Careers in General Practice in Bristol,
North Somerset & South Gloucestershire

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Careers in General Practice in Bristol, North Somerset & South Gloucestershire

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Living and working in
North Somerset

Discover an area of outstanding natural beauty

Swathes of North Somerset are classified as either a green belt or an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and the area is home to attractive seaside towns, picturesque villages and open countryside.

Living in North Somerset

Many residents choose to live here for the superb quality of life.

Weston-super-Mare, a seaside resort, is the largest settlement with 76,000 people and is set to enjoy growth through further investment.

Weston-Super-Mare harbour

Weston-super-Mare harbour

Weston-Super-Mare pier

Weston-super-Mare pier

Clevedon with its iconic Victorian pier and Portishead with its Marina are characterful coastal towns offering attractive properties and a high standard of living.



Clevedon Pier

Clevedon Pier

Between the coast and Bristol, North Somerset boats an array of gorgeous villages and rural communities where residents enjoy country living in glorious surroundings within easy access of city and coast.

Priory Woods

Priory Woods



The whole area is particularly family friendly with value for money homes, ‘good’ and ‘outstanding’ schools and lots to do. Beautiful beaches and the countryside are all on your doorstep, and the many local attractions include Tyntesfield, Ashton Court, Clevedon Court, Weston Pier and Cheddar Gorge.

Wales is a short drive over the Severn Bridge and the coast and countryside of Devon and Cornwall are also within easy reach.

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Working in North Somerset

The diversity of practices across North Somerset reflect the diversity of patients and offer lots of choice. Coastal areas attract a large number of seasonal visitors and older retirees which creates unique challenges for healthcare in the area.

As well as individual practices, there are also growing practice groups that have integrated several practices across a wider geography. 

Practices are supported, championed and enabled by Avon LMC to deliver the highest quality primary care. Many work in collaboration with each other to innovate and tackle challenges.

North Somerset facts

  • North Somerset is home to around 210,000 people and the population continues to grow rapidly
  • The local economy was worth £4.1 billion in terms of Gross Value Added (GVA) in 2014 (AMORE model) representing 13% of the combined West of England total
  • The area has an ageing population with over 75s expected to represent 30% by 2033
  • North Somerset is a prosperous area with unemployment below the national average
  • The area contributed 25% of new jobs in the South West between 2000 and 2014

Image credits

Priory Woods image credit: Priory Woods courtesy of Peter Lowe on Flickr  under CC BY-ND 2.0