General Practitioner - HMP Lewes

Make a difference from day one!

Are you collaborative, caring and compassionate? 

Prisons are one of the most unique and challenging, yet rewarding places for healthcare professionals to work.  If you’re looking for a role where you can develop your existing skills and learn something new every day, then this is the place to be. 

HMP Lewes is a local category B men’s prison for those on remand to local courts as well as those who have been sentenced and those awaiting release. With an operational capacity of 692, HMP Lewes is based in Lewes in East Sussex, within the South Downs National Park. It’s approximately 25 minutes from Brighton and Hove, 35 minutes of Eastbourne and Worthing by car.

Lewes is the county town of East Sussex and is a historical and picturesque town only 6 miles from Brighton and it’s beaches. There is plenty to explore in the local area with Lewes Castle and Lewes Priory nearby – in fact Lewes Prison itself is considered a historical building of interest!

Practice Plus Group are the Health in Justice Market leader.  Our model of care is our Wellbeing Approach – an integrated, comprehensive approach in recognition of the fact prisoners are a socially-excluded group with healthcare needs which are complex and often associated with poor outcomes. 

What do we need from you so you can do the job?

As a member of the multi-disciplinary team, you’ll provide clinical assessment and diagnosis to patient’s requirements and make timely decisions regarding future management. You will also provide a highly specialist resource to other healthcare staff, patients and carers and have active involvement in clinical governance/effectiveness activities.

We need you to be a clinical leader and guide and direct patient care from the healthcare teams.  In return we will give you balance between clinic time and time for focus on strategies and maintaining oversight of the clinical aspects of the department. The healthcare team at Lewes work in a collaborative and multi-disciplinary way and your role will be to continue to empower the healthcare team to take responsibility in leading on patient care.

You will be working alongside other General Practitioners who work in the prison with established local, regional and national support networks in place including regular one to ones and GP forums. 

It doesn’t end there; you will have a chance to become actively involved in audit, teaching and training (management of substance misuse and/or blood borne viruses) as well as helping us to adapt the service to the ever-changing needs of the patients.
Interested in clinical development?

We could give you the opportunity to develop in to a specialist role of your interest and benefit to the service i.e. BBV, sexual health, RCGP 1 and 2.

In return for the hard work you do, you will...

Receive an annual salary of up to £120,000 FTE per annum - depending on experience and number of sessions worked. You'll also get a number of benefits including a company contributory pension scheme, 25 days annual leave plus 8 public bank holidays pro-rata, plus CPD, study leave, re-validation support.
FTE equates to 40 hours per week, which is equivalent to 10 sessions a week. Bank contracts are also available.
Other benefits include the cycle to work scheme plus training and clinical development opportunities.
Practice Plus Group promote a good work/life balance.

Onsite benefits at HMP Lewes include access to an onsite gym, free parking and subsidised café/restaurant.

Next steps

If you are shortlisted, you will be contacted by the Internal Recruiter for this role.
The recruiter will submit your CV to the hiring manager and in turn will arrange an interview for you to attend if the hiring manager feels that you are suitable for the job.

For further information, please contact us on the details provided.

About Us

We’re the UK’s leading independent provider of healthcare services in prisons and youth prisoner establishments.

We believe in putting the patient first, regardless of the environment or their history. That’s why we’re proud to deliver quality healthcare in some of the most challenging environments; care that is equal to what you receive in the community. We’re passionate about making a difference to the lives of prisoners by improving their health, securing their wellbeing and helping to reduce reoffending behaviour.

We deliver round-the-clock healthcare to more than 40,000 patients at over 45 prisons of all categories. Prisons are a community like any other and we offer all of the health services any community needs in one place and with a single team. These range from reception health checks on arrival and regular GP services, to help with substance misuse, mental health, chronic or long-term conditions, podiatry, physiotherapy and optometry.

More information
Please note that this role is subject to Practice Plus Group Terms & Conditions and offers of employment are subject to right to work in the UK, references, an enhanced DBS check, and prison vetting.

At Practice Plus Group we actively promote diversity and equal opportunities.

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