The EBPC GP Experience: Dr Muninder Walia

This week, the EBPC GP Experience hears from Dr Muninder Walia. Find out first-hand what it’s like for GPs who work out-of-hours for East Berkshire Primary Care.


Having worked for this service since 2013, I feel that the service is great in so many ways for both patients and GPs alike.

We offer a robust and well organised system that allows easy access for patients out of hours. We offer an efficient advice line triage service and a good base review system, as well as home visits for those who are unable to attend an appointment for various reasons.

The best part about this service, is that it gives a perfect work-life balance to us as GP’s, and in particular, for mums of little ones. There is, by far, no other speciality that can offer such a flexible working pattern.

I am a working mum of a 6 year old boy and a 22 month old boy with an orthopaedic surgical senior registrar for a husband. I can truly say that EBPC offers that work-life balance that we truly want and need within the realms of general practice. It has certainly given me that flexibility to work around school runs, bedtime routines and my husbands busy work schedule.

I cannot thank EBPC enough for allowing me to realise my own professional potential whilst bringing up my young family. Joining this service means that you get all of this and more….monthly clinical guardian reviews, courses for personal professional development and a good peer relationship with fellow GP colleagues and staff. It is a job opportunity like no other and the excellent rate of pay is the icing on the cake.

If you’re a GP looking for a better work-life balance, we can help you get there. Apply now to become an out-of-hours GP with EBPC.