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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 22/12/2021.

General Practitioner

Job Reference: 179-MSC50-21

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
Glemsford GP Surgery
£11,541.36 per session

About the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

At the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, we want to tell your story. We want to help develop your career. With us, the opportunities are endless.

We strive to deliver the highest quality and safest care for more than a quarter of a million people. We aim to provide the right care, in the right place, at the right time – whether in the hospital or community settings across west Suffolk.

We deliver high-quality services in a variety of settings including people’s own homes, care homes, day centres, schools, GP surgeries and health centres, as well as the Newmarket Community Hospital inpatient unit and clinics, and our main site, the West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds.

Join us – what will you #BeKnown for?

Key achievements

  • For the last two years the National Hip Fracture Database (NHFD) have rated us as the top hospital in England, Wales and Northern Ireland for meeting best practice criteria for patients treated for a hip fracture.

  • We’re among the top 10 hospitals in the country for hip, knee and joint replacement outcomes.

  • Our stroke services regularly achieve high ratings in the Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme (SSNAP) scores.

  • We consistently achieve high early detection of cancer, and cancer survival rates in the NHS West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group area are the best in the east of England.

An opportunity has arisen to join us as a Salaried GP with possible opportunity to work in the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trustas well

Glemsford Surgery, Suffolk that is integrated with West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust / £ Competitive / 6-8 sessions per week / Friday workday required, other day negotiable in line with surgery requirements / Medical indemnity paid (pro rata) / CQC rated “Good” overall and in all areas (November 2016), ARR in August 2019 / Thriving Pharmacy / Rural practice – 5000 patients

From 1st April 2020, GP Partners at Glemsford Surgery integrated with West Suffolk Foundation Trust (WSFT) to provide improved healthcare services for patients in and around Glemsford.

This is an innovative venture supported by NHS West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group (WSCCG). WSFT work alongside the GPs and Surgery staff to deliver GP services. At our heart is improved patient care. We work together to develop and integrate our respective healthcare services and this includes our community nursing colleagues who already work at the hospital.

We believe clinicians working together are in a better position to deliver effective, high quality clinical care. Other benefits include better information sharing between GP and hospital settings.

We are looking for a GP whose main focus will be general practice but 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.

We are:

  • A friendly and committed clinical team of 3 GPs (7PA, 6PA, 4PA cover), Two Advanced Nurse Practitioner, two Practice Nurses, Clinical Pharmacist, OT First Practitioner (focussed on mental health) and HCA
  • Access to In-house Pharmacist technicians
  • A well established and effective administration and management team
  • A GMS practice with 5000 patients
  • A respectable QOF achiever with good patient survey results
  • A SystmOne practice
  • Interested in developing individual special interests
  • Innovative and keen to improve our services and patient care
  • Located within 90 minutes of London and 45 minutes of Cambridge, in an idyllic rural village
  • Member of local PCN

You are:

  • Looking for a friendly, rural practice from which to offer high quality patient care
  • Committed to delivering high quality patient care
  • Hard working and driven
  • Keen to maintain a healthy work life balance
  • Motivated, reliable and enthusiastic with ideas fit for the future

We warmly encourage applicants to come and meet us. For an informal visit or for more information, please contact Mrs Sharyn Baldwin, Practice Operations Manager on or telephone 01787 280484.

We will endeavour to notify you on the progress of your application. Please note that this could be via email or post; therefore you should ensure you regularly check your email account for new messages.

We are an equal opportunities employer, with a range of flexible working options.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS clearance (Disclosure and Barring Service - Police checks) will be required for relevant posts.

Final Salary Pension Scheme and Life Cover.

Key Worker Living Housing Initiative available to applicable staff groups.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces community.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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