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Recruitment Fair to be held this week to encourage medics to work in Cumbria

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Recruitment Fair to be held this week to encourage medics to work in Cumbria

Posted on Wednesday 15th June 2016

A GP Recruitment Fair is being held in Cumbria this week to encourage more family doctors to live and work in our county.

NHS Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is hosting the event on
Friday 17th June, in collaboration with Cumbria Health on Call (CHoC) and other partners.

A lot of work to develop exciting opportunities within General Practice in Cumbria is currently underway and will be highlighted for interested medics.

Doctors and trainees will be able to speak to local GPs and discuss the advantages of the county and the diverse roles and career opportunities available within General Practice.

The drop-in event will take place from 1:00pm to 8:00pm at the Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership at Redhills, Penrith.

Confirmed speakers during the day include: Carlisle GP Doctor
Chris Corrigan, Cumbria Doctor Charlotte Hattersley and Professor Stephen Singleton. The full list of speakers, a speaker schedule and further information can be found at:

Dr Rachel Preston, GP Lead for Eden, said:
There are so many opportunities in Cumbria available and this GP Recruitment Fair will help to showcase them. It’s a great place to live and a great place to work. There are challenges in the county but there is also a huge amount of opportunity to really make a difference to the people of Cumbria. 

“Because we have lots of different areas we need to deliver care for, there are many opportunities to do things differently. Medics could almost come here and write their job description as there are some really interesting and innovative ways that they can influence and improve what we do. There are also lots of ways we want to encourage medics to specialise and develop interests, not just in general practice.

“I would say the big attraction about being a GP anywhere is being a family doctor. Being able to look after, understand and be involved in families throughout their lives is a fantastic privilege and Cumbria is a really good place to practice.

“I think Cumbria has something for everybody. We are very open to new ideas, new ways of working and I would say to any medics thinking about Cumbria as an option to come to the fair, find out more and see what you can be.”

Caroline Rea, Director of Primary Care for
NHS Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group Said:  “This is an excellent opportunity to come to the area and speak to the GPs already working here about the opportunities available in General Practice and the work/life balance the county has to offer.

“GPs who live and work here know it is a great place to work and hopefully this event will encourage medics to discover this for themselves. We can really help create roles within General Practice that can match their ambition and we also know that if people train in an area they are more likely to choose to stay and work there.

“There are various new opportunities for doctors being developed in the county including research opportunities in partnership with UCLAN working alongside colleagues in the acute hospitals to develop more specialist skills or to work within community services.”

For more information on the GP Recruitment fair and recruitment in Cumbria visit:


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Posted on Wednesday 15th June 2016


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