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Job reference: 129814
Location: Various
Job closing date: 08/12/2022
Job posted date: 01/12/2022
Salary: Please see advert
Job Type: Medical and Dental
Employment type: Permanent
Hours Per Week: 4
Department: Base Practice - Falkirk Town, Slamannan & Braes, Denny & Bonnybridge
Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Forth Valley

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Part Time:     4 hours per week

Salary:           £107,349 per annum (pro rata)

We are seeking to appoint a General Practitioner to a vacant Cluster Quality Lead post within the Community Services Directorate, to influence future service development and improve patient care.

Following cessation of the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) a number of Transitional Quality Arrangements (TQA) have been introduced as part of the 2016-17 GMS contract. The TQA work will be taken forward by a range of GP clusters.

Clusters have been defined as relatively small groups of practices working to improve services helped by evidence and clear measures of success.  Cluster working should also promote better ways of working with others in the local health and social care system.

To facilitate cluster working, each practice has been required through the 2016-17 GMS contract to identify a General Practitioner to act as a Practice Quality Lead (PQL).  In addition, each cluster will also require to appoint a Cluster Quality Lead (CQL) to support and coordinate the TQA work both within and across clusters. It is anticipated that the Cluster Quality Leads will also be a General Practitioner based within the cluster (but not necessarily an existing PQL).

The Cluster Quality Lead will be essential to supporting the development of an effective cluster network in the following cluster:

  • Falkirk Town
  • Slamannan & Braes
  • Denny & Bonnybridge

The Cluster Quality Lead will undertake one four hour session each week to take forward this work.  As well as working within the cluster, the post offers an opportunity to link with other Clinical Leads and Locality teams across Forth Valley.  Posts are available on a fixed term basis and future development will be informed by the 2017 GMS contract for Scotland.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr Scott Williams, Deputy Medical Director (Primary Care) on 01786 434403 or to

To apply for this post, please visit the job posting on the NHS Scotland Job Train website. Applicants should have full GMC registration and a licence to practise.

Closing date: Thursday 8th December 22

Please quote reference number 129814 on all correspondence.

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