Salaried GP

Islington GP Federation

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Job summary

Passionate about general practice? A bit worried for its future - your future! - too? We are seeking one or more GPs to help Islington GP Federation deliver excellent care in a practice serving a deprived urban area. Barnsbury Medical Practice is a fast growing practice currently under a caretaking contract (care having been transformed by our team in this first year).

You are a GP who cares a lot about high quality and personal care. You would like to work collaboratively with your practice clinical lead and other Federation colleagues to ensure the best for patients in your practice. You may be interested in and attracted to being part of a wider organisation with high quality, personal care at its heart. However, you understand that IT innovation and other at-scale opportunities must be maximized.

Islington Federation is likely to be taking on a (larger) second Islington practice later in 2022, thus greatly increasing the opportunity for constructive support of primary care teams and greater efficiencies across both. This role will provide a hybrid model of remote healthcare and in depth planned care; remote sessions will be offered at same rate as face to face sessions. You as a GP will have protected time to attend clinical meetings with opportunities for flexible sessions.

A free NCL laptop will be provided to successful candidate/s to support work from home sessions.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an enthusiastic GP who wishes to be a part of the Barnsbury clinical team and to deliver high quality care. You will be working with other GPs, one of who will be the lead of the clinical team. In addition, you will work with practice-based pharmacists, a range of primary care nurses and HCAs in the course of providing clinical care for your patients.

You will be employed by IGPF, a dynamic organisation where there is the possibility to adapt and develop with the practice team. IGPF is interested in building general practice that is sustainable for the future, maintains high quality care and is a pleasant place to work.

IGPF is currently in the process of understanding how planned care can be undertaken in a modern and manageable way. There is an opportunity to help design, implement and work within innovative systems of patient care.

About us

The Islington GP Group Limited, trading as Islington GP Federation (IGPF), is a rapidly growing organisation representing the interests of general practice in Islington. It is an established leader in the provision of new and integrated healthcare, including supporting the new Primary Care Networks and developing quality improvement capabilities in general practice. Its range of services include I:HUB, community ENT, community gynaecology, practice-based pharmacists, the NCL COVID support service, long term condition management optimisation, proactive screening and evaluation trials, and a range of general practice support propositions. IGPF is host to Islington’s Training Hub.

IGPF works very closely with strategic, commissioning and provider partners, including the local clinical commissioning group, NHS England, Healthy London Partnership, Public Health, local hospitals, such as Whittington Health, the local authority, third sector organisations and patient representation groups. It plays an important role in the development of the health and care landscape across Islington, and within its North Central London (NCL) regional footprint.

After successfully bidding for the caretaking contract for BMP at the end of 2019, the contract did not actually commence until mid-January 2021, after one month’s notice. The contract has since been renewed and we are looking to make further appointments.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job Title: Salaried GP

Place of work: Barnsbury Medical Practice (BMP)

Reports to: Lead GP, BMP

Hours: 4-5 sessions per week

Salary: Competitive. For further information and/or a discussion about this role, please contact Shakela Begum at Islington GP Federation on igpf.hr@nhs.net

Contract: Permanent

Provision of clinical care:

Provide clinical care to BMP patients (4 to 5 sessions) including

In accordance with the practice timetable, as agreed, the post-holder will make him/her-self available to undertake a variety of duties including surgery face to face, telephone and online consultations and queries, visiting patients at home, checking, and signing repeat prescriptions and dealing with queries, paperwork, and correspondence in a timely fashion

Making professional, autonomous decisions in relation to presenting problems, whether self-referred or referred from other health care workers within the organisation

Assessing the health care needs of patients with undifferentiated and undiagnosed problems

Screening patients for disease risk factors and early signs of illness

In consultation with patients and in line with current practice disease management protocols, developing care plans for health

Providing counselling and health education

Admitting or discharging patients to and from the caseload and referring to other care providers as appropriate

Recording clear and contemporaneous consultation notes to agreed standards

Collecting data for audit purposes

Compiling and issuing computer-generated acute and repeat prescriptions (avoiding hand-written prescriptions whenever possible)

Prescribing in accordance with the practice prescribing formulary (or generically) whenever this is clinically appropriate

In general, the post-holder will be expected to undertake all the normal duties and responsibilities associated with a GP working within primary care.

Completion of medical reports (including NHS and private services as required)

Other responsibilities within the organisation:

Awareness of and compliance with all relevant practice policies/guidelines, e.g., prescribing, confidentiality, data protection, health, and safety

A commitment to life-long learning and audit to ensure evidence-based best practice

Contributing to evaluation/audit and clinical standard setting within the organisation

Contributing to the development of computer-based patient records

Contributing to the summarising of patient records and read-coding patient data

Attending training and events organised by the practice or other agencies, where appropriate.

Outline sessional allocation

4 to 5 clinical sessions

1 session for clinical admin activities relating to patients for who you have named responsibility

Why work at Barnsbury Medical Practice?

Very high standards of clinical care provided by a multi-disciplinary team with a proactive approach:

We have a monthly recall system for long term conditions where patients are brought in for review based on their birth month, this is usually conducted by nurses and HCAs (giving GPs time to work on other things).

The team is really engaged and enthusiastic about their work, very supportive and welcoming

We have pharmacists that do our scripts and medicine reconciliation and pharmacist clinics for medication reviews.

We have a diary recall system which means that you can put a diary entry for something that will need attention in the future into EMIS and the administrator will pick it up before due date.

There is robust cancer safety netting- referrals, blood test and x-rays

This is a new team, and we are continuing to develop the admin team to follow through on additional things that a patient may need

BMP has just under 4000 patients and it is currently under a caretaking contract

IGPF is going to be taking on a (larger) second Islington practice within the next quarter

Excellent Allied support:

In Islington, we are supported by Whittington Health’s Rapid Response team- they will do home visits and liaise with GP to agree on treatment plan or organise hospital visits

Working in Islington means that there is a lot of support for the GPs - integrated care network meeting, mental health services, social prescribing

With IGPF you benefit from a dedicated IT team who can, for example, provide assistance for coding with EMIS and ARDENs templates.

We have a social prescriber who works with the practice, you can discuss cases with them, and they will work with the patient to develop a plan

Barnsbury’s Practice Based Pharmacist receives regular training and development as well as peer support as part of the 38 person pharmacy team employed by IGPF.

Support for personal development and learning:

This is a well organised practice, and offers a clear and comprehensive induction when you join

We hold weekly clinical meetings with doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and HCAs: discussions on specific cases or projects that we’re working on such as long-term conditions reviews

There is a culture of discussing cases with fellow colleagues if more guidance is needed

At the practice we have a staff daily huddle where the whole team get together to review any issues or difficult cases

Working with IGPF will give you opportunities to take on more clinical leadership responsibilities and get involved with at-scale projects.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • GMC Registered,
  • Qualified General Practitioner.
  • Currently on a CCG performers list.
  • Clear enhanced DBS check.

Desirable

  • Evidence of CPD.
  • DFSRFH & competence in coil insertion.
  • Work as a GPWSI
  • Minor surgery skills.

Understanding Of:

Essential

  • NHS system.
  • Challenges facing NHS.
  • Vulnerable groups and how to support them.

Desirable

  • QOF & Enhanced Services
  • GP Networks/Federations

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working in UK General Practice.
  • Experience of working with vulnerable groups.

Desirable

  • Delivery of clinical audit.
  • QOF management.
  • Experience using EMIS Web and Docman.

Skills/Abilities

Essential

  • Team player.
  • Calm under pressure.
  • Friendly and inclusive.
  • Commitment to development.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Strong Microsoft office skills.
  • Excellent record keeping.
  • Excellent time management.
  • Able to work autonomously
  • Able to bring fresh ideas.

Desirable

  • Leadership skills

Employer details

Employer name

Islington GP Federation

Address

Bingfield Primary Care Centre

8 Bingfield Street

London

N10AL


Employer's website

https://www.islingtongpfederation.org/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Shakela Begum

shakela.begum@nhs.net

Date posted

25 May 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

Negotiable Competitive

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Part-time, Flexible working, Home or remote working

Reference number

E0031-22-9050

Job locations

Bingfield Primary Care Centre

8 Bingfield Street

London

N10AL


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