Recruitment

At present we are advertising for Salaried GPs. A unique opportunity has arisen for an enthuasiastic and passionate salaried GPs to join a well regarded and friendly GP surgery on a permanent basis for 4-6 sessions.

At Butetown Medical Practice we believe our most valuable asset is our staff and we believe that GPs must have a good work life balance. We are looking for a salaried GP to join our practice and we offer completely flexible working arrangements term time/school hours. There will be opportunities to progress into a partner if both parties so desire.
To apply, please visit the NHS jobs website https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/xi/vacancy/?vac_ref=915538559

We have a wide variety of people to serve with a wide variety of expectations. As well as booked surgeries morning and afternoon, we run an open surgery every morning, seeing all who turn up between opening up and 11am. This is invaluable for those who find it hard to plan ahead, as well as for those who appreciate being able just to turn up if they are unwell. It can be a long surgery, with long waits, but there is no phone competition in the mornings. Patients can make a booked appointment on another day if they prefer, and accept that the appointment length has to be shorter if many people are waiting.

On entering the new building, @Loudoun, you enter a spacious atrium. Our reception counter is slightly to the right, ahead of you. There is a large waiting area. Our consulting and treatment rooms are along a corridor to the right. We have more space on the second floor (non patient areas) with an admin office, the practice manager’s office, a meeting room, library, record store and store rooms. There is also the building’s common room, kitchen, locker room and showers. The health visitors, district nurses, multi-cultural resource centre and sickle cell service offices are on the second floor.

Coming back to the ground floor, Cardiff Council has an advice centre in the atrium. There is also an entrance into the Co-op pharmacy. Three of the rooms at the end of our corridor are used for community services, such as diabetic retinopathy screening, complex wound clinic, antenatal clinic, family planning clinic, sickle cell service consultations. Other community services take place on the first floor, including podiatry. There is also a dental practice. Cardiff Community Housing Association are the landlords of the whole building, and they run the community space on the first floor.

Since 3/7/14, the hepatitis nurses have been running a drop in clinic for blood bourne virus screening and supervising treatment for hepatitis.

Practice History

In April 1997, after several months of planning and with encouragement from the then Bro Taf Health Authority Dr Kay Saunders & Christine Read set up Butetown Medical Practice.
Dr Saunders had been a single handed GP for 11 years and in April 2008, Dr Jane Fenton-May joined the practice and the Partnership was formed with the 2 GPs, and Christine Read as business partner/practice manager.

Serious discussions about a new building really got going in mid 2008, driven at the LHB end by Bruce Whitear. He doggedly pursued all the twists and turns of the negotiations between all the parties involved in the Loudoun Square development. By autumn 2008, we could see that the new building was really going to happen. We moved into the new surgery in May 2012. Dr Simon Braybrook became a partner in 2015 and Dr Shonagh Kutner became a partner in 2016 and was made Senior Partner in 2018 as Dr Kay Saunders stood down.

We have seen the practice numbers grow at a rapid rate and currently have a practice list size of 8,700 patients (Mar 19) We are passionate about the delivery of primary care services for all our patients and aim to provide the very best care and treatment we can.

We have live job adverts looking to recruit GPs. We are looking for GPs who are keen to join in with our practice ethos and help us to strive for a sustainable future. We have two GP partners and a Business Partner and two salaried doctors. We continue to be involved in the training of medical students, and are pioneering the use of allied health professionals (paramedics and nurses) in managing the increasing workload despite national shortages of GPs. In 2014/15 we engaged with the QOF cluster work and continue to be high performing in all QOF areas, despite the relaxation of targets over the past two years.

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