General Practitioner

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£65,070 to £98,194 a year
Closing date
18 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Doctor - other
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK and we are actively searching for forward and transformational thinking General Practitioners to join our newly acquired Shakespeare Road Practice in Basingstoke that will be run by Southern Health as part of an exciting partnership with colleagues from Hampshire Hospitals Foundation Trust (HHFT), Solent NHS Trust and North Hampshire Urgent Care (NHUC). We are excited by the benefits this new way of working will bring to patients and the practice as well as the wider community it supports.

This is a unique opportunity for you to take a real partnership approach to delivering care, and participate in transformation work to remodel the service to deliver a population approach to care, delivering impactful change to services. The work will be well supported by a range of multidisciplinary services who share the vision including Community Mental Health Services, ICT and Consultant Frailty nurses and there will be opportunities for you to expand your knowledge, and develop your skills within multidisciplinary teams and different specialities.

We are open to applicants who want full or less than full time sessions or who are interested in developing a specialist interest as well, please talk to us and let us know what you are interested in.

Main duties of the job

A key member of the team working in General Practice, the GP will manage a caseload, dealing with a wide range of presenting health care needs in a primary care setting. The post-holder will work with clinical colleagues to ensure the highest standards of care are provided for all registered and temporary patients. The post-holder will also contribute to planning and decision-making as part of the wider practice team.

All post-holders will be expected to support the development and delivery of Integrated Care Teams

The employer is Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust and the post-holder is expected to comply with the trusts employment policies and procedures, clinical and information governance policies and procedures, and any other policies and procedures necessary for the safe and effective discharge of the duties contained within this document.

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About us

Are you committed to providing remarkable care and service?

Are you passionate about helping people and want to make a difference every day?

We want to meet you!

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities. We are committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect through our 6,500 strong workforce.

Southern Health has over 300 sites across the county and we serve 1.5 million people throughout all stages of their lives. Our aim is to work alongside the people we support (and our health and care partners) to deliver the best possible care and constantly improve.

Here at SHFT we have so much to be proud of:
  • Working as a team and supporting each other, we put patients and our staff at the heart of everything we do.
  • We have a skilled and diverse workforce and are committed to our staff development, offering bespoke training packages, leadership pathways and career opportunities.
  • We offer a variety of benefits such as an amazing pension scheme, generous annual leave, Childcare Choices scheme, many discounts (Blue Light card, The Company Shop, NHS Staff Discounts, cycle to work scheme) and much more.

Come to work with us, together we will provide outstanding treatment and care to improve lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

In general the post-holder will be expected to undertake all the normal duties and responsibilities associated with a GP working within primary care including:

*Making professionally autonomous decisions in relation to presenting problems, whether self-referred or referred internally within the Practice.

*Receives patients with undifferentiated and undiagnosed problems and makes assessment of their health care needs.

*Consults with patients in the surgery, at home visits and via telephone or on-line mechanisms as agreed internally between the practice GPs.

*Undertakes triage calls, triage visits, checking and signing of repeat prescriptions and dealing with queries, paperwork and correspondence in a timely fashion as required.

*Screens patients for disease risk factors and early signs of illness.

*In consultation with patients and in line with current Practice disease management protocols, develops care plans for health.

*Provides counselling and health education as necessary.

*Admits or discharges patients to and from caseload and refers them to other care providers internally and externally as appropriate and in line with practice protocols.

*Complies with all relevant clinical governance and Practice polices and protocols.

*Assists in the establishment of appropriate systems to manage common chronic medical conditions.

*Completes clinically related administrative and non clinical duties needed for the delivery of the service.

*Records clear and contemporaneous consultation notes to agreed standards.

*Demonstrates commitment to lifelong learning, and audit and effectiveness to ensure evidence based best practice.

*Provides active input to the wider Primary healthcare team in the process of health needs research/base line data collection/clinical audit.

*Compiles and issues computer-generated acute and repeat prescriptions, prescribing in accordance with the Practice/ Local ICB prescribing formulary whenever this is clinically appropriate.

*Meets professional learning and CPD requirements.

*Develops effective relationships with other colleagues.

Practice Responsibilities

*Contributes to the evaluation/audit and clinical standard setting with colleagues.

*Records data in patient records systems promptly and accurately and to agreed standards.

*Ensures appropriate use of read codes.

*Participates in the collection and collation of statistics towards the preparation of practice reports, performance monitoring and audits.

*Participates in the auditing of practice activity as required.

*Contributes to the strategic management and development of the practice.

*Provides reports to both NHS and non-NHS agencies as required.

*Responsible for health and safety of themselves and others and for reporting and actively co-operating in Practice Health and Safety Policies and procedures.

*Processes and actions incoming patient and hospital correspondence.

*Attends in-house meetings, significant event audit meetings and other meetings as deemed necessary.

*Ensures that the practice complaints system is adhered to at all times.

*Awareness and compliance with all relevant guidelines protection, confidentiality and health and safety.

*Maintain current CPR and anaphylaxis certification and child/adult safeguarding training in line with local policies.

Person Specification



  • Fully qualified GP with GMC registration
  • Evidence of annual appraisal and revalidation (when appropriate)
  • General practice (Vocational Training Scheme) trained
  • On/eligible to be on a medical performers list
  • Enhanced CRB check
  • UK driving licence
  • Current CPR certificate
  • UK work permit (if required)


  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Other Post Graduate Diplomas



  • *Successfully Completed General Practice Specialist Training
  • *Appropriate range of previous experience in hospital posts
  • *Clinical and Information Governance
  • *Self audit and reflection
  • *Organised and efficient in record keeping and completion of paperwork
  • *Time management -- being able to prioritise work and work under pressure
  • *Computer literacy


  • *Completed GP specialist training within last 2 years
  • *Experience of working a variety of clinical software systems

Additional Criteria


  • *Evidence of self directed learning
  • *Excellent communication skills
  • *Ability to articulate the core values of general practice
  • *Knowledge of current issues affecting general practice
  • *Counselling and Feedback skills
  • *Team working and inter disciplinary collaboration.
  • *Ability to maintain trust and confidence of patients
  • *Leadership skills
  • *Willingness to share knowledge and collaborate across entire primary health team
  • *Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with multidisciplinary teams
  • *Ability to work flexibly.
  • *Ability to recognise own limitations and act upon them appropriately
  • *Willingness to learn new skills and to problem solve on a daily basis
  • *An understanding, acceptance and adherence to the need for strict confidentiality.
  • *Ability to travel between various locations
  • *Understands the principles of equality and diversity
  • *Commitment to primary prevention and health improvement
  • *Commitment to addressing health inequalities and patient empowerment
  • *Patient advocate
  • *Excellent communicator


  • *Knowledge of service provision requirements in all clinical disciplines
  • *Ability to adapt to differing workplaces
  • *Ability to challenge traditional models of working and to suggest improvements for change in a positive and inclusive manner.
  • *Flexible regarding workplace location

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