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Salaried GP HMP Cardiff

NHS Medical & Dental: Salaried GP

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General Practitioner
NHS Medical & Dental: Salaried GP
Fixed term: 18 months
Part time - 7 sessions per week (Plus contributions into weekend/bank holiday reception rota (max of one session/month))
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HMP Cardiff
£66,676 - £100,612pro rata
28/02/2023 23:59



Job overview

An exciting opportunity is available for GPs to join the prison healthcare team at HMP Cardiff.  There is a total of seven sessions available from the end of January 2023 onwards. We will consider applications from one GP or a maximum of 3 GPs to take up these sessions.  Although, we are offering these sessions on an initial fixed term 18- month basis, there is a potential that these sessions may be extended/made permanent in the future. A contribution into a rota for Saturday/Bank Holiday Reception Session is required as part of the contracted hours (max of 1 session per month/per staff member)

  • If you are looking for a varied and challenging role within this unique area of healthcare, then look no further. 

As a prison GP and working as part of a skilled and committed Multi-Disciplinary Team, you will be enthused by the real opportunity to make a difference to the men who will be accessing healthcare with a wide range of chronic mental and physical health problems, including substance misuse problems.

About the prison

HMP Cardiff is a category B remand prison, with an operational capacity of around 800 located in the centre of Cardiff, with good transport links.



Main duties of the job

Working as part of the Multidisciplinary Team, you will provide clinical assessment and diagnosis to patients that will inform their future management and care plans. You will have a chance to become actively involved in audit, teaching and training as well as the management of substance misuse, mental health and blood borne viruses and you will also have the opportunity to develop skills to provide a highly specialist resource to other healthcare staff. You will also be key to the further development of service to ensure we evolve to the changing needs of our patients.

You will need to be a registered GP, included on a Medical Performers List.

A background in one of the following areas would be advantageous; Communicable Diseases, Emergency Medicine, Minor Surgery, Psychiatry, Substance Misuse, Trauma and Orthopaedics. The RCGP Part 2 certificate in substance misuse would also be advantageous, however, if you are new to this field, you will be fully supported to develop into this role through a period of induction and training.


Working for our organisation

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission is “Caring for People, Keeping People Well” and our vision is that every person’s chance of leading a healthy life should be equal.   As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population’s health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research.   Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.     

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline.  Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To provide general medical services to people in HMP Cardiff including:

  • Clinical patient assessment 
  • Medication review and management
  • Referral to relevant health care services
  • management of both chronic and acute health condition

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Registered GP on Wales Performers List
  • Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) in General Practice / Certificate Confirming Eligibility for General Practice Registration (CEGPR), or equivalent
Desirable criteria
  • Substance Misuse Part 1 or 2


Essential criteria
  • Experience of working with with potentially complex needs
  • Experience of Working in General Practice for 12 months+
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of working in HMP environment


Essential criteria
  • Experience of working as part of a team
  • Evidence of ability to make independent clinical decisions
Desirable criteria
  • Proficient in use of IT systems- EG Systmone

Personal attributes

Essential criteria
  • Good team player

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Armed Forces CovenantStonewall Top 100 EmployerPurple SpaceVeteran AwareApprenticeships logoMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Age positiveDisability confident leaderCore principlesDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - Goldhyderus o ran anableddStonewall Hyrwyddwr Amrywiaeth Diversity ChampionStonewall Gold 2022Accredited Living Wage Employer

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Welsh language skills are desirable

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Lynne Topham
Job title
Locality Manager
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Telephone number
Additional information

Dr Jake Hard, Clinical Director via