GP in Edinburgh, East Lothian

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  • £10,696 per session per annum
  • Part or full time, flexible on days
  • Vision Practice
  • To apply: contact Helen Marsden on 0131 446 4060 / 07411 269 315 or helen.marsden@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk

Due to internal promotion to Partnership we're looking for a GP to join us at Riverside Medical Practice.

GP workload is carefully managed, with 21 x 15 minute predominantly F2F appointments a day and flexibility in terms of how these are organised.

Duty doctor days are supported by another 'flexi-doc' GP and our specialist paramedic supports your home visit days, conducting a large proportion of visits. Duty, flexi and home visit GP days are shared equally between GPs. GPs have their own pre-bookable phone and F2F slots, with dedicated time each day for admin.

We're a busy surgery (list size 19,600) in an area with significant health inequality - so we're looking for GPs who are passionate about working in this type of environment and making a difference. It's clinically interesting work, with many different types of pathology.

This is a unique Practice where same-day care is broadly managed by a neighbouring nurse-led local health board team – giving GPs more time to provide care to more complex patients. Direct access musculoskeletal, community nursing and mental health services are also available to patients.

Our stable, 50-strong Practice team includes a number of WTE GPs which compares favourably to national averages. We also have six additional specialist clinicians – three triage nurse practitioners, two chronic disease nurse specialists and a specialist paramedic – as well as treatment room nursing and phlebotomy. Embedded staff include a substance use nurse; pharmacists; and Community Linkworkers, with care home residents being looked after by a dedicated local health board team.

We have sound support in place for emergencies - with a specialist paramedic and other members of our large team always available.

We have four supportive GP partners, a great call handling team and the other usual operational support staff. Feedback from our team is that we're a genuinely welcoming and well-organised Practice, with mature processes in place. 

We're located close to Edinburgh City Centre and East Lothian's fabulous beaches. The Practice is located in a purpose-built health centre with kitchen, sun terrace and ample parking. Sweet treats are always on hand and welcome boxes are provided to all new team members, with regular staff events and activities planned.

An accredited training Practice, we have multiple experienced GP trainers in the team and both mentoring and clinical catch-ups with colleagues are always part of our week. CPD time is built into your week in line with the BMA Model Contract, and if you have special areas of interest there are opportunities to lead on relevant Practice quality improvement projects. 

We welcome newly qualified GPs - our last five ST3s have continued on to permanent roles at the Practice, which we like to think is a good sign!

A Golden Hello payment may be available, if you're eligible for this.


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