Developing portfolio roles for GPs and sharing the lessons
Devon Doctors Ltd. provides the Integrated Urgent Care Service (IUCS) for Devon and Somerset which comprises NHS 111, the clinical assessment service and the out-of-hours GP service. Securing a sustainable workforce for Integrated Urgent Care Services is becoming harder as the pressures on the health system increase and as individuals seek a better balance between work and life.
In response to this, Devon Doctors Ltd. has managed two projects. The first project ran from January to September 2018 with the scope to develop a substantive portfolio role that combined the challenge of working across health care settings with the opportunity to experience a varied rotational week with support from colleagues – in the belief that offering something different would attract and retain GPs in urgent care.