Great Oakley Medical Centre (Corby, Northants)


If you’re looking to develop a specialism of your choice, with the full support of a friendly team and the opportunity for flexible hours, then look no further.

Great Oakley Medical Centre caters for 11,000 patients in an innovative way that works so well for both the community and staff that most of the team have been there since it opened.

Described as being ‘like one big family’, the practice is looking for GPs to join them as the success of the centre means they have been granted funding to extend into two more consultation rooms – the perfect opportunity to become part of what promises to be an exciting future.


Great Oakley is a training practice so welcomes applications from those looking for personal development in a specialist area of their choice, or keen to become trainers themselves.

They will nurture staff with protected learning time and study leave as well as having an active mentor scheme and holding weekly clinical meetings that attract speakers from all areas of interest.

There are also opportunities for staff to shadow others to pick up new skills and the team provides a strong support unit for any new recruits, particularly those who are returning to the profession or from overseas.


The friendly nature of the staff is cited by all as the main reason they work there – and most of them have stayed since the practice opened in 1998. Now looking to expand the team say they are keen to talk to GPs from all walks of life and approach every candidate without any rigid requirements.

Currently all the GPs are part time as they work around family commitments so flexibility is second nature, home visits are few, there is no requirement for out of hours cover and even coffee breaks are protected.

Doctors are able to operate longer consultations when needed and the innovative approach to appointments means that most patients will be seen the same day, meaning patient satisfaction is generally high.

At a glance:

Patient list: 11,000

No of staff: 20+

Co-located pharmacy: Yes

System: SystmOne

Address: Great Oakley Medical Centre,1 Barth Cl, Great Oakley, Corby NN18 8LU