First Contact Practitioner -Middlewood Partnership

East Cheshire NHS Trust


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Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen due to maternity leave to cover a first contact practitioner role located with Middlewood Primary Care Network.

Middlewood Primary Care Network (Bollington, Disley and Poynton GP sites) are working with East Cheshire NHS Trust to provide a FCP.

This is currently delivered by two part time FCP, one of which will be vacant due to maternity leave from November 2022 for 12 months.

As the FCP you will be expected to provide clinical expertise, seeing patients, without prior contact with their GP, to establish a rapid and accurate diagnosis and management plan.

The role will deliver FCP clinics across Bollington, Disley and Poynton.

You will be supported both by the trust and the PCN to develop and will be expected to work collaboratively with the other FCP and the Middlewood PCN team to continually improve patient care and pathways.

This post is fixed term for 12 months

Hours per week: 18.75hrs - part time

Closing date: 15th September 2021

Main duties of the job

This role will be as a first contact practitioner, but with link to work closely with the current Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy team and orthopaedic service based at Macclesfield District General Hospital. The post holder will work in an integrated way with the primary care teams within Primary care networks, delivering first contact Physiotherapy whilst developing advanced clinical specialist skills to support advanced practice within this area, outpatient therapies and orthopaedic clinics. The role will require working closely within the primary care team and the orthopaedic team to develop strong links and pathways within the services.

Please see the attached Job Description for the further duties of this role.

About us

Whether you are just starting out in your career or are looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, East Cheshire NHS Trust is the right employer for you. An organisation with a real sense of community we actively support and develop our staff to ensure our patients receive the best quality care. Join our team and support our vision of delivering the right care first time, every time.

Please read the attached Applicant Pack prior to completing your application form to find out more information.

Please be aware that this post requires an Enhanced with Barred list Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, the cost of which is payable by the successful candidate. If you have lived or worked abroad for 6 months or more in the last 5 years you will need to obtain an overseas police clearance. Further information can be found on the additional information links at the bottom of the advert.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please download a copy of the Job Description and Person Specification located under the Supporting documents heading to read more about the advertised role.

As part of making your application we encourage you to review the Trusts Careers webpage for more information about working for East Cheshire NHS Trust.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. The Trust is a Disability Confident Leader and as such, applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification).

Applicants are advised to apply early as we reserve the right to close the advert prior to the advertised closing date should we receive a large number of applications.

We look forward to receiving your application.

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Person Specification



  • oCompletion of IRMER training, and experience requesting and acting upon relevant diagnostic testing
  • oCommitment to specialism as evidenced by CPD and attendance at special interest groups.



  • oProven post registration experience, in the relevant specialism.



  • oPost registration knowledge which is relevant to the specialist area



  • oRelevant professional degree /diploma
  • oAttendance at masters level post graduate courses relevant to the specialist area

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/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.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/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.

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

East Cheshire NHS Trust


Middlewood Primary Care Network


SK12 1QY

Employer's website

For help with your application, contact:

Laura Plant


Date posted

01 September 2021

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 7


£40,057 to £45,839 a year


Fixed term


12 months

Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Middlewood Primary Care Network


SK12 1QY

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