This position is for up to 8 GP sessions per week. A special interest in a particular area of healthcare would be an advantage, but a willingness to share the load and work with our dedicated team is a must. Symphony welcomes and supports newly qualified GPs by providing a GP Mentorship Scheme and supporting the NHS GP Fellowship Scheme so that you hit the ground running.
North Petherton - Our Practice & Town
We’re a friendly practice, offering a supportive and collaborative team environment, where we encourage learning, development and personal growth. Our practice list is about 6,500 patients so small enough for you to know our patients well, but we’re also part of Symphony Healthcare Services, the largest GP provider in Somerset so benefit from the experience and learning across a network of 20 practices.
We can offer the best of both worlds – a small country practice, yet with the support of a network of practices behind you so you can concentrate on patient care. Intrigued? Please read on…
Our transport links are great - we have fast links to London, Bristol, Exeter and Bath by rail or road. And Bristol, Bournemouth, Southampton and Exeter International Airport links Somerset to the world.
North Petherton is a small town ideally located between Bridgwater and Taunton, offering excellent transport links. Situated on the edge of the eastern foothills of the Quantocks, and close to the edge of the Somerset Levels, the area offers tranquil walks in the countryside. The town itself boasts a number of cafes, restaurants and shops.
You would undertake all the clinical duties associated with a GP working in primary care, without the responsibilities and risks associated with being a partner. We can offer opportunities from trainee through salaried to consultant level GP posts depending on your experience and the level of responsibility you take on at the practice.
All GPs working for us are paid as Employees, unlike Partners, which means less risk for you and more time to focus on patient care. We put patients first, with our Employed and Consultant GPs working flexibly according to need, so contributing to areas such as QOF, QI and research projects providing a huge amount of variety to the role. However, our Salaried GPs have a clearly defined job plan setting out the hours of work and responsibility and tasks associated with the role.
About Symphony Healthcare Services
Symphony Healthcare Services was established in 2016 as part of the award-winning Symphony Programme Vanguard, developing new models of care. We now support 20 practices across Somerset (including one in Devon) providing care for 120,000 patients.
Symphony has developed a model where each practice is encouraged to operate autonomously, but as a subsidiary of Yeovil Hospital and with the backing and economies of scale from a central support team (particularly for HR and strategic management matters).
Providing NHS services is at the heart of what we do. Our vision is to ensure that primary care is sustainable for patients and practices in Somerset, and we aim to be a national exemplar for primary care provision. We work closely with our practice teams to support, develop and transform patient care and working practices with innovation and technology at the heart of what we do. We also work hard to make sure primary care has a loud voice in Somerset.
North Petherton Surgery joined Symphony Healthcare Services in 2021. By working at scale in primary care in Somerset we can offer you the opportunity to develop specialist skills in the areas of clinical management, training or leadership with the support of a larger organisation to develop your GP career.
So that our GPs achieve the work/life balance they deserve, and are rewarded for their skills and experience, and flourish as individuals, we offer:
- flexible roles and working options
- support for those with specialist skills and experience
- a Mentorship Scheme for newly qualified GPs who will be supported by an experienced GP mentor
- car lease scheme
- cycle to work scheme
- attractive relocation support
- freedom to join our new in house GP locum agency, Symphony Flex, with additional competitive pay rates.
- centralised hubs for Workflow and Medicines Management, reducing the admin burden on GPs standard and consistent work practices built on best practice
- close links to the wider Somerset integrated health system, Somerset LMC, SGPET and the Somerset Training Hub.
For more information about this role or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Deanna Campbell (Practice Manager) on Deanna.firstname.lastname@example.org.
If this advert has sparked your interest in being a Symphony GP within Somerset please contact us.
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