Dear fellow Physician Associates, we have some exciting news.
We have been in contact with a major employer of Physician Associates in Primary Care and have received a lot of interest in our profession/skill set.
From 1st April 3 new GP Hubs in Parkway, Purley and East Croydon will be opening as part of the reconfigured Urgent Care services in Croydon.
The contract is a joint one between Croydon Hospital, Croydon GP Collaborative (CGPC) and the GP practice. The contract mandates an integrated method of working. KPIs will be centrally submitted and measured. (data sharing and auditing)
Summary of Service
The GP practice will be responsible to run the 3 GP Hubs as part of the reconfigured Urgent Care in Croydon.
GP Hubs located at Parkway (New Addington), Purley and East Croydon
Time - 8:00 am to 8:00 pm - 365 days a year
GP and nurse on site and additional support provided by Nurse Practitioner/ Staff grade doctor / Pharmacists/Physician Associates!
Clinical system - EMIS Web
A combination of booked and walk in appointments offered
Ailments and injuries type of presentations
All clinicians will need to have competencies in suturing, gluing, stitching and removal of foreign bodies
Data Sharing with Croydon GP Surgeries will enable access to patient notes, medication details & pathology for Croydon patients
All patients presenting to be seen by all clinicians– Leadership will be provided by the GP on site.
Patients are being encouraged to call before they come in – Call 111
111 able to book appointments into GP Hubs
Patients presenting at the hubs will be encouraged to take a booked appointment or wait around 2 hours.
Booked session will run from approximately 9:00 am to 19:00 to provide sufficient time to clear patients waiting, mop up before closing.
Personal Specification for applicants
All PAs must have GP experience
All PAs must be active members on the RCP PA MVR
Must have own Indemnity
All PAs will also have their qualifications, CRB and references checked.
Dates will be added to the comment section below as these will be constantly changing.