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5 session doctor - Heywood Family Practice

Due to the retirement of our senior partner, we are seeking a 5 session doctor to join our practice in October 2022. This would initially be a salaried post, with a view to partnership.

We are a long established, forward thinking and innovative Dispensing Practice, currently with 6 GP partners and one salaried GP.  We work from modern, purpose-built premises, situated in the village of Pill near Bristol and serving around 6800 patients. Our practice area includes Pill, Easton in Gordano, Abbots Leigh, Portbury and Failand. We are semi-rural but close to the city of Bristol, and to the thriving town of Portishead. There is beautiful countryside very close by with great schools and amenities, and we are near the M5 motorway.

We currently teach undergraduate medical students at the University of Bristol in year groups 1,2 and 3. We have Foundation Year Two doctors in the practice and will be getting our first GP registrar later this year. We would like the incoming doctor to participate in teaching, although this is not essential. There is the opportunity to lead a medical student year group from the outset.

We regularly achieve 100% Friends and Family scores and are always rated highly in the area, with a loyal and supportive patient population. We believe strongly in the importance of patient-centred care, especially continuity of care. We meet daily for lunch, which is a great opportunity to discuss patients and other matters within the practice.

We have an established nursing team, including an Advanced Nurse Practitioner with very supportive management and staff.  We are part of Gordano Valley PCN and work collaboratively with the other practices within this group.  As a PCN we employ Physiotherapists and Pharmacists who work in house, with plans to recruit more PCN staff in the near future.

We use EMIS clinical system. We have a good CQC rating.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated GP to work with us. The applicant should have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and provide high quality patient-centred care.

Informal enquiries and visits are welcomed.

For further information, please see our website, or contact our Practice Manager, Vicky Gigg, Heywood Family Practice, Pill, Bristol BS200DL Tel: 01275 377988. Email:

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