Acute GP

£45,124 - £77,519 pro rata for part-time
20 Jul 2021
03 Aug 2021
Contract Type
Part Time
Part-Time Post

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and innovative individual to work in the Urgent Treatment Centre and Acute GP Clinic in West Cornwall. These posts are based at the West Cornwall Hospital, Penzance and will include occasional clinical sessions in the Emergency Department at The Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro for training, supervisory and CPD purposes.

The 24 / 7 Urgent Treatment Centre was launched in Spring 2012 bringing the current Casualty Department and a new Acute GP Clinic together with enhanced diagnostic and radiology support. The hospital has regular support from both Consultants and Acute GP Services in Truro. Clinical services will be run by Emergency Department Specialty Grade Doctors, Nurse Practitioners Urgent Treatment Centre GPs and junior medical staff.

Successful applicants will contribute to the development of this exciting venture dovetailing local primary and secondary care services to ensure that appropriate urgent clinical services are delivered closer to patients' homes.

Applicants will be qualified GPs with acute medical experience and a desire for innovation. Training will be provided prior to commencement of clinical duties in addition to a generous CPD and remuneration package. There will also be opportunities to teach undergraduates from the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry.

Applicants will be required to contribute a minimum of one clinical shift per week on a rota combined with Emergency Department Specialty Doctors. Some weekend working will be required together with out of hour's sessions which attract additional remuneration.

Sustainability is integral to the Trust achieving the NHS Net Zero target. All staff are therefore actively encouraged and supported to implement new ways of working within their field of expertise

Cornwall is a beautiful county which offers an outstanding quality of life and providing many opportunities for outdoor activities, with its sailing waters, surfing beaches and rugged coastal pathways for walking, and cycling. There is a thriving arts and theatre scene as well as an interesting variety of eating places, including celebrity-owned restaurants within Cornwall. The major route both in and out of the county is the A30 which connects with the M5 motorway at Exeter. There is an excellent rail service with daily passenger and sleeper services, and an airport at Newquay with daily connections to many cities throughout the UK and abroad.

For further information or to arrange an informal visit please email:

Dr Neil Davidson, Specialty Director for West Cornwall Hospital email to:

Paul Sylvester, Hospital General Manager for West Cornwall Hospital email to:

The Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust is an equal opportunities employer.

BMJRef: BMJ-40504/156-MS-3201