Suffolk Primary Care

Why Work For Us

Suffolk Primary Care offers a range of opportunities to develop your career. With a growing number of member practices we offer a variety of challenges, from town based practices to more rural locations.

We offer a full induction and development programme for all staff and actively look to provide leadership and mentoring schemes. We believe that to get the best from our people we need to support a healthy work/life balance and provide a range of development opportunities as well as reward and benefit schemes.

The rationale behind Suffolk Primary Care is to build on the values of traditional primary care but in a new structure that protects GPs and patient care well into the future. Patients and staff really value general practice based in the community, with local GPs leading and working in their local surgeries providing long-term, continuity of care. It’s what we want and it’s what patients want.

As an NHS employer, we offer an occupational pension scheme to all eligible employees. If you pay in to the NHS Pension Scheme, your Annual Benefit Statement, which forms part of your Total Rewards Statement, will provide you with an overview of your pension benefits. Benefits include:

  • The NHS Pension Scheme is a defined benefits scheme

  • Life insurance

  • Family benefits including an adult dependents pension and children’s pension

  • Ill health benefits

  • 20% employer contribution

  • Further information can be found here

We have teamed up with Love Electric ( to offer a comprehensive package that includes:

  • Low monthly payments

  • Flexible terms

  • No deposit

  • No credit check

  • Fully comprehensive insurance

  • Servicing and tyres

  • Breakdown cover

  • Up to £2,000 annual contribution from SPC subject to conditions

Suffolk Primary Care is accredited by the Living Wage Foundation ( A hard day’s work deserves a fair days pay. And we have gone further by making a commitment to pay a minimum of £10.90/hour for those 18 and over.

Have a young family or commitments that make traditional general practice unappealing? Wherever you may be in the country, we believe we can offer you the flexibility you are looking for.

Maternity benefits (for those who meet the eligibility criteria)

We offer enhanced maternity benefits including:

  • 8 weeks at full pay (less any SMP/SMA receivable)

  • 18 weeks at half pay plus flat rate SMP/SMA (or average weekly earnings, whichever is lower) providing the total does not exceed full pay

  • 13 weeks at flat rate SMP/SMA (or 90% of average weekly earnings, whichever is lower)

Paternity (new parent support) benefits (for those who meet the eligibility criteria)

We offer enhanced paternity pay:

  • 2 weeks new parent support leave, at full pay (less any statutory paternity pay received)

Where needed we will pay for eye tests up to every two years. In addition to a free full eye examination, you will also be given a contribution towards a pair of glasses if you need them specifically for computer use.

Suffolk Primary Care will pay for a Blue Light Card for all new starters. Access to the the Blue Light Card ( provides thousands of amazing discounts online from large national retailers and local businesses to save you money on holidays, cars, days out, fashion, insurance, phones and much more.

SPC would encourage all staff to access Health Service Discounts. Access exclusive deals, discounts and cashback for retail, travel, utilities, finance, motoring and more.

Our cycle to work scheme offers a significant benefit to employees at Suffolk Primary Care. Employees can participate in the scheme, which allows them to choose a bike and necessary safety accessories. During an agreed loan period, employees can exchange a fixed amount of their monthly salary to cover the cost of the bike. This arrangement enables employees to enjoy tax-efficient savings while promoting a healthy and eco-friendly mode of transportation.

This unique program provides our employees with access to a wide network of top fitness centers and gyms in Suffolk. GymFlex partners include Virgin Active, Pure Gym, David Lloyd, Better, Everyone Active, The Gym Group, Nuffield Health, Fitness First, and more. With discounted membership rates and flexible hours to fit their busy schedules, our employees can prioritise their physical well-being and receive expert guidance from fitness professionals. By investing in their health, we aim to foster a positive work culture and empower our employees to thrive both personally and professionally.

Our salary sacrifice scheme, in collaboration with Currys, provides a valuable benefit for Suffolk Primary Care employees seeking technology purchases. Employees can enjoy tax-efficient savings and convenient access to a wide range of tech products available at Currys. The user-friendly platform empowers employees to browse, select, and order their desired technology items, spreading the cost over time with pre-tax income.

Our salary sacrifice scheme, in partnership with John Lewis, offers a valuable benefit for Suffolk Primary Care employees when it comes to homeware purchases. Employees can take advantage of tax-efficient savings and enjoy convenient access to a diverse selection of homeware products available at John Lewis. The user-friendly platform empowers employees to effortlessly browse, select, and order their desired homeware items, spreading the cost over time using pre-tax income.

“I thoroughly enjoy working for Suffolk Primary Care and would recommend it. As well as receiving professional support, you become part of a really friendly and welcoming team and can work flexibly, which I really like."
Joshua Lee
IT Administrator
“I would encourage any other colleagues who are thinking about taking the next step in their career not to hold back – find out as much as you can about the options available and support you could receive. I couldn’t have done it without Suffolk Primary Care and feel blessed to have been given the opportunity.”
Becky Lewis
Registered nurse
"You won't find a better place than Suffolk Primary Care for education and development. It is incredibly rare for an organisation to offer such levels of support and training, and I'd urge colleagues working elsewhere to join us and be part of something special."
Nicola Francis
Nurse Prescriber and nurse lead
Flu Vaccinations

We are reminding all of our eligible patients to book their flu vaccination at their GP surgery to help protect themselves and their families from the illness this winter. It may be possible to receive your Covid vaccination at the same time.