Thurrock CCG is seeking an experienced GP with a passion for cancer and end-of-life care who is interested in influencing cancer service improvement and redesign.
The CCG is currently recruiting for a Macmillan GP who is able to commit two sessions a week and is eager to contribute to the development of cancer services for Thurrock patients.
Macmillan GPs act to improve the quality of cancer and palliative care provided by primary care health teams within a local health economy. These roles are supported by Macmillan Cancer Support and applicants should have knowledge of Macmillan’s priorities for cancer and end-of-life care.
The successful applicant will use their service redesign experience to influence the commissioning structures of cancer services in Thurrock and support the enhancement of cancer services. You will enable the development and improvement of cancer pathways and services based on clinical evidence and will continuously seek opportunities to further improve care.
The candidate will use your clinical experience and primary care relationships to provide primary care leadership and representation to inform and influence commissioning decisions. You will also use you primary care relationships to influence GP peers in driving up standards, engender a culture of change and support the education of primary care teams.
As well as networking with local GPs and primary care teams, the Macmillan GP will actively engage with the UK-wide Macmillan primary care community to share knowledge and good practice and work closely with Macmillan Cancer Support to monitor the impact of new commissioning structures on cancer services.
As an important conduit between health care provision and commissioning, you will enhance communication between all stakeholders and providers with particular attention given to the interface between primary care, secondary care, out-of-hours and social care providers.
You will also work to improve communication with cancer patients, ensuring patients are better informed about their condition, treatment, navigation of services and how they can improve the management of their condition.
For more information on the roles and responsibilities of the Macmillan GP and the experience and skills required for the role, download the full job description below: