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Salaried GP - with specialist interest in Frailty/Geriatrics

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£68,975 to £104,085 an hour per annum pro rata
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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GP, Salaried GP
Contract Type
Part Time

Now is a really exciting time to Join our Community Team at Wrightington Wigan and Leigh (WWL) NHS Foundation Trust, and make a real difference to our elderly patients in the Wigan Borough. The role will be based within the Community Division supporting our community bed units, including the Community Assessment Unit, Jean Heyes Reablement Unit and intermediate care beds. This is a unique opportunity to work across divisions working with Trust and Community teams including Virtual Ward.

We would love to hear from applicants who have already developed a sub-specialty interest within Elderly Care, and those who have not already done so would be encouraged to do so through in-house training/ attending relevant CPD activities. Opportunities are available across in-patient, out-patient and community services with support from the clinical director and divisional management team to build and develop your area of interest.

The Trust has excellent postgraduate and research facilities, supports study leave for CPD and aids with funding up to an agreed limit. WWL NHS Foundation Trust is an Associated Teaching Hospital of the Edge Hill University.

This is a permanent part time post (20 hours) across Monday to Sunday.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide direct clinical care to older patients accessing hospital services, with a specialist interest in managing frailty related syndromes.
  • To work within the department in other sub-speciality interests including ortho geriatrics, virtual wards.
  • To participate in departmental teaching and training programmes.

About us

Choose Well - Choose WWL

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust are the proud providers of acute hospital and community services to the people of the Wigan Borough and surrounding areas. At WWL, we value our staff believing that 'happy staff, makes for happy patients'. We have a recognised track record in staff engagement and living our values 'the WWL Way'.

WWL are committed to placing the patient at the heart of everything we do, and in the provision of safe, effective care that acknowledges and ensures dignity. With this in mind we are seeking to recruit people who share our values and beliefs.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course our patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated there is helpful advice and information available by contacting where you can also ask about how to access vaccinations.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Key results from the job holder

  • To work flexibly across a wide range of service timetables within a community care setting, providing face to face consultation sessions, clinical sessions, telephone triage, home visits, case management and clinical administration.
  • To work flexibly providing cover for leave arrangements.
  • To prescribe in accordance to the national formulary for all patients and where it is deemed necessary to prescribe outside the national formulary, to ensure clinical rationale is fully recorded in patient notes.
  • To assess, investigate and (where appropriate) undertake clinical reviews, for all referrals to CRT/Intermediate Care Community Services and community beds including frailty assessment.
  • To assess/treat the patient in accordance to agreed clinical pathways
  • To review and action diagnostic test promptly.
  • To support the establishment of links and referral processes/pathways within secondary or specialist care, in line with local polices and protocols.
  • To facilitate safe & effective handover practice in accordance to service operational procedures.
  • To provide appropriate self-management and preventative health care advice to all ages and level of health needs.
  • To provide medical support/advice to other primary and community care colleagues.
  • Utilising and asset based approach and promotion of self management to support ongoing care.
  • To promote and implement end of life strategies (Gold Standard Framework etc.), delivering high quality palliative care. To facilitate and support advance care planning including ceilings to care plans.
  • To interpret urgent diagnostic investigation such as ECG, X-Ray and Blood Tests.
  • To provide medical input and cover to virtual wards, community beds/residential nursing, EMI care homes, IMC beds, Daily ward round for community beds and home visits.
  • To work closely with other primary and community care colleagues in locality hubs/teams to deliver high quality patient centred clinical care. This will include where appropriate attendance/participation in multi-disciplinary team meetings (MDTs).
  • To participated in long term condition management with appropriate investigation, recall and referral to specialist clinics.
  • To prioritise work and deliver appropriate case management care.
  • To work as part of a team to ensure operational targets are met.

Planning and Organisational Duties

  • Planning and organisation of daily work and patient priorities

Responsibility for Health & Safety

Compliance with the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 the post holder is required to fulfil a proactive role towards the management of risk in all of their actions. This entails the risk assessment of all situations, the taking of appropriate actions and reporting of all incidents, near misses and hazards, and a statutory duty of care for their own personal safety and that of others who may be affected by their acts or omissions.

Person Specification

  • Full Registration with the GMC as General Practitioner and hold valid licence to practice
  • MB, ChB , MRCGP or equivalent certificate of prescribed/equivalent training in general medicine
  • Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners


  • Additional qualifications in leadership or education
  • Post-graduate qualification in related field


  • Minimum 3 years' experience in general practice post CCT
  • Experience of implementing service improvement


  • Experience at middle grade in Hospital Geriatric medicine
  • Experience of leadership


  • Appropriate and up-to-date skills of a general practitioner with at least 3 years post-CCT experience
  • Confidence with Geriatric medicine/Frailty syndromes
  • oAppropriate digital skills to support working with EPR, managing consultations digitally, participating in online meetings and implementing new pathways that align with a more digitally able NHS


  • Advanced communication qualification


  • Appropriate and up-to-date knowledge of a general practitioner with at least 3 years post-CCT experience
  • An understanding of the assessment and management of common geriatric presentations in hospital and frailty syndromes.


  • Specific courses or conference relating to Frailty/Comprehensive geriatric assessments




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