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Vacancy: Dingwall (Partner/Salaried GP)

Some of the team at Dingwall Medical Centre

The Dingwall Medical Group are looking for a doctor to join the practice. We have a large list size of 11,300 patients. There are currently 9 partners working between 6 and 9 sessions each week. We are a training practice for GPST’s & medical students. Based in a spacious and newly refurbished Health Board owned premises we work alongside our district nursing, social work, podiatry and midwifery colleagues. We are 11 miles away from Raigmore Hospital in Inverness.

We hold to a traditional view of general practice partnership and value continuity of care and providing a mutually supportive working environment. At the same time, we are exploring innovative ways of working by participating in specialist paramedic practitioner training as well as embarking on a trial with a full time physiotherapist providing same day patient assessments.

The practice actively encourages its GP’s to diversify and develop outside interests. We have one partner who is the past chair of the RCGP Scotland, another who is currently the national head of Girlguiding Scotland. Occupational medicine, sports medicine, overseas medical development work, IT, farming and equestrian sports keep the remaining partners occupied.

Over the next couple of years the retirement of existing partners is likely to create opportunities to increase the number of sessions worked if this is desired.

Support is available as one of the 160 rural and remote practices, including a ‘golden hello’ payment of £10,000 to GPs taking up their first post in a rural practice and a relocation package of up to £5,000.

For more information please see our advert on NHS Scotland Recruitment or contact Robert Macnaughton (Practice Manager – or Emma Garden (Asst. Practice Manager –  Or give us a call on 01349 863034.

View to the hills, from Dr Mack’s consulting room

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Applications invited now for Scottish Rural GP Fellowships 2018

NES Logo 2005Applications are now being invited for the GP Rural Fellowship Scheme, overseen by NHS Education for Scotland.

The Fellowships offer a fantastic opportunity to build skills and experience in rural general practice, whilst experiencing the challenges and opportunities first-hand – during a well-supported year which includes nine weeks of study leave and a generous study budget.

The Fellowships are located across rural Scotland, from Dumfries & Galloway, to the Shetland Isles, including islands such as Islay, Arran, Skye and the Uists.

Many previous rural fellows have stayed in rural practice, and this article published in the Journal of Rural & Remote Health highlights the strengths and successes of the programme which has been running for over ten years.

Rural Fellowship Facebook Page     Rural Fellowship – Official Information

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 11th April 2018

Fellowships (one year) commence in August 2018.

Watch the latest video about the Fellowships…

Former Rural Fellow Gemma Munro explains more about her time as a Rural Fellow.

Why be a rural GP?

This video, as part of the RCGP #ThinkGP project, featured the range of rural GP duties on the Isle of Arran.


… and here’s a video from 2016 featuring some of the Fellows and others involved with the scheme…

Interested?  We want to hear from you…

All the Rural Fellowship sites will welcome you to chat on the phone or visit and tour round what’s on offer.  We can fix up a chat with current or previous rural fellows, and you can ask questions on the Fellowship Facebook page.  There is a lot of information available from the websites mentioned already, but sometimes it’s easier to arrange a chat on the phone or Skype… all descriptors of the Fellowships (on the official fellowships page) have contact details where you can find out more.

A couple of years ago we interviewed some of those involved in running the Rural Fellowships.  Hear more from them about what they think the fellowships can offer recently qualified GPs…

Gill Clarke – Fellowships Co-ordinator

gillGill has been running the fellowship scheme now for several years.  I asked her about the opportunities available, and why she thinks the fellowship scheme is a good way to enable recently-qualified GPs to experience rural practice.

Gill is very happy to be contacted about any of the fellowship options.

Angus MacTaggart – Islay Rural GP

angusAngus is one of two principals of Islay Medical Services, which now delivers primary health care across the island, as well as out of hours and hospital services.  He describes the attractions and challenges that he identifies with rural practice.

You can contact Angus at:


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Dumfries & Galloway GP event – invitation to come visit!

Calling all GPs with itchy feet…

We invite you to come and spend a night in the lovely Creebridge House Hotel in Newton Stewart on
Saturday 28 April 2018.

Dinner, bed and breakfast for you and a partner will all be paid for.

All we ask is that you share dinner on the Saturday evening with a few local GPs.  We would also like to treat you to lunch at the Crown Hotel in Portpatrick on the Sunday.

How you spend the rest of your weekend is up to you…

For more information, please contact Lucy Gurling (GP Liaison Officer) at

There is no cost to you for this event. We want to make it easy for you to come and experience the beauty and feel-good nature of Wigtownshire. Our hope is that, once you have had a taste of the place, you may consider coming to live and work here.

To register for this event, we need an assurance from you that you are a fully qualified GP who is actively considering a move within the next year, and that you are open minded about moving to rural Wigtownshire.

Anyone interested should contact Lucy Gurling by emailing describing in a couple of paragraphs a little about you and why you would like to come to this event.

In terms of plans for the weekend, we would be more than happy to point you in the direction of places of interest in the area, and also happy to organise informal tours of GP premises if requested.

Please come armed with questions about living and working here, and also about family life – we will do our best to answer you. But if, having visited, you decide this area is not for you, we will respect that and will be pleased that you came to explore what Wigtownshire has to offer.

For more information you can view this PDF or watch the clip below…

Banner image above courtesy of JMiall
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Vacancy: Dunkeld (GP Partner)

Due to retirement, we are looking for a GP partner to work eight sessions per week from September 2018. Our practice team is comprised of long-serving clinical and administration staff, with a combined service to the Dunkeld community of over 160 years. There is excellent team morale which provides an effective, efficient and enjoyable work environment. We pride ourselves on the high standard of patient-centred care we provide and have consistently achieved some of the highest levels of patient satisfaction and access survey results in Scotland.

We are currently a partnership of four (3.4 wte) with a list size of 3900 patients. We use the Vision and Docman clinical systems. Our surgery is large, modern and purpose-built, providing ample clinical workspace. We have an excellent skills mix, with GP’s special interests including diabetic care, women’s health, GUM, joint injections and paediatrics. We also provide BASICS pre-hospital emergency care and an opportunity would be available for the new partner to participate if they wished. Near-maximum QOF points in previous years, along with additional funding streams, provides healthy practice accounts. We are actively involved with Cluster working and aim to engage with the local Health and Social Care Partnership to develop the clinical services that the new GP contract will bring.

Dunkeld is a beautiful, family-friendly town which has a vibrant town centre and excellent local schools. There are numerous outdoor activities on our doorstep and easy access to both the Central Belt and the Highlands.

It is extremely important for us to appoint a caring and like-minded GP, hence the early advertisement. Although we are replacing an eight-session partner, we would encourage GPs seeking fewer sessions to apply.

Please don’t hesitate to contact Dr Catherine Charles, Dr Roddy Gunn or Dr Catrina Hewitt on 01350 727269 for an informal chat or to arrange a visit.

Formal applications in writing should be sent, along with a current CV, to Dr Catherine Charles at:

Craigvinean Surgery

Little Dunkeld



or via email to

Closing date for applications is Friday 23 March, 2018

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Vacancy: North Uist (GP)

Take a leap! GP needed on The island of North Uist, Outer Hebrides.

We know it can feel like a huge step moving to a remote area to live and work.  But if you take a chance on our wonderful island practice we don’t think you will regret your decision.

Experience one of the most beautiful landscapes imaginable, and a work life balance that is hard to beat.

With easy access to an airport, and 2 different ferry links to the mainland, you can experience the best of what remote general practice has to offer with few downsides. .

:: No OOH commitments.

:: 15 minute appointments and short surgeries

:: 8 weeks combined study / annual leave pro rata.

:: Salary at top end of BMA scale.

:: Practice is eligible for golden hello payment and relocation expenses.

:: Dispensing surgery.

:: Excellent local school and nursery,

:: Fantastic wildlife and stunning beaches.

:: No traffic jams!  You will actually enjoy the morning commute!

:: Live and work in a small tight knit community.

:: Take continuity of care to the next level.

:: Have the time necessary to provide great care.






We can provide an opportunity to flexibly design your working life. Weekly session commitments, special interests, sabbatical requests, salaried or partnered models of working – all are up for discussion.

A paradise for bird watching, surfing, windsurfing, kayaking, walking and sailing – there is an opportunity here for a complete change in lifestyle.

Check out the website, look at the pictures, and watch the video that I have put together showing some of the activities that I am privileged to enjoy whilst living in this unspoiled wilderness.


Call us on 01876 500333.


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Vacancy: Ullapool (Partner or Salaried GP)

Due to the retirement of a current Partner, we are looking for a replacement 4th motivated, enthusiastic Doctor to join our fully staffed Practice team, who provide traditional holistic family medicine to our rural population.

  • Small coastal village in rural North West Scotland, approximately an hour’s drive from Inverness
  • Partner full profit sharing
  • Salaried GP salary circa £75,000 pro rata
  • Leased modern efficient building
  • The Practice operates a Board structure with four Directors (4 Partners) plus Practice Manager with an elected Executive Partner
  • As a Partner you would have an immediate and equal position as a Director on our Board
  • Six weeks annual leave, five public holidays and one week study leave, sabbatical leave every 5 years forPartners
  • Share of Out of Hours Monday to Thursday for our own practice population only
  • GMS Practice: 2500 patients 4 Partners, 1 salaried GP, 2 Nurse Practitioners and HCA
  • Wide ranging interests: Medical Education, Local Medical Committee, Minor Surgery, Research
  • Branch surgeries held in outlying communities
  • Integrated community team on site including Social Workers, District Nurses, Health Visitor and Midwife
  • Paperless Vision clinical system and docman, take active part in our Cluster
  • Golden Hello and relocation package subject to availability
  • Continuity of patient care highly valued and ensured by daily Doctor and weekly MDT meetings
  • Primary and high achieving Secondary school, excellent local amenities and superb opportunities for outdoor pursuits and water sports.
  • Our culture is one that is receptive to change and always seeking to streamline and enhance our services.

Informal visits and enquiries welcome. Information pack available.

Applications invited with CV and covering letter to: Dr Richard Weekes, Executive Partner, Ullapool Medical Practice, North Road, Ullapool, Ross-shire, IV26 2XL. Telephone: 01854612015 E-mail: Website:

Closing date for applications: 29/01/2018

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Vacancy: Dunoon (Long term locum GP)

What about coming ‘down the water’ for a few months to peaceful Dunoon.

We are looking for a locum to cover up to 8 sessions per week from 22nd January 2018 for  minimum of 4 months. This is a two partner practice with approximately 3000 patients. We have friendly, fun loving and very supportive nursing and admin teams and support from the community nursing team. Fresh tea and coffee on tap all day.

We would love to hear from you even if you could cover some of the sessions or time required.

  • Competitive rates.
  • No OOH commitment (but available if so desired).

Dunoon is located on the Cowal Peninsula giving a stunning gateway to the picturesque Argyll Coast.

The town is only an hour from Glasgow using road or Rail and ferry links. It is however a world away with some of themost stunning scenery in Scotland.The town has good entertainment options as well as several sporting activities.

A fantastic opportunity to experience rural GP life whilst within easy reach of a major city.


Heather Lancaster Practice Manager  (01369 703354)

or Dr Angela Mosley (07752 608366)

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Vacancy: ScotGEM Generalist Clinical Mentor GP (St Andrews University)


  • ASSOCIATE ADVISER £85,129 – £95,181 (10 PA’S PRO-RATA)
  • REF NO: HH585/11/17

ScotGEM is seeking experienced GP’s with an interest in medical education to help deliver the ScotGEM curriculum.

ScotGEM is an innovative postgraduate entry medical programme, employing a case based approach to learning. It is a 4-year course that has been commissioned by the Scottish Government with a specific remit to widen access to medicine and promote generalist careers in under-served, especially rural areas.

The universities of St Andrews and Dundee are leading this development in conjunction with the University of Highlands and Islands, NHS Highland, NHS Dumfries & Galloway, NHS Tayside and NHS Fife – 40-50 fully funded medical student places are to commence in 2018. As a Generalist Clinical Mentor you will work as a clinical tutor with around 6 students each week both in your host GP practice and at St Andrews School of Medicine.

You will have the option to work 2-4 GP clinical sessions in the host GP practice. You will be a self-motivated, practicing GP, working in or willing to work in an approved ScotGEM teaching centres in Fife (or potentially Dundee).


More details:

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NHS Ayrshire & Arran GP Recruitment Event

The Park Hotel, Kilmarnock: Saturday 4th November 9am-3pm

Who is it for?

GPs, GP Trainees, Foundation Year Doctors, Locums and Practice Managers across Ayrshire and Scotland.


To promote our fantastic GP community, provide CPD and raise the profile of practices within the Ayrshire and Arran locale.


  • Facilitate GP networking
  • Provide educational sessions
  • Furnish GPs with 5 CPD credits
  • Expedite recruitment opportunities.

GP Contract

We are proud to welcome BMA’s Chair of the Scottish GP Committee, Dr Alan McDevitt, who will be discussing the ongoing contractual negotiations and will provide information on the current conversation with regard to the progress of the debate. 5 CPD credits are available to any practitioner who attends the event and participates in the educational workshops.

More details and the programme are available from this link.

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Vacancy: Scalloway, Shetland (Salaried GP)

Salaried GP – Scalloway Health Centre (Ref: IRC10353)

Hours are flexible up to full time

Escape disillusionment and burn out, and head to Scalloway Surgery in Shetland for decent hours, good quality of life and work life balance, and nature on your doorstep.

Northern Lights in winter.  Orcas in summer (immediate sighting not guaranteed!)  What more can you want!  We also have stunning coastal scenery (Scalloway is shown in the photo below).

Vibrant music scene and ongoing festivals and cultural events throughout the year; fabulous leisure centres, swimming pools and indoor and outdoor sports facilities; excellent schools; safe community with very low crime – the perfect place to bring up a family.

Really welcoming small practice (3618 patients, 3 WTE GPs), with both a friendly team and patients and 15 minute appointments.  We have paid admin and CPD sessions and additional CPD time for study leave (study budget available on application to Medical Director).  Core hours are 8.30am -5.30pm.  We have weekly practice meetings with opportunities to discuss clinical cases and non-clinical issues.  The local Hospital with A&E and secondary care facilities is 10 minutes away.  We also have regular medical educational events locally and by videoconference.  If desired, there is the opportunity for OOH shifts and clinics.

For an informal chat or more information please contact Dr Philippa Veenhuizen or Dr Heather Jamieson, or Joan Hughson Practice Manager on 01595 880 219.

Please apply via the following e:ESS website link:

Revised Closing date: 25th October 2017

Interviews will be held in Shetland on a date TBC

In promoting equal opportunities, we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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