The way we access urgent primary care is changing, and the new system underpins a wider exercise to ensure the whole of Greater Glasgow and Clyde has access to a safe, reliable and sustainable GP out-of-hours service which maximises resources and technology to deliver high quality person centred care.”
-Dr Kerri Neylon, Deputy Medical Director for Primary Care
Salaried General Practitioners
GP Out-of-Hours Service
Full & Part time Considered (Full time - 10 sessions/40 hours per week)
£106,000 for 10 sessions (pro rata for less than full time hours)
Various locations across Greater Glasgow and Clyde, West of Scotland
Relocation Package available, where appropriate
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) is the largest healthcare system in the UK, with an annual revenue budget of c. £3.2 billion, employing around 38,000 staff. We deliver acute hospital, primary, community and mental health care services to a population of around 1.15 million and a wider population of 2.2 million when our regional and national services are included. The geographical area covered is diverse; from the major city of Glasgow, large and small towns, villages and some rural districts; and encompasses 6 Health and Social Care Partnerships areas from East Dunbartonshire to Inverclyde.
Our GP out-of-hours service is a fundamental part of the healthcare service provided by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde supporting those who require medical assistance when GP practices are not available. The service is delivered from sites which are geographically spread across the Board area and is currently delivered from core centres located at both our Ambulatory Care Hospitals at the Victoria Hospital (south Glasgow ) and Stobhill Hospital (north Glasgow) and at the Royal Alexandra Hospital (Renfrewshire) and the Vale of Leven Hospital ( Dunbartonshire) .
Joining an established team of both salaried and sessional GPs who work in the Primary Care out-of-hours service you will become a key and influential part of an enthusiastic multi-disciplinary team of clinical professionals and support staff working together to provide a range of integrated services to the public across Greater Glasgow and Clyde.
The quality and safety of out-of-hours care is extremely important to ensure we provide patients with access to consistent and high quality standards of care. Ensuring we continue to staff our service to an appropriate level is a key priority for the NHS Board to ensure these high quality service are sustained.
We are now seeking to recruit a number of new Salaried GPs to join our existing NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s GP out–of–hours service offering professional rewarding roles for candidates interested in both salaried and sessional work.
It is a very exciting time to be joining the largest NHS Board in Scotland as we are well underway with a planned series of improvements to urgent primary care services. This includes the recent introduction of a new appointments system designed to help create a more robust, reliable and sustainable service by reducing waiting times, enabling discrete appointments and improving access to GP out-of-hours services while also ensuring social distancing can be observed at our urgent primary care centres.
In addition to having a scheduled appointment system, patients will also now have the opportunity for telephone consultations with our Out of Hours GP team via Attend Anywhere, which allows for virtual consultations to take place which means patients will have access healthcare without having to travel to an urgent primary care centre.
The Majority of rota spaces available cover the weekend rota.
Successful candidates for these roles will be motivated to provide excellent patient care as well as supporting in the operational and strategic planning for the development of the emergency care service where appropriate, and further development of the service.
As a GP working in our out-of-hours service you will have a highly varied and rewarding role responsible for a range of services including:
- Telephone Triage for patients who have been referred to the service
- Face to face at base - Face to face consultations which are carried out at the Primary Care Centre
- Home visiting sessions - carried out with a driver
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