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Salaried GP with special interest in Drug Harm Reduction Lochee HC

NHS National Services Scotland
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8 Dec 2020

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Recruiting a Salaried General Practitioner to help develop a coordinated approach to Healthcare Services and Reduce Drug Related Deaths in the Community.

Salary range £ 61,346 to £ 91,564 per annum (pro rata)

Part Time / Fixed Term 23 Months???????

NHS Tayside are seeking a committed, enthusiastic, and forward-thinking GP to help develop and provide services to meet the health needs of our most deprived patients in Dundee.

This post provides a unique opportunity for GPs who wish to combine clinical practice and service development opportunities, with protected time to develop and implement new models of care. Development objectives will be mutually agreed with the Associate Medical Director of Primary Care, with mentoring and support provided as required.

Working in Dundee you will provide general medical services and take a lead role in developing services to substance use patients. You will be based in Lochee Health and Community Care centre, however, given the nature of the role, flexibility will be required to work within other Board locations to support the post objectives in helping reduce drug harm.

It is envisaged that you will spend 50% of your time working with one of the clinical teams providing usual GMS services (this is likely to be Lochee, although you may prefer one of the other health board run practices). You will be welcomed into the team and be supported by the clinical lead and practice manager. Our teams at Lochee, Whitfield and Maryfield are all well-functioning, supportive and fun teams providing high quality health care to their patients.

The remainder of your time will be spent working with the ISMS to develop services in keeping with the 6 evidence-based priorities identified by the Drugs Death Task Force (DDTF) to help reduce drug deaths and drug harm. These priorities will include: 1. Targeted distribution of Naloxone; 2. Developing pathways to help reduce subsequent risk following non-fatal overdose; 3.Optimising use of Medication Assisted treatment (MAT), including Methadone and Naltrexone; 4. Identifying and targeting those at greatest risk; 5. Public health surveillance (being more responsive to trends and changes in patterns of drug use); 6. Ensuring equivalence of support for people in the criminal justice system (including anticipatory care planning for people being released from custody).

The post is part time, ideally 24 hours a week, but there is potential to vary this.

Developing and nurturing our GP workforce is a priority for us in Tayside, and this post offers (Pro-rata) 33 days annual leave +8 public holidays, as well as study leave and regular, weekly protected time for personal study and development.

Please contact Dr David Shaw, Clinical Director, Dundee Health and Social Care Partnership () if you would like an informal discussion or further information.

Closing date for applications: 20 December 2020
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