The Eagle Medical Practice is a small private practice on the Island of Alderney, the third largest island in the Channel Islands. This small island has two private medical practices and a 20 bedded hospital. There is a fixed quota of four GPs permitted to work on Alderney.
GPs working on the island must be entitled to register as a GP in the UK. This requires MRCGP or recognised GP Training.
Alderney is situated close to Normandy and is both outside the UK and the EU. All GP services are run privately and are entirely outside the NHS. Alderney is a short flight from Southampton or Guernsey. Island life offers good sailing and fishing opportunities.
The Alderney website is helpful as it gives a comprehensive overview of island life: www.visitalderney.com
The Eagle Medical Practice holds an entitlement for two doctors to practise on Alderney, although the workload would be equally manageable by one doctor. The practice has approximately 500 private patients, who require about 3000 consultations per year. Essentially, there is a family atmosphere on this small island as we know the patients well, having built up a strong but workable relationship with the local community. Daily life is relaxed and the work load is not onerous but varied and stimulating.
The practice premises are available to rent or buy. They are large and modern, with very adequate private parking, and well situated in the main town of St Anne. There is a large flat with private access for the doctor on the top floor of the premises.
The island hospital is newly built and is “state of the art”. The GPs look after their own patients in the hospital. There is an X-ray department with digital transfer for consultant opinion from Guernsey, and regular visits from the consultants and physiotherapists. There are close links with the consultants in Guernsey at any time of the day or night and this is an expected pattern of life on this island where everyone helps out if there are difficulties.
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