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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 26/07/2020.

Named GP for Safeguarding Adults

Job Reference: 137-NOR-210-02

The NHS Norfolk and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group
Lakeside 400, Broadland Business Park, Old Chapel Way, Thorpe St Andrew, Norwich

An opportunity has arisen to join an organisation that really does make a difference for people, help improve health services within our area and work with inspirational and professional people. The CCG is committed to commissioning services that ensure people in Norfolk and Waveney are safeguarded from abuse and neglect. We commission healthcare services for a population of around 1.1 million people in Norfolk and Waveney and work closely with our partners in health and care services. 

This is an exciting opportunity to join the well-established Safeguarding Adults Team and to shape the role locally. There is significant expertise in the Safeguarding Adults Team to support a GP who has a passion for this diverse area of practice to advance their knowledge and professional practice. The primary role of the Named GP will be to support primary care colleagues to meet their statutory duties and as part of the Safeguarding Adults Team provide specialist advice on individual cases of concern. The Safeguarding Children's Team has a Named GP in post and this post holder will also be invaluable support to the successful candidate.

We welcome an informal conversation to discuss this opportunity. The successful candidate will be subject to a six-month probationary period. For an informal conversation please contact Gary Woodward, Adult Safeguarding Lead Nurse 01603 595897. Please note the following before applying:


- The CCG is advertising for 1 Named GP for Safeguarding Adults to cover all of Norfolk and Waveney (a job share would be considered).

- The role requires three, 7.5 hour days per week

- The Named GP is a general practitioner with a special interest in safeguarding adults.

- The role involves advising and supporting GP colleagues, training GPs and liaising with practice safeguarding leads, dealing with often complex, sensitive and contentious issues; such as best interest decision making, (clinically assisted hydration and nutrition, DNACPR, covert medication etc.), domestic abuse and the government’s Prevent anti radicalisation programme etc.

- The Named GP will contribute to the planning and strategic organisation of safeguarding adult services in conjunction with the designated professionals, including liaising closely with the Local Medical Council and Primary Care Networks

- The Named GP provides a link ensuring that all GP’s within the Norfolk and Waveney CCGs are made aware of national and local guidance, their adult safeguarding responsibilities and the local multi-agency systems.

- The Named GP also represents primary care in respect of safeguarding adults at CCG level and where requested, to the Local Safeguarding Adult and Partnership boards. Participating in and contributing to the work of the sub groups of the Boards.

-When a Safeguarding Adult Review or Domestic Homicide Review is commissioned, the post holder will support the practice to complete the Independent Management Review report, or where more appropriate, complete it on their behalf.

- The Named GP will disseminate learning from local and national reviews and support practices with achieving the safeguarding standards for CQC KLOEs

Ordinarily the role is based at Lakeside 400, Broadland Business Park, Thorpe St Andrew, Norwich, with a requirement to travel on a frequent basis around Norfolk and Waveney. However, with the remote working established during the pandemic, there has been a proven ability to connect via video conferencing that is likely to continue in many areas once restrictions have lifted. This potentially widens the area that interested candidates might apply from.

All members of staff have a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of vulnerable adults, children and young people in all relevant areas of their work.  This will include timely attendance at relevant training events and compliance with Norfolk and Suffolk Safeguarding Policies Procedures.

Applications should be submitted online at NHS Jobs.

Please be aware that this vacancy may close before the expiry date if sufficient applications have been received.







The NHS Norfolk and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group (NWCCG) is a clinically-led NHS organisation, responsible for commissioning (planning and purchasing) integrated health and social care for the people of Norfolk and Waveney.

We are committed to integrated working with a wide range of partner agencies and individuals, including our local NHS Acute and Provider Trusts, family doctors, the Borough, District and County Councils, the voluntary sector, Commissioning Support Unit and of course our patients, our aim is to ensure we commission the right integrated services, enabling us to improve the experience of patient care and ensuring the best possible health and wellbeing outcomes for the Norfolk & Waveney community.

We believe strongly in creating a workplace built on teamwork, whilst allowing individuals to grow and develop in their own roles. Our main offices are based at Lakeside 400, Broadland Business Park, Thorpe St Andrew, Norwich, however we have a local office for the East of the region based in Beccles and another in the West of the region based in King’s Lynn, therefore travel across the Norfolk and Waveney footprint as well as out of county is required according to where the providers are situated.

As a strategic part of the wider NHS our ambition, of ‘better health, better care, better value’, is our abiding principle and guides the way we design and commission services for people living in Norfolk and Waveney, therefore if you are someone who enjoys making a difference and would like to be a part of the nation’s most respected and valued organisation then we would like to hear from you.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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