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Recruitment Fair

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Event Overview   

The first Cumbria GP Recruitment Fair took place on Friday 17 June 2016. The feedback received was that our visitors were really impressed with the professionalism of the event and the buzz as you came into the room felt very positive and energising. The presentations were great and combined well to give something for everyone.

A further event is being planned for the future and details will be added onto the website when they are confirmed. Thanks to all of those who attended the event and for all of your support.

Archive Event Information



                                       Find a career that inspires you in a place that excites you!

To support GP recruitment within Cumbria, NHS Cumbria CCG is hosting a GP Recruitment Fair at Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership, Redhills, Penrith, CA11 0DT  in collaboration with Cumbria Health on Call (CHoC) and other partners.

We aim to bring together and share a whole range of initiatives which are being developed within General Practice in Cumbria which will include various information stands arranged for attendees as well as presentations throughout the day.

The event is open to all with no signing up required.

There will be:

- GPs from Cumbria in attendance

- Helpful advice packs to take away with you

- Food and refreshments will be provided!

Confirmed speakers throughout the day include:

- Doctor John Howarth - Integrated Care Communities

Cumbria has a model of care to integrate Primary & Community services across groups of practice populations.  This exciting development supports opportunities to provide better care and services for our population.  It also supports clinicians to work together in new ways.  Dr John Howarth will explain more about this approach, with examples of progress so far. 

- Doctor John Howarth - Development of a Recruitment Hub for Cumbria General Practice

Offering support to funding the right role for you, development & employment options.  This collaborative development led by CHOC (GP OOH service), Cumbria Partnership Trust and the CCG will offer professional recruitment support for practices and people looking to work in General Practice across Cumbria.  It will also be the 'hub' for educational development and the creation of new job roles - matching your aspiration to the right role for you. 

- Dr Muhammad Farhan Amin - Best of Three Worlds

Dr Amin will talk about why it make sense Professionally, Financially and Personally to come and work in Cumbria, he will be using his own personal journey as an example.

- Accountant Andrew Pow - Thinking about your financial choices.

Andrew Pow is a Director at Hall Liddy, specialist medical accountants, whose firm act for 240 GP practices across the North of England. He is also married to a GP and in 2008 relocated to Cumbria from Manchester when his wife took up a GP partnership in Hawkshead.

Andrew will be on hand throughout the afternoon to talk through accounting, pension and tax issues when becoming a partner in General practice , taking up a Salaried GP post after or during training. From a personal perspective he will also talk about how his family dealt with the move from urban Manchester to rural Cumbria – what was different and also what wasn’t.

- Susan Blakemore - Chief Executive, Cumbria Health on Call (Out of Hours Service)

Cumbria Health on Call provides Primary Care Healthcare Out of Hospital services in and out of hours to the population of Cumbria. CHoC also operates day time services to support the whole Cumbrian health economy to ensure that patients have appropriate access to high quality primary care services. We offer clinicians a flexible way of working, competitive salaries including a contribution towards indemnity costs and a variety of clinical training courses.

- Peter Higgins – Chief Executive, Lancashire & Cumbria LMCs

Cumbria Local Medical Committee is the voice of General Practice throughout Cumbria.  Our sole purpose is to support General Practice, either through working with individual GPs, working with all the doctors in a practice or collectively supporting and negotiating on behalf of all GPs. Peter will give examples of the comprehensive support that the LMC provides to GPs and their practices and explain how GPs can get involved in our work. It is a time of major change in Cumbria and, exciting though this may be, GPs need to feel that there is someone supporting their interests.

- Leanne Tee - Forensic Medicine

Overview of forensic medicine, including offender health and sexual assault work, and how this can fit in with / enhance a GP career.

- Prof Stephen Singleton - Mastering Modern Improvement Science

The Cumbria Learning and Improvement Collaborative is focussed upon supporting the development of all professionals, teams and organisations across health and social care. As Don Berwick puts it – we all need to learn and master modern improvement science and Cumbria is a place that will support you to do just that.

- Doctor Chris Corrigan - Preparing for your applications, to include: CV writing, gleaning the right information about a Practice and enjoying your interview. How do you decide

During my session, I hope to help give you some valuable guidance to help you clarify the next steps you are about to take.  You thought CSA/AKT were challenging, but your next decisions will probably  impact on the rest of your life more than any others you have taken so far.  Where you go next may well determine where you might spend the rest of your life. This is not only about your work life, but also affects every other aspect of your life ahead and anyone else you will be sharing it with!

We will discuss how to best navigate the processes of selecting Practices to approach, give clues about writing your CV and how to enjoy the interviews.  I will also give you some ideas of what to look for in a Practice, how to glean valuable information needed to make your best choice.

I look forward to meeting you at this event which I hope you will find to be very informative and helpful in your preparation for moving forward.

- Dr Tim Sanders & Dr Seamus O'Mahoney - Find your place – Become a GP Trainee in Cumbria

Current GP Trainee in the West Lakes GP Training Programme Dr Seamus O’Mahoney and Training Programme Director for the East Cumbria GP Training Programme Dr Tim Sanders will give an overview of what we think sets training in this region apart from other training locations in the UK and provide an opportunity for you to ask questions in our Q&A session.

Already a trained GP? Come along anyway and ask your questions about how to become a trainer.

- Doctor Charlotte Hattersley - Being a GP: How to play out

Charlotte combines the flexibility of working as a part-time GP in a medical chambers, with lots of playing out within & without medicine. She is a medical advisor to an outdoor events company, particularly working on endurance races, and is a GP clinical champion for physical activity. She does no sport at speed, but loves to be outside, running, walking, cycling, and generally getting wet.

Speaker Schedule
13:30 Dr John Howarth - Integrated Care Communities
14:00  Dr John Howarth - Recruitment Hub
14:30 Dr Muhammad Farhan Amin
15:00  Andrew Pow 
15:30 Susan Blakemore
16:00 Peter Higgins
16:30 Leanne Tee
17:00 Prof Stephen Singleton OBE
17:30  Dr Chris Corrigan
18:00 Tim Sanders
18:30  Dr Charlotte Hattersley
19:00 Dr Chris Corrigan
19:30  Andrew Pow 

Information stands:

- Current Vacancies

- Local Medical Committee|

- Choose Cumbria

- Carlisle City Council
- Cumbria Health on Call (CHoC)|

- Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT)|

- University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust| and Better Care Together|

- North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust
- Royal College of General Practitioners|

- Dodd & Co Accountants
- Representation from indemnity providers to include Medical Protection Society| and MDDUS|

- Health Education North East |

- Cumbria Learning and Improvement Collaborative (CLIC)
- Carlisle Health Care (representation from Carlisle practices)

- Workington GP Practices   

- G4S Medical Services|

- Windermere Educational Trust Limited|

- Cumbria Medical Chambers|

- Castlegate| & Derwent Surgery |

There will be a combined stand and a mixture of staff from a number of Copeland Practices including:

Fellview Healthcare Limited|

- Seascale Health Centre|

- Queen Street Medical Practice|

- Distington Surgery|

Why not stay in Cumbria for the weekend?

Take time to expore the County and see more for yourself.

Please see below hotels offering discounts

Stoneybeck Inn| - 10%  discount on stay & dinner

Brantwood Country Hotel| - £75 B&B for Thursday night (quote recruitment event)

For other hotels please click here|

For more information contact:
Jennifer.Park@CumbriaCCG.nhs.uk| (Phone 07554 333625 or 07788 564877)


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