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Somerset GP Training Hub and Primary Care Links: Portfolio Careers

Links and resources for Primary and Integrated Care NHS Staff in Somerset

General Overview

This page aims to draw together links to opportunities outside "standard" general practice, including information about other areas of related work and background information. There is a focus on UK opportunities. Information is correct as of February, 2022. 

This is a growing resource. If you are aware of other portfolio career options please do let us know so we can include them - contact the librarian at paula.younger@somersetft.nhs.uk OR paula.younger1@nhs.net

BMA members can login to watch a webinar at https://www.bma.org.uk/learning-and-development/bma-courses/career-change-and-portfolio-careers-recorded-webinar

Table of Contents

Portfolio Careers for GPs

Air Ambulance Services

Ambulance Services

Care Quality Commission

Clinical Entrepreneurship

Expedition and Extreme 

Managerial and Policy

Medic Footprints

Medical Education

Medical Research

Medico-legal work

Military/armed forces/defence medical services

NHS 111

Occupational Medeicine

Overseas and Outside the UK

Prison Services

Public and Population

Travel Doctor

Volunteering

Writing and media work

Portfolio Careers for GPs - some personal stories

Overview of medical specialties

Portfolio Careers for GPs - possible options

Air Ambulance Services
 


Ambulance Services
 


Care Quality Commission (CQC)


Clinical Entrepreneurship Programme (NHS England)

  • NHS England's Clinical Entrepreneurship programme has been running since 2016, in conjunction with Anglia Ruskin University. Find out more at https://nhscep.com/

Expedition and Extreme Medicine


Managerial and Policy Work 


Medic Footprints
 


Medical Education
 

  • Opportunities in this area include GP clinical tutor for medical students, or within a university setting, or supervising foundation year doctors
  • Additional roles educator/ supervisor: GP trainer; or undertake a 2 day free roadmap supervisor training course: recompensed by The Training Hub £400 - Somerset staff can contact Dr Bridget Carne for more information at Bridget.carne@nhs.net
  • You can also find out more at https://gp-training.hee.nhs.uk/somerset/

Medical Research

AHSN - https://www.ahsnnetwork.com/careers 

  • hospital laboratories
  • higher education insitutions
  • industry – example, https://www.gsk.com/en-gb/careers/physicians/ 
  • higher education institutions
  • research institutes
  • medical research charities
  • universities

Medico-legal work
 


Military/armed forces/defence
 


NHS 111

 

 


Occupational Medicine

Overseas and Outside the UK Mainland


Prison Services
 


Public and Population Health
 


Travel Doctor


Volunteering 

Greener Practice etc RCGP groups
Charities including: 

•    emergency relief
•    developing and building medical infrastructures
•    running clinics
•    medical education programmes
 


Writing and media work

Many medical writers work in medical communications agencies which provide consultancy services to the pharmaceutical industry, or directly for pharmaceutical companies. Other possibilities are: 

  • doctors' organisations such as the BMA
  • health insurance companies
  • government and quasi-government agencies (quangos)
  • Royal Pharmaceutical Society - publisher of the British National Formulary (BNF) pharmaceutical reference book 
  • Some clinicians also write on a freelance basis for academic journals, consumer magazines, or write elearning and other course materials. 

Some doctors also work in other media, including: 

  • Podcasts eg HealthTech Podcast
  • there are opportunities in press, radio, television and on-line journaliism
  • Website updating/consultancy - for example, Patient.uk authoring/updating

 

Print Books

Library members may be able to borrow the books below in print format - check with the librarian for further details, including options for having books sent via post.