Vacancy Enquiries –

Phone01539 718080
Email: emma.turner2@gp-a82026.nhs.uk

Treating people the way we’d like to be treated. 

We are an innovative, vibrant and expanding GP Surgery in Kendal. We are keen to attract caring, motivated and passionate colleagues, with excellent communication and clinical skills. We hope you can consider joining our well-established family practice and help us build our team fit for an exciting future.


GP Partnership (≈6 clinical sessions) 

We are keen to attract a caring, motivated and passionate GP, with excellent communication and clinical skills. We hope you can consider joining our well-established family practice and help us build our team fit for an exciting future.

We use EMIS Web, DocMan, AccuRx and AskMyGP.  We are a training practice with lots of learning opportunities and an open and supportive culture, and enjoy the benefit of the Kendal Primary Care Network.

We can offer you an invigorating and supportive working environment with excellent opportunities for career development. You will be working alongside compassionate colleagues, who strive for a good work-life balance while achieving high-quality patient care.  Kendal is a vibrant market town with great schools, a rich arts and culture scene, good travel links and surrounded by stunning countryside ripe for adventure.

If the above sounds appealing, why not come and talk to us.

  • Weekly clinical MDT
  • Scheduled coffee time mid-morning each
  • Newly Qualified GP Mentorship programme available.
  • Support applying for NHS England’s ‘New to Partnership Payment Scheme’ (the Golden-Hello)
  • Exciting clinical development opportunities to experience and potentially get involved with:
    • Dermatology GPwER clinics
    • ENT GPwER clinics
    • Contraceptive and Sexual Health clinics
    • Minor Surgery clinics
    • GP Trainees and Medical Student teaching and supervision
    • Frailty and Care Home support teams

We continually develop our systems to respond to the changing environment of primary care, aiming to minimise administration workload and maximise job satisfaction to the benefit of our patients and our team.

Please contact Dr Richard Russell or Emma Turner on 01539 718080 to arrange a tour of the practice, and time with one or more of our GPs.

How to Apply:   Applications should be made in writing with covering letter and copy of current CV to: Emma Turner, Practice Operations Manager, Helme Chase Surgery, Burton Road, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 7HR.

Closing Date: This advert will close when sufficient applications have been received.


Care Navigator

We are looking for someone with natural customer service skills and the ability to understand and respond to individual patient needs, ensuring that our patients are looked after at all times. Experience within a similar role is desirable however full training will be given.

Care Navigator details

Hours: 37 hours per week

How to Apply: Please send a CV and Covering Letter to antonia.coathup@gp-a82026.nhs.uk

Closing Date: 3rd July 2021


General Practitioner (12 Month Maternity Cover, commencing August 2021)

We can offer you an invigorating and supportive working environment with excellent opportunities for career development. You will be working alongside compassionate colleagues, who strive for a good work / life balance while achieving high-quality patient care. We can offer

  • Weekly clinical MDT meetings.
  • Scheduled coffee time mid-morning each day.
  • Newly Qualified GP Mentorship programme available.

Exciting clinical development opportunities to experience and potentially get involved with:

• Dermatology GPwER clinics
• ENT GPwER clinics
• Minor Surgery clinics
• GP Trainees and Medical Student teaching and supervision
• Frailty and Care Home support teams

If the above sounds appealing, why not come and talk to us.

GP maternity leave details

Hours: 6-8 sessions per week

How to Apply: Please send a CV and Covering Letter to Emma.Turner2@gp-a82026.nhs.uk


Practice Nurse (bank position available)

Practice Nursing Maternity Leave and Bank Details

Hours: Bank nurse

How to Apply: Please send a CV and Covering Letter to janet.ingram1@gp-a82026.nhs.uk

Closing Date: 11th July 2021


Why work with us?

The James Cochrane Practice has a long standing reputation for excellent patient care, as the largest General Practice in the South Lakes area we have a registered list of over 17,000 patients and operate from 2 sites in Kendal. We can offer you an invigorating and supportive working environment with excellent opportunities for career development. You will be working alongside compassionate colleagues, who strive for a good work / life balance while achieving high-quality patient care.

Would you like to put your passion into practice seeing patients supported by a large and diverse team? If this sounds appealing, why not come and talk to us. We can offer flexible working packages, and sessions.

Our team includes GPs, Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Pharmacists, and a diverse nursing team, supported by an experienced administrative and dispensing team. We offer weekly clinical MDT meetings, scheduled coffee time mid-morning each day and have exciting clinical development opportunities to experience and potentially get involved with:

  • Dermatology GPwER clinics
  • ENT GPwER clinics
  • Sexual Health and Women’s Health clinics
  • Minor Surgery clinics
  • GPST and Medical Student training
  • Hosting private Occupational Health clinics

We are an accredited living wage employer


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