Leighton Road Surgery, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire.
1 Leighton Road
Linslade
Leighton Buzzard
Beds LU7 1LB
Tel: 01525 372571
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Medical Secretary

MEDICAL SECRETARY REQUIRED

PART TIME – 20 hours per week 
5 days: Monday – Friday

Leighton Road Surgery requires a medical secretary to provide day to day secretarial, clerical and administration support to the Practice GPs and to provide additional hours cover when required.
The candidate needs to have 2 years’ experience in an office environment (ideally with a medical background) as well as being a competent  IT user of a range of software including Office.  Excellent people and communication skills are essential.
You are required to be flexible, able to prioritise and work under pressure and have the ability to deal confidentially with difficult situations.

Salary will be dependent upon experience. 

Informal visits welcome - to arrange please email  charlottelane@nhs.net 

Closing date for Applications: Thursday 21 June 2018

Interviews: Tuesday 3 July 2018

How to apply: Please complete the forms marked with an * and email to judith.lakin@nhs.net before the closing date.


Please note if you do not hear from us before 3 July 2018 your application has been unsuccessful.

All applications will be destroyed 3 months after the closing date.  

Salaried GP

We are looking for a Salaried GP to join our forward thinking and supportive team at Leighton Road Surgery where you will be provided with an exciting opportunity to practice and further develop your high quality clinical skills.


We offer:

  • Working as part of a Training practice, committed to learning and developing the whole team
  • Excellent terms and conditions – BMA Contract
  • Working over two sites within Leighton Buzzard
  • Working within a skill mixed team including a large nursing department and Clinical Pharmacists
  • Support from excellent staff and organisational systems – SystmOne – with very high QOF scores and an excellent prescribing record

Our Practice interests include:

  • Training- students, GP trainees and Nurses
  • Sexual Health Clinics
  • Minor Ops Clinics
  • Joint injection Clinics
  • Chronic Disease Clinics including Diabetes Clinics
  • Maternity Hub with Midwives and Ultrasound on site
  • Clinical research and trials including QOF pilot studies
  • Looking after the full spectrum of General Practice including the elderly in care homes and plenty of babies and young families

Leighton Road Surgery is a friendly, well organised training Practice. We are located in the semi-rural town of Leighton Buzzard which has excellent commuter links to London and Milton Keynes and is situated on the border of Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire. We are therefore ideally located to refer to Luton & Dunstable University Hospital, Milton Keynes University Hospital and Stoke Mandeville Hospital. The Surgery holds a GMS contract with Bedfordshire CCG and we are the largest Practice in the area covering over 22,500 patients. Our patient population is varied having many young families but also serving a growing elderly population. The town and surrounding villages are fairly affluent with some pockets of deprivation giving way to varied presentations and pathologies. We are a high QOF achieving Practice – last year being just short of 100%.


Our team is growing with over 70 members. With this comes a specialist skill set including Nurses who have an interest in long term conditions and Doctors who specialise in areas ranging from Rheumatology to Gynaecology. We have 2 Partners and numerous salaried doctors. We have recently expanded our clinical team to include 2 Practice paramedics.


Training and education are paramount to us second only to excellent patient care.


We have 2 trainers but our entire team gets involved with tutorials and the supervision of Registrars. We accept VTS trainees from Milton Keynes and Aylesbury and Medical students from UCL and Buckingham University.


We pride ourselves on being a Practice that is committed to the development of our staff. We have daily lunch time meetings to discuss cases, referrals, have a chit chat and eat! CPD time is factored into the timetable.


We are a very innovative Practice, always thinking of ways to improve and enhance our services. We are currently taking part in the Clinical Pharmacist Pilot and are very involved in clinical trials through our local Research Network.


We thrive to ease the workload of our GPs by using our non-clinical staff to manage correspondence, summarising, completion of insurance forms, tasks from blood results etc where appropriate. This gives the clinicians’ time to manage patients and maintain a healthy work-life balance. We also use our IT system and knowledge of SystmOne to our advantage, maximising the use of integrated templates and referral forms and striving to be as paper light as possible.


We currently have 2 sites – the smaller one accommodates our very popular daily drop in blood clinics as well as our sexual health and minor ops clinics. All our routine clinics, duty team and minor illness nurses operate from our larger site. In addition we host the Bedfordshire Wellbeing Service, Counselling, the Midwifery Hub for the locality, Community Diabetes clinics and Sphere / THT /

Brooks (sexual health).


If you are interested in working with us, please contact Judith Lakin on 01525 372571 for more information or email: judith.lakin@nhs.net with an up to date c.v. and a brief covering letter.


Informal enquiries and visits welcomed.

Please note unsuccessful applications will be destroyed 3 months after receipt.