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Job Vacancy - Resilience Support Officer

04/09/2019

Resilience Support Officer, Fixed term (12 months), Part time 22.5 hours per week, £25,000-£27,000 pro-rata

Could you play a key role at the LMC in supporting GP resilience, recruitment and retention?

This role has been created as part of our new Strategic Plan which sets out a substantial programme of work that we want to achieve over the next three years.  This includes our response to GP resilience which is being supported by external funding from NHS England and is the driver for this recruitment.

We are seeking a Resilience Support Officer to support the efficient day-to-day operation of the office and to actively engage with GPs and Practice Managers to develop and deliver resilience support.

The Humberside Group of Local Medical Committees Ltd (Humberside LMCs) is one of a unique group of organisations that exist across the country to represent and support GPs. We cover a wide geographical area that includes Hull, East Yorkshire, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire.

There are some very real challenges currently facing primary care. Workforce issues, un-resourced transfer of  work, funding issues, unrealistic expectations from politicians and a rapidly changing primary care landscape are just some of the issues that GPs face daily. The LMC’s role is to liaise, negotiate, challenge and campaign to ensure that the voices of GPs are heard. 

Our ideal candidate is an aspiring general practice manager with first-hand experience of general practice, the challenges and rewards this can bring. We would also consider applications from candidates who consider they have similar strengths and skills in an equivalent setting. As well as a passion for primary care, you will have strong organisational, communication and networking skills and the ability to work with a wide range of stakeholders. You will be able to demonstrate strong planning and successful delivery of projects to deadlines within budget limits. 

The closing date for applications is Friday 20 September 2019. We will not accept any applications received after 9.30am on this date.

Applications should be made via the listing on NHS Jobs, which is where you can also find full details for the role.


Tier 2 Visas for International GPs: Guidance for Practices

04/09/2019

Practices looking to recruit GPs from overseas will benefit from new guidance to help with the process of obtaining Tier 2 Visas. 

Tier 2 is an immigration route for non-European Economic Area (EEA) migrants who wish to work in the UK. Initially the focus was on doctors from the EEA but has now been widened to include Australia and New Zealand. 

In order to obtain a Tier 2 Visa, these migrants must be sponsored by an organisation or company that holds a Tier 2 licence. A licence is a permission given to an organisation by the Home Office to sponsor workers in its business. This licence lasts for 4 years and the organisation is then recognised as a sponsor.

NHS England is offering a package of funding to support any practice who wants to become Tier 2 Visa sponsors. Funding available includes: reimbursement of sponsor licence fee (even if unsuccessful), Certificate of Sponsorship fee, the first two years of Immigration Skills Charge and Visa fees for GP trainee and their family. 

There are a number of resources to help practices with Tier 2 Visa Applications:

Tier 2 Visa Applications: Support Information from NHSE - an overview of the rules, and how to get help from NHS England 

Becoming a Tier 2 Visa Sponsor - PowerPoint slides outlining the process

Creating and Assigning Certificates of Sponsorship - PowerPoint slides explaining how to create the required certificates  


LMC Newsletter August 2019

29/08/2019

The August 2019 issue of our regular newsletter is now available to download. 

Included on this issue are all the regular updates, events and opportunities including:

  • Primary Care Network Data Templates
  • New local resource - GP Signposts for Yorkshire and the Humber
  • Resilience Resources

Download the August 2019 newsletter (pdf).  


New Appointment at Humberside LMCs

16/07/2019

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Zoe Norris who will be joining the LMC Secretariat team as Medical Director in August.
 
Zoe is a sessional GP and Hull Chambers lead for The Medical Chambers and has worked in the East Riding for the last nine years.  She also has roles as a GP Appraiser and Clinical Lecturer.

We will be welcoming Zoe when she starts early next month, working with us for one day a week. She will have a key role in informing, supporting and representing GPs and practices, and in liaising with a range of bodies on primary care issues including workload, funding and workforce development.