- SALARIED GP with FELLOWSHIP
- LINTONVILLE SURGERY, ASHINGTON
- Salary £ 84,264 – £86,739 (pro-rata for part-time)
- Full-Time/Part Time – Permanent
Are you a GP within your first five years of qualification? Would you like to become a future leader in primary care in Northumberland? Are you looking for a once in a lifetime portfolio career opportunity? We are a really friendly place to work and we are proud of the kind and supportive culture we enjoy at our practice.
We are offering an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, committed and highly motivated GP to join our Practice and leading Primary Care Network (PCN) in Northumberland. The post if offered with a view to Partnership if desired.
Because our practice is also a PCN and covers a population of 50,000 patients, we are able to develop innovative strategic programmes and new models of care along with local system partners. It’s a great time to join us as we embark on the next phase of our development journey.
You will work up to seven sessions per week in Primary Care on a permanent basis based at our Ashington site. In your first 12 months, you will spend up to two sessions per week (pro-rata) developing your knowledge of System Leadership, with an educational bursary of up to £5,000 available to support your learning in related areas. This is an ideal opportunity for a GP with aspirations of Partnership or a strategic role in the future.
You will primarily be working as a GP in an innovative and forward-thinking practice, with dedicated time each week to undertake leadership development projects, mentoring and training which will expand your knowledge of primary care. You will be able to shape the role and make it your own, so we’d like to hear about the projects or specialist areas you are keen to be involved in.
You will spend your first 12 months shadowing local clinical leaders within the PCN, the local Healthcare NHS Trust and the CCG; some who work within our own practices and have experience of blending a GP role with a more strategic system-wide role.
Our GPs are supported by an excellent nursing and wider multidisciplinary clinical team including Nurse Practitioners, Mental Health Nurses, Clinical Pharmacists, Social Prescribers and Musculoskeletal Practitioners as well as a highly experienced administrative and management support team to reduce the admin burden and help manage your daily clinical workload.
Valens has a proactive approach to population health management working closely with local delivery partners to improve patient care. We work in an MDT model with a daily frailty MDT ward round to look after our most vulnerable frail patients. We also have a mental health MDT that meets weekly to help manage those patients who are, for example, currently on waiting lists for the local mental health services.
All Valens GPs receive a paid session per week (pro rata) for admin work and supporting professional activities. This is in addition to your clinical sessions, but you do not need to come into the surgery to perform admin related duties in this paid session. Valens GP admin workload is very light because most hospital letters are read, coded and filed by trained administrators without a GP needing to see the letter. You will only be sent a small handful of hospital letters each day thus reducing workload considerably.
Once a month all clinicians take part in an education afternoon during protected time where we have guest speakers (such as local consultants) and we can cover any new local pathways and guidelines that come along, prescribing updates and so on. There is also time for breakout sessions for small group discussions including covering any significant events for appraisal purposes.
Our practices and location
Valens Medical Partnership is a training practice with eight practice sites based in Central and South East Northumberland. We are rated as ‘outstanding’ by CQC. Our Ashington site (list size 15,000) has nine GPs, two GP trainees and an F2 doctor, three prescribing nurse practitioners, four practice nurses, three health care assistants and a community nursing Team. We have a great relationship with our site-based community nursing team and support from local health visitors, midwives, podiatrists, dieticians and speech therapists.
The surgery is within five miles of Morpeth and the North East’s stunning coastline and Coast and Castles national cycle route, with some of the country’s most dramatic and unspoilt coastline, including beaches at Alnmouth, Amble, Craster, Druridge bay and the famous castles of Alnwick, Warkworth and Dunstanburgh. Ashington also has easy access to Newcastle‘s restaurants, theatres, mainline rail station to Edinburgh and London, and Newcastle International airport, as well as Northumberland National Park – all within 30 minutes by car.
Potential candidates are welcome to get in touch to arrange an informal discussion or a visit to the practice. Pease contact Sue Glennie, HR Manager on Tel: 01670 502324 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.