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Job Introduction

Job Introduction

Come and join our friendly colleague supporting, patient centric and passionate clinical team at Reading Walk-In Health Centre in the centre of Reading located in Broad Street Mall, roughly 15 miles away from Ascot and 21 miles away from Windsor.

Reading Walk-In Health Centre is a vibrant and dynamic surgery servicing 11,500 patients from the local area, offering a variety 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 join our multidisciplinary primary care team. The Walk-In Service is suspended at present due to COVID pressures

Main Responsibility

As our GP, 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.

We have dedicated experienced, collaborative and supportive nurses, HCA’s, 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 our General Practitioner you will provide:

  • Consultations and perform health screens with our patients within our private clinic, providing the highest level of patient care.
  • Providing local leadership and supporting colleagues.
  • Open complaints and incident management.
  • Practice action log
  • Stakeholder management with peers
  • Practice risk register
  • Overlook peer review and supervision
  • Auditing
  • Management of practice KPI’s including QOF
  • Engagement with the PCN and addressing actions or objectives outlined in these meetings
  • Reviewing employee head count within service

We have built organisation-wide committees in many specialist fields such as diabetes, paediatrics, dermatology and mental health. Where you’ll have the option to join your clinical specialism, networking with professionals from across the country. That get together on regular basis, auditing and sharing standard methodology for innovation and service re-design.

You’ll be a part of the pool of subject matter experts bringing together clinical and operational leads and will be a part of quality improvements, research & development activity. Here we recognise and celebrate clinical excellence and dedication.

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.

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:

Package Description

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

  • A highly competitive salary and with a Private Pension
  • 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
  • Access to Reward Gateway - our staff benefits scheme which grants you access to premium offers and discounts on practical spending at national supermarkets and well known retailers as well as special treats like Virgin Experience Days and Leisure Vouchers 
  • 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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