Out of Hours

Working flexibly on shifts throughout the week including weekends and nights can offer exposure to more acute presentations of illness. You can work either solely within OOH, or as a bolt-on to a portfolio career. Our local OOH Provider DHU Health Care has a wealth of experience in supporting GPs working in OOH. They offer training and development so you will become increasingly confident in managing patients in this setting.

There, expert clinical supervision and GPs working for DHU will be part of a network of over 40 professionals at any one time. For GPs concerned about medical indemnity, DHU Health Care provide cover for your OOH shifts. You can find out how to apply for work in our local OOH provider by clicking Careers : DHU Healthcare. We are working with DHU Health Care to develop portfolio roles, if you are interested in finding out more and would like to help shape these roles please contact us.

Extended Hours

Government funding now means there is opportunity for GPs to work flexibly in the evenings and weekends seeing pre booked patients within GP Surgeries as part of a Hub.

Each ‘Place’ has different arrangements on the staffing for these Hubs. We would recommend you discuss with local practices their extended hours provisions and how you can get involved.

GP with Extended Roles (GPwER previously GPwSI)

As a GPwER one can develop skills and extend their knowledge in one area of medicine eg substance misuse, dermatology, rheumatology.

The RCGP have additional information on working in extended role environments which can be found on their website.

Community Working

Derbyshire Community Health Services (DCHS) are passionate about the need for strong and healthy General Practice right across Derbyshire.

We believe that being able to offer really great careers for GPs in Derbyshire is a crucial part of that. At DCHS we often have opportunities for GPs to develop portfolio roles in many of our services.

These include:

  • Community hospitals
  • Advanced practitioner education
  • Sexual health
  • Learning disabilities
  • Diabetic foot service
  • Frailty
  • Older people’s mental health

If you have an interest in any of these areas, or would like to develop an interest, we would love to hear from you.

Please contact:

Dr Ian Lawrence, Clinical Director for Integration, Chief clinical information officer, Clinical Lead for Ageing well and community urgent response JUCD STP at ian.lawrence@nhs.net

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