GP Clinical Lead

Nottingham City General Practice Alliance


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Job summary

The core purpose of this post is to take responsibility for the delivery of medical and clinical services delivered by NCGPA, and development and maintenance of governance, quality assurance and clinical protocols/policies. The post holder will be responsible for the provision of high standards of clinical care and excellent service delivery to all patients.

Main duties of the job

As Clinical Lead you are likely to be someone with outstanding written and telephone communication skills as well as the ability to work effectively, independently, and with a dynamic management team. Further details can be found in the attached/downloadable Job Description.

We welcome interested potential applicants to reach out to us for Practice visits and informal conversations with our Clinical and Management Team. We warmly invite you to make contact with our Clinical Lead, Jonathan Harte ( or via our friendly HR Team at

About us

Nottingham City General Practice Alliance (NCGPA) was formed in 2016. We are Nottingham citys first GP Federation, often referred to as NCGPA or the Alliance. Our members consist of 45 NHS GP practices in Nottingham city, who cover a population of over 336,000 patients.

The day to day running of the company is through a Senior Management team comprising the Chair, Secretary and Treasurer along with the Companys Chief Operating Officer and a dedicated office team. Find out more about our work at

As a federation, we promote, support and facilitate the collaboration of GPs and their workforce throughout our city. Examples of our work to date include developing networks whereby tasks and resources can be shared, empowering frontline practice staff to become active signposters for their patient communities and launching GP+, the citys first ever evening and weekend GP service.

NCGPA also holds the contract for the management and operation of GP Practices in the city.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We are currently recruiting two GP Clinical Leads for our Bilborough Medical Centre, and Grange Farm general practice services.

The role involves:

Patient care: Accountable for clinical standards of patient care, including quality assurance. Responsible for ensuring appropriate systems & procedures are embedded to deliver safe, caring effective medical care. Responsible for working with the appropriate bodies to ensure adherence to professional standards.

Workforce: Responsible for developing the skills and knowledge of the clinical workforce. Responsible for overseeing and supporting the development of all clinicians, taking account of their varied status and professional requirements.

Clinical strategy: Accountable for clinical advice to the NCGPA Board & COO and to jointly lead clinical strategy within General Practice. The individual will advise and contribute to future service developments and expanding the business in line with core values, in line with local commissioning intentions and national policy.

Corporate leadership: Work with the NCGPA Board & COO, Head of Practice Provision/the Service Manager and the clinical workforce to develop and embed a distributed model of clinical leadership and a culture of continuous improvement, in the best interests of the people we serve.

Caldicott Guardian: The post holder will fulfil the Caldicott Guardian function and work with the NCGPA Board, COO, Head of Practice Provision, and the Service Manager to provide expert advice and support in connection with all aspects of clinical quality, safety, governance, effectiveness and efficiency of services. This will include workforce development, education and training of the clinical/GP workforce.

Person Specification



  • Wide experience of working within the healthcare/NHS environment.
  • Experience of a senior leadership role (e.g. executive, clinical director).
  • Experience of overseeing medical services.
  • Well-developed leadership and management capability.
  • Full registration with General Medical Council (GMC) with no conditions attached.
  • Inclusion on NHS Englands Performers List with no conditions attached.
  • JCPTGP/GPCCT Vocational Training Certificate (or equivalent).
  • MRCGP / MRCGP higher post graduate membership.

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

Nottingham City General Practice Alliance


79A Upper Parliament Street



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For help with your application, contact:

Jonathan Harte


Date posted

09 August 2021

Pay scheme



£11,000 to £12,500 a session



Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number


Job locations

79A Upper Parliament Street



Tremayne Road



48 Bracebridge Drive



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