Dermatology GP with Special Interests (GPSI)

Location: Ash. Sevenoaks  |  Kent  |  England
Sector: Health Care
Consultant: Sophie Wood
Job Reference: 36077
Salary: £100000 - £110000
Job Status: Permanent / Full Time

Seven Healthcare is looking for an Dermatologist GP with Special Interests (GPSI) to fill an exclusive opportunity in Northern parts of the UK.

Job Purpose:

The post holder will undertake new and follow up consultations of patients referred to the community Dermatology service by GPs in accordance with guidance from the lead consultant and the supervising consultant. This will include diagnosis of the full range of dermatology conditions and initiating medical and surgical treatments, including phototherapy, in a community clinic.

Key Responsibilities

This list is intended to summarise the key responsibilities and is not intended to cover every task that may be required of the role: –

  • Undertake new and follow up consultations including a full assessment of the medical condition, the patient’s concerns and expectations. The post holder will enter full details of history, examination findings, diagnosis and treatment plan in the case record.
  • Follow care pathways for the common skin problems as recommended by the Consultant Dermatologist.
  • Prescribe treatment only for the presenting complaint and in accordance with the dermatology formulary and prescribing restrictions
  • Offer only those treatments or surgical procedures, which are within the scope of the contract between Virgin Care and the CCG, taking care not to undertake procedures, which are excluded from the contract.
  • Ensure that patient or carers are informed fully about the condition, answer any questions, supply written information if available and involve them in decisions about the treatment
  • Dictate a letter to the patient’s GP at the time of the consultation for every patient and arrange to review the letters and amend as necessary to an appropriate timescale.
  • Discuss or refer a patient for a consultant opinion within the community service avoiding practice outside his / her level of competence
  • Undertake appropriate surgical procedures only after training and directly observed practice has taken place and been signed off.
  • Order appropriate investigations, making sure that pathology request forms are filled in legibly with full clinical details.
  • Take responsibility for seeing and taking action on all results, including writing to the GP and patient.
  • Work with other members of staff to deliver a high quality, patient-centred service including attendance at staff meetings
  • Participate in Audit and evaluation
  • Participate in teaching and training, particularly skill transfer to primary care staff
  • Undergo annual appraisal and participate in clinical governance
  • Comply with GMC standards of Good Medical Practice
  • Undertake all required Postgraduate training and development to maintain skills
  • Work flexibly within the service to maintain a consistent standard, which may mean undertaking duties for other doctors who are on leave.

Applicant Requirements:


  • GPVTS trained or equivalent
  • Diploma in Dermatology
  • Accreditation as GPwSI in dermatology


    • Experienced practitioner of dermatology -eg work as Clinical Assistant in a hospital dermatology department or GPwSI working alongside a Consultant
    • Working currently in primary care
    • Demonstrates clarity in written and spoken communication
    • Good interpersonal skills, courteous to patients and staff at all times
    • Enthusiastic team player

Open and reflective

Compliance: HCPC Registration.

Hours: Full time or Part time

Working with Seven Healthcare:

Established in 2011, Seven Healthcare is a leading provider of Healthcare professionals to public and private organisations across the UK.

Seven is the recruitment service that guarantees experienced, qualified and available staff exactly when you need them. Our expert talent acquisition team seamlessly connect professionals to all areas of Healthcare; including Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Podiatrists, Paediatric Audiologists and everything in between.

After being shortlisted for multiple awards in 2018, we are proud of our nationwide reputation for providing a world-class recruitment service that is underpinned by honesty, integrity and attention to detail.

Refer a friend, family member or colleague for £250

If you’re not the perfect match for this role, but you know a GP with Special Interest in Dermatology who is, help them find their dream job by referring them to Seven Healthcare. As a little ‘thank you’ from us, you will receive £250 for every referral that is successfully placed into a new role.