Salaried GP vacancy with a view to Partnership in Saxmundham, Suffolk

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Salaried GP vacancy with a view to Partnership in Saxmundham, Suffolk

Why not join a community-orientated, innovative and yet traditional general practice with personal lists providing continuity of care?

The basics are:


CQC rating Good

High QOF achievement

Dispensing practice

4-8 sessions available at a Sessional rate of £11000.00 to £13500.00 pa

6 weeks annual leave

1 week study leave

Our thriving semi-rural teaching and training PMS practice of 9500 patients is well located with good transport links to Ipswich and London, and only a short drive away from the Suffolk Heritage Coast with its big skies, outdoor pursuits, and popular seaside towns such as Aldeburgh and Southwold.

What is different?

We have NHSE consent for our Project Initiation Document for a new building in which we plan to host:

NHS Nursery and Crèche; Out of Hours base, and Consultant Clinics. The site offers ample space for co-location with the Ambulance Station and for future development of health facilities including a Community Cafeanda Training and Education Centre, together with Social care community services a Pharmacy, Optician dentist

Main duties of the job

To work as an autonomous practitioner, responsible for the provision of medical services to the practice population, delivering an excellent standard of clinical care whilst complying with the PMS contract.

Furthermore, the post holder will adhere to GMC standards for good medical practice, contributing to the effective management of the practice, leading by example, and maintaining a positive, collaborative working relationship with the multidisciplinary team.

About us


Facilities are important but people are crucial. We have modelled our Team according to the needs of our patients and made significant departures from NHS standard provision. We directly employ a Registered Mental Health Nurse for six sessions a week who operates according to our needs and we have a Clinical Care Co-ordinator who does so much more than sign-posting, seeking out patients with complex and holistic care needs, a key part of the health inequality strategy.

We have a dynamic Patient Participation Group with whom we work on projects as diverse as obesity with reversal of Type 2 Diabetes, social isolation, SPIN (Saxmundham Patient Information Network) and medical equipment storage and supply. GPs cannot do everything and so we empower patients to help each other.

If we have piqued your interest then please see our website for a little more colour.Why Sax? (


Job description

Job responsibilities

Primary key responsibilities

The following are the core responsibilities of the Salaried GP. There may be, on occasion, a requirement to carry out other tasks; this will be dependent upon factors such as workload and staffing levels:

a. The delivery of highly effective medical care to the entitled population

b. The provision of services commensurate with the PMS contract

c. Generic prescribing adhering to local and national guidance

d. Effective management of long-term conditions

e. Processing of administration in a timely manner, including referrals, repeat prescription requests and other associated administrative tasks

f. On a rotational basis, undertake the duty doctor role

g. Maintain accurate clinical records in conjunction with good practice, policy and guidance

h. Work collaboratively, accepting an equitable share of the practice workload

i. Adhere to best practice recommended through clinical guidelines and the audit process

j. Contribute to the successful implementation of continuous improvement and quality initiatives within the practice

k. Accept delegated responsibility for a specific area (or areas) or the QOF

l. Attend and contribute effectively to practice meetings as required

m. Contribute effectively to the development and maintenance of the practice including clinical governance and training

n. Comply with the internal practice appraisal process

o. Complete annual appraisal and revalidation in line with requirements to remain on the GP Performers List.

p. Commit to self-learning and instill an ethos of continuing professional development across the practice team

q. Support the training of GP Trainees and medical students from all clinical disciplines

r. Support the partners in achieving the strategic aims of the practice, making recommendations to enhance income and reduce expenditure

s. Review and always adhere to practice protocols and policies

t. Work in a collaborative manner, promoting a culture of continuous improvement

Secondary responsibilities

In addition to the primary responsibilities, the salaried GP may be requested to:

a. Participate in practice audits as requested by the audit lead

b. Participate in local initiatives to enhance service delivery and patient care

c. Participate in the review of significant and near-miss events applying a structured approach i.e., root cause analysis (RCA)

Person Specification



  • Formal recognized GP Qualification



  • Full GMC registration
  • National Performers List registration
  • Appropriate defence indemnity (MPS/MDU)
  • Eligibility to practice in the UK independently



  • Post qualification Primary Care Experience

Personal Qualities


  • Flexible and cooperative
  • Motivated, forward thinker
  • Problem solver with the ability to process information accurately and effectively, interpreting data as required
  • High levels of integrity and loyalty
  • Sensitive and empathetic in distressing situations
  • Ability to work under pressure/in stressful situations
  • Effectively able to communicate and understand the needs patients
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development
  • Effectively utilise resources
  • Punctual and committed to supporting the team effort

Knowledge and Skills


  • Effective time management (planning and organising)
  • Ability to work as a team member and autonomously
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to follow clinical policy and procedure
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral)


  • Specialist skills/qualifications in addition to standard GP Training
  • Strong IT skills
  • Systmone user skills

Other Requirements


  • Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Saxmundham Health


Lambsale Meadow



IP17 1DY

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Attachment: Salaried-GP-Job-description-and-person-specification.pdf