HCRG Care Group

Job Description

Are you a committed and enthusiastic GP – General Practitioner looking for an exciting role within a well-established surgery, which offers a new way of working and varied patient caseloads, and a fantastic work-life balance?

As our GP, you will need to be a dynamic, proactive, and approachable member of our primary care team, whose skills will ensure the safe and quality-driven services that are being provided in an efficient and systematic manner over 10 sessions per week.

About Church Lane Surgery:

The role is based at our Church Lane Surgery, in the heart of the historic Saxon town of Braintree. Church Lane is a vibrant and dynamic surgery offering person-centered care to 12,200 patients from the local area. We have a diverse, multi-skilled team including paramedics, pharmacists, and ANPs, offering a variety of different types of care to our patients as well as sub-specialist services. We are looking for a passionate, dedicated, and innovative GP to lead and support our multidisciplinary primary care team, and to assist and inform the ongoing transformation program.

Our mission is to provide patients in Braintree with high-quality, easy, and convenient access to a GP or nurse when they need it. Our core values and principles are:

Patient-centric: putting patients at the heart of everything we do.
Quality: providing the highest standard of care and treatment.
Ethical: operating within an ethical framework through openness and transparency.
Passionate: being passionate about enhancing caring for our patients.
Teamwork: supporting and sharing with all members of our team and partners.
Recently Church Lane Surgery has implemented a hub-based MDT triage model, underpinned by best-in-class technology, that is at the heart of helping to transform our care delivery model to ensure:

Patients are treated according to clinical need/urgency
The best technology is used to help capture data about patients and assist the clinical team to make the right decision and communicate swiftly and clearly both with patients and the rest of the team
Every clinician has the opportunity to work together in teams to ensure decisions are the safest they can be, expertise is shared and everyone is able to learn from each other
Administrative processes are supported by a highly motivated and well-trained admin team using the most up-to-date technology so that clinical staff oversee – but do not do – administrative processes that underpin excellent clinical practice
Package Description

As a Salaried GP – General Practitioner, you’ll be part of our valued team at Church Lane Surgery, receiving access to exclusive rewards and benefits including:

A competitive salary of up to £110,000 (pro rata) depending on experience – including an NHS pension
Free tea, coffee, and milk at your base location
Membership of My Reward Hub, giving you access to discounts on everyday purchases like grocery shopping as well as cashback and voucher offers for treats for you and those special to you
Access to your wages as you earn them to help cover life’s emergencies and avoid overdraft fees or high interest rates
Online and face to face help with your mental and physical wellbeing – from healthy recipes and activity challenges through to post trauma support, legal, debt and life management help, as well career coaching and counselling
Access to eLearning, bespoke career pathways and opportunities for continuing professional development through our ‘Outstanding’ learning and development team, The Learning Enterprise
An open, just culture where you’re encouraged to have and implement ideas which can help us deliver our purpose: changing lives through transforming health and care – backed up by at least £100,000 of ringfenced innovation funding each year
The pride of working for an organisation committed to the highest clinical and quality standards: with the majority of our rated services holding “good” or “outstanding” ratings from the Care Quality Commission
Main Responsibilities
As a GP – General Practitioner you will:

Always maintain the highest clinical standards and practices in accordance with accepted good medical practice and service standards.
Promote the health and well-being of all medical and clinical staff within the practice by promoting efficient working methods and behaviours.
Keep up to date with advances in medicine and practices in line with national and local guidance and support other medical and clinical staff to do the same.
Take an active role to ensure service quality in line with corporate goals and strategy, and to assist in the development of new ideas and systems to improve patient outcomes.
Assess patient requests on our triage platform and determine the best course of action while working as part of our cross-disciplinary multi-skilled hub team, mentoring more junior clinicians.
Promote the application of standards, protocols and codes of practice as set by Royal College of General Practitioners, General Medical Council, all other Royal Colleges and Councils applicable to the staff within the practice, Department of Health, Commissioning Bodies and all other regulatory and standard setting organizations.
Good Prescribing Practice as defined by the National Prescribing Centre, British national Formulary (BNF) and Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain. Controlled Drugs legislation
Guidance agreed by local medicines management teams and Locally adopted and authorised Patient Group Direction
Ensure all medical referrals for patients meet best practice guidance for assessment and record keeping and this is audited on a regular basis.
Take an active role in working towards meeting the Quality and Outcome Framework targets.
This job description is not exhaustive and may be amended from time to time as the employer and employee review at appraisal.

For Full responsibilities please see attached Job Description.

Proposed job plan

The precise job plan will be developed and agreed with you and reviewed at least annually. It will include specified sessions for:

Direct Clinical Care (DCC) = clinical activity, clinical related activity including administration, predictable and unpredictable work, and clinical supervision. Includes safeguarding medical examination, attendance at case conferences, providing advice and reports and undertaking peer review and supervision.

Supporting Professional Activities (SPA) = Continuing Professional Development, undertaking clinical audit, attending, and delivering teaching sessions, service development and other clinical governance activity

Proposed plan of programmed activities PAs

6 GP Clinic Sessions a week 0.6 (including admin)
4 Triage Hub sessions a week 0.4 (including admin)
Total 10 PAs (40 hours per week)

The Ideal Candidate
The Ideal Candidate will have the following:


UK recognised medical degree (MBChB, MBBS)
Full GMC Registration
MRCPCH or equivalent
Excellent team-working, leadership, organisational and time management skills.
Excellent clinical and interpersonal skills
Experience working with a Multidisciplinary Team
Excellent IT skills

Evidence of interest in additional clinical skills
Able to perform minor surgery
Experience of GP Clinical systems

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