Kington Medical Practice (Herefordshire)
The opportunities at this modern, purpose-built centre for personal and professional progression are excellent – with benefits for training and study as well as the chance for the right candidate to work up the ladder to the role of medical director.
This approach, coupled with the fact that the practice is not asking any GPs to work evenings or weekends, and has a relocation incentive available, make it a very attractive proposition.
New recruits will be mentored and then expected to complete their own mentor training as well as being encouraged to develop a specialism, with the full support of this friendly, welcoming team. There is then every opportunity for a salaried GP to become lead GP, clinical director and eventually medical director if they want to do so.
Protected learning time and study leave are offered alongside 50 free online CPD hours and the support of a strong nursing and auxiliary team leaves GPs able to concentrate on more complex cases.
The fact that the practice is only open Monday to Friday, and not in the evenings, will appeal particularly to those with family commitments and the staff are happy to help new starters maintain a good work/life balance.
Full or part time hours are available and term time working can be considered, as well as condensed hours, and admin time is built in to each session to avoid overrunning shifts.
Occupational health cover is included as are full medical indemnity costs and incentives such as relocation bursaries and refer-a-friend schemes add to the benefits on offer at this small, rural practice.
At a glance
Patient list: 7,500
No of staff: 23
Co-located pharmacy: Yes
Address: Kington Medical Practice,The Surgery, Eardisley Rd, Kington HR5 3EA