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Salaried GP or GP Partner

Salaried GP/GP Partner required

If you’re looking for a change of scenery, it doesn’t get any better than this!

We currently have a fantastic opportunity available for a GP to join our great team at the Upper Eden Medical Practice in Kirkby Stephen.

Surrounded by spectacular scenery, the ancient market town of Kirkby Stephen in the Upper Eden Valley is an inviting prospect for anyone aspiring to be at the heart of one of the biggest outdoor playgrounds in England! We have excellent schools and a great 6th Form, making it an ideal location if you have a family. Kirkby Stephen also has the added benefit of being only 10 minutes from the M6 and West Coast mainline railway, so you can reach the likes of Manchester and Newcastle with ease!

We're looking for an enthusiastic, ambitious and self-motivated GP to join our friendly team. We have a genuine, family orientated approach to our patients and we pride ourselves on delivering an exceptional quality of care. We all enjoy the rewards and recognition that comes from really knowing our patients and you could be a part of our ongoing success story! We encourage special interests and we will always support you to ensure that you maintain professional stimulus as well as your own personal development. We’ve also recently been approved as a training practice, and we’re keen to encourage new GP’s to embrace and promote our high standard of patient care.

If you'd like to work in an established practice, rated Outstanding by the CQC, with a dedicated team of GP partners and a great support team, then we’d love to hear from you!

But please don't take our word for it. Here are some accounts of Doctors' experiences of the practice:

I first met the team at the Upper Eden Medical Practice in August 2016 when I did some locum work for them. I had been a GP in Scotland for many years but had never previously worked in England and had never used EMIS web before. The whole team were so supportive and welcoming and I really enjoyed my time with them all. I sadly live too far away to join them long term but I am coming up all the way from Surrey for more locum work as I had such a lovely experience. If you are looking for the luxury of 15 min appointments and a fun, enthusiastic, supportive and friendly team within a close knit rural community amongst beautiful, wild countryside then this is the job for you!

- Dr Victoria Ripley, MBChB, MRCGP, DRCOG, DFFP (Locum GP)

Since retiring from a local rural practice I have been a very regular locum at Kirkby Stephen for the last 7 years. The practice is a wonderful example of family medicine with a wholly excellent team of doctors and staff. The patients are resilient and the area is a joy to work and live in. They fully deserve their outstanding status and I can thoroughly recommend them.

- Dr David Unwin, MA, MB, BChir, MRCGP (Locum GP)

If you’re interested we would encourage you to come for an informal visit, where you can take a look around, enjoy our beautiful location and meet the team!

For further information or if you would like to arrange an informal visit, please contact our Practice Manager Andrew Pearse, Dr Jacqui Merckel or Dr Matthew Galea, on 017683 71369.

To apply please email your CV and cover letter to andrew.pearse@gp-a82013.nhs.uk or post them to Andrew Pearse, Practice Manager, Upper Eden Medical Practice, Silver Street, Kirkby Stephen CA17 4RB.

Tel: 017683 71369

Click here to download the job description.

Silver Street, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, CA17 4RB
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