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CAV 24/7 Salaried GP OOH

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
Cardiff Royal Infirmary, Cardiff
Dependant on experience
Closing date
16 Feb 2022

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Hospital, Emergency medicine
Contract Type
Full Time
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CAV 24/7 is part of the Cardiff and Vale UHB and provides urgent Primary Care Services and is the first point of contact for the Local Emergency and Minor Injury Units. This serves a population of approx. 500,000 across Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. Our service has been leading the way in Urgent Care services with developments such as:

  • Reducing avoidable hospital admissions and inappropriate 999 ambulance demand
  • Phone first for Emergency Unit attendance
  • Mental health triage and learning opportunities
  • Palliative care triage and partnership working with palliative care colleagues across organisations
  • Emergency dental triage
  • Access to Urgent Primary Care Hubs (Currently operational within the Vale Clusters)
  • Clinical support for the St David's Hospital transitional care unit. This will be in place for patients who are appropriate for hospital discharge and are awaiting a package of care. This may include face to face consultations and virtual ward rounds.

Despite the pandemic we have remained innovative and responsive to the needs of our patients with the development of our CAV24/7 service to reduce avoidable EU attendances via the Phone First system for EU. We have developed positive and close working relationships between EU and CAV 247 and we are excited for you to join us as a Salaried GP at this exciting time.

Operating over a 24-hour period, CAV 247, since its launch in August 2020, CAV 24/7 has improved patient access to the right services at the right time. As the salaried GP, your remit could include one or a combination of;

  • OOHs
    • Providing telephone assessment
    • Providing face to face consultations (including base and home visits)
  • Urgent Primary Care Hubs
    • Providing telephone assessment
    • Providing face to face consultations
  • TCU
    • Virtual or face to face ward rounds
  • Education, Leadership and Governance
    • Audits
    • Develop and support the dissemination of best practice.
    • Delivery of staff training
    • Assist the Clinical Director in ensuring clinical governance is embedded.

You will work within a multi-disciplinary team and be part of an enthusiastic, innovative service which has increasing opportunities to work, share and learn with colleagues in Primary, Urgent and Emergency Care.

You will enjoy the benefits of being employed by the NHS and the flexibility of working within a supportive organisation. You will also have the opportunity to build on your personal and professional development including managerial and leadership skills development.

The service is looking for a minimum commitment of 20 hours per week. There are three salary scale options based upon the working pattern determined at interview.

  • Weekday daytime only (Monday to Friday)
  • Mixture of Daytime and OOHs excluding overnight periods (with 75% of total hours worked within OOHs periods)
  • Overnight only

    Pay scale:
    £63,803.00 to £125,161.00 - according to work pattern

You will work within facilities comprising clinical consulting areas, triage suite, vehicles and drivers for home visiting and full IT facilities will also be provided.

Closing date:

16th February 2022

Interview date:

Week commencing 28th February 2022 - (Wednesday 2nd March and / or / Thursday 3rd March)

For further information and visits to the department please contact

Dr Sherard Le Maître, Clinical Director at / Telephone: 02920 745702

Helen Earland, Clinical (Nursing) / Operational Lead at / Telephone: 02920 335287

Danielle James, Senior Operational Manager at / Telephone: 02920 745702

BMJRef: BMJ-60104/001-MP014.22


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