Primary Care that puts patients first

We’re transforming primary care in Tayside. Our General Practices are expanding to create multi-disciplinary teams (MDTs). MDTs include pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, nurses, mental health workers, community link workers, physiotherapists, reception and administrative staff. They all work closely together to meet the specific needs of our communities and ensure everyone has access to the services they need, where they need them. You can find out more about how we’re transforming Primary Care in Tayside here and about the roles in 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 it also offers 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. Have a look at our Current Roles page to find a role that suits you.

Tayside: the opportunities

Tayside has more than 60 GP practices that provide care to over 400,000 registered patients. We have an ageing population and therefore 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. So by 2022 we want every patient’s first contact to be with the right specialist professional for their needs.  This will ensure accessible, high-quality general medical services for patients as well as freeing up GP time and create more manageable workloads.

We’ve been working hard over the past three 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.