Named GP for Safeguarding Retirement- Expressions of Interest

We are looking for someone to take on the role of Adult and Children Safeguarding for East Kent.

This is a challenging but hugely rewarding job! The learning curve is steep but there is considerable support from the rest of the team.

16 hours across the week are worked but how these are worked is flexible.

As part of the Kent and Medway Safeguarding Team I work alongside the three other Named GPs from West Kent, Dartford Gravesham and Swale and Medway and we meet virtually each week if we can. We provide the safeguarding team a GP perspective on safeguarding matters, particularly helping to translate policies and guidelines into practical advice that is relevant to the GP in their day to day work. In addition, we support the team in providing assurance to the Kent and Medway CCG board that the board is meeting its statutory safeguarding duties.

We help to support primary care across Kent and Medway in the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults in the community. As part of this we facilitate the GP Safeguarding Lead Forums, regular newsletters, monthly 7 minute briefings and protected learning time safeguarding education. All this supports primary care in maintaining safeguarding skills and competencies at level 3.

Primary care needs to work with the Kent and Medway Safeguarding Adult Board and Kent Safeguarding Children Multiagency Partnership when they review abuse or death of an adult or child where abuse has been a factor. The named GP works with the relevant practice and writes a report on the role of primary care within a case. These reports are done with the support of the Designated professionals. I have enjoyed this work hugely and find using different skills to that of a jobbing GP really satisfying.

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