Why Work in Cumbria?

Cumbria is a special place, the right choice is Cumbria! The breathtaking scenery and strong, sustainable communities make it a great place to live and work. Find out more Here

On the doorstep is the Lake District National Park, one of the most beautiful and unique landscapes anywhere in the world.

It’s not just breathtaking lakes and hills – away from the lakes there are bustling centres filled with shops and brimming with life, most notably the city of Carlisle and the coastal town of Whitehaven.

Enjoy the freedom of England’s highest mountains on your doorstep.

Fish, play or picnic by cool, clear lakes and magical mountain tarns, and be part of a thriving Lake District community.

There are villages with inviting country pubs and towns that burst into life on market day.

If you like the great outdoors you’ll find Cumbria is a great place to live and work.

Choose Cumbria

You can find out more about living and working in Cumbria at the Choose Cumbria website www.choosecumbria.co.uk

With the region set to witness £25 billion worth of investment, helping to create thousands of jobs in a wide variety of sectors, Cumbria is facing an exciting future – and you can be part of it.

Jobs at Cumbria Health on Call

If you are interesting in working for CHoC as a locum or salaried GP, have a read of the GP Handbook. Email office@choc.nhs.uk to arrange an interview date.

Current vacancies

Tier 2 and Salaried Doctors

We are looking for experienced and motivated GPs to join our dynamic organisation.

Nurse Practitioner

The post holder will work as a member of the out of hour’s nursing team in the Primary Care Treatment Centres.

Sessional Doctors

We are looking for experienced and motivated Sessional GPs to work in the Out of Hours period across Cumbria.

Healthcare Assistant

We are looking for experienced healthcare assistants to join our clinical team. The role is based either at the Furness General Hospital (Barrow) or Westmorland General Hospital (Kendal).

General Practitioners - South Cumbria Weekend Routine GP Appointment Service

An exciting opportunity has arisen for experienced GP’s to join the CHoC team in support of the South Cumbria Weekend Routine GP Appointment Service.


Monday 6th November 2017 – 3.30pm to 7.30pm

Abbey House Hotel and Gardens, Barrow in Furness, LA13 0PA

CHoC are recruiting for various roles including:


To work in various roles including routine telephone consultation appointments, telephone triage shifts, treatment centre and car shifts. Roles are available for both salaried and sessional posts.

CHoC are very aware of the situation all GPs are all facing in regard to the rising costs of indemnity cover for out of hours work and the difficulties this has caused. CHoC are now in a position to offer financial assistance to any GP available to take a salaried position for CHoC on a minimum of 10 hours per week.

  • NURSE PRACTITIONERS, and/or prescribers and those with chronic disease management skills

We would like to invite anyone interested in working with CHoC to an open evening on Monday 6th November. This will be an opportunity to meet our team and discuss these roles further. As well as an informal drop-in between 3.30pm and 7.30pm, we will be interviewing on the evening (N.B. there may be limited availability so please advise in advance if you would like to attend for interview).

To arrange an interview at the open evening please complete the application form on NHS jobs. Go to: www.jobs.nhs.uk  Ref: J130-A-17-0777 / J130-A-17-0775.

On the evening, you will need to bring with you either 2 pieces of photographic ID & 1 proof of address or 1 photo ID & 2 proofs of address and if applicable, evidence of your professional registration.

We look forward to meeting you on Monday 6th November 2017, 3.30pm to 7.30pm at Abbey House Gardens, Barrow in Furness.

If you have any questions regarding the open evening or any of the above roles please contact Zoe Heaven: Zoe.Heaven@choc.nhs.uk or Telephone: 01228 514830.

 Cumbria Health on Call Ltd (CHoC) is a not-for-profit Social Enterprise providing out of hours (OOH) primary care to the population of Cumbria in addition to a number of in-hours services. The OOH element of the service provides care, treatment and support for over 68% of the week for some 499,000 people over a land mass of 2,613 square miles.

CHoC was rated as ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission following an inspection in November 2016.



GP Training

Information regarding GP training programmes, specialty training and foundation training courses can be found here: www.northerndeanery.nhs.uk/NorthernDeanery

You can find out about more GP vacancies in Cumbria on the CCG’s website