Senior Associate General Practitioner

Annual Salary:
Closing Date:
Interview Date: 
Up to 8 sessions per week 
£92,453 pro rata 
Friday 30th September 2022, midday
To be confirmed with applicants 


We currently have an opening for a Senior Associate General Practitioner to join our dynamic, innovative and welcoming practice.

This senior role is an opportunity for any GP to develop their skills, experience, management and leadership responsibilities to support the Partnership and the Practice. The successful applicant will be mentored and guided by one or more partners. During your defined hours of work you will provide medical services to any patients on the practice list and to temporary residents in accordance with the practice Personal Medical Services (PMS) contract. Frome Medical Practice also offers the chance to develop a special interest or widen your portfolio career. We offer opportunities for special interests in areas such as sustainability, mental health, MSK and population health. 

We are committed to providing an inclusive, supportive place for you to do the best and most rewarding work of your career. 

We provide primary care from our single site training practice and we are a Primary Care Network in our own right, with a patient population of just under 30,000. Frome Medical Practice functions in a fantastic purpose-built surgery with excellent facilities and a large supportive team around the GP. It has an out-patients department, mental health services, district nurses, pharmacy, complex care and home visits team and health connectors, all on the premises.

We have received National Awards for Sustainability and our Green Impact work and have also been nationally recognised for our outstanding Health Connections (social prescribing) programme, which is based in the practice.  We have strong relationships with our local community and local healthcare providers and are situated next to the local community hospital. 

The practice is based in the attractive market town of Frome, a place ranked as one of the top ten best places to live (Sunday Times and The Times) and the best place to live in the South West (Sunday Telegraph).


Essential qualifications & experience includes:

  • Medical Degree
  • Qualified as GP
  • Full registrations with GMC
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the wider issues of health and social needs and care within the Primary Care setting
  • Demonstrates an understanding of health education, promotion and public health
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of and ability to access national guidance, including NICE and NSFs and apply to practice as required

Please see job description for the full detail of essential and desirable experience and qualifications. 


Responsibilities will include:

  • Being an integral part of practice leadership and development - supporting the Partnership and promoting the practice ethos.
  • Contirbuting to our mentoring programme for newly qualified GPs and ARRs roles within the surgery.
  • Chairing one of the weekly GP team meetings (establish an agenda, appraise themselves of relevant Operational and Clinical updates, chair, delegate minute taking, ensure fair discussion, and help cascade practice information)
  • Attending all or part of a partners meeting once a month to feedback on their area of responsibilities within the practice and projects. 
  • Wider project work, for example supporting Partners in their various areas of responsibility and taking on some discreet projects and responsibilities. The projects will have agreed objectives and periodic progress/outcome reporting built in with feedback in practice meetings and debriefs with one or more of the partnership team. The current projects are not set, but examples could be education lead for the practice, organising and ensuring delivery of this for GPs and other clinicians with the help of other administrative staff, liaising with scheduling and promoting events OR leading on the development of the Weight Loss Enhanced Service and ensuring we meet our requirements for this contract.
  • A range of general practitioner duties, including responding to medical problems presented by patients, including history taking, examination, investigation, diagnosis, treatment and referral where appropriate using our Patient Connect telephone triage system, providing appropriate preventative health care and advice and working closely alongside our health connections team and care-coordination hub to ensure that those patients with complex needs are supported holistically.

Please see job description for detail of responsibilities. 



  • £8000 relocation package, subject to terms and conditions 
  • Skilled Worker Visa (Tier 2 Visa) will be available on this post
  • GP fellowship programe for newly qualified GPs
  • Indemnity paid by Frome Medical Practice
  • 6 weeks annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Study leave
  • NHS pension available
  • NHS and local discount scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free parking
  • Work events and training
  • Employer commitment to wellbeing, Fairtrade Week, National Kindness Day, Staff Wellbeing Garden

Further details

You can download the full job description and person specification here: 

Senior Associate General Practitioner Job Description

You can find out more about working at Frome Medical Practice here

For further information please contact the HR Team by emailing 



Closing date for applications: Friday 30th September 2022, midday

Interview date: to be arranged


(Please note that our online application process begins with the completion of our equal opportunities monitoring form, before moving on to the application form.) 

We reserve the right to close adverts early should we receive sufficient applications.