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GP Lead for In-patients

NHS Medical & Dental: Salaried GP

Main area
Geriatric Medicine
NHS Medical & Dental: Salaried GP
3- 4 days a week
Job ref
Victoria Hospital
£70,000 - £85,000 per annum pro rata
01/12/2019 23:59

Want to be part of the new NHS? Health and Care organisations in Dorset are at the forefront of transforming services to provide excellent, patient-centred care.

Dorset HealthCare recently achieved an Outstanding CQC status and is a dynamic forward-thinking Trust operating throughout Dorset. 

Dorset HealthCare plays a pivotal role in the strong partnership of public sector organisations across Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole. Our community and mental health trust has a caring and committed workforce of around 5,500 staff, serving a population of over 700,000 people.

We are looking for proactive, positive, respectful, supportive, reliable and trustworthy people to join us at Dorset HealthCare – we’re the biggest provider of healthcare in Dorset and offer exciting opportunities for people with a range of skills. We want to be better every day – do you?

‘This is an exciting time for us as we continue improving and adapting. I have seen some great innovation, fantastic teamwork and a real willingness to look at how we can do things differently’ – Eugine Yafele, Chief Executive (May 2019)



Wimborne Hospital – GP Lead for In-patients and Hub

Dorset HealthCare is the first mental health trust providing community services in the South to be given an Outstanding rating by the care quality commission (CQC) – and one of only a small handful nationally.

We are looking for a part-time GP interested in caring for frail and elderly patients, for 3-4 days a week at Wimborne Hospital.

We would love to welcome you to Dorset HealthCare… beautiful countryside, the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, some of the best weather in the UK, Dorset makes for a happy place to live and work.

Our medical team of doctors and nurse practitioners work closely as part of our integrated team to provide holistic care for patients on our wards. We are also looking to develop the role of the community hospital as part of the integrated community team, by participating in the work of the East Dorset Virtual Ward, which aims to maximise the care of frail and elderly patients in their own home.

As part of this integration work, we are looking to enhance the role of Wimborne Hospital as an alternative to acute hospital admission. Our in-patients fit into 3 categories: step-down patients for rehab from local acute hospitals; step-up patients from the community requiring investigation and medical management of problems; end of life care.

This role will be based on the ward at Victoria Hospital, providing medical care to our in-patients. Your Presence on the ward will support the delivery of holistic, multi-disciplinary patients living with frailty and undergoing rehab, as well as enabling the development of step-up care through medical assessments of patients being admitted from home.

The East Dorset Hub is a proactive, integrated, forward-thinking team, motivated to develop services around the needs of local patients.  We work together to achieve true integration, always having the patient at its centre.

At Dorset HealthCare we strive to be ‘Better Every Day’ and our vision is to be recognised as an inspiring leader for excellence, compassion and expertise in all that we do. Our purpose is to provide integrated healthcare services that empower people to make the most of their lives.

Interview date to be confirmed.

Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.  The DBS levies a charge of £40 and the Trust will recover this cost in instalments from your first 3 salary payments.  This will only apply to candidates who are new to the Trust and not internal staff.


Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service and are able to present a valid DBS certificate will not incur a charge.


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Brad Rootes, Locality Manager East Dorset - 07770 808520