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Clinical GP Lead Urology

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
£111,732 a year per annum, pro rata, per session
Closing date
15 Dec 2022

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General Practice
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Part Time
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An exciting opportunity is available for a GP to join Cardiff & Vale University Health Board as the Urology Interface GP. The role will support the Urology service with ongoing pathway redesigns in collaboration with Primary Care.

About the role

The UrologyInterface GP will be required to take an active role in the business of Urology services within the Surgical Clinical Board, to take up the opportunities offered for personal development and career progression and to lead on system and pathway redesign within Urology service and in the interactions between primary and secondary care.

The roles will include: provision of strategic leadership, direction and support, in accordance with the values of the UHB, to work with all staff within the Clinical Board, PCIC and wider, as appropriate, and to work to improve the planning and delivery of comprehensive safe services within available resources

Main duties of the job

Clinical role:

Develop or expand an area of special clinical interest within the Urology department providing clinical care to patients with the support and oversight of the named supervisory consultant. Supporting the department in triaging the referrals that come from GP colleagues across CAV. The exact clinical role to be determined by mutual agreement between the interface clinician and the department with the support of the interface clinical lead. The clinician will be responsible for their decisions about patient care but be working within a supportive clinical environment.

Supporting the department in triaging the referrals that come from GP colleagues across Cardiff and Vale. The triaging will involve allocating the referrals to one of the published HealthPathways and ensuring that the pathways have been followed, returning inappropriate referrals, with guidance, to the referring GP.

Interface role:

Responsibility for the development and maintenance of all HealthPathways pertaining to the urology department. This includes the creation of any new HealthPathways the interface clinician, supervising consult, interface lead or wider GP community feel would improve service delivery and patient care. They will work with the urology department to create a multidisciplinary team to write or localise any HealthPathways not currently live on the system with the support of the HealthPathway writing team. At the start of the role a schedule for the completion of pathways will be agreed upon with the interface lead.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply

This post is fixed term for 12 months to meet the needs of the service.

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission is Caring for People, Keeping People Well,and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds

Job description
Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac

Work with the Urology clinical lead and managerial team to review the current systems and pathways within the surgical department.

Provide leadership in the redesign of clinical systems and pathways to improve patient care, efficiency of the services offered and potential savings due to the reduction in waste and improvements to prudent healthcare.

Ensure that a continuity programme is developed which seeks to improve and develop the services provided by the Urology working in collaboration, specifically with PCIC, but also with other Clinical Boards and key stakeholders to ensure services are co-coordinated on a whole system basis.

Ensure that a robust clinical delivery plan is developed, implemented and maintained to ensure that all patients have timely access to all appropriate services within available resources.

Ensure effective financial management which ensures that all resources are used effectively in accordance with the principals of prudent healthcare.

Develop and manage a team composed of individuals from primary care, secondary care, allied health services and potentially patient groups to create Health Pathways within surgery to improve patient care and support primary care.

Develop the patient-initiated follow-up process comprising the clinical, IT and managerial requirements of its implementation across Urology.

Develop and maintain effective relationships with all relevant internal and external stakeholders.

Work collaboratively with other colleagues across the UHB to ensure the delivery of research and development activity within the research governance framework and within the UHBs plan for research and development.

Person Specification
Qualifications and Skills
  • Full GMC Registration with working experience as a General Practitioner
  • Skills: communication, independent clinical decisions, understanding risk, sustain relationships
  • Interest in Urology surgical pathways and/or experience of working in secondary care
Personal Qualities
  • Personal qualities: Empathy, resilience, flexible and continuous improvement

BMJRef: BMJ-101499/001-MD008-1122



Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest NHS organisations in Europe. We employ approximately 14,500 staff, and spend around £1.4 billion every year on providing health and wellbeing services to a population of around 472,400 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. We also serve a wider population across South and Mid Wales for a range of specialties. 

Our vision is to create a community where healthy life choice does not depend on who you are or where you live.

We are a teaching Health Board with close links to the university sector, and together we are training the next generation of healthcare professionals, while working on research that will hopefully unlock the cures for today’s illnesses.

Our Services

The only tertiary centre for Wales offering a range of services for the whole nation including the only Children’s Hospital in Wales, Organ Donation and Transplant, Neuroscience, Genomics, Precision Medicine and Advanced Therapies, and more.

Public Health

Improving the health of our population and reducing inequalities. Providing preventative health care information and advice including access to health and well-being services.

Primary, Community and Intermediate Care

Offering first line health services at GP surgeries, dentists, optomtetrist and a range of therapy and community based services accessible as close to home as possible.

Acute and Tertiary Care

Providing unscheduled or emergency care. Elective care and specialist services to a wider population across Wales, including dignostics and theraputic services.

Corporate Services

Providing the support services required to run an integrated health system across Cardiff and Wales ensuring patient safety, governance, quality assurance, performance and excellent delivery of all services.

Our Structure

  • Our organisation is structured and designed into seven Clinical Boards which cover our four main service areas and much more. They are:
  • Children and Women’s Clinical Board
  • Clinical Diagnostics and Therapeutics
  • Medicine Clinical Board
  • Mental Health Clinical Board
  • Specialist Services Clinical Board
  • Surgery Clinical Board
  • Primary, Community and Intermediate Care Clinical Board

The Clinical Boards were created in June 2013 and have been successful in providing strong leadership in clinical areas and have resulted in the acceleration of operational decision making, greatly enhancing the outcomes for patients in their care. The Boards are held to account via the Executive Directors and a process of scrutiny is ensured through monthly performance boards and a robust authorisation process.  

A Great Place to Live and Work

Cardiff really is a city of contrasts. A castle with 1900 years of history stands alongside a modern shopping centre and a spectacular Civic Centre surrounded by acres of parkland.

The Cardiff Bay development has created eight miles of waterfront with a range of new apartments, bars and restaurants.

For those seeking more culture there is easy access to the National Museum and Gallery Cardiff, the Museum of Welsh Life and the Wales Millennium Centre, home of the Welsh National Opera.

Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a mixture of gentle rolling hills, charming towns and villages, and a dramatic natural coastline which includes part of the Glamorgan Heritage Coast.

Surrounded by areas of outstanding natural beauty, with the Brecon Beacons National Park, Swansea Gower Peninsula and the picturesque Vale of Glamorgan all nearby, Cardiff really does have it all.

Housing is reasonably priced, and our schools offer a high standard of education and facilities.

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