GP Clinical Lead

Nottingham City General Practice Alliance

The closing date is 05 December 2021

Job summary

Nottingham City GP Alliance (NCGPA) is looking for enthusiastic motivated candidates to work with the General Practice salaried staff team at 2 of our practice sites, Grange Farm Medical Centre and Bilborough Medical Centre. The clinical lead will be supported by senior clinical colleagues at NCGPA to provide clinical and leadership support to their colleagues at the practice sites. They will be instrumental in crafting the service provision offer to these cohorts of disadvantaged patients, ensuring they have access to high quality care and service delivery.

The role can be combined with additional clinical sessions at the practice to embed the role and team approach within each service. We are planning for 2 clinical lead sessions per week per site, including options to merge the roles across both sites for the right candidate.

The lead will link with other NCGPA service clinical leads in its leadership network, which will provide peer support and close liaison between services and NCGPA.

Key qualities we are looking for in candidates including

Team building and communication skills

Existing experience of General Practice teams

Supporting the clinicians in the clinical areas of practice and in their ongoing professional development.

Logistical Problem Solving and Troubleshooting.

Main duties of the job

The main duties will be working with and supporting the clinical team, ensuring the right role is done by the right person, a truly multidisciplinary approach. The lead will provide clinical support to colleagues. They will support the team approach in developing appropriate work areas such as, Safeguarding, Long Term Conditions work streams, sexual health etc. A key role will be empowering the team to develop multidisciplinary leads for key areas (particularly the CQC patient groups of Children & Young People, Families, Working Age People, Older People, Vulnerable Groups), whilst retaining a strategy overview of the practice. The post will include fulfilling the Caldicott Guardian function for the practice.

The lead will also work closely with the Practice Management Team on:

-Capacity analysis and management - developing an overview of workload capacity and evolving an appropriate service level and skills mix to meet the needs of the population served.

-Operational management of capacity and workload and supporting day to day delivery as required.

-Forging strong links with the Practice Manager and Service Leads.

-Supporting the clinicians in the clinical areas of practice and in their ongoing professional development.

-Providing an interface between the practice and the NCGPA senior clinical leadership team.

-Representing the practice to other local health organisations such the their PCN and the CCG.

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

10 November 2021

Pay scheme



£11,000 to £12,500 a session



Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

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Job locations

79A Upper Parliament Street



Tremayne Road



48 Bracebridge Drive



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