Where quality of care meets quality of life



Welcome to Powys


Longing to work in a health system that works with you?

See yourself living in an area that offers breathtaking beauty, exceptional community spirit and exciting opportunities?

Want to use your skills to meet the needs of an increasingly demanding population?

The benefits of practising in Powys are enormous.

 

Where is Powys?


The mid-Wales county of Powys covers some 2,000 square miles - extending from the edge of Snowdonia in the North to the Swansea Valley in the South.

Truth is, Powys is a modern, dynamic county, and we want modern, dynamic professionals to live and work here. As such, you can look forward to fresh challenges, first-rate training and development, genuine scope for career progression, along with competitive income and a work-life balance that’s second to none.

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Powys – an area with breath-taking beauty

With just 135,000 residents it is the most sparsely populated region in Wales and stretches from just below Snowdonia in the north to the Swansea Valley in the south; from near to the Irish Sea in the west to the English border regions of Shropshire and Herefordshire in the east. Over 2,000 square miles in total.

A vast area, but nonetheless one served by a network of friendly, vibrant towns, villages and rural communities.

Primary care flourishes in Powys. It has to, as there are no district general hospitals in the county and the vast majority of health care is provided by those working within primary care and the community-based services. There is also a network of nine busy community hospitals in the county, where medical cover is provided mainly by GPs.
It’s all about team work in Powys. Pulling together is how we ensure as much care as possible is provided to patients locally, avoiding wherever possible patients having to travel further afield.

A relaxed lifestyle it may be, however our approach to innovative health care is anything but. We’ve always got one eye on the future in Powys, eager to try new ways of providing effective, responsive services that best meet the needs of our patients.

A truly great county in which to live and work, Powys is often featured as being amongst the best places to live in the UK. The county has so much to offer within its borders, yet is still very accessible to major cities around its periphery such as Swansea, Cardiff, Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool.

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The Powys Offer provides a tailored range of benefits to each job which could include;

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  • Practice Nurse in Powys
    I moved to Powys 17 years ago, and shortly afterwards I began working in Primary Care. I work at a surgery 22 miles away from my home (through choice). My commute to work is stress-free and stunning. When I arrive at work I am part of an innovative, progressive team who are forever looking for ways to improve patient care. Living and working in Powys is not without its challenges e.g. few public transport options. But if you think that working in Powys will be ‘behind the times’ then think again. It’s the perfect place to be for work-life balance.
    Practice Nurse in Powys
  • Practice Nurse, North Powys
    My husband, two children and I moved to Powys from the Cotswolds 15 years ago. The opportunities for us all have been exceptional: good education and plenty of activities on our doorstep, be that visiting the beach, playing sport, sailing or climbing mountains. There’s something for all, young and old! I work in a small team as a practice nurse, offering a wide range of services to our local community. Yes, we can sometimes be under pressure, but we all do our job to the best of our ability and maintain high levels of patient care. The rewards are many, a friendly community, great colleagues and truly beautiful area; I look out of the surgery window and see hills and lambs playing in the fields. I cannot imagine myself working anywhere else and I often tell my patients ‘I have the best job in the world'.
    Practice Nurse, North Powys
  • GP, Mid Powys
    I came to Powys to live and work in a rural community. While in medical school, I did a work placement in a rural GP practice in Powys. I enjoyed it so much I returned to that practice and now I am a partner there! The pace of life in Powys is much more relaxed compared with that of friends who live and work in a city. I watch lambs play in the field when eating my breakfast, enjoy a traffic free commute to work, and then after work, in the quiet of the evening, go climbing in the Brecon Beacons. Oh, and my husband found a job here too!
    GP, Mid Powys
  • Physician Associate, North Powys
    Moving from a busy city to an area like Powys was daunting at first, but the people are so welcoming and friendly that I soon felt at home. There is also more to do in Powys than you might think! The community spirit is strong wherever you go and having joined a local choir and gym soon after arriving, integrating is very easy. Driving to work on country roads and admiring the glorious views rather than looking at skyscrapers, what more is there to say?
    Physician Associate, North Powys
  • GP, North Powys
    Having moved to Powys in September 2017 for a rural GP role, I can honestly say I have not once regretted the decision. Rural general practice offers interesting diversity and stimulating challenges and on the whole, general practice here feels more of a personal service rather than a stressed, time pressured, endurance challenge that urban practice so often is. Powys is a beautiful part of the world and has so much to offer. I often think ‘why doesn’t everyone live here?’. I feel like I’ve been let in on a secret and I love it.
    GP, North Powys
  • Dentist, North Powys
    I am a qualified dentist working in Powys. I am surrounded by beautiful countryside which I have the privilege of admiring as I drive to work each day. In my spare time there are so many opportunities for walking and exploring the area. Being in such a close-knit community, I enjoy the good relationships I’ve developed with patients, many of whom have been with the practice for years. Generally, the pace of life is so relaxed, something which is reflected in the patients who are always very appreciative and friendly.
    Dentist, North Powys
  • Community Pharmacist, North Powys
    I'm a community pharmacist living in Llandrindod Wells but working in North Powys. My wife and I moved to Powys to live and work nearly 20 years ago and now have two teenage children. We have a smallholding and thoroughly enjoy and embrace our rural lifestyle. There are many benefits to the way we live and work, including the perfect”environment in which to raise our children.
    Community Pharmacist, North Powys
  • GP, North Powys
    Having moved to Powys in September 2017 for a rural GP role, I can honestly say I have not once regretted the decision. Rural general practice offers interesting diversity and stimulating challenges and on the whole, general practice here feels more of a personal service rather than a stressed, time pressured, endurance challenge that urban practice so often is. Powys is a beautiful part of the world and has so much to offer. I often think ‘why doesn’t everyone live here?’. I f”eel like I’ve been let in on a secret and I love it.
    GP, North Powys
  • GP North Powys
    In terms of my role, it’s changed dramatically over those 30 years. In Powys, we’ve been given the chance to shape general practice in our own style, within the broader NHS. We’ve moved from a purely doctor-led service to a modest-sized organisation, working with all kinds of talented people. We’re a growing team with pharmacists and physios set to join. What’s really special is how we share skills – even our receptionists develop new skills like triage and telemedicine. It is going to continue to be a fascinating job.
    GP North Powys
  • GP Mid Powys
    One thing I would say to a doctor considering life as a rural GP is how wonderful rural life is. It’s good for me, and I enjoy the fresh air and being able to do simple things like go home for lunch. To me, the biggest advantage to rural general practice is being able to provide holistic and personal care: you see people right from birth, through their school years and all the generations of their family. That’s very rewarding.
    GP Mid Powys
  • GP North Powys
    I took to the place straight away. Like all of Powys the countryside is beautiful. Small lively towns, each with their own character, are spread throughout the county. It is a lovely place to bring up children, with good schools, facilities and, of course, medical services. And it’s a wonderful place to call home. Every day I can just lift my eyes to the beautiful hills, walk on quiet paths away from traffic – even a brief wait on a patient’s doorstep is an opportunity to savour this special place.
    GP North Powys
  • GP North Powys
    I’ve experienced a huge range of unique opportunities in Wales. First off, we have strong links to the local universities and protected training opportunities. Recently, I was asked to be diabetes lead and I was provided with a university diploma course and study leave to bring my skills up to speed. This is just one example of how we’re supported. In short, the ability to build a portfolio career, or to just be a good family doctor, is all here.
    GP North Powys
  • GP Registrar South Powys
    I noticed how different the people were compared to my previous placement. Patients were more engaged and open, not just about their health but life in general. It reminded me of the old-fashioned GPs who cared for a single family throughout their lives. Morning surgeries featured a waiting room full of people. All of them would be chatting away, catching up on the latest news and teasing unsuspecting medical students whenever they could. It created a relaxed atmosphere that carried over into the consultations. I found myself more attentive and more connected to the people in my care.
    GP Registrar South Powys
  • GP Mid Powys
    One of the big advantages to me of being a rural GP is being part of the community we serve. I am a social sort of person – if I go shopping or to church, I will often see patients and have the opportunity to talk to them as friends. Not all GPs would enjoy that, but I find it incredibly rewarding. It’s all about communication with people and being part of the community. The great thing is that this carries over into my work, which makes it especially satisfying.
    GP Mid Powys