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North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust launched the following video at the start of 2017 as they are seeking the best and brightest from across the country...
In June 2016 we held our first Cumbria GP Recruitment Fair - Select Here to find out more about this event.
Choose Cumbria Website
Find a career that inspires you in a place that excites you.
Select Here to visit the Choose Cumbria website where you can find out lots more information about opportunities and featured jobs in Cumbria. You can also follow on Twitter @ChooseCumbria
Why Choose Cumbria?
Cumbria is a big community offering you the best of both worlds - a perfect mix of rural landscape with stunning scenery and an urban environment in easy reach of some of the big cities. The county’s scenic views are matched by the quality of life, the diversity of its communities and the friendliness of its people.
Thanks to major investment in Cumbria, there are huge opportunities to grow a successful career with the lifestyle benefits to match. With thousands of jobs being created in a wide variety of sectors, all on the doorstep of the Lake District, Cumbria is the perfect place to live, work and play.
With a variety of affordable housing, low crime rates and thriving cultural events, Cumbria is the perfect place to raise a family and pursue hobbies and passions.
The county also has the added benefit of being within easy reach of the UK transport network, with access to road, rail, airports and major cities across the country.
Working as a GP in Cumbria
GP practices in Cumbria consistently have some of the country’s highest levels of patient satisfaction.
The landscape of health care in Cumbria is changing, bringing new opportunities for GPs to work in different ways and support community services. NHS Cumbria CCG has opportunities for GPs to develop their career by specialising, taking part in clinical research and becoming involved in the county-wide improvement agenda.
There has been significant investment in the workforce over the last two years, through developments to services and increases in front line staff resulting in a number of new vacancies.
As well as a diverse range of practices, roles for GP's can be created to meet your needs, combining General Practice, Out of Hours, community and hospital roles, emphasising our local integrated approach to delivering health care to our population.
NHS Cumbria CCG has excellent links with Health Education England and local education providers, offering a range of education training and development packages for GPs. We also provide supportive networks for recently qualified doctors and nurses and the infrastructure to support high-quality clinical research.
NHS Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group
NHS Cumbria CCG is responsible for commissioning approximately 80 percent of NHS services in Cumbria and has a responsibility for developing GP services to the highest standard.
NHS Cumbria CCG comprises of 77 GP practices in Cumbria and one in North Yorkshire, giving GPs the power to influence commissioning decisions on the planning and purchasing of NHS services. Each locality – Allerdale, Carlisle, Copeland, Eden, Furness and South Lakes – has a lead GP who ensures that the needs of their patients are met and helps to make decisions which affect the whole of Cumbria.
NHS England commissions the primary care services provided by GPs, dentists, opticians and pharmacies and specialised services.
NHS Cumbria CCG works alongside NHS Trusts, District Councils, the third sector, the independent care sector, the private sector and, most importantly, the communities and people of Cumbria to deliver high quality NHS services.
The NHS in Cumbria
NHS Cumbria CCG is the main commissioner of local NHS services.
Most hospital care, including emergency treatment and scheduled surgery and clinics, is run by University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust at Furness General Hospital, Barrow-in-Furness, Royal Lancaster Infirmary in the heart of Lancaster, and Westmorland General Hospital at Kendal. The Trust also delivers services at two smaller, community-based centres, Queen Victoria Hospital in Morecambe and Ulverston Community Health Centre. It employs around 5,000 staff.
North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust provides acute care services at the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle and West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven, which has recently undergone a major £90 million redevelopment. The Trust also provides services at the birthing centre in Penrith.
Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the largest provider of NHS services across the county of Cumbria. Around 4,000 staff operate 60 community and mental health services from over 20 main sites and many other premises shared with other health or community services such as GP surgeries. The Trust manages over 400 inpatient beds (150 mental health / 250 community hospital).
Cumbria Health on Call (CHoC) Ltd is the choice provider for Out of Hours urgent primary care in Cumbria. Not only do CHoC support Cumbria through providing specialist services for patients with urgent medical problems after doctors’ surgeries close, it also operates specialist day time services.
CHoC offer excellent rates of pay, a flexible working life and a range of professional development opportunities. With a range of positions from salaried to sessional GPs and Nurse Practitioners, CHoC can develop a working pattern that fits around your priorities.
If you interested in what CHoC can offer you please visit www.chocltd. co.uk/recruitment or call the office on 01228 608 200 (Mon - Fri 8am - 6:30pm).
The Cumbria Local Medical Committee represent all GPs within Cumbria and has 19 members including two non-principal positions specifically to represent the views of sessional and locum doctors. You can visit their website at: www.nwlmcs.org for more information.