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Vacancy: Partnership, Kirkwall, Orkney

We are a group of enthusiastic GPs, nurses and administrative staff who aim to provide good quality care to our 7300 patients in a remote setting in Kirkwall the main town of the Orkney Islands.  We are a busy, forward thinking practice.  We are in the privileged position of offering personalised care to our patients for several generations.

We work hard towards the contract and also offer additional services in sexual and palliative care.  We have been a training practice for 22 years and have managed to recruit five partners via this route.

Due to the size of NHS Orkney, you will have the opportunity to have a say in how services are organised for your patients.

We are looking for a like-minded doctor to replace an outgoing partner.  If you wish to have an interesting job in a beautiful location please check out our website at for further information.

Informal enquiries and visits are welcome.  Please contact Dr Mhari Linklater on 01856 888 240 or email

Closing Date: 27th July 2012


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Vacancy: Isle of Tiree (Partnership)

With permission, John HollidayPart time PARTNER for this beautiful Hebridean island Sunshine, windswept white beaches and a strong Hebridean community.

I am 58 and have been the Doctor on Tiree for 25 years in this 1.5 Doctor Practice. I am looking for a 0.5 – 0.75 Partner to live on the island, working a flexible rota.

  • list size 730 – 20 minute appointments
  • real Doctors only need apply – on-call 24/7, emergency work with an excellent nursing team, 35 air ambulances a year, and the best and worst the Atlantic weather can throw at you
  • new, Health Board-owned, dispensing surgery
  • high QOF, EMIS, GMS
  • newly refurbished Doctor’s house available
  • Octoberish start

I am happy to talk to you about this opportunity. Contact John Holliday, Baugh Surgery, Isle of Tiree, Argyll PA77 6UN. Telephone: 01879 220323, email:

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Vacancy: Partnership North Devon

Partnership Opportunity in a Rural North Devon Dispensing Practice

We are seeking a doctor for a half-time partnership position. Starting date negotiable.

We work in a beautiful part of Devon within easy reach of the surf of the North
Cornwall Coast and walking on Dartmoor.

  • Friendly, highly motivated team
  • Fully dispensing
  • 1820 patients
  • Synergy software
  • High QOF achievement
  • PMS contract
  • Above average income
  • OOH work available
  • Purpose built surgery

Please apply with CV to Mrs. Cathy Ley, Beech House Surgery, Shebbear, Devon EX21 5RU by 31st May 2012.

Informal visits welcome by arrangement. For further details email:

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NES Rural Fellowships now online

NHS Education for Scotland are now recruiting for the next round of GP Rural Fellowships – due to start in August this year.  Aimed at GPs who have recently finished training (including those who are expecting to complete training in August), they offer an excellent opportunity to combine experience in rural practice, with supported study leave for additional skills and professional development.

Full details are available from the NES website.

Photo: Creative Commons Licence: Colin Campbell
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Maternity Leave Locum: Lochgilphead, Argyll

Commencing August 2012.

Practice based in a newly built community hospital.
Minimum 8 daytime sessions per week participation in out of hours preferable (community hospital, A and E and GMS work) with second on call back up.
Accomodation available.

We’re a 7 doctor, 6500 patient practice in a lovely part of the West coast of Scotland.  As well as the providing the usual GMS services, the community hospital OOH work provides variety and challenge.

For more information and to apply, please contact Practice Manager Muriel Miller 01546 462002 by 30th March.


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Wanted: Urban to Rural GP swap

Rachel Hopkins, London-based GP is looking for a 3 month job-swap so that she can experience rural practice somewhere in Scotland.  If you can help, please contact her, details below…

Come and live in London for a few months!

I am an inner city GP in London looking for a Scottish GP who would like to swap practices with me for a 3 month “sabbatical”. I’d like to swap homes and jobs and swap experiences of the differences and similarities between inner city and country practice.

The time period could be any suitable 2- 4 months from Aug 2012- Aug 2013.

I can offer 6 sessions/wk at the Killick Street Practice.  We’ve got a lovely modern building, friendly team, minutes from Kings Cross transport links, teaching and training practice. We have a fantastically multi-cultural patient group and a lively local community. No OOH unless wanted. Using Emis LV computer system, can offer training. I have a 4/5 bedroom house 3 miles from work near Finsbury Park and very close to a great collection of excellent and good value restaurants. All the opportunities of London at hand!

And indeed the Olympics in August 2012.

I would like to find a Scottish GP who is up for a bit of a change! I am open minded about different types of practice to visit and would prefer to work less than full time if possible. If you might be interested, please get in touch and we can discuss possibilities. If you cannot offer a full swap, I am also interested in locum opportunities or doctors who might want to come and  do my locum.

Rachel Hopkins

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Work on the Wild Side: GP in Lochaline

Salaried GP Required: West Highlands of Scotland

A vacancy for a part-time salaried GP exists from 1st April 2012 ( but may be flexible) within rural GP practice in Lochaline, Morvern , Argyll

  • 4 – 6 sessions per week
  • List size 350
  • Dispensing practice
  • Paperlite- Docman and Vision
  • Modern purpose built premises
  • Car allowance and defence fees reimbursed
  • OOH duties paid separately
  • Locum work available locally
  • Excellent local schools

Beautiful scenery, excellent anchorage with new pontoons; walking , mountain biking, fishing and ski-ing on your doorstep. Various housing options available – rental, house purchase , sites for building.

For further details contact Dr Susan Taylor, Morvern Medical Centre, Lochaline, Morvern, Oban, PA80 5XT.

Informal briefings or visits welcomed – phone 01967 421252.  Email:

Photos available on Picasa web.  See where Lochaline is on Google maps.

Closing date: 5th November 2011.

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Vacancy: Chief Medical Officer, Falkland Islands

Attractive Package

An extraordinary and exciting place, the Falkland Islands have enjoyed remarkable growth and economic development in recent years providing excellent community facilities and overall quality of life for the 5,000 strong population. Responsible for providing high quality, cost-effective health and social services, the Falkland Islands Government Health Services’ vision is to address the identified needs of the population, in order to preserve life, treat illness and promote lifelong well-being.

As clinical lead, the CMO will provide General Practitioner and hospital medical services to the Islands’ permanent and transient population as well as take responsibility for every aspect of clinical and medical matters, working with a multi-disciplinary team. An exceptional opportunity to be involved at the front line, nationally and internationally, the CMO will work closely with the MoD and the general public ensuring that services are fit for purpose and new performance management systems are being used in the most effective and efficient manner.

A registered General Practitioner, you will have experience in obstetrics, as well as a track record of developing improvements to health services. An inclusive team player you understand the needs of other professional groups and will have experience of actively engaging with a variety of stakeholders. A seasoned strategist, you will also be able to advise and make the mature clinical decisions required to ensure high quality care in what are a unique set of circumstances.

For more information please visit [Dec13 – site no longer active] or for a confidential discussion contact our consultants at Veredus: Melanie Shearer on +44 (0)20 7932 4393 or Helene Usherwood on +44 (0)20 7932 4304.

Closing date: Monday 1st August 2011

Photo: Ben Tubby via Flickr
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Vacancy: Inner Hebrides, Scotland

Four practices cover the islands of Islay and Jura and opportunities have arisen to joint the existing teams in salaried or partnership roles, full or part-time.  The practices work co-operatively covering the community hospital and out-of-hours.   Posts are available from 1/10/11.

The islands are thriving communities with excellent air and ferry links; wildlife abounds and there are good recreation opportunities.  We can promise a challenging and rewarding experience both professionally and socially.

For further information contact

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Vacancy: Seafield & Cullen Medical Group, Banffshire

We are seeking an enthusiastic, committed team player to join three full time GPs in our friendly dual centred coastal practice on the Moray Firth.  We pride ourselves on being  patient-centred with a team based approach caring for 5000 patients between two centres in Buckie (map) and Cullen.

We are offering the position initially on a salaried basis, 6-9 sessions (negotiable) with an opportunity of partnership.

  • Paperlight EMIS PCS
  • Consistent high QOF achievement
  • Training and Teaching Practice
  • Responsibility for the local community hospital including an in patient ward and minor injury department
  • Excellent opportunity to develop special interests
  • Good work/life balance with excellent schooling and local facilities

We are situated between the Cairngorm mountains to the South and the beautiful sandy coastline of the Moray Firth to the North, ideally suited to those who appreciate outdoor life and the wealth of activities and opportunities that this area has to offer.

Enquiries and informal visits welcome.  Please contact Mrs Heather Pirie, Practice Manager,  Seafield and Cullen Medical Group,  Barhill Road, Buckie, AB561FP. Telephone 01542 835577. Email

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