We consistently have some of the country’s highest levels of patient satisfaction.

The landscape of health care in Cumbria is changing, bringing new opportunities for GPs to work in different ways and support community services. We have opportunities for GPs to develop their career by specialising, taking part in clinical research and becoming involved in the county-wide improvement agenda.

There has been significant investment in the workforce over the last two years, through developments to services and increases in front line staff resulting in a number of new vacancies.

As well as a diverse range of practices, roles for GPs can be created to meet your needs, combining General Practice, out of hours, community and hospital roles, emphasising our local integrated approach to delivering health care to our population.

We have excellent links with Health Education England and local education providers, offering a range of education training and development packages for GPs. We also provide supportive networks for recently qualified doctors and nurses and the infrastructure to support high-quality clinical research.

Trainee GPs are being offered a £20,000 bursary by the NHS to encourage them to begin their career in Cumbria.

The bursary is being offered in Cumbria as a way of encouraging trainee GPs to work in locations they may not have considered. These areas are not routinely used for medical placements yet have a number of opportunities for career progression through specialising, taking part in clinical research and becoming involved in the Cumbria-wide improvement agenda.