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Salaried GP: Clevedon medical Centre

If you are keen to join a sociable and friendly team with well-being at its heart, then come and find out more! We are a practice that understands the pressures of managing the needs of your work and home life; we are therefore open to the need for a more flexible working pattern.

Clevedon Medical Centre is a 5- GP partner practice that currently employs 7 salaried GPs, alongside a whole range of other healthcare professionals- nurses, pharmacists, first contact physiotherapists, mental health practitioners, physicians associates and a paramedic (who does the majority of our home visits). We are also supported by a brilliant team of managers, secretaries, receptionists and administrative staff who enable us to deliver effective patient care with patient access being our top priority. We pride ourselves on our supportive and team working approach to healthcare delivery.

Our practice is located in Clevedon, a lovely seaside town with an easy commute from Bristol. We have a list size of approximately 16,000 patients and work from a modern purpose-built premises with onsite staff parking. We are situated next to the community hospital which offers a full range of support services.

We are a high achieving practice that is open to new ideas and ways of working. We have a long-established reputation for teaching and research; and are keen to help the successful candidate develop their own interests, whatever they may be.

We are seeking a salaried GP for 4 to 8 sessions a week and offer:

  • A competitive sessional rate of £10,300
  • NHS continuity of service
  • 6 weeks annual leave plus bank holiday allowance
  • 1-week of study leave allowance
  • 14 appointments AM and 12 appointments PM, which includes protected GP admin time.
  • Standard day appointments start at 08:30 rather than 08:00 as at most/all local practices.
  • We don’t contractually require GPs to work Enhanced Access hours or Saturday clinics.
  • Comprehensive induction and mentoring.

If you are interested in this position please call Abbie Rickwood on 01275 335681 for an informal discussion. We look forward to hearing from you.


Advanced Clinical Practitioner: Clevedon Medical Centre

 £25 - £30/hr, dependent on experience

Hours negotiable

We are looking for an enthusiastic and compassionate advanced practitioner who can be from a nursing, paramedic or pharmacy background; we also welcome applications from physicians associates. We are looking for clinicians who have some experience in primary and/or urgent care and have the ability to work autonomously, a formal qualification is desirable. We would consider full time or part time hours.

Clevedon is a lovely seaside town with an easy commute from Bristol. We have a list size of approximately 16,400 patients and work from a modern purpose-built premises with onsite staff parking. We are situated next to the community hospital which offers a full range of support services. Clevedon Medical Centre has a thriving multi-disciplinary team of GPs, pharmacists, nurses, physicians associates and a paramedic who deliver an excellent standard of clinical care to our local population. Our openness and flexibility to the needs of our staff, alongside our sociability has led to excellent staff retention across clinical and non-clinical roles.

The role would involve telephone triage, face-to-face consultations and home visits. We have a large frail elderly population and your role will involve working with our GPs. We also have some work in anticipatory care home visits and also care home work available. The practice has a strong background of teaching and research and there is scope within the role to expand areas of interest including chronic disease management. Our experienced GPs and senior nurses will support and mentor you . We have an open learning environment with regular in-house educational sessions, audit and significant event meetings.

Desired qualifications:

  • Independent prescriber
  • Master level qualification in advanced practice or working towards similar level
  • Minor Illness Qualification- modules covering physical assessment , diagnostics and treatment planning

If you are interested in this position, please apply via the link in this ad. For an informal discussion please call Abbie Rickwood on 01275 335681. We look forward to hearing from you


Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacist Technician: Clevedon Medical Centre

37 hours, permanent

This is an exciting opportunity to work in an established Pharmacy team in a GP practice in Clevedon to improve patient care and medicines optimisation services for a population of approximately 16,000 patients. 

About us 

Our practice is passionate about providing the best care to our population and have been at the forefront of developing the role of Pharmacy Technicians in Primary Care. We believe that this is an opportunity for a talented and forward thinking Pharmacy Technician to becoming part of the Primary Care Team, demonstrating rapidly the benefits they can have on care and patient outcomes. 

Please contact with any questions or if you would like to discuss the post with one of the Clinical Pharmacists at the practice. 

You will work as part of a multidisciplinary team to coordinate medication changes on transfer of care, answer medication queries from clinicians and patients and help the prescription team manage repeat and acute prescription requests. You will work closely with local community pharmacies, secondary care and community teams to ensure seamless care for our patients. You will be well supported by a team of Clinical Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians who work across the Primary Care network to deliver evidence based, cost effective, safe and patient centred care. The role will be developed to support the GP and Clinical Pharmacists with telephone and face to face medication reviews for chronic disease management and reducing polypharmacy. You will encourage medicines optimisation principles throughout the practice, promoting good practice for clinicians and training administrative members to promote prescribing and medicines optimisation as appropriate to their role.

Main Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Support the role of the Clinical Pharmacist 
  • Undertake medicines reconciliation in accordance with practice protocols and update patient’s medical records and communicate changes with patients where appropriate
  • Respond to medication queries from patients and staff in a professional manner working within your competence and seeking advice when required.
  • Support achievement of the practice’s prescribing Quality and Outcomes Frames and Impact and Investment Fund.
  • Carry out housekeeping whilst in patient records e.g. dose optimisation and medicines synchronisation 
  • Improve prescribing processes in general practice
  • Promotion of electronic repeat dispensing and online ordering
  • Undertake, participate and share the outcomes of clinical audits to facilitate improvements in prescribing and practice.
  • Take the lead in a rolling medication audit programme for the practice.
  • Support Clinical Pharmacists to provide medication reviews, patient information leaflets and medicines optimisation
  • Take a proactive approach to the safe handling of medicines and prescriptions, including assessment of risk and making recommendations for improvement
  • Use and maintain information systems and databases relevant to the position including incident reporting, medicines optimisation, prescribing data, cost savings and patient outcomes
  • Participate in practice meetings, patient participation groups, and other meetings to improve engagement of the role of pharmacy technician within the practice and to promote issues relevant to prescribing and medicines optimisation
  • Liaise with other pharmacy stakeholders e.g. CCG Medicines Optimisation team, community pharmacy, and hospital pharmacy teams.
  • Support the Medicines Optimisation team in the delivery of the Medicines Optimisation strategy
  • Handle function specific information, which may be sensitive, complex or confidential and appropriately recording, transferring and/or coordinating such information in accordance with the Data Protection Act; Caldicott Guidelines and the Confidentiality Code of Conduct
  • To be responsible for the organisation, planning and of own workload to meet set deadlines
  • To utilise GP practice clinical systems to conduct prescribing audits e.g. EMIS Web 
  • As instructed by the ICB Medicines Safety Officer, ensure that all major MHRA drug alerts, where appropriate and within level of competence, are acted upon within practices over an appropriate time frame and to advise on any medication changes that occur as a result
  • To assist in the monitoring of prescribing expenditure at individual practice level and propose changes to ensure containment within identified resource
  • To undertake learning and development to ensure the required knowledge and skills for practice based work
  • Carry out medication switches in line with practice and ICB agreed specific protocols – reviewing patients’ records; amending records and informing patients
  • To carry out other duties which are appropriate to the skills and competencies of the post holder and grade of the post as the priorities of the service change


The postholder will: 

  • Develop a culture that promotes equality and values diversity. The postholder must be aware of and committed to the Equality and Diversity policies of the appointing GP Federation and comply with all the requirements of these policies and actively promote Equality and Diversity issues relevant to the post.
  • Ensure the principles of openness, transparency and candour are observed and upheld in all working practices.
  • The post holder will have, or acquire through training provided by the organisation, the appropriate level of safeguarding and knowledge, skills and practice required for the post and be aware of and comply with the organisation’s safeguarding protection policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that any infection prevention and control issues are reported to the line manager/Infection Prevention and Control

Qualifications and Experience

Professional registration with GPhC with demonstrated Continuing Professional


BTEC/NVQ level 3 or equivalent in pharmaceutical sciences

Evidence of continued professional development (CPD)

Experience of working as a qualified, registered pharmacy technician in primary

care, community or hospital pharmacy

Postgraduate qualifications of a relevant nature (desirable)

Demonstrate ability to influence and persuade partners and stakeholders of the respective merits of different options, innovations, new opportunities and challenges