Chair's Special COVID-19 Update April 2020
Please find the most recent update from the LMC Chair, please bear in mind in this current climate things are contantly changing and everything within this update was correct as of 8th April 2020.
BMA - Urgent prescription for general practice
The BMA launched the Urgent Prescription for General Practice campaign, publishing the first of a three part analysis from the workload pressures survey responses received from GP practices in England and Wales, showing the extent of the pressures they are under.
The issues have had significant coverage and practices should have received resource packs to help with raising their concerns locally. A tremendous amount of media coverage and social media activity has been generated around the published survey data, including on workload, demand levels, financial viability, workforce and more – all of which are available on the campaign home page, and can also be downloaded, or shared on social media.
Media coverage has so far included the front page of the Guardian plus mentions in four other national newspapers; five mentions on national radio, including the Today programme; five mentions on TV news; 58 on BBC regional radio and a number of other regional media hits. The Urgent Prescription for General Practice campaign web hub has had a total of 10,770 page views with 13 minutes being the average time spent on the page, and #gpincrisis has been used 2,014 times with a total reach of 6,926,036 since the project launched. The total number of retweets/likes is 820 with 108 people now using the project Twibbon.
Partner/Salaried GP Vacancy - Pen - y - Cae Surgery
Time to work in a well-established friendly practice where people actually still enjoy going to work? Then read on.
Pen Y Cae Surgery is a well-establish practice founded in 2005 and is situated on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park in Blaenau Gwent, the birth place of our NHS. We are a newly accredited GP training practice and established teaching practice for medical students from Cardiff Medical School. We offer a happy work place where we operate in a supportive team – we actually don’t mind coming to work!
Our GP team is made up of 3.75 WTE with 5 Partners and 1 salaried GP looking after 6,900 patients. Our GP’s are fully supported by an exceptional nursing team comprising of an ANP, Practice Nurse, 2 Health Care Assistants and a phlebotomist, practice based pharmacist, excellent management and admin team who focus on supporting patients and clinicians. We are dynamic, progressive, friendly and supportive practice who pride ourselves on high quality patient centred care and our involvement with our local neighbourhood care network.
The practice is involved in a compassionate communities initiative with the local cluster group, being able to offer our patients social prescribing and we are fully supported by a practice link worker to assist in a wider community team approach to patient care.
• We are high achieving practice with 100% QOF year on year
• High achieving on local enhanced services and key performance indicators
• Vision users
• Training practice / medical student teaching
• We are IT innovative practice
• Cluster working in Blaenau Gwent West NCN along with 5 other practices
• Close colleague support and opportunities for development
We have a vacancy due to retirement of one of our partners. If you are enthusiastic, committed to making a difference and want to be part of a harmonious happy team then give us a call. We are ideally looking for 6-8 sessions, salaried or partner capacity, initially with a 6 month period of mutual assessment, after which discussions on the possibility of partnership could take place, but happy to discuss individual needs.
Maternity Cover Vacancy - The Vauxhall Practice, Chepstow
Due to the forthcoming maternity leave of one of our salaried doctors we are lookingfor a doctor who can offer maternity cover for 6 sessions per week from June 2021 – May 2022 inclusive, with the possibility of a permanent position in the future.
This is an opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic doctor to enjoy family practice. We are committed to high quality collaborative patient care. Present
partners’ interests include therapeutics, teaching, research, women’s health and family planning and we encourage new staff to develop their special interests.
Five doctored (WTE 5.0) practice looking after 8,800 patients in a well-connected, historic town in the Wye Valley
Good continuity of care and job satisfaction
EMIS Web paperless system
IT & Patient Safety Toolkit Pilot Practice
Advanced nurse practitioner, clinical pharmacists and innovative GP first access appointment system
Training practice with GP Registrars and Medical Students
We are research active
Purpose built practice owned premises
Six weeks annual leave + one week study leave
5 minutes from motorway links, within easy commuting distance of Bristol or Cardiff
Good local schools
Apply by email or post with CV and covering letter to:
Practice Manager The Vauxhall Practice,
Informal visits and enquiries welcomed:
Telephone 01291 636100
Salaried GP Vacancy - St Julian's Medical Centre - Newport
Position: Salaried GP with a view to Partnership
Hours: 4 - 6 Sessions (to be confirmed)
St Julian’s Medical Centre is a 6 partner training practice close to M4. We are looking for a Salaried GP, with a view to partnership, to join our forward thinking practice.
Our Primary Care Team consists of 6 GP Partners, 1 Salaried GP, Practice Manager, 3 Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacist, 5 Practice Nurses, 2 Healthcare Assistants, Deputy Manager and Receptionists/Administrative Staff.
The practice has 13,600 patients, and the practice area extends from Caerleon to the centre of Newport, giving a diverse and interesting demographic. The practice operates from a purpose-built surgery which is owned by the partners. We achieve high QOF/QUAIF scores, and we provide the full range of enhanced services. We use the Vision 360 Clinical System, and are members of the Newport East NCN.
Salary: xxx. There will be a 6 month period of mutual assessment, after which point there will be an opportunity to discuss the possibility of partnership.
An enhanced disclosure barring service check will be undertaken prior to employment, and the practice will meet the disclosure expense.
For further information and a job description please contact Lynne Barry Practice Manger/ Emma Hughes Deputy Manager.
St Julians Medical Centre 13a Stafford Road, Newport NP19 7DQ
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