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GP Lead – Urgent Care Centre

Job Reference: 249-MED9990275

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Urgent Care Centre

The Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in Swindon is proud to have a team of highly skilled, kind and compassionate staff that deliver high quality care for our patients. The Trust provides acute services from the Great Western Hospital and community healthcare services across Swindon. We are an ambitious and progressive Foundation Trust, committed to continuing our quality journey so that we can exceed our patient’s expectations.

We have recently been successful in our bid for £30 million of national funding to develop an Integrated Front Door, expand our Emergency Department, purchase land for potential expansion and to help us develop new models of care, such as an intensive rehabilitation offer. And we have many more ambitious plans. This is a great and exciting milestone which will help us to maintain quality and safety for people in Swindon and the surrounding areas over the coming years.

GP Lead – Urgent Care Centre

Applications are invited for a new role within the urgent care centre based at GWH, the GP lead role has been created to improve links with the Emergency Department and the Way Forward programme (leading on the restructure and redesign of our front door services).

The GP Lead will work closely with the Emergency Medicine and Way Forward programme teams to ensure the delivery of high quality, effective and safe patient care within the Urgent Care centre based at Great Western Hospital in Swindon. In addition to their own patient caseload, the post holder will have responsibility for implementing policies and procedures, resolving issues as they arise and escalating serious or systemic concerns for further discussion.

The GP Lead will provide credible and visible leadership to colleagues within the Urgent Care Centre (and transition to Urgent Treatment Centre), as well as our wider primary care workforce in the community and secondary care advising the Medical Director and Board as required on issues relating to the Urgent Care Centre workforce.

The Great Western Hospital, is an attractive modern building set in beautiful surroundings on the outskirts of Swindon, just 5 mins from jct 15 of the M4 motorway. Swindon has brilliant travel links and is less than 1 hour way from both London and Bristol. There is also an excellent recently refurbished nursery on the hospital site. Great Western Hospital benefits from excellent relationship between management teams and clinical staff.

To apply, please complete the online application form.

For further information about the role, contact Kevin Clark, Divisional Lead for Urgent & Emergency Care on 01793 604113 or

All correspondence in relation to your application is via NHS jobs; any emails may default to your Junk inbox. Check your Junk file for any updates on your application.


Working in healthcare is rewarding and we will work with you to maximize your potential. All we ask in return is that you live by our STAR values - Service, Teamwork, Ambition and Respect.

  • We invest in your training and development to pursue a successful and fulfilling career in healthcare.
  • As an NHS employer we offer one of the most competitive and flexible benefits packages offered in the UK.
  • Permanent staff receive at least 27 days' holiday each year, a generous pension, plus other benefits including flexible working options and exclusive discounts.
  • Bank workers receive one extra hours pay for every 12 hours worked in place of annual leave entitlement, plus other benefits including pension.
  • We offer an onsite Nursery

Application information:

The vacancy will close as soon as sufficient applications are received.

All new starters with the Trust will be subject to a six month probationary period, with the exception of medical and dental candidates.

Current employees should be aware that this position is advertised as a GWH position and appointment ends any TUPE protection.

All candidates are required to pay for their own DBS check where applicable. Standard DBS check costs £26 and will be recovered from your first pay; Enhanced DBS check costs £44 and will be split and recovered over the first 2 pay.

Bank posts requiring a DBS check; payment must be made prior to commencing.

Apprentices are exempt from payment.

GWH NHS Foundation Trust is a safeguarding employer committed to safer recruitment practices to protect children, young people and vulnerable adults. As part of the organisation's commitment to Safer Recruitment, candidates may request copies of relevant policies and procedures by contacting the Recruitment Team.

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