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Retainer GP - Green Valleys Health

We are seeking a Retainer GP for up to 4 sessions.  We are looking to expand our current clinical team and are keen to take on a GP Retainer. We have the benefit of experience in this area as we currently employ one GP retainer.  The GP Retention Scheme is a package of financial and educational support to help doctors, who might otherwise leave the profession, remain in clinical general practice.


The scheme is open to doctors who meet ALL of the following criteria:


Where a doctor is seriously considering leaving or has left general practice (but is still on the National Medical Performers List) due to:


Personal reasons – such as caring responsibilities for family members (children or adults) or personal health reasons



Approaching retirement



Require greater flexibility in order to undertake other work either within or outside of general practice.


And when a regular part-time role does not meet the doctor’s need for flexibility, for example the requirement for short clinics or annualised hours.


And where there is a need for additional educational supervision. For example a newly qualified doctor needing to work 1-4 sessions a week due to caring responsibilities or those working only 1-2 sessions where pro-rata study leave allowance is inadequate to maintain continuing professional development and professional networks.



What sets up apart?

15 minute appointments as standard

Dedicated remote working – 1 session per week

Mentorship – regular reviews and mentorship with a senior GP

Protected learning time and twice monthly in house education sessions

Very low home visiting rate

Well established use of Accurx and video calls

Daily 30 minute “coffee time” – dedicated and well attended daily meeting for clinicians to catch up or ask clinical questions



About us:

Green Valleys Health: 2 successful well established GP practices, across 3 sites

List size, currently approx. 21,000. (combined across the sites)

Training practice also working with nursing students

Dedicated on site PCN pharmacist on site (soon to be full time)

Dedicated drug worker

Health visitors on site

Unique clinical service model to ensure best patient care whilst allowing clinicians to work ‘smarter not harder’

Participating in the community pharmacy consultation service – minor illness presentations are directed by reception to pharmacy appointments without GP input

On site first contact physiotherapist dealing with a proportion of MSK workload

Experienced Nurse Practitioner team across all sites managing urgent care and minor illness

Excellent admin support to maximise efficiency and reduce GP workload.

Innovative service provision, with roles in CCG and OneCare

High QOF achievement

Experienced GP Partners (each with own special interest areas) offering support and mentor ship, to encourage personal development and develop special interest areas.

No weekend work, minimal extended hours.

Modern, purpose built surgeries with onsite parking.

EMIS/Docman/ ICE used extensively-paper light practice, with e-prescribing.

Weekly MDT meeting with locality team.



Your role:

Sessions and start dates negotiable

Defined, structured surgery consults only-protected time for admin.

Manageable workload.

Flexible working considered.

Excellent team support with daily informal catch-ups.

Well equipped consulting rooms.



The benefits:

Model BMA contract.

Indemnity fees included

Competitive financial package, dependent on experience.

Excellent location close to local amenities.

Minutes from nearby motorways (M4,M5) and Bristol ring road.

Easy access to vibrant central Bristol and Bath.”


For more information or to arrange an informal chat please contact Executive manager Trevor Davison on