Become a GP Member

(Please contact [email protected] for an application pack)

Job Post: Shropdoc GP Member

Location: Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, Powys

Shift: Out of hours, various opportunities

Rate of Pay: Competitive out of hours rates of pay

Shropdoc GP Member

Are you an enthusiastic and experienced General Practitioner looking for something a bit different? Wondering how you can support the existing out of hours primary care service in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Powys? We are always looking for new members to join our GP membership for either - or a combination of - the following:

  • Face to face base shifts including home visits, with a driver (at one of our 8 Shropdoc bases)
  • Triage shifts (from our headquarters at Longbow, in Shrewsbury)

Shift times are variable, so you can pick what works best for you in the location of your choice. If you’re out at base, you will be supported by our experienced and knowledgeable drivers and when triaging from Longbow, you’ll be supported by one of our Shift Leaders and be working with other clinical colleagues. We offer Triage Training and regular group training sessions with fellow clinicians to provide insight into real cases out of hours and encourage a learning a reflective atmosphere.

We also have opportunities available in our other work streams, such as the AVS service currently based in Staffordshire.

The Acute Visiting Service (AVS) is designed to provide a timely response for patients requiring a home visit, as determined by the patient’s own GP practice or West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS), to address the immediate health needs of those patients who, if not seen promptly, may ultimately be admitted to A & E or other onward referral.

The service aims to:

  • Reduce emergency admissions
  • Improve patient access
  • Release capacity in GP surgeries to enable Doctors to concentrate on planned care
  • Achieve better patient satisfaction with home visit assessment, further reducing risk of subsequent admission

The AVS crews are assigned to work across 3 designated localities, starting and finishing the shift at one of the designated sites

Please contact [email protected] for an application pack or if you would like an informal discussion please contact our Medical Director, Dr Simon Chapple Tel: 01743 454900

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