Salaried Leadership General Practitioner

NHS Tayside
14 Aug 2020
23 Oct 2020
Career Level
Trust / Career grade
Contract Type
Full Time


Primary Care Services
Salaried Lead General Practitioner (GP)
40 hours per week

Lochee Medical Practice
Lochee Health & Community Care Centre, Dundee

£89,070 pro rata plus £10,547 per annum management/leadership allowance
    Relocation package may be available  

NHS Tayside are seeking a committed, experienced innovative, enthusiastic and forward thinking GP with proven leadership and management experience to help develop and deliver sustainable services to meet the needs of the changing demographics and health needs of our population in Lochee, Dundee
Working in equal partnership with the Practice Manager and the Lead ANP and supported by the 2C Clinical Lead, the post-holder will promote a Collaborative Leadership structure,  taking a key role in development activity and projects within the practice, with a work plan mutually agreed.  This could also involve review of protocols, documentation, clinical governance, audit activity, training and research. As a core leadership group you will work with the rest of the practice team to develop and support the implementation of a practice development plan which reflects the needs of the practice population and promotes the practice as an exemplar with reference to the GMS contract Scotland 2018
Lochee Medical Practice is a Board run (2c) practice delivering services to a practice population of just over 4000 patients in a population with historically high levels of deprivation (top 7% of socially deprived populations in Scotland). There is a slightly higher proportion of younger people and families
As one of 4 Board run practices in NHS Tayside you will have support from leaders within the other Board run practices, and from the Professional Clinical Development Lead for 2c practices.  You will also work in collaboration with Dundee Cluster 3 to develop services and quality improvement programs as are agreed
We are looking for an innovator, with experience of change management, quality improvement and evidence of leading or supporting successful primary care teams
You will be working with a well-established extended multi-disciplinary team, which includes community nurses, physiotherapy, podiatry, mental health and wellbeing nurse and listening therapy services 
The exact nature of your leadership portfolio will be negotiable but it is expected to involve Safety and Quality (including systems and prescribing); Service Development (traditional GP lead role covering service and practice development, complaints, staff issues, governance etc); Teaching, Training and Learning– aiming to develop standards for GP training approval and to support trainee ANP development, Foundation GP and undergraduate teaching
Each leadership post will include protected time for development activities (10% Management and 10% CPD)
The practice which runs from a Board owned premise has recently been extensively redeveloped into an upgraded modern community hub with excellent clinical and IT facilities.   There are over 27 clinical rooms, three meeting rooms with IT facilities including remote access and teleconferencing facilities, a modern IT suite, a community kitchen and staff facilities
Lochee Medical Practice has developed into a well-functioning, well organised and fun place to work.  It has a highly motivated multidisciplinary team excelling as part of a collaborative leadership framework, intent to move the practice into its next phase of development.  This will involve developing services including mental and sexual health, consolidating, and developing quality processes and outcomes in keeping with the new GMS contract Scotland 2018 and developing and attaining GP training approval.  As the Leadership GP, you will play a major role in helping the practice realise this ambition  
Although the Leadership post is ideally full time (40 hours a week usually over 8 sessions) we would consider applicants looking for 6-8 sessions per week and also consider different hours of working 
This post provides a unique opportunity for GPs who wish to combine clinical practice with leadership opportunities and protected time to develop and implement new models of care.  Development objectives will be mutually agreed with the Associate Medical Director of Primary Care and the 2C Clinical Lead along with mentoring and support provided as required
Developing and nurturing our GP workforce is a priority for us in Tayside, and this post offers 33 days annual leave +8 public holidays, as well as study leave and regular, weekly protected time for personal study and development
Dundee is undergoing significant development as part of a city-wide regeneration project and this is an exciting time to live and work in a city undergoing a period of transformational change. The University of Dundee was voted the best in Scotland by the national student survey in 2015.   Dundee boasts an enviable international reputation within life and biosciences and is a world leader in video games technology and has a rapidly developing international service market.   The city boasts Kengo Kuma's visionary V&A museum perched on the water’s edge, and a vibrant social scene is exploding around the redeveloped waterfront.   The housing market is strong with a range of property including traditional houses built during the time of the cities "jute jam and journalism" and modern apartment living  
Please contact Dr David Shaw, Clinical Director, Dundee Health and Social Care Partnership ( 
Informal enquiries are welcome and should be directed to either Dr Sal Malik, 2C Clinical lead, or Elaine Muir, Practice Manager 
We are looking to appoint to the post at the earliest opportunity and therefore encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible with a view to fast tracking applications and arranging interviews as they are received
Please send your CV to marked Salaried Leadership G.P. Lochee Medical Practice in the comments box

Closing date for receipt of completed application forms – 23 October 2020

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