West Country GP job fair

We think our GPs in Devon, Cornwall and Somerset are the best, but we need more GPs to come and help them.

Considering a GP job in Devon, Cornwall or Somerset but not seen ‘the one’ yet?

Considering a return to work as a GP in Devon, Cornwall or Somerset but don’t know where to start?

Worried that you would like to work but the hours won’t fit in with your life?

Not sure if you can afford all the ‘start up’ costs?

GP practices and partner organisations are working together to offer real choice to GPs looking to come and work in this beautiful part of England. So come and join us at our next GP job fair on 1st Mach 2019 at the Crowne Plaza in Plymouth. Alongside a large choice of traditional vacancies in practices across the two counties we are offering a range of options for those who want more flexibility but with a permanent job.

We also realise that for those relocating moving to a new area is a big step so to give GPs a chance to get to know the area and the various job options available we can also offer a host employer contract with either of our two major primary care provider organisations (depending on whether you would like to work in Devon or Cornwall).

Whether you choose to work for an individual practice or a host employer we can offer a flexible range of sessional opportunities so you can work with your chosen employer to co-design your new job.

In addition for recently qualified GPs or others who would like additional support we can build in regular mentoring and continuing professional development sessions.

We are also developing a comprehensive programme to help GPs return to work.

Portfolio sessional options include:

  • Full or part-time working
  • Evening and weekend sessions including out of hours, urgent care and acute GP work
  • Short or longer term sessional work in a practice for example covering a vacancies or maternity leave
  • Secondary care experience in a range of specialties
  • Clinical fellow sessions for those interested in developing their skills in appraisal or education
  • Remote working options eg providing telephone or on-line triage or consultations or taking follow up action from clinical correspondence
  • Family friendly hours for planned clinical work eg visiting or planned care

Want to find out more email england.swpcrecruitment@nhs.net to speak to a local GP about the opportunities and support we can offer or to book your place at our recruitment fair. If you are from outside the area we will contribute £250 towards travel and accommodation costs to candidates attending the job fair and applying for one or more jobs in this area.

Take a look at some highlights from our first GP job fair in Plymouth:


Hear from some of our local GPs about the benefits of living and working as a GP in the South West:

Dr Ed Parry-Jones

Dr Julian Miles

Dr Rachel Ali

Dr Rosie Heath