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Five reasons GPs should choose a career in Cumbria

Published on: Monday 6th June 2016

Cumbria is known for its fells and lakes, but it also has lots of exciting opportunities to offer GPs.

Cumbria is diverse

Dr Hugh Reeve, Interim Chief Clinical Officer for NHS Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group said:

 “There are few places as diverse as Cumbria - you can travel from an urban centre to the rurality of the fells and then to the seaside within an hour.

“People are often surprised at the growing number of opportunities to train and develop professionally, with the links between our GPs and Cumbria’s hospitals.”

The patients are friendly

Geoff Jolliffe, Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group’s lead GP, said:

“Patients in Cumbria are great to work with and very appreciative of GPs. Once GPs come here, they wonder why they’d want to work elsewhere.

“There are massive opportunities for portfolio working and Cumbria is a very successful area for leadership development of GPs.”

Cumbrian GPs are passionate

Carlisle GP Chris Corrigan said:

“Our GPs are passionate in maintaining good quality, up-to-date care for patients.

“They also invest heavily in supporting our new GP colleagues.”

There’s a great support network

GP Charlotte Hattersley said:

“In Cumbria, we recognise that we need to look after people.

“There are masses of study and professional support groups and it’s easy to put new GPs in touch with the right people.”

Cumbria offers a great work/life balance

Caroline Rea, Director of Primary Care for NHS Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group said:

“Working as a GP in Cumbria offers a great work/life balance. GPs who live and work here know it is a great place to work.

“We can help create roles within General Practice that can match people’s ambition.”

NHS Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is hosting a GP Recruitment Fair on Friday, June 17, in collaboration with Cumbria Health on Call (CHoC) and other partners.

The drop-in event will take place from 1pm to 8pm at Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership, Redhills, Penrith, CA11 0DT.

Look out for Choose Cumbria at the event and find out why you should choose a career that inspires you in a place that excites you.

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