Careers in General Practice in Bristol, North Somerset & South Gloucestershire
The positive, professional, happy, hardworking team at Westbury On Trym PCC aim to provide a modern, inclusive Primary Care Service within a purpose-built health centre.
The practice has a highly organised appointment book with a range of appointment types. Patients are encouraged to book in advance as much as possible. Two excellent nurse practitioners see two thirds of on-the-day patients. Westbury On Trym also offers minor surgery and, as an innovative practice, encourages special interests.
Westbury On Trym Primary Care Centre is in the Affinity cluster.
The Westbury On Trym practice has a defined set of aims and values. They aim to:
The practice’s ethos and culture includes:
There is a bi-annual home day for all staff, regular socials, charity and fundraising, role specific meetings and whole team meetings.
The practice offers family friendly working wherever possible, including part-time working or flexibility that meets the needs of the role.
Staff can also benefit from unpaid leave, paid maternity, paternity and adoption leave, childcare voucher scheme, Carer’s leave and extended (sabbatical) leave based on length of service.
From the outset, new staff benefit from a full induction, buddy scheme and regular supervision. Most roles offer at least a two week induction which is comprehensive and can include shadowing or can be led by the individual, depending on the seniority of the role.
The practice offers, on a role-by-role basis, paid study leave, some funding towards courses and individual learning plans which may include support to achieve recognised qualifications.
There is a comprehensive meetings planner in place for the year. The practice also offers one-to-one support for all staff with line management responsibility. There are also quarterly reviews, in-house appraisals for GPs and cross-colleague shadowing sessions for clinical staff.
The area of Bristol that the practice serves is varied: affluent but with pockets of deprivation.
Patients rate the practice as good.