • The post holder will prescribe in accordance with the accepted prescribing formulary (or generically) whenever this is clinically appropriate.
  • The post holder will take responsibility for some aspects of the clinical work within the team, for example: coordinating aspects of governance, QOF, enhanced services, CPD and keeping clinical protocols up to date.
  • In general the post holder will be expected to undertake all the normal duties and responsibilities associated with a GP working within primary care, as set by Royal College of General Practitioners, General Medical council, all other Royal colleges and councils applicable to the staff within the practice, Department of Health and all other regulatory and standard setting organisations. This includes appraisal and revalidation.
  • The post-holder will strive to maintain quality within the practice, 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.
  • The post holder will work effectively with individuals in other agencies to meet patients needs and effectively manage own time, workload and resources.
  • The post holder will contribute to the teams approach which ensures that referrals are made for patients to see other medical service providers, ensuring that adequate information is given to personnel to whom the patient has been referred for proper assessment to be made.

Other Responsibilities

  • Be supportive of any complaints policy and procedure to ensure proper investigation and appropriate follow-up action in the event of a complaining being made about any aspect of the service provided or any personal provider of the service
  • Equality and Diversity: The post-holder will support the equality, diversity and rights of patients, carers and colleagues, and behave in a manner which is welcoming to and of the individual, is non-judgmental and respects their circumstances, feelings, priorities and rights.

Person Specification



  • *Medical Degree
  • *Current GMC registration with license to practice
  • *Inclusion on the GP register
  • *Experience of working in a Primary Care Environment


  • *Evidence of further qualifications and interests.



  • Working in the primary care setting
  • Evidence of working with undifferentiated patients
  • Confidence in managing complex patients in a holistic manner


  • Evidence of quality improvement activity in primary care
  • Evidence of being a valued team member

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

Elmwood Family Doctors


Huddersfield Road



West Yorkshire


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For help with your application, contact:

Dr Karen Rhodes


Date posted

27 October 2021

Pay scheme



£64,000 to £80,000 a year Pro rata and dependant on experience.



Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number


Job locations

Huddersfield Road



West Yorkshire


11 Parkin Lane




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