Locum GP – GP Out of Hours

East Cheshire NHS Trust

The closing date is 06 July 2022

Job summary

Are you looking to work at a perfectly situated Trust where the Peak District meets the Cheshire Plains, yet only 20 minutes from Central Manchester and its airport?

Are you a dedicated GP who wants to be part of an innovative and ambitious Out of Hours team?

Do you want to support the community of Eastern Cheshire by providing excellent care both within a primary care setting and at the patient's home?

Here at Macclesfield GP Out of Hours we are looking for someone who is a motivated and driven to join our forward thinking team of health care professionals. We operate from multiple locations such as Macclesfield District General, Congleton War Memorial, Handforth Clinic and Knutsford Community Hospital.

Main duties of the job

Our current vacancy is for a Locum GP who is interested in covering evenings, nights and weekend shiftsthat are suited to your availability conducting:

  • Home Visits (Driver provided evenings, weekend and nights)
  • Base Appointments
  • Doctor Advice Calls

As a Trust Employee you will be given a full induction to both to East Cheshire Trust and the Out of Hours Service. With continuing support and learning opportunities.

  • Operational meeting with Out of Hours Staff to ensure support and learning
  • Fast Track Physio Service for all staff
  • Educational Events

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, delivering the right care first time, every time.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course our patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment at this time, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. We will be checking the vaccination status of all new starters so that we can manage individual and environmental risks, and so that we can support those who may be undecided about vaccination. If you are unvaccinated there is helpful advice and information at https://www.eastcheshirehrdirect.nhs.uk . There is a current Government consultation underway which will determine whether some new starters may need to be vaccinated.

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.

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

As part of making your application we encourage you to review the Trusts Careers webpage www.careersateastcheshire.nhs.uk 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.

Person Specification



  • Hold appropriate medical qualification to practice medicine in the UK
  • Fully registered with General Medical Council with current Licence to Practise
  • Hold a JCPTGP certificate or equivalent experience
  • Registered on a PCT Principal or supplementary Performers list (ideally Cheshire) with no restrictions to practise
  • Not suspended or disqualified from practise or on any conditional inclusion list with any PCT


  • DCH/DCCH and or DRCOG
  • Over 6 months experience of working independently in General Practice



  • Good verbal, written and electronic communication skills
  • Ability to safely and confidently prioritise patients presenting problems
  • Ability to identify and assess complex problems
  • Good organisational skills
  • Knowledge of local services
  • Mobility around the area



  • Recent general practice experience including out of hours work
  • Experience of telephone consultations
  • Paediatrics
  • Palliative Care
  • Mental health

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).

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


Macclesfield District

General Hospital

Victoria Road, Macclesfield

SK10 3BL

Employer's website

https://www.careersateastcheshire.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Anna Smith



Date posted

08 June 2022

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff


Doctor - other


£64.84 to £109.76 an hour




12 months

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time, Flexible working

Reference number


Job locations

Macclesfield District

General Hospital

Victoria Road, Macclesfield

SK10 3BL

Supporting documents

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0300 330 1013

Outside UK:

+44 300 330 1013

Opening times:

Monday to Friday: 8am to 6pm

Saturday: 9am to 3pm

Closed Bank Holidays including Easter Sunday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.