From road accidents to heart attacks, you can be the only doctor around until more help arrives, sometimes by helicopter.
Living and working in stunning scenery, with the occasional chance to enjoy it too.
It’s true that on-call can extend beyond typical commitments of a city-based GP, but the satisfaction of serving a close-knit community can be unparalleled.
Rediscover your sound clinical reasoning, when access to blood tests and imaging is a good ambulance/ferry/helicopter trip away
Since 2004 the Remote Practitioners’ Association has represented remote and rural GPs across Scotland. Prior to that it existed for over 30 years as the Inducement Practitioners’ Association. However at its 2014 AGM, held during the RPAS annual conference in November, it was decided (with subsequent consensus from its membership) to change to the Rural GPs’ […]
News just in about a TV programme tonight on BBC Alba (with subtitles for those of us not fluent in Gaelic!)… Dr Alexander MacLeod was the first doctor of the Isle of North Uist, looking after 3,000 people on 16 inhabited islands for more than 40 years. Hailed as the last traditional rural doctor of […]
Major trauma seems to have become the ‘sepsis’ of prehospital care: with more attention than ever being placed on setting up networks of care, specifically defined responses and considerable resource to get patients to centres of expertise as quickly as possible. It makes sense, and I understand that it’s firmly based on evidence, including the impressively […]
A truth universally acknowledged, probably across the whole of the NHS, is the need for an encyclopaedic memory in order to memorise multiple passwords. Unfortunately it is rare to find integrated computer access systems in the NHS, with each application/website requiring its own username and password combination. Inspired by this article from the Guardian, I […]
AULTBEA & GAIRLOCH MEDICAL PRACTICE FULL-TIME GP PARTNER After the retirement of one of our Partners in early 2015, we are looking for a full-time GP Partner to join our practice based in Wester Ross, northwest Highlands. We cover a large area (roughly equivalent to Ordnance Survey sheet 19) containing remote, mainly coastal, rural settlements. […]
GP VACANCY, Dunvegan, Isle of Skye, Scotland Interested in experiencing rural general practice based in one practice for a minimum of 6 months ? Due to emigration of one of our established partners we are looking to recruit a salaried GP for a period of 6–12 months. Position could suit a newly qualified GP looking […]
The RCGP Rural Forum has just announced details of its annual conference, due to take place on Saturday 6th June 2015 – at the Beardmore Hotel & Conference Centre, Glasgow. They have organised a number of high quality speakers, including: Professor Mike Pringle, President, Royal College of General Practitioners whose lecture is entitled – Strengths […]
Are you available for a minimum commitment of one year? Work eight sessions per week seeing an average of 22 patients per day. Minor surgery may be required. On-call requirements are 1:4 and help is provided from the local hospital. This role would suite a team player who enjoys a variety of work. Practice overlooking […]
Would you like to work in the Outer Hebrides, in a stunning location with a supportive team? Due to retirement, we are looking for a replacement partner to join our 4 partner dispensing practice. We are looking for a full-time partner, but would be happy to discuss locum positions with a view to appointment, or […]
Replacement GP required following January 2015 departure of one Partner from our 2 Doctor Practice. Ideally I’d like a full-time Partner to share the ownership of our two Surgery buildings but I am willing to consider all possibilities – part-time, salaried options. We are a Dispensing Practice in the villages of Dailly and Barr. 1400 […]