• FredaJ

Job Description GP

Role summary-Job Description GP

To improve the health of the local population by the provision of a comprehensive range of medical services.

Main Responsibilities-Job Description GP


1. Provide a comprehensive range of personal medical services to the registered practice patient population including those registered on a temporary/immediately necessary basis. To include seeing patients in the surgery and in the community.

2. Assume responsibility as “usual doctor” for a pro-rata share of the patient population.

3. Record all patient communication accurately and appropriately in the computerised medical record.

4. Undertake all routine administrative duties including referrals; issuing fit notes; repeat prescriptions and completing medical and insurance reports.

5. Assume responsibility for a share of the work associated with the Quality and Outcomes framework.

6. Participate in Duty Doctor system.

7. Contribute to the development of the practice by attending team and clinical meetings.

8. Participate in audit; research and clinical governance activities.

9. Prepare and implement a personal development plan.

10. Participate in the teaching of undergraduate medical students and Foundation doctors.

Duties and responsibilities

The duties of the post are to provide a full range of general medical services as contained within the National Health Services (Primary Care) Act 1997 and which will include domiciliary visits as deemed appropriate.

The post holder is expected to support the Partners in providing all services outlined in the GMS Core Contract, any Enhanced Services Service Level Agreements and other contracts held with the likes of Public Health & the local Federation and also in the aims and objectives of the Practice. The post holder is expected to support and input into the aims of the Practice in areas of clinical governance, good practice, quality outcomes framework, enhanced services, practice audit, referral review and other improvements plans as determined by the Practice.

Performance in each area will be monitored. The post holder is encouraged to utilise and develop any skills for the improvement of services to patients. The post holder is expected to maintain and keep good standards of computerised clinical records at all times.

Full involvement in any Practice training on ongoing requirements of our status as a paperless Practice is expected. The post holder is expected to maintain and keep good standards of paperwork. The post holder is expected to take part in revalidation, the local appraisal process and any mandatory training required.

Scheduling in the Job Plan

Clinical duties

All sessions will take place between the hours of 8.00am and 6.30pm but the post may also include involvement in the evening session rota.

Appointments are scheduled at 15 minute intervals. A morning session involves 14 consultations and an afternoon session involves 14 consultations.

Telephone consultations from patients take the place of a face to face consultation as required. We are run a Triage system and Salaried GPs are expected to take part in this. This has reduced our “Extra’s” to zero but should this situation change then Salaried GPs are expected to take a share of these.

The post holder will participate in the duty doctor rota in operation within the Practice. The post holder will assume responsibility as Usual Doctor for a share of the Practice patients.

The post holder is required to undertake a share of the daily home visits. The number of Usual Patients, Duty Doctor and Extended Hour sessions will be proportionate to the number of sessions worked.

The post holder is required to deal with telephone queries from patients or other health care professionals within administrative time. Some administrative time is allowed for during the working week instead of seeing patients. The amount of this depends on the number of sessions worked.

The post holder is expected to follow up results, x-rays, correspondence related to their own allocated batch of patients and those which they have generated. Clinical duties will include seeing people with acute conditions, ongoing chronic conditions which will also include some reviews based on the QoF.

Administrative duties

The Partners believe the job plan allows sufficient time to complete all administrative duties related to clinical activities. Referrals should be completed on a daily basis in line with Practice policy. Investigations and referrals should be completed and associated documentation dealt with within appropriate timescales. Results are communicated electronically and it is expected that these will be actioned on a daily basis.

The post holder will deal with all personally addressed post and will also take a share in dealing with post plus any workload for any absent Doctors.

The post holder is expected to complete examinations and reports for the benefits agency and those expected under the GMS contract of patients known to them.

Additionally the post holder may be expected to complete reports required by other parties including insurance companies and employers.

The post holder is expected to use appropriate processes for computerised record keeping including clinical templates and protocols as well as ensuring that significant information is recorded accurately.


The post holder is expected to participate in regular Team and Clinical meetings and any in-house education and training events. The post holder may also represent the practice at some external meetings and training events where appropriate and will be asked to feed back to the rest of the team.

Personal Development

The Practice is committed to the highest standards of evidence based medicine and supporting colleagues in achieving this.

The post holder is expected to participate using their Personal Development time in discussions on clinical practice standards; developing Practice protocols; mutual professional support for the individual practitioners; audit; significant event analysis; meetings with colleagues out with the Practice.

Personal Continual Professional Development

This may include a mix of in-house meetings and events and time away from the Practice attending events or in private study. The Partners will ensure that they set aside time for mentoring the role and supporting professional development.

You will be allocated a nominated mentor when you start, this will be an experienced partner. It is anticipated that meetings will be held on a monthly basis to start with.


The post holder is expected to provide support for any students or trainees in the Practice.


The post holder may be expected to become clinically responsible for particular areas of Practice development and/or for an area of the QoF, Enhanced Service or another service area. The post holder may take on other responsibilities and be expected to participate in other areas of the practice as the practice continue’s to develop

Knowledge Skills Experience Education-Job Description GP

Qualifications & Training

• Fully qualified GP with GMC registration

• Annual appraisal and revalidation (when appropriate)

• General practice (Vocational Training Scheme) trained


• On the medical performers list

• UK driving licence

• UK work permit (if required

Experience & Skills

• Chronic disease management

• Primary prevention & screening services

• Clinical Governance

• Delivery of QoF targets

• Self audit and reflection

• Organised and efficient in record keeping and completion of paperwork

• Time management –able to prioritise work and work under pressure

• Computer literacy

• Excellent Communication Skills

• Good Team Working

Aptitude & Abilities

• Willingness to share and collaborate across entire primary health team

• Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with mutlidisciplinary teams

• Ability to work flexibly • Ability to recognize 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


• Commitment to primary prevention and health improvement

• Addressing health inequalities

• Patient empowerment

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