GP Associate/Fellowship in South Sefton CCG, Liverpool

Salary:   £75, 249 pro rata

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an innovative GP Fellowship position, encompassing both GP clinical and strategic transformation roles, plus HEE funded training and development which includes a £5,000 training grant.

In conjunction with South Sefton CCG, we would like to offer the 12 month post of GP Associate for Bridge Road Surgery and Clinical Lead for South Sefton CCG. The role will be based at both Bridge Road Surgery and at Merton House, in Bootle, the head offices of the CCG.

The role would have three elements:

Part 1.

Clinical Practice for 4 sessions a week at the surgery, where the successful candidate would work with the Partners to offer face to face and telephone consultations, home visits and complete administrative work arising, with the opportunity to develop a specialist clinical interest of choice if desired, with an allocated GP Partner mentor for ongoing support.

Bridge Road Medical Centre offers:

  • Medical indemnity fees covered on group practice policy for clinical sessions worked
  • Sensible workload with GPs triaging all requests for doctor’s appointments.
  • Low numbers of home visits: typically no more than 2-3 per day in total
  • Partnership includes Chair of the GP Federation and Chair of the Seaforth & Litherland CCG locality
  • Good CQC rating
  • EMIS Web clinical system
  • Long-established training practice with two GP Trainers and currently two ST3 GPs
  • High deprivation levels hence plenty of real medical pathology with a focus on patient care
  • Potential for permanent salaried or partnership position after the CCT Fellowship post


Part 2.

  • Clinical lead for key areas of Sefton’s transformation programme for 3 sessions a week.
  • Link with local GP practices, the local GP Federation, community services, social care, our vibrant VCF (voluntary, community and faith sector) and local patient representative groups to support the development of placed based care.
  • Support plans for the sustainability of general practice and collaborative working, in the context of NHSE’s Primary Care Plan and the emerging local CCG strategy.
  • Be supported by our CCG clinical lead for primary care and Chair of the CCG, who is taking an overall leadership role for developing integrated care in localities.
  • Clear objectives and a development plan would be set by the CCG Chair to ensure clarity of role.
  • Full induction process

Part 3.

  • Health Education England will fund 2 sessions per week of protected education and training time to undertake personal development, education and training.  It is intended that an academic underpinning will frame the programme and provide robust governance and quality assurance.  This may involve completion of a Postgraduate Certificate.
  • Fellows will attend education sessions facilitated by HEE North West.  The groups will support Fellows to share learning from the programme and will also support planning for career and service development after the cessation of the programme.
  • This role will also be one of 36 Fellowship roles funding by HEE in the North West.

For further information and an informal discussion please contact:

Lynne Creevy, Practice Manager, Bridge Road Medical Centre on 0151 949 0249 or email

Dr Emma McDonnell, GP Partner, Bridge Road Medical Centre on 0151 949 9532 or email

Tracy Jeffes, Director of Corporate Services, South Sefton CCG on 0151 317 8462 or email

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