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Why work in Gateshead?

Gateshead is a wonderful place to live and work in the North East. It has a population of around 211,000 people. The town is located on the southern bank of the River Tyne, opposite Newcastle, which is bound by seven bridges. This area provides many family-friendly attractions, such as the Millennium Bridge, The Sage music and arts venue, The Metro Centre, the beautiful National Trust site Gibside, as well as a wide variety of towns, villages, and open spaces.

We are proud to offer high levels of patient care across Gateshead and the surrounding areas.

Employed Model

Salaried GP positions at competitive rates for in-hours and out-of-hours sessions.

CBC provides medical indemnity and all statutory/mandatory training for salaried GPs, commensurate with their role. We encourage and support salaried GPs to undertake further vocational training, such as extended minor surgery skills, sexual health and occupational health. 

Locum/Sessional Model

Locum and sessional work is paid at a competitive rate that varies depending upon type of session worked.

This is a self-employed model. GPs are responsible for their own indemnity, tax and national insurance. NHS pension deductions can be made by CBC on your behalf.    

Self-employed GPs are personally responsible for CPD. Mandatory training, such CPR, Anaphylaxis and safeguarding is provided for all GPs and Duty Doctors.

Career Variety & Flexibility
CBC GPs enjoy flexible working arrangements that balance the needs of the company with life outside of work.

CBC encourages and supports GPs in the development of specialist knowledge and skills.

CBC employs an experienced GP who is available to provide ongoing and accessible pastoral care and support.

A variety of

ways of working

to suit your lifestyle

Out of Hours
GatDoc operates from a base in Gateshead's state of the art Emergency Care Centre, based at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, between 6 pm and 8 am on weekdays, and at weekends and bank holidays. A range of daytime, twilight and overnight sessions are available.

Minor Illness & Injuries Unit/Walk in Centre
Working in collaboration with Gateshead Health NHS FT to deliver WIC and MIIU GP sessions every day between 8 am and 10 pm.


CBC’s extended access service is delivered on behalf of all Gateshead practices, providing valuable additional access to GP and nursing appointments seven days per week.

General Practice (various locations)
CBC is commissioned to deliver services in several practices. GP and locum sessions are available.

Ad Hoc or Long-Term Locum        
Servicing GP practices in Gateshead and elsewhere to cover short or longer-term absences, e.g. maternity leave.


The North East - A great place to work

The North East - A great place to work

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For more information, please contact:

HR Advisor

Tel: 0191 4977710


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