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Registered General Practitioner - Sessional

North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
Newcastle upon Tyne
£65 to £110 a session Rate paid dependent on session worked
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Registered General Practitioner Sessional

The North East Ambulance Service operates a fully integrated service providing both 111 and 999 services to the North East region.

We are seeking sessional GPs to work within our Integrated Urgent Care Clinical Assessment Service (IUC-CAS).

You will work within a multi-disciplinary team comprising Doctors, Advanced Practitioners and Pharmacists, along with administrative support.

The CAS provides remote telephone and video assessment for urgent care cases initially triaged via a health advisor or clinician. As a sessional GP you may also be required to support the ambulance dispatch function, supporting, and advising our clinicians and/or crews on scene, who require senior clinical decision-making guidance.

Feedback and support - both ongoing and in relation to revalidation - will be provided through a managerial structure that includes a Lead GP and Deputy Medical Director.

Candidates must be able to undertake remote assessment utilising both telephone and video.

We have a range of sessional shifts available covering both the in hours and out of hours period: weekdays, evenings, bank holidays and overnight working.

Roles are varied and may include a combination of working on site, undertaking home visits supporting the out of hours palliative care service or working off site, based at home.

Our sites are located at Newcastle Newburn, Hebburn and Wynyard.

Competitive sessional rates offered.

Main duties of the job

Job Summary

Sessional GPs can be based onsite and/or work remotely in response to patient demand to form part of the regional Clinical Assessment Service (CAS) Multi-Disciplinary Team.

This service will promote self-care, provide advice, support for patients at home and act as the gatekeeper to the wider urgent care system, facilitating onward referral where necessary to a range of primary and secondary care services.

In addition to supporting the CAS you will give clinical support to our Advanced Practitioners in support of the out of hours contracts, this may requrie occasional home visits.

You will provide enhanced clinical assessment, diagnosis via telephone or video triage and revalidation of ambulances disposition, to patients who have contacted the NHS 111 or 999 services. You will also provide clinical leadership to our multi-disciplinary teams, inclusive of Call Handlers, Nurses, Paramedics and Advanced Practitioners within our CAS.

The GP will be based at one of our Ambulance Emergency Operation Centre'sin Newcastle, South Tyneside, or Wynyard.


About us

We employ 3,500 staff in 63 locations and serve a population of 2,600,000 in Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, County Durham, and Tees over 3230 square miles.

Many people think the job of the ambulance service is to collect patients and take them to hospital, but we do much more!

Paramedic skills have developed hugely in recent years, meaning we carry out more treatment at the scene and en-route to hospital.

We have a dedicated clinical assessment service that allows us to provide patients with the most appropriate care from the beginning of the patient journey.

We have a specialised branch of the Trust called HART which deal with explosions or terrorist attacks.

Ultimately patients are the heart of everything that we do to support our mission of \safe, effective and responsive care for all.

We value and respect the diversity employees bring to our workplace. We recruit a workforce that reflects the community we serve, and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds. To ensure we deliver on our aims in relation to diversity and inclusion we assess ourselves against a range of frameworks. We are ENEI Gold employer, Disability Confident Leader, Dyslexia Smart Award employer, Dementia Friendly, and part of Mind Blue Light programme and the Race at Work Charter from the Princes Responsible Business Network and are achieving across all objectives in NHS Equality Delivery System.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please ensure you refer to the Job Description attached to this adver where you will find information regarding the role and responsibilities.

Person Specification



  • Full registration with General Medical Council (GMC)
  • Inclusion in a GP Performers List
  • Completion of Formal General Practice Training (or equivalent)
  • Current CPR Training
  • Current Safeguarding Children Level 3
  • Current Safeguarding Adults Level 3


  • Care of the Sick Child on-line course (within six months of engagement)

Personal attributes


  • Able to listen carefully in order to understand the needs of others
  • Flexible approach to working pattern across entire Out of Hours period
  • Able to provide clinical leadership in differing styles as the situation
  • requires within a multi-disciplinary team to quickly establish rapport and credibility with others in the team
  • Able to maintain confidentiality at all times with regards to staff and patients
  • Organised, systematic and flexible - Good time management being able to prioritise work and work under pressure
  • Demonstrates tact and sensitivity when working with others
  • Self-motivated and able to work autonomously

Knowledge and Key Skills


  • Demonstrable commitment to continuing professional development.
  • Evidence of computer literacy and keyboard skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent decision-making skills
  • Familiarity with use of electronic clinical systems



  • Working in general practice


  • Experience of the Out of Hours environment

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