General Practitioner - HMP Five Wells

Practice Plus Group
Wellingborough, Northamptonshire (GB)
£110, 000 per annum, depending upon experience
Closing date
2 Oct 2022

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Salaried GP
Contract Type
Full Time
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As one of the GP’s at HMP Five Wells, you’ll provide clinical oversight across a challenging, yet demanding patient group, in a brand new custodial environment. You will be pivotal in engaging the clinical workforce to support the delivery of the organisation’s objectives, and will have the chance to further develop your clinical and medical skills. We recognise training and development is key, therefore we utilise our training centre to facilitate your needs. You will gain insight and training in Mental Health and Substance Misuse.

This is an amazing opportunity to lead a truly integrated team who will deliver outstanding patient care. As the GP, you’ll support the Head of Healthcare in shaping the policies and strategies for developing and modernising clinical practice in order to ensure high quality, safe and appropriate healthcare services for our patients.


Due to the size of the prison, we are looking to recruit a team of GP’s to support clinical alongside a wide clinical team including primary care nurses, mental health professionals and substance misuse experts. You will work as part of this multidisciplinary team to manage complex patients and get involved with using new technologies (like telemedicine) to improve care to the population. Whether you are wanting to work a few sessions as part of your portfolio work, or interested in working for us full time, we would welcome you getting in touch with us. We are able to offer sessions during the main working week, but also in the evenings and also at the weekend, to fit around the existing commitments you may have. 

If you are new to offender health, we will create a suitable induction package to ensure you are equipped for this exciting role. In this high profile, exciting role, you will create a positive and diverse working environment leading on a number of critical areas as the prison is mobilised and subsequently opened:

- Clinical pathways
- Stakeholder engagement
- Patient engagement

About You

The GP for HMP Five Wells will be MBChB or MBBS qualified, you’ll also be registered with the GMC and on the NHS England performers list and Medical Performers List. RCGP1 part 1 is desirable.


In return for your hard work….

- A salary of up to £110,000 per annum for 40 hours per week. Sessions include evenings and weekends and can be discussed at interview
- 25 days annual leave rising up to 28 days with service plus 8 public bank holidays.
- Access to our un-paralleled training offer.
- Other benefits including: free DBS check, free uniform, indemnity cover, CPD and study days, cycle-to-work scheme.


The role of General Practitioner also gives you the ability to work across other sites, which is a great opportunity to broaden your portfolio. HMP Five Wells is located closely to HMP's Onley and Rye Hill; which are newly awarded contracts that will begin delivering services in October 2022. Both HMP sites are situated just over 5 miles south of Rugby and 5 miles north of Daventry with good transport links from Coventry and Northampton. For a discussion regarding the logistics of the above, please utilise the contacts listed below.


If you would like to hear more about the role or have an informal discussion, please feel free to contact: 


Ann-Marie Carter, Head of Healthcare

Phone: 01933 718888 ext 3055



Ian Brew FRCGP  FFFLM  LLDip - National Deputy Medical Director (Health in Justice)

Phone: 07741 242210



**Strictly no agencies, please.

About Us

Prisons are one of the most challenging, yet rewarding places for healthcare professionals to work - if you’re looking for a role where you can develop your existing skills and learn something new every day, then this is the place to be.

HMP Five Wells is a new establishment which began receiving patients from January 2022. It is a Category C resettlement men’s prison which will have an operational capacity of 1,680 by November 2022. HMP Five Wells is based in Wellingborough in Northamptonshire. It is approximately 30 minutes from Bedford, 20 minutes from Northampton and 35 minutes north of Milton Keynes by car. Healthcare operates 7 days a week therefore you will be required to work weekends depending on your position.

We are the Health in Justice Market leader, providing healthcare services to prisoners across the country. Our model of care is our Wellbeing Approach – an integrated, comprehensive approach in recognition of the fact prisoners are a socially-excluded group with healthcare needs which are complex and often associated with poor outcomes. It adopts the premise no single health/wellbeing factor can be taken in isolation of other motivational issues which might impact a person’s care

We are passionate about what we do and our core values are:

  • We treat patients and each other as we would like to be treated
  • We act with integrity
  • We embrace diversity
  • We strive to do things better together.

If this resonates with you then we’d like to hear from you!

Please note that offers of employment are subject to Practice Plus Group Terms & Conditions and receipt of satisfactory references, an enhanced DBS check and prison vetting.

At Practice Plus Group we actively promote diversity and equal opportunities and we are committed to this in both the running of our prison healthcare service and how we recruit our staff. We actively encourage applications from everyone with the essential requirements of the job, regardless of any protected characteristics.


Be the doctor you want to be at Practice Plus Group​


Welcome to Practice Plus Group, the country’s largest independent provider of NHS services.

We deliver a wide range of quality, flexible services to millions of patients across the UK. But what do we give the doctors who work for us?

In a word, freedom.

Our primary care services range from GP services and walk-in centres to urgent care and SARCs, out of hours services and offender health.

That means, as a doctor joining our team, you have the freedom to choose where you work. Do you want to specialise in one area? Go for it. Would you prefer a portfolio career, developing your skills and experience in a selection of services? That’s also fine by us. Whichever option you choose, one thing’s for sure: because we serve a rich mix of patient populations you can expect a wealth of professional challenges that will really test – and develop – your skills.

What’s more, you’re free to choose the hours you want to work. So you can join us on a full time basis, or fit your role at Practice Plus Group around existing work or lifestyle commitments. Our GP practices and walk-in centres are open late and at weekends, so you can work whatever mix of hours and days that suit you.

We also understand that you’d rather be treating patients than shuffling paper, so we free you from much of the admin that you’ll find in a traditional GP practice. Plus, because our GPs don’t buy into our practices, you can say goodbye to the logistical worries that come with running a practice. All in all, you’re free to get on with doing what you trained for – treating patients.

What else do we offer?

  • If you join us as a salaried GP, we’ll pay your medical indemnity costs.
  • We’ll support you in your continuing professional development, so that you continue to meet your appraisal and revalidation requirements.
  • You’ll be joining a supportive team of quality health professionals, including expert medical leads who will provide ongoing one-to-one support and guidance.

At Practice Plus Group we’re constantly adapting our healthcare services and models to suit the way people live now. If you like the sound of joining an innovative, forward-thinking healthcare provider where your skills and experience will be valued and developed, apply for one of our roles today.

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