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Consortium launches recruitment drive for GPs wanting commissioning roles

A consortium hopes to recruit 10 extra local GPs by creating bespoke positions, including commissioning roles, to suit applicants.

Applicants will be able to specify the number of sessions they wish to work per week and what commissioning or out of hours work they wish to do.

HealthEast community interest company, the pathfinder consortium for Great Yarmouth and Waveney hopes their recruitment drive will appeal to GPs who don't wish to be restricted to practice work.

Chief executive, Andy Evans, told Practical Commissioning: ‘The consortium is acting as marriage broker as we have different practices with different needs.

‘So if there's a GP who wants to do seven sessions a week, a bit of commissioning work for the consortium and a bit of out of hours we can find them a practice that needs those sessions, arrange for them to do commissioning for us and put them in touch with our local out of hours provider.'

Mr Evans said they are also interested to hear from GPs looking for full time ‘conventional' GP positions.

The consortium already employs four ‘retained' GPs who work an afternoon a week on commissioning tasks.

Mr Evans, said: ‘It's very helpful having them. We know we've got them coming in and are able to ask them to look at specific commissioning issues.'

For more information go to the HealthEast CIC website