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GP Surgeries

GP surgeries are usually the first point of contact within the NHS for the communities they serve. They are a hive of activity, providing support for a wide variety of conditions, people of all ages and nationalities. In a city which is growing as rapidly as Peterborough, GP surgeries are a vital resource in relieving the strain on hospitals.

While working in a GP surgery is undoubtedly challenging at times, it is also infinitely rewarding and those who work in a practice will often assist families through many of life’s stages. A thriving primary care establishment is vital to delivering improvements in out of hospital care, patient care and patient experience.

Peterborough is part of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), one of the largest CCGs in the country, covering a patient population of over 950,000 people and with 102 GP surgeries falling under its umbrella.

In Peterborough, we have an active and engaged health care system which sees GPs working together, as part of the Greater Peterborough Network, to explore new and better models of care. This makes working in a GP surgery in Peterborough a particularly exciting and rewarding experience. GPs in the Peterborough area are also working innovatively in their day to day work. They’re using new technology and different methods to ensure the best care for their patients and it’s an exciting time to be part of primary healthcare in Peterborough.

Read on to find out more about what it is like to work in a GP surgery in Peterborough, the roles available and about career progression within a surgery.