GP Career Start Scheme

GP Career Start Scheme 

NHS North Durham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is launching a scheme to attract GPs from across the UK to work in the area. The scheme is run in conjunction with NHS Durham Dales, Easington and Sedgefield CCG.

The GP ‘Career Start’ scheme invites applicants to apply from across the UK salaried GP posts, based in practices across North Durham. The successful applicants will receive two year’s funding from the CCG.

The GPs will receive mentorship as well as help to focus on their clinical and personal development and the opportunity to take part in a range of educational activities.

Where to find more information

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If you are interested in joining the scheme please refer to  Durham Career Start Scheme and our GP Career Start Scheme brochure to identify which practices fit best with the number of sessions, and the type of job which suits you best. Please read the practice profiles and contact the individual practice(s) to arrange to discuss/visit/interview.

GP PracticePractice ManagerSessionsTraditional Career Start SchemeJoint GP and Hospital PostJoint GP and University Post
Avenue Family PracticeTracey Milburn
0191 5130884
3 to 7YesYesYes
Belmont and Sherburn
Belmont and Sherburn Profile
Nicola Greenwood
0191 3847577
Blackhall and Peterlee Surgery
Blackhall and Peterlee Practice Profile
Antony White
0191 586 4331
Bridge End Surgery
Paul Dodds
0191 3883236
4 to 8YesYesYes
East Durham Medical Group
East Durham Medical Group Profile
Elaine Wilkinson
01429 8382178
Coxhoe Medical Practice
Coxhoe Practice Profile
Barbara Jones
0191 3770340
Ferryhill Medical Practice
Ferryhill and Chilton Profile
Jennifer Wood
7 to 10YesYesYes
Middle Chare Medical Group
Middle Chare Medical Group Profile
Becky Hutchinson
0191 5947654
6 to 8YesYesYes
Murton Medical GroupLesley Anne Williams
0191 517 0170
3 to 6YesYesYes
New Seaham Medical GroupKaren Soks
0191 581 7661
4 to 8YesYesYes
Old Forge SurgeryStephanie Connolly
01833 640217
4 to 8YesYesYes
Peaseway Medical CentreLynn Morton
01325 528000
Pelton and Fellrose Medical GroupCarole Lee
0191 3700620
Queens Road Surgery
Queens Road Profile
Calum Porter
01207 585890
4 to 8Yes
Stanley Medical GroupSue Elsbury
01207 285800
7 MaximumYesYesYes
Tanfield View medical GroupKim Beedham
01207 232384
West Rainton Surgery
West Rainton Profile
Sam Mcerlane
0191 5843809
Auckland Medical GroupAllison Hodgson
01388 602728

If you have any queries you can email Dr Jonathan Smith at




Durham is a fantastic place to live and work and NDCCG are aiming to establish opportunities for a career in general practice by offering a number of career start posts in some of our best practices in the CCG. You will receive protected development time and mentoring as part of the scheme and work in innovative forward thinking practices.

The scheme will run for two years with the hope GP’s will continue into permanent Gp roles in NDCCG. This scheme has the full support of the CCG as do the practices in North Durham and I look forward to welcoming you to North Durham.

Dr Neil O’Brien, Clinical Chief Officer, NHS North Durham CCG

We are delighted to be hosting our first GP Career Start Scheme for GPs in the North Durham area. We have 10 salaried GP posts available, which will be hosted within individual practices across our CCG area.

For the first two years, North Durham CCG will fund the posts to enable each GP to be released from practice to focus on their clinical and personal development. You will also be supported to attend additional educational activities and receive mentorship.

Good luck with your application.

Dr Stewart Findlay, Chief Officer


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