Many of our NHS staff choose to work in Urgent Primary Care because of the multiple benefits it offers, whether it’s to sharpen their skills, to achieve a better work/life balance or to earn extra money. Find out more about the benefits of working in urgent care and the reasons why our NHS staff choose to work in Urgent Primary Care.
Variety of work
The type of work that NHS staff are required to do varies in Urgent Primary Care. From GP and nurse roles, to ambulance drivers and call handlers, working in Urgent Primary Care allows you to work with a variety of teams and across diverse roles within the NHS, which you wouldn’t normally operate in while working during in-hours. NHS staff also choose to work in Urgent Primary Care because there is no paperwork to complete at the end of the shift.
Many of our NHS staff choose to work in Urgent Primary Care because of the friendly, collaborative working environment. We make sure that support is on-hand from other team members 24/7, so that you are never on your own. For example, we always make sure there is a driver available to take our GPs to a home-visit. There is also a reduced amount of pressure in Urgent Primary Care, as our staff, on average, are seeing patients every 12 to 15 minutes (although this may vary according to Health Board, time of day and workload demand), and there is no paperwork to complete at the end of the day or follow up appointments to schedule with patients.
Working in Urgent Primary Care is challenging but rewarding. Ask the NHS staff why they choose to work in Urgent Primary Care and many of them will tell you that they enjoy working there because they are providing urgent care to patients when they need it the most.
Our flexible working hours help you to find a healthy work/life balance. Working in Urgent Primary Care allows staff with young children, or with other commitments, to schedule their hours and location of work around childcare and other obligations that might affect them from working during in-hours. We also offer the opportunity to work remotely through telephone triage work.
One of the benefits of working for NHS Urgent Primary Care is the opportunity to earn extra pay. We pay NHS Wales enhancements to reward staff who work in Urgent Primary Care, which means you are able to earn a supplementary income on top of your daily salary.
Learning and development opportunities
Working in Urgent Primary Care provides numerous opportunities for continued learning and career development. Whether you’re a nurse, pharmacist or healthcare support worker, you will have the opportunity to expand your portfolio of work by practicing in different areas. We’ll also provide you with any additional training you may require to support you in your role in Urgent Primary Care.