Wychbury Medical Group – New Salaried GP Vacancy 4 – 8 Sessions
The practice is looking to recruit a Salaried GP on a full or part-time basis to extend and enhance its current team to support those currently working at Wychbury Medical Group and improve patient services.
Person Specification and Job Description
Wychbury Medical Group is an established practice providing care for 21,800 patients from 3 Dudley registered surgery sites. The organisation currently has 16 GP’s, 9 of whom are Partners. The practice has a diverse population and has surgery sites situated in varied residential locations within Dudley. The local area is within close reach of wonderful countryside and also provides excellent access to Birmingham city centre; there is a good central transport infrasturcture with easy connection to UK motorways and excellent local schools.
We had our first CQC visit in August 2016 and were very pleased with the outcome achieving ‘Good’ in all areas with a note of ‘outstanding’ for our Urogynae service. One thing that was identified and was well received by the inspector was that despite having 3 sites the practice is considered ‘lean’, this is felt to be because of efficient working practises.
Dr Susan Hyne
Postgraduate Registrar Training
Dr Elizabeth Mullins
Dr David Hegarty
Dr Gemma Matthewman
Dr Karen Hegarty
Dr Gaurav Shemar
Dr Susan Anderson
Drug Abuse Clinics
Dr Pooja Popat
Dr Steven Coates
Postgraduate Registrar Training
Dr Aneeqa Sharif
Dr Stephanie Tunmore
End of life Care
Postgraduate Registrar Training
Dr Kirandip Dhillon
Dr Adam Hardie
Dr Ciedhra Anwar
Dr Rebecca Willetts
Dr Eleanor Brodie
Sexual Health Clinic
The practice is fortunate to have a wealth of experience amongst its GP team and many doctors have developed specialist interests. The practice embraces learning and the development of new services to its patients, with the current specialist clinics being offered alongside routine patient care, some of which are:
- Urogynae Clinic – this is a commissioned service offered to all Dudley registered practices. The clinic is run once each month and is supported by a consultant from Birmingham Women’s Hospital.
- Minor Surgery – This is managed in specific clinics, offering a range of minor surgery procedures and injection clinics.
- End of life care – this is led by 2 GP’s who meet with the multidiscipliary team every month to monitor patients both with cancer and non-cancer diagnosis.
- Sexual Health Clinic – this is a weekly clinic and provides IUCD fitting/removal and implant insertion/removal.
Advanced Nurse Practitioners
The Practice employs 2 Advance Nurse Practitioners to help manage ‘on the day, acute demand’, and ANPs provide a morning and evening surgery which equals that offered by doctors in the practice. They have enormous experience and are able to see patients of all ages, with a large variety of conditions and also provide home visiting, they are also involved in admission avoidance and care planning.
Emergency Care Practitioner (ECP)
The practice has developed a home visiting team which includes an ECP working with a doctor and ANPs to manage the acute home visit demand each day.
Nurse Prescriber for Long Term Conditions
Helen Marsh is a nurse prescriber and she will see patients newly diagnosed with Diabetes, COPD, Asthma, Stroke, MI and Hypertension. She will also review patients who are poorly controlled or need medication titration.
The nurse team is led by the clinical nurse manager, Kelly Cutler, who is responsible for 5 nurses, 1 nursing associate, 2 healthcare assistants and an administrative assistant. The nurse team is highly experienced in providing general nursing care and our senior nurses provide specialist care for long term conditions. The healthcare assistants provide much of the general care support undertaking ECG’s, registrations, blood pressure monitoring, stop smoking, weight management, removal of sutures etc.
The practice has an excellent administration structure led by the practice manager, Sarah Reid and Operations Manager, Karen Clarke, who have the support of a manager from each practice team. The management team meet monthly to discuss any concerns, implement change and disseminate information. This is essential in managing 3 sites where working practices are mirrored.
The administration team is led by Karen Clarke who manages and supports staff working across 3 sites, although most of the administration is dealt with at Wychbury Medical Centre. The teams include secretaries, data clerks, scanners, clinic administration and prescription clerks. They offer support to GP’s and nurses in managing their daily tasks and help to ease the pressure of work; likewise they offer an excellent service which helps patients to access services. The teams meet on a regular basis to ensure they are up to date with change and have an opportunity to discuss concerns. A recent addition to this team has been the introduction of letter readers, they have really proven to help reduce the administrative burden of GPs working within the Practice
The reception team is led by reception manager, Maria Heathcock and Sonia Simmond. All incoming calls are managed by the reception team in our call centre based at Cradley Road Medical Practice. They offer patients the first point of contact with the Practice and support the clinicians in dealing with day to day administration tasks, along with contact for other service providers.
Practice Based Pharmacy Team
We currently have 4 practice based pharmacists working at Wychbury Medical Group, with the team being led by Nazir Hussain. The team provide support for GPs, taking a share of the workload burden from repeat prescribing and liaising with our prescription clerk.
The Practice has a number of regular meetings to help with clinical concerns, learning and change within the organisation. These are mostly monthly, but some are more frequent;
End of Life Care
How we work
The practice has morning and evening surgeries running Monday to Friday across all 3 sites although Chapel House closes at lunchtime on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. The appointments are booked at 10 minute intervals and morning surgery is followed by a few telephone appointments, usually from GP tasks to follow up results or problems which can be dealt with by telephone. A GP Brief is held at 10am every morning. This is an opportunity for clinical staff to catch-up and have a coffee. During morning and afternoon surgery there is an allocated period of GP administration time in order to review tasks, blood results and correspondence. After morning surgery GP’s will take a fair share of home visits which are divided by 12 noon.
An on call doctor is assigned each day using a rota planned at least a month in advance, full-time GPs are usually allocated 2 on call days per month, which means you need to be available between 08:00 – 18:30. This doctor will be responsible for triage and will deal with patients who consider their need urgent for the day once all booked appointments have been taken. This doctor is also responsible for any home visiting after 12 noon.
As you can imagine working across 3 sites means that you may not always regularly catch up with some colleagues so in order to allow an opportunity to do this social evenings are arranged with GPs, usually a meal at a local restaurant. The Practice always has a Summer and Christmas party and sometimes other events so we can meet as one group.
Wychbury Medical Group
The Practice supports both undergraduate and postgraduate education and was recorded as ‘an outstanding training practice’ during its inspection visit. The involvement of all clinicians is welcomed in supporting education for these groups.
There is a number of systems which support staff working in the practice and all are linked across 3 sites
- EMIS Web clinical system
- Lexacom dictation system, currently piloting voice recognition
- Docman document integration/managment system
- TQuest for electronic blood test and x-ray requests
As our systems are linked it allows patients to move between sites to accept the most convenient appointment or service. The clinicians also work across the sites providing an opportunity to work with different patient groups and experiencing all the services the practice provides.
We provide extended hours on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, there is currently no weekend opening, but this is may be a requirement if the contract requirement is varied.
The practice area extends from Dudley in the north, to Hagley in the south and the east border is towards Halesowen town centre with the west boundary being the Ring Road, in Stourbridge. This is a large Practice area, but our surgeries are well placed for patients attending from any surrounding locality, but are not unreasonably far from each other to make working between 3 sites unmanageable.
Wychbury Medical Centre
Wychbury was developed in 1996 to provide purpose built facilites. It is situated in a residential area, but is on the edge of green belt land with open countryside to the rear of the property. It offers consulting space for 10 clinicians and a treatment room. The waiting areas offer a main waiting room and sub waiting area, with patient library. There is dedicated space provided for patients to record, height, weight and blood pressure.
The first floor accommdation is utilised for administration and comprises of several offices, kitchen and meeting room. The medical library is also held on the first floor offering a wide range of up to date reading material.
Chapel House Surgery
Chapel House Surgery is the smallest premises and offers 4 consulting rooms with an administration area and waiting room. It is situated in a residential area and offers a small friendly service, which can be a contrast from working at our larger sites.
Cradley Road Medical Practice
Cradley Road Medical Practice is a purpose built property, which is about 20 years old. It is situated in Cradley Heath town centre and offers 9 consulting rooms along with a modern treatment room. It has a large waiting area and office accommodation to provide space for associated administration, it also has a small meeting area and a staff kitchen/rest room.
Wychbury is a really friendly place to work and although it is a larger organisation everyone works to support each other. Further general information about the Practice is available on the website: www.wychburymedicalgroup.co.uk or you can call in to meet some of the staff and have a look round. If you would like any further information please call Sarah Reid on 01384 322310.
Surgery site location on above map