Primary Care that puts patients first

We’re transforming primary care in Tayside. Our General Practices are widening their services to become multi-disciplinary teams (MDTs). MDTs include pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, nurses, paramedics, mental health workers, community link workers, physiotherapists, reception and administrative staff. All work closely together to meet the specific needs of our communities and ensure they have access to the services they need, where they need them. You can find out more about the work covered by the MDT on our Areas of Work page.

These changes go hand in hand with new investment in premises, facilities, IT infrastructure and career development. Together it all adds up to a great opportunity to improve health and wellbeing in Tayside and a great opportunity for you.

By putting your skills and expertise at the heart of the community, you can help patients to thrive as you build a dynamic and positive career. Your skills – and your willingness to develop them – will help us take better care of our population. If you don’t see an opportunity on our Current Roles page, Register Your Interest so we can get in touch when something suitable comes up.

Tayside: the opportunities

Tayside has more than 60 GP practices that provide care to over 400,000 registered patients. With an ageing population, the demand for health and social care is set to continue to grow. Over a third of our population have been diagnosed with at least one chronic disease. A growing number suffer from conditions requiring multiple attendances, repeat medication and significant social care support. Inequalities in health are a major challenge. The way forward is to provide better, more coordinated care in communities.

The changing role of the GP

General Practice will continue to play a critical role in supporting the health and wellbeing of our population, from pre-conception to palliative care. By 2022 we want every patient’s first contact to be with the right specialist professional for their needs.  This will not only free up GP time and create more manageable workloads. Most importantly, it will ensure accessible, high-quality general medical services for patients.

We’ve been working hard over the past two years to establish this resilient and responsive service but there’s still more to do.  Join one of our MDTs and you will join a working environment that helps you to flourish as you help our patients and communities to flourish.