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GP Clinical Lead

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

The GP Consultant is an integral member of the surgery Senior Management Team (SMT) and will participate in key decision making relating to the management and strategic direction of the practice, and be part of the practice’s weekly transformation meetings. The Clinical Lead will also provide leadership in Clinical Governance and Quality matters to ensure our patients receive the best possible care, and provide direction, guidance and support to Practitioners working within the service.


Church Lane Surgery in the heart of the historical Saxon town of Braintree, roughly 10 miles away from Chelmsford and 16 miles west of Colchester is a vibrant and dynamic surgery offering person centred care to 12,200 patients from the local area. A diverse, multi skilled team including Paramedics, pharmacists and Physiotherapists, offering a variety of different types of care to our patients as well as sub-specialist services. We are looking for a passionate, dedicated and innovative GP Clinical Lead to lead and support our multidisciplinary primary care team, and to assist and inform the ongoing transformation programme.

We have recently implemented a hub-based MDT triage model, underpinned by best-in-class technology, that is at heart of helping to transform our care delivery model to ensure:

  • Patients are treated according to clinical need/urgency
  • The best technology is used to help capture data about patients and assist the clinical team to make the right decision and communicate swiftly and clearly both with patients and the rest of the team
  • Every clinician has the opportunity to work together in teams to ensure decisions are the safest they can be, expertise is shared and everyone is able to learn from each other
  • Administrative processes are supported by a highly motivated and well-trained admin team using the most up-to-date technology so that clinical staff oversee – but do not do – administrative processes that underpin excellent clinical practice 

Main Responsibility

As our GP Clinical Lead, you will need to be dynamic, proactive and be an approachable member of our primary care team, whose skills will ensure the safe and quality driven services that is being provided in an efficient and systematic manner over 10 sessions.

We have dedicated, experienced, collaborative and supportive ACPs, paramedics, nurses, HCAs, management, admin and reception teams working to deliver a warm and friendly service. You will be working within a team of GPs and nurses, where you will provide senior clinical leadership ensuring that clinical services comply with and work within CQC regulations and requirements.

As a Clinical Lead you will:

  • Act as a point of reference for clinical staff to provide guidance, advice, and mentorship. Provide leadership within the practice on clinical quality and governance matters. Support all staff raising concerns about services or clinical standards and investigating them appropriately.
  • Provide guidance to clinical staff in relation to their learning and development, including PDP needs and peer reviews, in line with HCRG Care Group policies and procedures.
  • Ensure clinical staff work to required performance standards including using regular audit, case reviews and directly observed consultations.
  • Actively represent the practice and patients at Mid and South Essex ICB and locality meetings.
  • Represent Church Lane Surgery at HCRG Care Group Southern Region and National governance review meetings.
  • Act as an influential local lead for the surgeries within Primary care Networks to ensure that we are leading and contributing to the future agenda, as well as delivering day to day expectations of the DES.
  • Together with the SMT, drive forward positive changes in the delivery of the service and the practice’s transformation programme to meet the changing demands of health care and improve performance. You will provide a clinical perspective to the SMT to ensure delivery of a cost effective, safe service which meets the needs of patients and contractual and commissioner requirements.
  • Management of practice Key Performance Indicators, including providing support to other clinicians and driving forward the achievement of QOF targets.
  • As part of the surgery SMT and as clinical governance lead you will be responsible for identifying, reporting and mitigating risks within the surgery. Identifying, reporting, investigating incidents and complaints, ensuring the surgery has a transparent culture of learning. Sharing any learning with the wider team during monthly clinical governance meetings.
  • Demonstrate innovation in the development of practice strategy and policy.
  • Ensure effective lines of communication with practice staff and patients, local stakeholders, regulators (CQC) and commissioners (CCG/NHSE).
  • Contribute to the personal and professional development review process for clinical staff enabling them to meet the medical, clinical and business needs of the practice, aspirations of the individual and requirements for registration and revalidation

Please see Job description for full duties. 

Within the role we also have opportunities for experienced GP trainers looking to lead a programme of training and mentorship across primary care, including medical and nursing students, allied health professionals, doctors returning to NHS practice (Induction & Refresher Scheme) and GP Registrars. Additional financial reimbursement and up to 50% WTE protected time to undertake this role will be considered.


Proposed job plan

The precise job plan will be developed and agreed with you and reviewed at least annually. It will include specified sessions for:

Direct Clinical Care (DCC) = clinical activity, clinical related activity including administration, predictable and unpredictable work, and clinical supervision. Includes safeguarding medical examination, attendance at case conferences, providing advice and reports and undertaking peer review and supervision.

Supporting Professional Activities (SPA) = Continuing Professional Development, undertaking clinical audit, attending, and delivering teaching sessions, service development and other clinical governance activity

Proposed plan of programmed activities PAs

  • 3 Leadership sessions a week 0.37.5 (including admin) 
  • 4 GP Clinic Sessions a week 0.25  (including admin) 
  • 3 Triage Hub sessions a week 0.37.5  (including admin) 

Total 10 PAs (40 hours per week) 

The Ideal Candidate

You will be a GMC registered and have a strong clinical background working in Primary Care.

You will be on the performers list and have full GMC registration. You will be able to demonstrate an understanding of how working in Primary Care setting differs from hospital and can diagnose and assess the healthcare needs of patients.

You will also need to be confident using IT systems and be able to demonstrate working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages i.e., Outlook, Word, Excel.

We offer a ‘personal touch’ with a named medical contact to answer questions, and the opportunity to visit our services and talk to colleagues prior to joining. So why not click apply to find out where your journey with HCRG Care Group can take you!

If you’d like to discuss the role further, please contact our careers team via email: Dr Munshi - GP Lead -



Package Description

As a GP Clinical Lead, you will feel valued within HCRG Care Group, receiving access to exclusive rewards and benefits including: 

  • A highly competitive salary up to £120,000 depending on experience. 
  • Flexible job planning, time management and leave commitment to support a true work life balance 
  • A company paid indemnity scheme (Medical Defence Union) 
  • Access to our local Clinical Excellence Awards process 
  • Career development opportunities in leadership (with training) as well as secondments to support service improvement, innovation and growth 
  • Peer nationwide network group and shared expertise 
  • Support for medical revalidation with an IT-facilitated appraisal system, and nominated appraisers mentored by our lead appraiser
  • Remaining connected to local regional (multiagency) network and deaneries 
  • Training opportunities, including funding e.g., costs for Royal College Annual Conference 
  • Access to our Strive for Better networks, a national support and professional network made up of NHS professionals like you, giving you the chance to constantly develop industry-leading care and quality
  • Reward Gateway - our staff benefits scheme
  • Access to our free well-being service available 24/7/365 online and by telephone including counsellors, post trauma incident support, legal, debt and practical life management helpline, guided self-help, telephonic career coaching and monthly well-being newsletters
  • We are pleased to offer access to Wagestream - which lets you track your pay throughout the month and stream your earned wages into your bank account if you need them. No more high-interest loans or overdraft fees - simply get paid as you go.
  • Innovative forward-thinking culture with the opportunity to put forward your ideas to contribute to the way we work. You will be encouraged to apply for national funding to drive your initiatives locally to benefit our patients and service users
  • Rewarding and supportive teams, you will be recognised and have opportunities to recognise others by nominating for local and national awards annually and taking part in our new virtual “Ask our Executives” event, where you can submit questions to the board and hear updates regularly on company strategy and objectives
  • Working in an environment focused on the highest clinical and quality standards with the majority of our services being rated overall good or outstanding by the Care Quality Commission

About the Company

We change lives by transforming health and care. 

Established in 2006, we are one of the UK's leading independent providers of community health and care services, working with health and care commissioners and communities to transform services with a focus on experience, efficiency and improved outcomes. We deliver and transform adult and children community health services, primary care services including urgent care, sexual health, dermatology and MSK services as well as adult social care and wellbeing services. Across England, we support communities of many millions and directly help more than half a million people each year - guided by our simple values: we care, we think, we do. 

We're committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from a broad, diverse range of people who want to join our team. We’re a Disability Confident Committed company, so we work to provide facilities, work environment adjustments and technical solutions to be as inclusive of everyone.


While it doesn’t happen often, sometimes a role is very popular, and we’ll need to close it earlier than the date we’ve shown here. If you’re keen to join our team, we’d love to hear from you so please apply as soon as you can.

As you’d expect, safeguarding and protecting the children, young people and vulnerable adults that we work with is of the utmost importance so we have policies and procedures in place to promote safeguarding and safer working practices and everyone who joins the team is subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks.

Finally, we need to let you know that the company you’ll work for is part of HCRG Care Group Holdings Limited and by applying for this job we’ll need to process and hold information about you. If you would like to know a little more about how we use your information, please see our website's privacy policy. 


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