The Primary Care Collaboration team leads and supports projects within Primary Care. It’s important to us that we look at what’s important to the people we serve and find creative solutions to the question ‘what matters to you?’.
We know that to create truly effective change we need to study the healthcare system that patients journey through, and identify the reasons for the frustrations, delays and duplications that happen in everyday life. With this knowledge, we look to redesign how we all work together to provide joined up, person-centred care.
Our current projects include:
- Practice Unbound – National
- Extended Hours Service (EHS) in Brighton and Hove
- Community Health Services in High Weald, Lewes and Havens (HWLH)
Meet the team
Paul Deffley, Clinical Lead
I am a GP working in Hove, and part-time Clinical Lead across the Primary Care team. I support clinical aspects of project delivery and lead the infrastructure supporting clinicians working within the Primary Care team.
Kerry Few, Primary Care Development Manager
I support general practice to engage in and implement new ways of working based on the needs of the people they serve. It's important to me that we encourage a culture of learning both within our own project teams and within the health and social care systems that we work with.
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My Journey at Here
Jobs in the Primary Care team
Find opportunities to join the Primary Care team
Joint Clinical Leadership and Salaried GPs
Do you aspire to enable positive change?
Do you want to explore new ways to deliver primary care?
Do you want to focus on what really matters to people and explore all possibilities for care in every moment?
Are you seeking to understand better ways of doing things?
If these questions excite you, please contact us to find out more.
We are advertising for this position without a Job Description as we feel it is important to shape the role with you and not limit the great opportunities available within this position.
At Here, Care unbound Ltd, you will be able to nurture your clinical leadership skills by supporting both local and national programmes of work. Through partnerships with primary care and providers in health and social care, we create health services and solutions which are shaped around the needs of the person. Your clinical leadership will be crucial in helping us to transform health and social care systems and communities so care can focus on what matters to individuals. You may be working on innovative national programmes including how we can optimise workflow in general practice, or on local projects that provide a systems way of thinking about how general practice could best be designed to meet the needs of the community it serves.
This role offers the exciting opportunity to deliver new, innovative models of care. You will have the opportunity to focus on interests that are important to you, for example, delivering longer appointments or focusing on people who are elderly or frail.
You will also undertake sessions (encompassing the full range of GP duties) in our innovative practice – Benfield Valley Healthcare hub. This practice is daring and bold in its approach to change and is at the cutting edge of bringing in new ways of working to continually seek to understand what really matters to our population.
2 Joint Clinical Leadership and Salaried GP positions – Brighton £100k package.
In return for your creativity, excellent leadership and clinical delivery skills we will offer you:
• Flexible working, including annualised hours
• Mentoring and support to strengthen your leadership skills
• Access to ongoing training and clinical supervision
• A portfolio of work that will stimulate, challenge and make a real difference to people’s lives
For further information, please email email@example.com to arrange an informal chat in the first instance, and to obtain an Application Pack including Personal Specification.
Salaried GP (Benfield Valley Healthcare Hub)
A Flexible Approach
We want to take a fresh, new approach to Salaried GP roles in Brighton that provides opportunity and flexibility for GPs. We appreciate the changing environment in primary care and would like to offer something that fits with an individual’s development, interests and out-of-work commitments. We can offer any number of sessions, working across sites in Brighton that provide a stable, supportive team environment while allowing for the flexibility to support a portfolio career.
Traditional Salaried GP role
Participating in all aspects of clinical delivery within several GP practices, we have sessions available throughout the week to suit your personal timetable.
Working in partnership with Here (Care Unbound Ltd), you would have the opportunity to combine your role as a GP delivering primary care services while developing your clinical leadership skills by supporting local initiatives, (such are developing “back office” teams, shared across practices) and national programmes of work.
If you are returning to work after a break or simply need to work in a supported way, you can work with us as a retainer, up to 4 sessions per week. There are some great benefits from being part of this scheme alongside the additional support from a GP trainer or mentor, provided within your allocated sessions. GPs who are eligible can receive an annual supplement that can be used to support professional and indemnity expenses. For more information about this national scheme, see the NHS England website.
If you just completed your VTS and want some additional support in your first 1-2 years, post qualification, we can create a timetable for you that includes time for learning and reflection as well as regular scheduled time with a named GP mentor. We would be interested in discussing the structure of this to fit your needs, so please contact us to arrange an informal visit.
Interested in care of elderly or frail people?
If this is an area of interest for you, we would set you up to run a bespoke service to our frail/elderly/housebound patients, holding a small list of patients identified with specific needs. This is a new initiative which we would co-design with you.
“School Hours” Role
If you have children who are in school and you want to work flexibly so that you can factor in the school run, we can offer a “School hours session”, running 9:30 – 14:00. Your session might look like this:
9:30 – 10:30: Visits, paperwork, path, etc.
10:30 – 12:00: Phone appointments
12:30 – 13:30: Face to face consultations
13:30 – 14:00: Referrals, finishing up
If you would like a bespoke timetable, we may be able to accommodate this. For example, to work term time only or you would like some whole days free with regular sessions in the evenings or at weekends, these could be undertaken in our shared Extended Hours Service.
Mix and Match
If you would like to combine two or more of the options detailed in the left-hand description then come and talk to us and we will do our very best to accommodate what works best for you. This is a flexible approach to making a GP role work for you.
Our package is competitive, flexible, dependent upon experience etc. If you want to know more, please contact Bret Stevenson, Practice Manager at Park Crescent Health Centre firstname.lastname@example.org, or Lindsay Coleman at Benfield Valley Healthcare Hub Lindsay.email@example.com to arrange an informal chat or better still arrange an informal visit to the surgery and meet the team.
Here are committed to equality and valuing diversity.
Get in touch
You can get in touch with the Primary Care at the phone number and address below.
0300 303 0500
177 Preston Rd,