Location
Suffolk HMP Hollesley Bay
Specialism
General Practitioners
Advertising Salary
Up to £120, 000 per annum - depending upon experience
Vacancy Type
Permanent

About The Role

Make a difference from day one!


Do you want the opportunity to work with a small specialist patient population and have the flexibility to manage your own clinical time?  Have you ever thought about working within the prison environment? Our General Practitioners are extremely valued and are well respected members of the Prison Healthcare community. We deliver first class healthcare to a diverse group of patients and therefore as a General Practitioner at Practice Plus Group you get the opportunity to further develop your knowledge in areas you wouldn’t usually experience within a practice, or even A&E environment.

 

We are looking for a General Practitioner to work as part of a friendly health care team providing care for 750 male prisoners across 2 sites which are closely linked geographically in the picturesque surroundings of rural coastal Suffolk. Your time would be split equally across both HMPs Hollesley Bay and Warren Hill, so this is a fantastic opportunity to broaden your portfolio and take the next step in your clinical career! Prisons are one of the most challenging, yet rewarding places for healthcare professionals to work - if you’re looking for a role where you can develop your existing skills and learn something new every day in an environment that never stands still, then this is it!

 

 

What will you be doing?


As a member of the Multi-Disciplinary Team, you will provide clinical assessment and diagnosis to patient’s requirements and make timely decisions regarding future management. You will also provide a highly specialist resource to other members of the healthcare team at site, as well as the patients you work with having active involvement in clinical governance and effectiveness activities. It doesn’t end there; you will have a chance to become actively involved in audit, teaching and training, as well as helping us to adapt the service to the ever changing needs of the patients. We can offer you a manageable workload with 15-minute appointments as standard along with the flexibility to adapt your consultation times as necessary.  You will receive support from experienced prison GPs working within the Practice Plus Group. 

We have an on site pharmacy enabling you to work closely with our experienced pharmacists.  You will also provide a highly specialist resource to other healthcare staff, patients and carers and prison staff.  You will take an active lead in clinical governance. Appointments are 15 minutes long, to enable you to give holistic care, and your working day will be 8-4 Monday to Friday.  For the right candidates we can be flexible in order to achieve the right work-life balance. There are opportunities for remote working and paid CPD time as well as 25 days of paid annual leave, plus bank holidays!

Want to know more about our sites?

HMP Hollesley Bay is a Category D prison site with a maximum capacity of 450 men. The site is a working site, where men go out to work for local businesses, as well as working inside the prison to create a community. Category D is an open prison, with men at the end of their sentences, so there is a strong sense of rehabilitation and reintegration into normal life beyond prison.

HMP Warren Hill is a category C closed prison that is entirely dedicated to delivering a range of services in specialist environments to support long term or complex prisoners towards progression into open conditions or for release into the community.  HMP Warren Hill has two units dedicated to a Therapeutic Community and Psychologically Informed Planned Environment.  HMP Warren Hill’s collective capacity is approx. 250.

 

About You

We recognise training and development is key, therefore we provide a training portal to facilitate your needs as well as have an in-depth induction for all staff whether you have experience of working in prisons or not. You will gain insight into Mental Health and Substance Misuse, as well as access to a variety of training opportunities with the opportunity to work towards your RCGP level 2 and other qualifications should you wish.


We offer an annual salary of up to £120, 000 per annum (pro rata for part time applications) plus payment of MDU/MPS subscription and CPD days. This is a full time role but we are also happy to consider part time or applicants on a sessional basis. You will be working across two sites; HMP Hollesley Bay and HMP Warren Hill as detailed above.

 
We have a wide range of company benefits also, including a company contributory pension scheme, 25 days annual leave rising to 28 days with service plus 8 public bank holidays (pro rata for part time applications), access to shopping discounts and the NHS blue light card, financial assistance when you need it, access to discounted memberships such as Costco and a cycle to work scheme.

 
Visits to the establishments for an informal look around are available. Should you wish to discuss the post further, please contact Dr Iain Brew, Deputy National Medical Lead for Practice Plus Group on [email protected]

About Us

Practice Plus Group is a specialist provider of NHS services into prison healthcare across over 45 different prisons, young offenders and immigration removal centres. We believe in putting the patient first, regardless of the environment or their history. The prison population is one of the most vulnerable and challenged patient groups in society and the delivery of their health care is conducted within often difficult and demanding environments.

We are passionate about what we do and our core values are:

We treat patients and each other as we would like to be treated
We act with integrity
We embrace diversity
We strive to do things better together.


If this resonates with you then we’d like to hear from you!

Please note that offers of employment are subject to Practice Plus Group Terms & Conditions and receipt of satisfactory references, an enhanced DBS check and prison vetting. At Practice Plus Group we actively promote diversity and equal opportunities and we are committed to this in both the running of our prison healthcare service and how we recruit our staff. We actively encourage applications from everyone with the essential requirements of the job, regardless of any protected characteristics.

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