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

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

Countryside village

Living and working in
South Gloucestershire

One of the UK’s fastest growing areas

South Gloucestershire offers a wealth of places to live, from established urban communities to market towns, traditional villages and lots of new developments.

Living in South Gloucestershire

South Gloucestershire sits on the edge of the Bristol conurbation and runs through villages and countryside down to the river Severn coastline, a site of special scientific interest and home to peregrine falcons and seals.

Residents can choose a best-of-both worlds lifestyle with village life in touching distance of the vibrant city of Bristol.

Chipping Sodbury race

Chipping Sodbury race

Cribbs Causeway shopping centre

The Mall at Cribbs Causeway

Birthplace of Concord, South Gloucestershire is home to a thriving industrial sector with the likes of Airbus, Rolls Royce and the MOD based in the area. With high employment, longer than average life expectancy and many ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ schools, South Gloucestershire offers a family friendly environment, with lots of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, including Slimbridge Wetlands, Willsbridge Valley, Dyrham Park, Thornbury Castle and the Severn Way.



Dyrham Park

Dyrham Park

With one of the largest shopping malls in the South West at Cribbs Causeway and many restaurant and entertainment options, South Gloucestershire is also well placed for Bath and Bristol and enjoys good links to the rest of the country: Wales, the West Country and the South Coast are all within easy reach.

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Working in South Gloucestershire

There are 25 GP practices across the area, in a mix of urban, suburban and rural settings. Some are teaching practices, others are village practices at the heart of a rural community.

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.

South Gloucestershire facts

  • Almost 280,000 people live in the area
  • Residents have a longer than average life expectancy
  • Employment is higher than average
  • The area has an ageing population that is above the national average
  • South Gloucestershire has the highest traveller population in the area

Image credits

Banner Image of Thornbury Castle courtesy of shrinkin’violet on Flickr under CC BY 2.0. Image recoloured from original.
Chipping Sobury image credit: Sodbury race courtesy of Rich Kenington on Flickr under CC BY-SA 2.0
Cribbs Causeway image credit: Cribbs Causeway courtesy of shrinkin’violet on Flickrunder CC BY 2.0
Concorde image credit: Courtesy of Aerospace Bristol
Dyrham Park image credit: Dyrham Park courtesy of Colin Howley on Flickr under CC BY-ND 2.0