WORKING IN WILTSHIRE
Wiltshire currently has 48 GP practices with around 400 GPs working across a very varied landscape made up of bustling market towns, a thriving city centre and country towns and villages. The smallest covers just under 2,000 patients in the more rural south of the county and the largest have over 30,000 patients registered across two sites in a busy town centre.
Wiltshire practices serve a growing population of almost 490,000 which includes a large number of military personnel and their families in the areas around Salisbury Plain. As our population grows so does the life expectancy of our residents which currently runs above the national average. These challenges give us the opportunity to innovate and be forward thinking when planning our workforce. We need enthusiastic professionals to support the people of Wiltshire and deliver the healthcare that they need as close to home as possible.
Wiltshire has one main hospital – Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust which is based in the south of the county. Therefore, many Wiltshire residents use the Royal United Hospital in Bath and the Great Western Hospital in Swindon for services outside of general practice including:
- Accident and Emergency departments
- Maternity services
- Outpatient appointments
- Inpatient services.
Wiltshire Health and Care provide six Community Hospitals, two of which have minor injury units. They also provide services which include:
- Community Teams
- Speech and Language Therapy.
Our Ambulance Services (999) are provided by South Western Ambulance and Out of Hours (111) are provided by Medvivo.
Mental Health Services are provided by Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust.
Public Health services including sexual health and drug and alcohol misuse are run by the local authority, Wiltshire Council.
Children’s Services are provided by Virgin Care.