Job Vacancies / Working For Downend Health Group


At Downend Health Group, our team and their wellbeing are some of our key priorities. The organisation has grown from humble beginnings with a skeleton staff, to a workforce of over 100 employees, providing services from two modern, purpose-built surgeries. The Partners strive to provide a supportive and nurturing environment for all staff to flourish. We offer a comprehensive induction programme with appropriate training to help new staff understand how the practice and primary care work. As a progressive employer, there are opportunities for staff to progress in their career and for clinical staff to specialise in certain fields. Clinical staff are supported by an experienced Mentor, with regular opportunities for discussion and problem solving in clinical meetings, and within the clinical hub. The Clinical Hub is a communal, working environment for GP’s, providing time and space to complete paperwork, follow up on patient care, have discussions with peers and offer advice to other teams. 

We are here to look after you as much as we are able. We have a range of policies to help staff from a Menopause Policy to resources on Mental Wellbeing. We also understand that flexibility is key to a successful work- life balance, especially for parents with young children or those who may be caring for another. Where possible, we offer flexibility in working patterns to accommodate your needs. 

Downend Health Group know that all work and no play isn’t great for anyone, and it is important to socialise with our teams away from the workplace. We hold summer and Christmas social gatherings, fortnightly lunchtime walks and intermittently run schemes including ‘bring & share’ lunches. We run sweepstakes on sporting events and a monthly reward scheme that recognises employees who have gone the extra mile. We value you and your commitment to the practice and like to recognise this with small tokens of appreciation. 

Downend Health Group is driven to provide the best possible care to our patients; however, we also care about our environment and are doing all we can to become an environmentally friendly practice. As part of our green initiative, we have introduced several new schemes including low carbon prescribing, the Bike 2 Work Scheme which provides employees a great opportunity to own a bike and cycle to work, and supporting patient health and wellbeing with nature-based interventions. 

Our recruitment process is fast and friendly, at interview we offer a relaxed approach which we think is the best environment for you to learn a little about us and where we can get to know you. We won’t keep you waiting long on our decision either and will respond to you as quickly as possible with our feedback comments. We welcome applications for our non-clinical roles no matter what your career background. Our workforce team is built around common goals and values, and empathy and patience are key attributes, we also value your life skills which we believe are transferable to our workplace. We appreciate the wisdom of our teams, and staff ideas are embraced and change for the better welcomed.

Current Vacancies

Medicine Management Team Assistant

We are recruiting an enthusiastic and motivated, part-time, Medicine Management Team Assistant to join our forward-thinking Practice.

The successful candidate will work within our multidisciplinary Medicines Management Team to provide an efficient, helpful and courteous prescription service to all patients within the Practice, ensuring that their needs are met.

We provide quality patient care in a welcoming and supportive environment. Excellent communication, customer care and flexibility to cover holidays is essential, as is a friendly personality.

This is a full-time role at 37.5 hours, however , there is potential for flexibility in the working hours for the right candidate.

Get in touch online for further details

Salaried GP

Are you looking for a Salaried GP role in a very friendly, social, and supportive practice in the attractive suburb of Downend, Bristol?

We are an innovative and forward-thinking GP practice with a sophisticated multidisciplinary team. We have a list size of 27,500 patients and our services are based over 2 purpose-built sites situated a 10-minute walk apart.

We have 12 Partners all of whom have a strong ethos of promoting teamwork, mentorship, professional development, and a healthy work/life balance for all our staff. We are a well-established teaching and training practice and are consistently high QOF achievers year on year.

We have been granted a Sponsorship Licence and so are able to employ skilled workers from overseas.

What we offer:

  • A competitive salary of up to £10,650 per session (dependent upon experience) 
  • 15-minute appointments - a mixture of face to face, telephone and eConsult appointments
  • Protected 15-minute coffee break per session
  • Protected administration time built into every session
  • Protected time to support other HCPs built into templates
  • Regular follow-up appointment slots, protected, for only you to book
  • A team approach to duty work with multiple GPs working from the duty "hub" at any given time (rather than solo duty Dr sessions) and no triage list
  • Regular Salaried GP meetings and Learning Event meetings
  • Six weeks annual leave, one week study leave and bank holidays pro rata
  • The support of an Urgent Care Team, including Paramedics and a Prescribing Nurse Practitioner, carrying out regular minor illness clinics 
  • The support of Clinical Pharmacists and Practice Nurses with management of chronic diseases
  • An enthusiastic and highly trained Medicines Management Team to deal with repeat prescriptions, medication queries and discharge summaries, which takes significant pressure off GP administrative workload
  • The support of an in-house Physiotherapist
  • Support from a Health and Wellbeing Coach and care Co-ordination Team who assist vulnerable patients, offer social prescribing and help co-ordinate care for complex elderly patients
  • Excellent opportunities to get involved with teaching and training
  • The option of mentorship and monthly meetings for newly qualified GPs via the Newly Qualified GP Fellowship
  • Lots of opportunities to get involved with research
  • Regular frailty, palliative and safeguarding MDTs
  • Green Practice and Health and Wellbeing initiatives for all our staff, including the cycle to work scheme and regular social events
  • All Medical Indemnity, GMC membership and other professional subscriptions, required to work within the practice, will be paid

Informal visits are welcomed, if you are interested, please contact: Chris Brookes, Executive Business Manager via our secure online form

Closing Date: 12th April 2024

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