GP Vacancies in Gwent

Are you passionate…

…about putting patients first, providing excellent clinical care, taking personal responsibility, continuous improvement and taking pride in what you do?

If YES is your answer, then Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is offering exciting opportunities to join one of the 80 General Practices within Gwent which serves 600,000 patients.  Gwent has a wide variety of demographics, deprivation levels and chronic deceases.  This offers challenges to improve skills and experience in a variety of rural or urban practices which offer close links to a number of major cities in Wales and the surrounding countryside.

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board supports the well established and innovative 12 Neighbourhood Care Networks in Gwent.  It is through these networks that we are forging links for GPs looking to work and live in Wales with independent GP practices who are seeking salaried GPs or new partners.

As part of an independent contractor practice you will:

  • Have the flexibility to consider salaried or partnership roles
  • Work and live within an urban or rural area
  • Become part of one of the twelve Neighbourhood Care Networks in Aneurin Bevan
  • Inform and shape the future delivery of excellent primary care services
  • Potential to develop special interests
  • Good transport links

For an informal discussion about these opportunities, please contact Victoria Taylor  Head of Primary Care on 01495 241286 or e-mail  or alternatively view list of vacancies and contact details of Practices.

In addition to vacancies within practice  Aneurin Bevan University Health Board currently has a number of additional exciting posts in both their managed practices and part of their Operational Support Team.

Candidate Pack Feb 2018 v1

Overview of Roles

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Clinical Lead – General Practitioner

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board currently has three directly managed practices. The strategy for these practices is to stabilise their Clinical and Financial model and develop these managed practices to the highest level with a view to returning them to Independent contractor status. In order to achieve this, there is a need for clear accountable and visible leadership within each practice for the whole team to drive the implementation of best practice and for the delivery of General Medical Services to the practice population

The Clinical Lead is primarily responsible for the delivery of continuous clinical excellence in every aspect of clinical care, outstanding patient care, ensuring the highest clinical standards are met within the practice through leadership and innovation whilst ensuring financial sustainability and maintaining a strong values based culture.

Working in conjunction with the Practice Manager, the GP Lead will also be responsible for the overall performance and systems of the practice.

 Salaried General Practitioner with Management Allowance

Currently have two types of roles – with Managed practice or PCOST team

Aneurin Bevan University Health (ABUHB) currently has a Primary Care Operational Support Team (PCOST). This is staffed by a dedicated multidisciplinary team and is headed by a GP Clinical Lead.

The Role of the team is to support practices that have applied through the Sustainability Matrix. The Support is in the form of direct clinical and administrative support to practices but also facilitating new ways of working. It is recognised that PCOST GP’s work in Practices that have been challenged and will facilitate new ways of working and transformation. They will take on roles and responsibilities that would otherwise carried by the Partners of a Practice.

Salaried General Practitioners

As a key member of the multi-professional team, you will provide clinical services to practices directly managed by the Health Board and will support service continuity and quality improvement initiatives in practices serviced by independent contractors. You will also have opportunities to lead on specific aspects of service improvement, development, education and research.

These positions are an exciting new development with optional cross-working arrangements between out of hours, in-hours sessions in Practices and supporting care in an Acute setting e.g. A&E, Medical Assessment Unit, and Paediatrics. The successful candidate will be able to negotiate a bespoke job plan taking into account their experience and ambitions. These salaried posts offer unique opportunities for personal and professional development and audit, and are available on either a full time and part time basis.

 Clinical Fellow – General Practitioner

This scheme is pitched at newly qualified GPs who wish to enhance their clinical skills or undertake further training or acquiring a further qualification prior to settling in a permanent position in a practice.

In order to be eligible for this scheme, GPs will be within three years of the completion of their GP training at the time of appointment.

This scheme will offer two days per week in the Primary Care Operation Support Team (PCOST) setting with the reminder of contracted hours devoted to a second clinical role in a hospital or community setting or other position as agreed by the Health Board. It will include a minimum of one session for CPD.

 General Practitioner – Senior Retainer

This scheme is to support the retention of GPs in the medical workforce and is aimed at GPs who wish to return to work on a flexible working arrangements who have licence to practice and are on a GP Register.

The GP will be commit to working 39 days per annum in a clinical setting and would be entitled to eight days paid leave (inclusive of Bank Holiday entitlement) and five paid days to undertake Continuous Professional Development.

As ABUHB employees, they would be indemnified by the Welsh Risk Pool. They would be encouraged to retain membership of the MDU/MPS for independent medico-legal support in relation to GMC/MPL issues. The location of their clinical placements would be based on the needs of the service but this would not necessarily preclude them working in their previous practices. They would have access to a peer support group and be entitled to apply for funding to support their CPD.

Details for Visiting

Those wishing to discuss any of the posts informally in the first instance, or visit the department are encouraged to contact:

Clinical Director

Dr Alun Walters