Vacancies – Primary Care Network Clinical Director

Are you interested in becoming the named clinical director for your PCN?

The role is an exciting opportunity for Doncaster clinicians to be at the forefront of supporting the development of PCNs to provide more joined-up care for patients and help reduce pressures on primary care workforce.

The expression of interest pack for the Doncaster PCNs include:

  • Briefing note on the clinical director role
  • The expression of interest and election process and timeline
  • Expression of interest form
  • Clinical director job description and person specification

Once you have completed the expression of interest form, please return it electronically to by Friday 3rd May 12 noon.

Below you will find the links to download the expression of interest pack for your neighbourhood PCN:

Central Clinical Director Expression of Interest Pack

North Clinical Director Expression of Interest Pack

South Clinical Director Expression of Interest Pack

East Clinical Director Expression Of Interest Pack

If you have any queries regarding this opportunity please contact Laura Sherburn CEO of Primary Care Doncaster – or Dr Dean Eggitt 07585116115 or from Doncaster LMC.



Vacancy – GP Champion – Inclusion Health

A new and exciting opportunity has arisen for an innovative, compassionate and visionary GP, to take forward the Inclusion Health agenda in Doncaster & Bassetlaw. The new role of Inclusion Health Champion is being funded by Health Education England, to help improve healthcare outcomes and reduce inequalities for marginalised and disadvantaged groups. Such groups include the homeless, vulnerable migrants, sex workers, Gypsies and Travellers, and those who have been in prison.

Apply now via NHS Jobs – reference J183-A-19-47215 or click here

SYB Inclusion Health GP Champion Opportunity

The SYB Integrated Care System is providing funding for three GPs  to act as Inclusion Health Champions. The Champions will be positioned across SYB, Doncaster/Bassetlaw, Rotherham/Barnsley, and Sheffield.

It is anticipated that the sessions will be worked flexibly around other commitments to allow attendance at relevant meetings, whilst still ‘putting in’ two sessions of work a week. It is important that the champions are embedded within the health landscape at place level, so employment by a CCG or federation is desirable.

Further details can be found here

Timescales are short to allow money to be committed this financial year.

Please can you return expressions of interest to by the end of January 2019.  

SYB GP Leadership Job Opportunity

The SYB Primary Care Workforce Hub is offering the opportunity for up to four GPs to join the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Primary Workforce Hub team. They are looking for GPs interested in developing their leadership skills to support education and training activity that help to address the workforce challenges across the region.

The posts are available for GPs that currently have substantive clinical roles but can also link potential applicants with practices from those areas most challenged in providing access to good general practice.

Please direct any enquiries to Alan Shirley, Clinical Director for the Hub.

The job description is here

Applications are also by CV to Alan at the following address . Closing Date February 21st. 

Looking for Volunteers for Transport and Travel Panel

Transport and Travel Panel

Role Profile


One meeting every other month, rotating location around the region


Time to be decided based on the input of panel members


One 2-3 hour meeting every two months plus 1-2 hours reading time as preparation for each meeting

Why is the role important?

Following a review of Hospital Services in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw, there is a possibility that some services may move location to make the best use of resources and allow for specialisation. Where this could occur, we need to know the real impact this could have on people around the region.

We need two panel members from each area of the region: Barnsley, Bassetlaw, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield. We are looking for one driver and one non-driver to represent each area. Members of the panel need to be open to the views of others, and able to be a voice for others.

What will I be doing?

  • Considering how patient, carer and family journeys could be impacted by any changes to NHS services.
  • Bringing the voice of your community to discussion – considering how others in your region may be affected.
  • Feeding in ideas for how to improve transport and travel planning and infrastructure around NHS services.
  • Ensuring that information from the NHS is clear and easy to understand
  • Testing journey times, where possible, to provide realistic insight into the impact of any service changes

How could I develop my skills and experience?

  • You’ll be part of a collaborative team, working on new ideas to improve services.
  • Training in collaborative team working, building confidence and active listening.
  • Opportunities to be trained in chairing and minute taking
  • Your thoughts and input will be help shape how the NHS is delivered.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to represent the Panel at a professional level

What support is there?

  • Childcare costs can be supported
  • Travel expenses are covered
  • Documents are available in multiple formats


  • You are a resident of Sheffield, Rotherham, Barnsley, Doncaster or Bassetlaw.
  • You can spare 4-5 hours every two months
  • You are open to other opinions and can represent views from your community


Email or call Tom Read:   07393 462 858


LIVE: the NEW Choose Well Doncaster App for Android and Apple

Doncaster’s NEW Choose Well App is now live for Android and Apple phones!

The Choose Well App will help you to ‘choose well’ when you need to use NHS services in Doncaster, leaving urgent care to those who need it most.  The App will explain what each service does, when it should be used, and where to find it.

The Choose Well App uses GPS technology to signpost you to nearby services, displaying the information on an interactive map.  NHS services include:

  • GP Practices
  • Pharmacies
  • Dentists
  • Minor Injuries Unit
  • NHS 111 (phone and online)
  • Same Day Health Centre
  • Sexual Health
  • A&E

The App also includes notes and a reminder function to save any important information you wish to keep and reminds you of upcoming appointments.

Remember to ‘Choose Well’ when you are ill.

The App can be downloaded through the App Stores searching Choose Well Doncaster

New IAPT Long Term Condition Service

The IAPT-Long Term Condition (LTC) service is a new dynamic team supporting patient’s with long term conditions such as diabetes, respiratory problems, cardiac problems and medically unexplained symptoms and experiencing symptoms common mental health problems.

Below are the GP referral forms, service criteria and patient leaflets for your use.

Any enquiries about the service should be directed to the IAPT-LTC Team on 01302 379563 or you can contact the Single Point of Access Team on 01302 566999.

IAPT-LTC Referral Criteria
IAPT-LTC Referral Form
IAPT-LTC Leaflet
IAPT-LTC Referral Pathway
IAPT-LTC Vision and Mission Triangle

Reduced National Apprenticeship Investment Rate

Following last weeks Budget, the Chancellor announced that he would halve the apprenticeship co-investment rate – from 10% to 5%. This will halve the cost of apprenticeship training for small employers.

Around 98% of employers are small enough not to pay the levy, in the NHS this applies to primary care, dental practices and all other non-levy paying NHS organisations. These employers will benefit the most from this change.

For example, a GP Practice would have the opportunity to train a registered nurse for only 5% co-investment; which equates to £1350; over a typical 4 year programme this would only be £337.50 a year

This change will take place in 2019. Further details of will be announced in due course. Further details are also to follow as to whether this change will also apply to levy payers who use all their funds and dip into co-investment.