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GP Partnership opportunity 4 sessions. - Yetminster Health Centre

GP Partnership opportunity 4 sessions.

(Salaried or salaried with view to possible partnership considered) 

Start date: Oct 2024 but prepared to wait for right candidate.

Due to retirement, we are looking to recruit 1 GP to join our small, friendly, rural dispensing practice of 4610 patients – 2.5 WTE.

We value our work/life balance and never have to take work home.

The traditional family doctor role is very important to us, but we are enthusiastic about new opportunities. Our Primary Care Network is well established and provides improved access and enhanced frailty planning from our local community hospital in Sherborne. We are paired in the network with like-minded practices with whom we have good working relationships.

Yetminster is a lovely historic village (birthplace of the smallpox vaccination) surrounded by beautiful countryside with the local market towns of Sherborne and Yeovil a short drive away. The Jurassic coast, Bath, Bristol and Exeter are all easily accessible. There is a primary school in the village, an excellent state secondary school in Sherborne and a wide choice of local private schools.

  • Dispensing practice.
  • School medical officers at a large public school in Sherborne.
  • Low demand for visits.
  • Only one residential home in the practice area.
  • 7 weeks annual leave (includes any study leave).
  • In the top 5 practices in Dorset on recent practice satisfaction survey-96%.
  • High QOF achievement.
  • Rated ‘Good’ on last CQC inspection.
  • SystmOne practice.

We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate who is keen to promote high quality traditional holistic general practice. You will have the opportunity to have a significant say, and be very hands on, in the running and future direction of the practice.

We welcome any informal enquiries. Dr Richard Nickinson would be more than happy to answer any questions by phone (01935 872530). However, we would also strongly recommend a visit to see the surgery and the surrounding area.

Closing date: 30th April 2024.

How to apply

Applications with CV and covering letter (marked Strictly Private & Confidential) to Marcus Pawson (Practice Manager) at Yetminster Health Centre, Church St, Yetminster, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 6LG or by email to

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Yetminster Health Centre
01935 872530
Yetminster Health Centre, Church St, Yetminster, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 6LG