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Acute GP

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
£45,124 - £77,519 pro rata for part-time
Closing date
8 Feb 2022

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Hospital, Emergency medicine
Contract Type
Part Time
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Two Part-Time Posts

We are looking for two enthusiastic, motivated and innovative individuals 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.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Neil Davidson,Clinical Director for West Cornwall Hospital Email address Telephone number 01736 874000

Additional contact information

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

BMJ Ref: BMJ-59939/156-MS-3271


The Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust is the main provider of acute and specialist care services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. It serves a population of around 430,000 people, a figure that can increase significantly with visitors during the busiest times of the year. The Trust employs approximately 5,000 staff and has a budget of approximately £380 million.

The Trust is responsible for the provision of services at three main sites with approximately 750 beds:

The Trust has teaching hospitals status as part of the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry (PCMD) and University of Exeter Medical School. Keeping at the forefront of medical advances, the Trust is continually developing its clinical services and is committed to maximising the range of specialist care that can be offered locally. Allied to this is a growing reputation for research and innovation.

The Knowledge Spa on the Royal Cornwall Hospital site, the Cornwall base for medical students and the University of Plymouth Faculty of Health and Social Work, has further enhanced a strong reputation for training and education. This plays a vital part in attracting and retaining the Trust’s highly skilled teams of doctors, nurses and other health professionals who care for well over half a million people each year.

Reflecting the high standards of care on offer, recent patient surveys show that over 90 per cent of patients rate their overall experience of services as excellent, very good or good.

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