Wellbrook Medical Centre, Welland Road, Hilton, Derby DE65 5GZ


37.5 hours per week (full-time)

Salary: Negotiable dependent upon qualifications and experience

We are looking for a second Physician Associate to join our busy and friendly 'outstanding' GP practice, situated in Hilton village, south of Derby. The post will involve supporting the management of general medical conditions and working closely with our doctors.
The working pattern is Monday – Friday with Saturday morning shifts on an approximate rota of 1 in 10.
You will be qualified at Postgraduate Diploma or Masters' level as a Physician Associate.  You will be a Member of Faculty of Physician Associate Managed Voluntary Register (PAMVR) with a valid national certificate
Main duties of the job:
  • Participate in treatment and preventative healthcare services in the Practice as delegated and agreed by the Partners
  • Provide direct clinical care to patients using established clinical guidelines.
  • Interview patients, take medical histories, perform physical examinations, analyse, diagnose and explain medical problems during surgery consultations and home visits.
  • Recommend and explain appropriate diagnostic tests and treatment. Request and interpret results of laboratory investigations when necessary
  • Develop management plans
  • Provide health promotion and disease prevention advice for patients
  • Fully document all aspects of patient care and complete all required paperwork for legal and administrative purposes

To view the job description and to apply please use NHS Jobs.

We will contact you after the closing date.

Informal enquiries are welcome to Cathy Jones, Practice Manager, via the Practice Secretaries on 01283 731217.

Closing date: 8th May 2022


Practice Business Manager - Ivy Grove Surgery

Salary: £40,000 to £45,000 pro rata/per annum (depending on experience).

Part time / 25.5 to 34 hours per week over 3 to 4 days

Due to the imminent retirement of the current Practice Manager and a management restructure, an exciting opportunity has arisen for an ambitious and highly motivated manager, with strategic vision, to join our team. We are looking for a conscientious candidate who can provide solid leadership and who has a sound knowledge of strategic business management, finance and planning.

About us:

We are a friendly, established, respected and forward-thinking medical practice situated to the market town of Ripley. We try to provide a first class service for patients across a varied and developing practice area. The practice has a list size of 10,700 patients, Our clinical team consists of seven GP Partners, two Salaried GPs, three Practice Nurses and a HCA. We also have a compliment of PCN & ARRS staff including care coordinators, clinical pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and social prescribers, and are the current base for the Team Up Service, a newly developed PCN wide home visiting service. Our administrative team comprises of two Operational Managers, one responsible for Quality & Performance and the other responsible for HR & Facilities, a Reception Team Leader and a full team of administrators, secretaries and receptionists.

We achieved a Good rating in our CQC inspection in January 2016 and are very high QOF achievers. We have a historically close relationship with the other practices within PCN which goes back to the 1990's.

Our mission is to provide high quality and friendly healthcare to our patients.

The ideal candidate:

We are looking for a team-player who embraces change and is enthusiastic about working within a team to strive for excellence in patient care. You will report to the GP Partners to structure and provide clinical services for our practice population and have a central role in optimising income for the practice. Strong organisational and prioritisation skills are key.  Remaining calm in pressured situations and being approachable to all staff is an essential characteristic, as are a track record of managing teams.  Experience of public facing work and budget management is essential.  Scope will include forming effective relationships and constructive engagement with our Primary Care Network (PCN), NHS England, local Clinical Commissioning Group and other relevant external bodies. Governance and finance is fundamental to the role which includes overseeing the work of the practice finances.  IT aptitude is essential with a willingness to learn new IT skills. Delivery on audit, education and training, clinical governance and risk management as required by the Partners

Prior experience in healthcare would be a distinct advantage however finding the right candidate with the necessary skills and ambition is our priority.

We offer a good package to staff including NHS pension, free parking, contractual sickness benefit scheme, training and development.

We reserve the right to close the job early depending on the number of applications received.

Contact details: Charmagne Stephenson, Practice Manager, Ivy Grove Surgery, Church Farm Primary Care Centre, Ripley, Derbyshire DE5 3TH. 

Email: Charmagne.stephenson@nhs.net           

Telephone: 01773 514140.  

Informal enquiries and visits welcome.

Website: www.ivy.gs

Closing date for receipt of applications is 15th May 2022.


Part-time GP

Let’s be honest it’s no secret that times are tough in general practice at the moment, sometimes it can feel like you are being attacked from all angles with everyone wanting a piece of you.  Workload is definitely up!

At Ivy Grove Surgery (IGS) we recognise this pressure.  Our ethos is to protect our greatest assets, our staff and partners.  We aim to support each other through regular peer meetings.  From our simple 30-minute coffee break together in the staff room every working day, to our ‘New Starter GP- induction and mentoring scheme’.

Support for the more challenging aspects of our work takes the form of bereavement meetings, complaint de-brief & support meetings plus the advice and support of the team.

Innovation is key to our ethos, we should not be duplicating or completing work that would be more suitable for another member of our practice team.  Our resident IT wizard, the notable Dr Wong, has streamlined our processes with integrated templates, easy QoF reminders and merged referrals forms to name but a few.  All of this cuts down the amount of admin our GP’s have to do!  Please visit our bespoke website ivy.gs, this should give you a feel of what our practice is all about.

Like any other employer we expect our employees and partners to work hard but we pride ourselves on our fair and compassionate approach.  Our management team are supportive and caring, they are there when you need them the most.  They can guide you through practice processes when first starting, give advice on compliant handling, help you network in our locality or help you apply to the CQC for registration when you make partner! 

Our working days at IGS operate rather differently to traditional GP surgery’s, please ask us for more information. On-call days can get busy but you are not on your own, our duty doctor is supported during the busy period by a second GP, who also completes the morning visits.

The Enhanced Access HUB operates from the building and will start to offer late evening and Saturday appointments again from October. This give the opportunity for any Amber Valley based GP to work in the HUB.

The nuts and bolts of IGS are its staff and partners but the “Factuals” are listed as follows-

Patient list size 10,700 - 6 partners, 3 practice nurses, 1 HCA plus managerial/administrative/reception staff.

6 weeks of annual leave plus 1 week study leave per annum.

IGS is situated in the heart of the UK in the small market town of Ripley, a stones-throw from the Peak District National Park. 

Prestigious areas of Duffield and Belper within a 10-minute drive of IGS.

Good transport links to the M1/A38 and East Midlands airport and parkway, giving rail access to London in 1.5 hours.  Our local cities of Nottingham/Derby/Birmingham and Manchester are all within approximately an hour’s drive.

We look forward to meeting you 

We are sad to have a partner relocating down South so we are looking to cover 6 sessions per week.


We are looking for a part time GP, either salaried or with a view to partnership.  We would also be interested in meeting applicants who have had previous partnership experience and are looking to relocate.


We welcome each applicant on their merits but advantageous skills would be in the following areas-


Palliative care, GP specialty trainer, foundation year or medical student trainer.


If you are interested give us a call on 01773 514140 and ask for Charmagne Stephenson, Practice Manager or email Charmagne.stephenson@nhs.net.


We are happy to accommodate informal visits to the surgery, just speak to Charmagne.