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Salaried GP

Better Health MCR
Manchester, Greater Manchester
£70,000 - 100,000
Closing date
8 Jun 2022

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To provide primary care medical services to patients of the practice.  

The Organisation has a commitment to excellent patient care, quality improvement and teaching.  It is expected that all of our GPs are actively committed to supporting these aims and participate  in relevant activities when appropriate. 

The postholder will report to their clinical team leader.  


Duties and responsibilities  

Following organisational policies, protocols and guidelines, duties will include: Clinical 

  • Provide General/Personal Medical Services to the patients of Better Health MCR (on any site  as required).  
  • Work supportively alongside clinical and administrative colleagues in ensuring the highest  standard of care for all Practice patients, including covering for absent colleagues. • Maintain accurate, contemporaneous and correctly coded records to relevant professional and  Practice standards and guidelines. 

Prestwich Hospital Service 

The following duties will apply as required:  

  • Provide primary physical healthcare to patients at the secure units of Prestwich Hospital (part of  Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust), according to the agreed service  specification.  
  • Ensure excellent communication about patients, including keeping good records on the Trust’s  computer system and documenting care plans.  
  • Provide guidance and advice to Trust staff, particularly their Practice Nurses, in providing care  for patients.  


Teaching and Training  

  • Deliver the appropriate parts of educational programmes for medical and nursing students, GP  Registrars and other learners, taking the lead and/or directly supervising as required. • Organise training (e.g. medical student placements) as required.  
  • Participate in the induction of new staff, students and other attached professionals as necessary. • Receive review and appraisal within the Practice, and training as necessary to update skills and  knowledge.  
  • Participate in the educational and training events of the Practice.  


  • Communicate effectively with clinical and non-clinical colleagues to ensure the smooth running  of the practices. 
  • Liaise with members of the Primary Health Care Team (PHCT), community services, hospitals,  and other agencies (such as local authority, social services and voluntary agencies) to ensure  appropriate care is provided for patients.
  • Communicate effectively with patients and carers, recognising their needs for alternative  methods of communication. 
  • Demonstrate sensitive communication styles to ensure patients are fully informed and consent  to treatment. 
  • Communicate difficult, unpleasant or sensitive, messages to patients and families. • Act as an advocate when representing patients and colleagues.  
  • Participate in meetings as required, including PHCT meetings, practice meetings and others. Organisation/Quality 
  • Recognise and work within own competence and the professional code of conduct for doctors  as set out by the General Medical Council. 
  • Follow organisational policies. 
  • Deliver administrative tasks promptly and efficiently. 
  • Ensure that emails and computer tasks are read and responded to promptly. 
  • Prioritise, organise and manage own workload in a manner that maintains and promotes quality.
  • Deliver care to NICE guidelines, NHS/CCG policy and evidence-based care.
  • Assess effectiveness of care delivery through self and peer review, benchmarking and formal  evaluation. 
  • Utilise the audit cycle as a means of evaluating the quality of work, implementing improvements  where required. 
  • Report incidents, near misses, significant events and concerns, using the published  procedure.  
  • Participate in quality improvement initiatives, including Significant Event Analysis, peer review and the review of patient complaints. 
  • Cooperate fully and openly with the investigation of patient complaints (or other investigations),  including drafting responses to complaints as appropriate.  
  • Support and work towards the achievement of national standards (e.g. Quality and Outcomes  Framework), local NHS/CCG standards and Practice standards. 
  • Participate in CCG commissioning initiatives and programmes as required. 
  • Support the aims and objectives of the organisation and contribute to the ongoing development  of the Practice as required. 


  • Work as an effective and responsible team member, supporting other members of clinical and  non-clinical staff in a flexible and approachable manner.  
  • Understand own role and scope within the organisation and identify how this may develop over  time. 
  • Participate in team activities that create opportunities to improve patient care. • Ensure clear understanding and utilisation of services and referral mechanisms and policies  to meet patient need. 
  • Participate in and support local projects or areas of work as agreed with the management  team, taking the lead as requested. 

Responsibility for Information Resources 

  • • Keep clear, contemporaneous patient records according to good practice guidelines; review,  enter and process data using accurate Read codes and good record structure in order to  ensure easy and accurate information retrieval for medico-legal, monitoring, financial and  audit processes. 
  • Respect and protect patient confidentiality at all times. Understand and follow the practice  Information Governance Policy, and the requirements of the Data Protection Act and the  common law of confidentiality. Refer on any queries as appropriate.  
  • Ensure that patients are identified correctly. 
  • Understand the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act and refer on any queries as  appropriate

Equality and diversity 

  • Act in ways that recognise the importance of people’s rights, interpreting them in a way that is  consistent with procedures. 
  • Respect the privacy, dignity and beliefs of patients, carers, visitors and co-workers. They must  be treated equally, irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, age, disability, sexual orientation,  religion, etc.  
  • Follow the Practice chaperoning policy. 
  • Be aware of statutory procedures, local guidance and referral criteria regarding protection of  children and vulnerable adults, including Practice policies. Follow the guidance and policies and  take action in an appropriate manner. 

Health, safety and security 

  • Apply infection control measures according to local and national guidelines.
  • Use the personal security systems within the workplace according to organisational guidelines.
  • Assess risk within the areas of responsibility, ensuring adequate measures are in place to  protect staff and patients. 
  • Follow Health and Safety Policies and guidelines, including fire procedures, lone working and  those pertaining to clinical areas of risk. Use safe working procedures and report incidents  using the incident reporting system. 
  • Monitor work areas and practices to ensure they are safe and free from hazards and conform  to health, safety and security legislation, policies, procedures and guidelines. 


  • Give good and regular attendance. 
  • Maintain a tidy and organised work area. 
  • Any other duty as requested, including covering for absent colleagues.
  • Meets the requirements for Covid-19 vaccination (evidence will be required): o Fully vaccinated against Covid-19, including boosters as recommended, or o For posts with an employment start date on or before 31/3/22: has had one Covid 19 vaccination prior to the start date, will have had the second dose within 10  weeks of the first, and commits to have a booster dose(s) when due, or

o For posts with an employment start date on or after 1/4/22: has had one Covid-19  vaccination at least 21 days prior to the start date, will have had the second dose  within 10 weeks of the first, and commits to have a booster dose(s) when due, or o Can provide evidence of a medical exemption.  


The following information is indicative of current arrangements, but these are subject to  change at the discretion of the Practice. The continuing development of the Practice will  influence on-going changes in work patterns, and some flexibility is necessary. 

Sessions, Rotas etc 

GPs are expected to contribute to the working of the Practice in whatever way is necessary, and  some flexibility is required in hours worked.  

The week will be made up of a number of clinical sessions and these will include surgeries,  prescriptions, visits, clinics, meetings and administration.  

The post holder will normally work regular days/sessions each week, but this may vary according to  holidays and other requirements of the rota, thus some flexibility is necessary. 

Extended Opening Hours 

We are currently providing an Extended Hours service which is five clinicians working on a  Saturday morning. The post holder will be required to participate in this; the current expectation  is that this will be four per year, but it could be more if required. These sessions attract additional  payment.

GPs will be required to take part in any future commitment that the Practice makes to extended  opening hours, which may include evening and/or weekend (though there are currently no plans to  do this).  

Non-clinical session 

There is a pro rata non-clinical session. This may be worked in the practice or flexibly at home. The  use of this session may be determined by the line manager but may include: patient administration,  QOF work, medicines management, planned home visits, meetings with the line manager or  colleagues, carrying out work as a clinical lead for a particular area, appraisal preparation/meetings  (in-house or NHS), delegated tasks, etc.  


The Practice has opted out of OOH cover. This is covered by NHS111/GTD. The practice  currently pays for NHS111/GTD to provide full cover from 6pm on weekdays (instead of 6.30pm)  and an answering service from 8am to 8.30am on weekdays. Participation in an on-call rota from  8am to 8.30am is therefore required. Participation in any paid sessions for an out of hours service  may be possible (by separate arrangement with them) but is subject to Practice requirements as  to any effect on Practice work and approval from the line manager. 

Non-NHS Services 

The Practice carries out most of the usual additional services for its patients and the post holder will  take part in this. Any monies earned in this way are payable to the Practice. Such services include  government reports and examinations, insurance reports, legal reports, medical reports, private  prescriptions and travel medicine.  

This job description is subject to periodic review and amendment in consultation with the  post-holder in the light of changing circumstances. 


Essential requirements: 

Education, qualifications and experience 


  • Eligible to practise as a General Practitioner in England, i.e. currently or about to be on the GMC  GP Register with a licence to practise, and on the NHS Performers’ List. 
  • An understanding of the importance of good data quality and information governance. 
  • Good IT and keyboard skills with experience of using computerised medical record systems.  

Personal skills and abilities 

  • A friendly and approachable manner with good people skills. 
  • Excellent communication skills – the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with a wide  range of individuals both verbally and in writing. 
  • The ability to communicate and interact with the public in a discreet and sensitive manner,  recognising their needs for alternative methods and styles of communication.
  • Highly motivated, enthusiastic and flexible in approach to work. 
  • Good organisational skills. 
  • The ability to work as a member of a multidisciplinary team. 
  •  A commitment to professional and personal development. 
  • A strong commitment to providing a high standard of care that is responsive and flexible in its  approach to meeting the needs of a deprived and ethnically diverse inner city population.
  • Willingness and aptitude to be involved in teaching. 


  • A full, valid UK driving licence and access to a car on a daily basis (alternatives will be  considered). Car Insurance must cover Business use. 
  • The ability to give good and regular attendance. 

Desirable requirements: 

  • Holder of MRCGP. 
  • Previous experience of working within an inner city environment. 
  • Previous experience of working in General Practice as a Principal, Locum or Salaried GP. • Accreditation and experience relevant to additional/enhanced services. 
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