GP Application Timeline: What You Need To Know
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Firstly, ensuring your CV is up to date is important when applying for any job, and a GP application is no different. Be sure to include all your relevant training and qualifications. After all, you have worked hard to get them. Start it off with a personal statement at the top and be sure to include the dates when listing your previous employment.
In MCG Healthcare’s experience, many GPs could be better at providing this important information, so it is best to start with these basics.
Once your CV has been polished, updated and sent to the potential employer, it is time for the first interview.
It will usually take place within a week in person, however, due to the coronavirus pandemic, interviews may be virtual.
The timing for this process could differ, though. It will depend on how urgently the role needs to be filled and the number of applicants.
After a maximum of two weeks, applicants will usually be offered a second interview. Normally, it would be in person and include a tour around the surgery and an introduction to other staff members.
Again, this will depend on Covid-19 requirements, but it would usually need to be face-to-face.
Step four of the GP application is the exciting part, we would have everything verbally agreed including pay, days of work, expectations and a formal offer letter is drawn up and sent out.
The formal offer will include more detail about this position, including pay. Despite what many people think, a GP’s pay is based on supplier demand. So, GPs in London are not necessarily paid more, generally the pay is better in locations where there is a shortage.
You can find out what vacancies are available in our jobs section.