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Salaried General Practitioner Partner- up to 9 Sessions

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience £12,362 per session, per annum
Closing date
19 Apr 2024

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GP, GP partner, Salaried GP
Contract Type
Full Time
GP practice

Job Details

An opportunity is available for a Substantive, Fixed Term or Part Time Salaried GP position

Up to 9 sessions per week (negotiable in line with surgery requirements). Working shorter days is possible and this vacancy could equate to two school hour days

Optional opportunity of developing in a clinical specialty at West Suffolk Hospital. Also, possibility to become a partner and can be further discussed at interview

We are looking for a GP whose main focus will be general practice but we can also support the right candidate to establish a special interest in hospital medicine, leadership or research to suit personal or career needs.

Glemsford Surgery integrated with West Suffolk Foundation Trust (WSFT) to provide improved healthcare services for patients in and around the village of Glemsford.

The successful candidate will be required to be an active member of the GP surgery and help with leading on aspects in the practice, eg palliative care or dementia. This can be discussed at interview

Main duties of the job

The post requires the post-holder to have an excellent understanding of and identification with the ethos of the Practice and to demonstrate this in their professional behaviour and dealings with the public. The post holder is directly responsible to the Practice Manager for all organisation and administration issues and the Clinical Lead GP for clinical matters.

The post holder is professionally accountable to the Deputy Medical Director for Primary and Community Care (WSFT) for clinical issues. They will manage a caseload, providing personal medical services and deal with a wide range of health needs in a primary care setting, ensuring the highest standards of care for all registered and temporary patients.

Where possible, the Trust will support a special interest to suit personal and career needs, or complete additional training to allow the post holder to specialise in an area of particular interest.

Please see the full job description attached for further details.

About us

#BeKnown at West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust. By us. By our patients. By our community

We are a busy, friendly, rural NHS Trust providing high-quality care and compassion to more than a quarter of a million people across west Suffolk. We care for, treat and support people in hospital, at home and in various community settings.

The West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds provides acute and secondary care services (emergency department, maternity and neonatal services, day surgery unit, eye treatment centre, Macmillan unit and children's ward). It has 500+ beds and is a partner teaching hospital of the University of Cambridge.

Adult and paediatric community services, provided in collaboration with West Suffolk Alliance partners, include a range of nursing, therapy, specialist, and ongoing temporary care and rehabilitation, some at our Newmarket Community Hospital.

We do our utmost to achieve outstanding clinical outcomes for patients and our values of fairness, inclusivity, respect, safety and team work guide how we work and behave as a team.

With nearly 5,000 staff, from all over the world, we strive to make our organisation a great place to work. Whatever your role or ambition, we want to help you be the best you can be.

We promote a diverse and inclusive community where everyones voice counts and you can #BeKnown for whoever you are.

Join us. What will you #BeKnown for?

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please see attached full job description and person specifications

Clinical responsibilities

  • Provide a full range of medical services as defined in the core GMS contract and additional enhanced services or PCN services where appropriate
  • In accordance with the practice timetable, as agreed, the post-holder will make him/her self-available to undertake a variety of duties, including surgery consultations, telephone consultations and queries, video consultations, visiting patients at home, checking and signing repeat prescriptions and dealing with queries, paperwork and correspondence in a timely fashion
  • Making professional, autonomous decisions in relation to presenting problems, whether self-referred or referred from other health care workers within the organisation
  • Assessing the health care needs of patients with undifferentiated and undiagnosed problems
  • Screening patients for disease risk factors and early signs of illness
  • Develop care plans for health in consultation with patients and in line with current practice disease management protocols
  • Providing counselling and health education
  • Admitting or discharging patients to and from the caseload and referring to other care providers as appropriate
  • Recording clear and contemporaneous consultation notes to agreed standards using SystmOne
  • Collecting data for audit purposes
  • Compiling and issuing computer-generated acute and repeat prescriptions (avoiding hand-written prescriptions whenever possible)
  • Prescribing in accordance with the practice prescribing formulary (or generically) whenever this is clinically appropriate
  • Undertake other work which is deemed necessary for patients registered at the Surgery, including but not exhaustive, medical reports, letters, forms and other medical administration within core Surgery hours.
  • Behave in a professional and courteous manner to all members of the Practice team, including GP colleagues, Practice team and members of the WSFT Primary Care Team.
  • In general, the post-holder will be expected to undertake all the normal duties and responsibilities associated with a GP working within primary care.


This is an outline timetable for indicative purposes and the detail will be discussed and agreed with the post holder.

Day Time Activity

Monday to Friday

8.30 11.00Face to Face clinic appointments

11.00 12.00Admin Work

12.00 12.40Home Visits

12.40 13.50Break

13.50 14.30Home Visits

14.30 15.30Admin Work

15.30 18.00Face to Face clinic appointments

Job plans will be created based on GP clinical sessions. A session is defined as 4 hours and 10 minutes periods of duty do not need to be exact multiples of sessions. For example, short days are permissible as long as the hours are all counted. An example would be where childcare commitments mean that an employee may prefer to work short days perhaps two days from 9 am to 3 pm and one day from 9 am to 1.40 pm = 4 sessions (16 hours 40 minutes).

Under the new GMS model salaried GP model contract:

Full time is 9 sessions or 37.5 hours per week

The length of a session is therefore 4 hours and 10 minutes

CPD entitlement is one session per week /4 hours per week on an annualised basis for full time practitioners and pro rata for part-time practitioners.

CPD entitlement is one session per week /4 hours per week on an annualised basis for full time practitioners and pro rata for part-time practitioners.

Job plans will be agreed with the post holder and these will be in line with current arrangements.

Virtual integration (VI) is an innovative venture supported by the West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group and local Alliance which provides support to the GPs and surgery staff from the local acute hospital trust and community services. We believe clinicians working together are in a better position to deliver effective, high quality clinical care.

This has allowed staff access to services such as: Occupational health, MSK Physiotherapist, Staff Wellbeing service. There is also currently a free gym membership with Abbeycroft gyms in the West Suffolk area.

Glemsford village is within easy reach of Cambridge (30 miles), Ipswich (25 miles), Bury St Edmunds (12 miles) and Sudbury (6 miles) and the surgery benefits from a co-located but independently managed pharmacy, enabling clinical and patient access to in-house help and advice for medication issues.

West Suffolk Hospital is a friendly and accessible hospital set in a 19-hectare parkland site on the edge of Bury St Edmunds. It has around 430 beds and serves a population of around 275,000 within an area of about 600 square miles. An acute hospital with an accident and emergency department, the West Suffolk Hospital aims to be the hospital local communities choose first, every time.

Person Specification

  • NHSE GP Performers List
  • Full GMC Registration, MBChB or equivalent
  • UK permit or right to work in the United Kingdom
  • Expressions of interest are also welcomed from candidates who are due to receive CCT and be on Performers list within the next 3 months.


  • DFFP


  • GP Vocational or additional experience in general practice.
  • 3 or more years as qualified GP


  • Experience in use of SystmOne
  • Partner experience

Skills and Knowledge

  • Ability to stay calm in stressful situations
  • Ability to work on own initiative and part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to use own judgement, resources and common sense
  • Understanding the importance of evidence-based practice and clinical effectiveness
  • Understanding of Clinical Governance and quality issues in health policy
  • Ability to make high quality, clear, concise and contemporaneous medical notes using electronic system


  • Ability to advocate for clinical standards


  • Interest in research

Persoanl qualities

  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Potential to cope with stressful situations and remain calm
  • Punctual, reliable and flexible with an understanding of need to provide cover in times of colleague's absence
  • Good organisational and time management skills
  • Understanding, acceptance and adherence for the need to keep strict confidentiality
  • Decisive, confident working style with the ability to deal with competing priorities
  • Commitment to continuing professional development


  • Ability to travel to rural locations





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