Indian Candidates preferred
1. Responding to medical/health problems presented by patients including history taking, diagnosis, investigation, treatment and referral as appropriate.
2. Maintaining confidentiality and impartiality.
3. Commissioning healthcare by liaising with medical professionals in the community and hospitals.
4. Promoting health education in conjunction with other health professionals.
5. Organizing preventative medical programmes for individual patients.
6. Providing specialist clinics for specific conditions or for certain groups, e.g. diabetes, smoking cessation and new babies.
7. Meeting targets set by the government for specific treatments, such as child immunizations.
8. Discussing the development of new pharmaceutical products with pharmaceutical sales representatives.
9. Managing resources to service targets as effectively as possible, for example, using Choose and Book, the national electronic referral service.
10. Using IT skills - some practices have one partner who specialises in the use of IT within the practice but all will be expected to have basic abilities for work such as maintaining patients' records using specific packages.
11. Keeping up to date with medical developments, new drugs, treatments and medications, including complementary medicine.
12. Observing and assessing the work of trainee GPs and medical students and teaching at medical schools or hospitals.
13. Maintaining a portfolio of continuing professional development (CPD) activities.