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  • Advert number: 308674-0
  • Posted Date: 23/07/12
  • Closing Date: 20/08/12

Plymouth Community Healthcare

New opportunities for GPs to improve patients’ experience of urgent care


£106,400 per annum pro rata

An exciting opportunity exists to become part of a pioneering service designed to improve patients’ experience when they have urgent care needs.

We are looking to recruit one or more GPs to cover three substantive days per week.

You will work as part of an integrated primary/secondary care team on the Medical Assessment Unit and within the Emergency Department at Derriford Hospital, ensuring seamless delivery of care whether it is to be provided at an acute setting or within a community site.

The focus of this role is to ensure that the wishes of the patient, their carers and families are supported and adhered to. Promoting choice and ensuring ownership of an episode of care is crucial to the model that this service aspires to. It is about choice, risk management and identifying the most appropriate plan of care and the setting for its delivery. It is challenging to say the least, and requires an individual with the tenacity to pursue the right thing.

If you have standards that are as high as ours, and feel your experiences would benefi t this service, please contact either Ben Jameson on or Simon Scott-Hayward on for an informal discussion.

To apply please visit

Closing date: 20th August 2012.

Interview date: week commencing 10th September 2012.