Ivy Grove Surgery (IGS)
Let’s be honest it’s no secret that times are tough in general practice at the moment, sometimes it can feel like you are being attacked from all angles with everyone wanting a piece of you. Workload is definitely up!
At Ivy Grove Surgery (IGS) we recognise this pressure. Our ethos is to protect our greatest assets, our staff and partners. We aim to support each other through regular peer meetings. From our simple 30 - minute coffee break together in the staff room every working day, to our ‘New Starter GP - induction and mentoring scheme’
Support for the more challenging aspects of our work takes the form of bereavement meetings, complaint de-brief & support meetings plus the advice and support of the team.
Innovation is key to our ethos, we should not be duplicating or completing work that would be more suitable for another member of our practice team. Our resident IT wizard, the notable Dr Wong, has streamlined our processes with integrated templates, easy QoF reminders and merged referrals forms to name but a few. All of this cuts down the amount of admin our GP’s have to do! Please visit our bespoke website ivy.gs, this should give you a feel of what our practice is all about.
Like any other employer we expect our employees and partners to work hard but we pride ourselves on our fair and compassionate approach. Our management team are supportive and caring, they are there when you need them the most. They can guide you through practice processes when first starting, give advice on compliant handling, help you network in our locality or help you apply to the CQC for registration when you make partner!
Our working days at IGS operate rather differently to traditional GP surgery’s, please ask us for more information. Our innovative working pattern offers a morning Acute Care Clinic with routine appointments in the afternoon of evenings, the latter allowing patient contacts to be kept to an average of 6 - 9 face to face consultations either followed by a break or a change in activity. On - call days can get busy but you are not on your own, our duty doctor is supported during the busy morning period by a second GP, who also completes the morning visits.
There is also protected admin/paperwork time in the day.
The Enhanced Access HUB currently operates from the building offering late evening and weekend appointments. This gives the opportunity for any Amber Valley based GP to work in the HUB.
The nuts and bolts of IGS are its staff and partners but the “Factuals” are listed as follows:
Patient list size 10, 700 - 6 partners, 3 practice nurses, 1 HCA’s plus managerial/administrative/reception staff.
6 weeks of annual leave plus 1 week study leave per annum.
IGS is situated in the heart of the UK in the small market town of Ripley, a stones - throw from the Peak District National Park.
Prestigious areas of Duffield and Belper within a 10 - minute drive of IGS. Good transport links to the M1/A38 and East Midlands airport and parkway, giving rail access to London in 1.5 hours. Our local cities of Nottingham/Derby/Birmingham and Manchester are all within approximately an hour’s drive.
We look forward to meeting you!
We are looking to cover 4 sessions per week, ideally Monday and Friday but we would consider Monday and Tuesday at a push.
We are looking for a part time GP, either salaried or with a view to partnership. We would also be interested in meeting applicants who have had previous partnership experience and are looking to relocate.
We welcome each applicant on their merits but advantageous skills would be in the following areas-
Family planning services, DFSRH, interest in Gynaecology and womens health, GP specialty trainer, foundation year or medical student trainer.
If you are interested give us a call on 01773 514130 and ask for Charmagne Stephenson, Practice Manager or email her Charmagne.firstname.lastname@example.org
We are happy to accommodate informal visits to the surgery, just speak to Charmagne.