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Salaried GP - Maternity Cover

Carrfield Medical Centre
Carrfield Medical Centre, Sheffield, South Yorkshire
£11,500 per session + benefits (5-6 sessions per week)
Closing date
6 Mar 2024

Job title: Salaried General Practitioner - Maternity Cover 

Reports to: Senior/ Lead General Practitioner (Clinically)  and Practice Manager (Operationally) 

Location: Carrfield Medical Centre

Job type: Temporary maternity cover 

Salary: £11,500 per session

Working hours: 5-6 sessions 

About Us:

We are a rapidly growing GP-led organisation with a mission to ensure that all patients have access to comprehensive, coordinated and continuous care within a sustainable primary care system. We appreciate that our whole primary care system is struggling, which is causing a negative effect on patient care and staff happiness. We believe that we can turn this around by reimagining how primary care is delivered from the ground up by placing a focus on data insights, technology and clinical innovation. 

Ultimately, we want to improve patient access, patient experience and health outcomes to significantly increase the quality of care for our patients. However, we can only build the best primary care service there is if our colleagues are happy, empowered and supported within an excellent working environment.

If you believe that there are ways to drastically improve the way primary care is delivered for both patients and staff alike and you want to be a part of this; then we would love to meet you and tell you more about our plans.

Job summary: 

-The post-holder will manage a caseload and deal with a wide range of health needs in a  primary care setting, ensuring the highest standards of care for all registered and temporary  patients. 

Clinical responsibilities: 

  • In accordance with the practice timetable, as agreed, the post-holder will make  themselves available to undertake a variety of duties, including surgery consultations,  telephone consultations and queries, visiting patients at home, checking and signing  repeat prescriptions and dealing with queries, paperwork and correspondence in a  timely fashion 
  • Making professional, autonomous decisions in relation to presenting problems,  whether self-referred or referred from other health care workers within the  organisation 
  • Assessing the health care needs of patients with undifferentiated and undiagnosed  problems 
  • Screening patients for disease risk factors and early signs of illness 
  • Developing care plans for health in consultation with patients and in line with current  practice disease management protocols 
  • Providing counselling and health education 
  • Admitting or discharging patients to and from the caseload and referring to other care  providers as appropriate 
  • Recording clear and contemporaneous consultation notes to agreed standards
  • Collecting data for audit purposes 
  • Compiling and issuing computer-generated acute and repeat prescriptions (avoiding  hand-written prescriptions whenever possible) 
  • Prescribing in accordance with the practice and standardised prescribing formulary  (or generically) whenever this is clinically appropriate 
  • In general, the post-holder will be expected to undertake all the normal duties and  responsibilities associated with a GP working within primary care following GMC  guidelines. 

Other responsibilities within the organisation: 

  • Awareness of and compliance with all relevant practice policies/guidelines, e.g.  prescribing, confidentiality, data protection, health and safety 
  • A commitment to life-long learning and audit to ensure evidence-based best practice
  • Contributing to evaluation/audit and clinical standard setting within the organisation
  • Contributing to the development of computer-based patient records
  • Contributing to the summarising of patient records and read-coding patient data 
  • Attending training and events organised by the practice or other agencies, where  appropriate. 


  • In the course of seeking treatment, patients entrust us with, or allow us to gather,  sensitive information in relation to their health and other matters. They do so in  confidence and have the right to expect that staff will respect their privacy and act  appropriately 
  • In the performance of the duties outlined in this job description, the post-holder may  have access to confidential information relating to patients and their carers, practice  staff and other healthcare workers. They may also have access to information  relating to the practice as a business organisation. All such information from any  source is to be regarded as strictly confidential 
  • Information relating to patients, carers, colleagues, other healthcare workers or the  business of the practice may only be divulged to authorised persons in accordance  with the practice policies and procedures relating to confidentiality and the protection  of personal and sensitive data. 

Health & safety: 


  • The post-holder will implement and lead on a full range of promotion and management of  their own and others’ health and safety and infection control as defined in the practice health  & safety policy, the practice health & safety manual, and the practice infection control policy  and published procedures. This will include (but will not be limited to): 
  • Using personal security systems within the workplace according to practice  guidelines 
  • Awareness of national standards of infection control and cleanliness and regulatory /  contractual / professional requirements, and good practice guidelines 
  • Providing advice on the correct and safe management of the specimens process,  including collection, labelling, handling, use of correct and clean containers, storage  and transport arrangements 
  • Correct personal use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and ensuring correct  use of PPE by others, advising on appropriate circumstances for use by clinicians,  staff and patients. 
  • Management of the full range of infection control procedures in both routine and  extraordinary circumstances (e.g. pandemic or individual infectious circumstances) 
  • Hand hygiene standards for self and others 
  • Managing directly all incidents of accidental exposure 
  • Management and advice relating to infection control and clinically based patient care  protocols, and implementation of those protocols across the practice 
  • Active observation of current working practices across the practice in relation to  infection control, cleanliness and related activities, ensuring that procedures are  followed and weaknesses/training needs are identified, escalating issues as  appropriate to the responsible person  
  • Identifying the risks involved in work activities and undertaking such activities in a way that manages those risks across clinical and patient process 
  • Making effective use of training to update knowledge and skills, and initiate and  manage the training of others across the full range of infection control and patient  processes 
  • Monitoring practice facilities and equipment in relation to infection control, ensuring  that proper use is made of hand-cleansing facilities, wipes etc., and that these are  sufficient to ensure a good clinical working environment. Lack of facilities to be  escalated as appropriate to the responsible manager 
  • Safe management of sharps use, storage and disposal 
  • Maintenance of own clean working environment 
  • Using appropriate infection control procedures, maintaining work areas in a tidy,  clean and sterile and safe way, free from hazards. Initiation of remedial / corrective  action where needed or escalation to responsible management 
  • Actively identifying, reporting, and correcting health and safety hazards and infection  hazards immediately when recognised 
  • Keeping own work areas and general/patient areas generally clean, sterile,  identifying issues and hazards/risks in relation to other work areas within the  business, and assuming responsibility in the maintenance of general standards of  cleanliness across the business in consultation (where appropriate) with responsible  managers 
  • Undertaking periodic infection control training (minimum twice annually) ● Correct waste and instrument management, including handling, segregation, and  container use 
  • Maintenance of sterile environments 

The post-holder will support the equality, diversity and rights of patients, carers and  colleagues, to include: 

  • Acting in a way that recognises the importance of people’s rights, interpreting them in  a way that is consistent with practice procedures and policies, and current legislation
  • Respecting the privacy, dignity, needs and beliefs of patients, carers and colleagues
  • Behaving in a manner which is welcoming to and of the individual, is non-judgmental  and respects their circumstances, feelings, priorities and rights. 

Personal/professional development: 

  • In addition to maintaining continued education through attendance at any courses and/or  study days necessary to ensure that professional development requirements for PREP are  met, the post-holder will participate in any training programme implemented by the practice  as part of this employment, with such training to include: 
  • Participation in an annual individual performance review (annual NHS appraisals), including taking responsibility for maintaining a record of own personal and/or  professional development
  • Taking responsibility for their own development, learning and performance and  demonstrating skills and activities to help others who are undertaking similar work. 


The post-holder will strive to maintain quality within the practice, and will: 

  • Alert other team members to issues of quality and risk 
  • Assess own performance and take accountability for own actions, either directly or  under supervision 
  • Contribute to the effectiveness of the team by reflecting on own and team activities  and making suggestions on ways to improve and enhance the team’s performance
  • Work effectively with individuals in other agencies to meet patients’ needs 
  • Effectively manage your own time, workload and resources. 


The post-holder should recognize the importance of effective communication within the team  and will strive to: 

  • Communicate effectively with other team members 
  • Communicate effectively with patients and carers 
  • Recognise people’s needs for alternative methods of communication and respond  accordingly. 

Who we are looking for?

- GP on NHS Performer’s List

- Passionate about providing great clinical care

- Flexible and open to change to improve things

- Supportive to colleagues

- Other requirements - DBS, evidence of ongoing appraisals, right to work, references

What you get?

- £11,500 per session 

- 6 weeks annual leave (pro-rata) + 2 statutory holidays (pro-rata)

- 1 week study leave (pro-rata)

- 8 BH (pro-rata)

- NHS Pension

- Paid medical indemnity, annual GMC and appraisal toolkit fees (pro-rata)

- £1000 annual study budget (pro-rata)

- Annual equipment budget of £500 (pro-rata)

- Private Medical Insurance for you and family



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