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GP Lead

Job Description

At Virgin Care our approach to delivering healthcare services is innovative, refreshing and above all caring. We are committed to putting patient care first and we are looking for dedicated professionals who share our values and our passion for delivering quality care.

We provide and contract for front-line NHS and social care services across England and have treated millions of people since 2006. We aim to make a lasting positive difference to the quality of care people receive. So, if that is what gets you out of bed in the morning, read on.

Our vacancy
Are you currently a GP and looking to take the next step in your career?

If so, then it’s definitely worth taking the time to read this advert….because our GP Lead vacancy could help get you there!

Based at Story Street Medical Practice and Walk-in Centre (Hull), our GP Lead will deliver high quality primary care general medical practitioner services to our patients alongside our practice and community team members.

Open from 8am to 8pm every day and rated good in all areas by the CQC, our GP service is open to both registered and unregistered patients with or without an appointment, 365 days per year.

As GP Lead, you will be seeing a wide variety of patients with undifferentiated and undiagnosed problems, so no two days will ever be the same. And with an onsite service manager, we will leave you to do what you do best, which is caring for our patients and ensuring you fully utilise your advanced clinical skills.

In this role, you will:

  • Undertake a variety of duties including surgery consultations, telephone (or other) consultations and queries, home visits, checking and signing repeat prescriptions and dealing with queries, paperwork and correspondence.
  • Make professional, autonomous decisions
  • Assess the healthcare needs of our patients & screen for disease risk factors and early signs of illness while developing treatment and associated care plans
  • Providing counselling and health education
  • Refer patients to other care providers as required
  • Record clear and contemporaneous consultation notes
  • Champion the practice clinical governance programme &- work with the Service Senior Management Team on clinical governance and service issues
  • Compile and issue computer generated acute and repeat prescriptions
  • Support other members of the practice clinical team by providing clinical supervision as required


The essential qualities we are looking for in our GP Lead applicants are:

  • Full and current unrestricted GMC (UK) registration on the GP Register
  • MRCGP (or working towards it)
  • Excellent command of the English Language – both verbal and written-
  • GP Vocational or additional experience in general practice
  • Knowledge of the NHS &- understanding of clinical governance
  • Able to work under pressure and within an ever changing environment
  • Hold a full and valid driving licence, own a car and be prepared to use it for business mileage

What Our People Say

“My career development at Virgin Care has been first class thanks to the clinical leadership structure and support. I work with a range of colleagues on many diverse, interesting and forward thinking health service developments. The management training for doctors has given me the

opportunity to communicate better with my patients and my colleagues. It’s an exciting place to be.”

Sohail Butt, GP Clinical Lead, Virgin Care

The rewards
Virgin Care is a vibrant organisation committed to progressive, continuous improvement within a thriving team.

As a GP Lead, you’ll be a valued member of the team and we’ll offer you a very competitive salary, group pension, with on-going training and development and good quality working conditions.

Working for Virgin Care comes with additional benefits – these include use of the Virgin tribe card which offers discounts on many products including up to 40% off Virgin trains, discounts on Virgin holidays and a host of other savings. Virgin Care is a vibrant organisation committed to progressive, continuous improvement within a thriving team.

So, if our GP Lead role appeals, you have the qualities we are looking for, share our values and feel excited by the prospect of what we can do for your career then we’d love to hear from you.

For the purpose of this application, NHS Jobs will share your information with Virgin Care Ltd. Your information will be processed through our recruitment management system, where we will securely store and process your personal information contained within this application form, allowing us to keep you updated on the progress of this enrolment. Virgin Care Ltd. will not process your information for any reason other than your application.

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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