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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: https://www.jobs.nhsscotland.com

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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Vacancy: Alderney, Channel Islands (Salaried GP)

Alderney is a small island around 10 miles from the French coast with a population of just over 2000. Due to the restructuring of GP health services on the island, we are now looking for a forward thinking, proactive and permanent salaried GP to work alongside our GP Clinical Director in our small purpose built surgery.

If you have had enough of NHS cuts, reductions in community hospital beds, CCGs, CQC visits and bemoan a lack of time to spend with your patients because of the mountains of paperwork, the Island Medical Centre may be just what you are looking for. This is old fashioned, unhurried private General Practice where you will be either on call or in the practice seeing patients. Each day we have 15 minute appointments, some booked, some drop-in. You will need to have skills and experience in accident and emergency, pre-hospital care, antenatal care and care of the elderly, to name just a few of the challenges. We are planning some new health initiatives in the next 2 years, which will be exciting for patients and staff alike and will provide an interesting challenge from the outset.

If you are the on-call GP, you will regularly review the long stay patients at the well staffed Mignot Memorial Hospital, do out of hours home visits and also see patients in the Emergency Room. You may be called upon to take a patient to Guernsey on the lifeboat or in a small aeroplane if they are too unwell to stay on the island.

In return, we can offer a substantial salary package without a higher rate of income tax, medical indemnity, free short term accommodation if needed, on call car, and (arguably) the most beautiful beaches in the British Isles. Alderney is not part of the UK and is a popular destination for yachtsmen in the summer. There are good air and sea links to the mainland, France and the other Channel Islands and the standard of living is excellent.

If you would like to join our friendly, hardworking team and would like an informal chat with our Clinical Director please call Tracy Jean, Practice Manager on 01481 822077 or email imc@cwgsy.net

If you still need to be convinced, have a look at this video – and then give us a call!

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Vacancy: North Uist, Scottish Hebrides (GP)

Explore a new life on the island of North Uist, The Outer Hebrides.

Tired? Stressed?  Fed up with the way your working life is going? Don’t emigrate yet!  We might have the right place for you here.

Remote General Practice in one of the most beautiful landscapes imaginable – but with access to an airport 30 minutes drive away, and 2 different ferry links to the mainland.  North Uist is an incredible place to live and work.  

  • No OOH commitments
  • 15 minute appointments and short surgeries
  • Generous annual leave and study leave entitlement

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. 

http://north-uist-medical.co.uk/wordpress/gp-partner-wanted/

Interested?

Contact Dr Gerry Wheeler on 01876 500333, email docwheeler@gmail.com  or at North Uist Medical Practice, Lochmaddy, Isle of North Uist, HS6 5AE.

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Vacancy: Benbecula, Scottish Hebrides (Partner/Salaried GP)

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Would you like to work in the Outer Hebrides in our small and supportive practice? Are you interested in Community Hospital work, maybe developing your clinical interests, and re-invigorating your love of General Practice and Medicine? As well as a varied and fulfilling job, we can offer a strong community, wild hills and huge beaches, exciting live music, wildlife and surf.

We are looking for a GP to join the practice, preferably a full time partner, although other options are available.  Experience in A&E, BASICS training and other acute specialty interests are an advantage.  We are prepared to wait for the right person, and support for training and development is a given.

Please note: this is not a standard GP job, it still pays well and our patients are fantastic. The job will provide clinical challenges, opportunities to work in extended roles, to develop services and to inspire the next generation of rural GPs. Small patient numbers and a strong nursing team means we have an interesting and manageable GP workload.

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Some nitty gritty:

  • 2,300 patients
  • 16-20 bed Community hospital
  • Dispensing practice with one branch surgery
  • Opportunities for medical student teaching and mentoring
  • No QOF, we’re Scottish
  • EMIS PCS and Docman, paper-light, recent IT upgrade
  • 6 weeks annual leave, minimum 2 weeks study leave (pro rata)
  • Golden Hello applies – please ask to see if you qualify

For a full briefing pack, to discuss coming to visit, or an informal chat, please email us at Benbecula Medical Practice: benbecula.wi@nhs.net

Application is by email enclosing CV and references.

Please visit http://www.benbeculamedicalpractice.co.uk for more information about the practice.

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Vacancy: Levenwick Medical Practice, Shetland (GP Salaried/Partner)

GP (4-8 sessions)

Salaried or Partner considered

We are a rural dispensing practice on mainland Shetland.

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic, self-motivated person to join our friendly team for 4-8 sessions per week. We provide high quality care to our patients and are seeking a similarly minded individual.

  • 2 GP colleagues (2 WTE)
  • 2 Practice Nurses
  • List size 2,710
  • High QOF achievement
  • EMIS PCS paperlight/Docman
  • Experienced nurse-led Chronic Disease Clinics
  • Surgeries in outlying Island of Fair Isle
  • “Golden Hello” payment to doctors starting out as GP performer in first eligible post
  • Relocation costs of up to £2,000
  • Opportunity to participate in local OOH co-operative
  • Opportunity to develop speciality interest at local hospital

Start date:  June 2017, though flexible

Post now filled.

Apply with CV and covering letter to Karen Ellis: karenellis1@nhs.net

Enquiries: Dr Mark Maudsley 01950 461222.

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Applications due by 7th April for Scottish Rural GP Fellowships 2017

Just a reminder that the closing date for applications to the Rural Fellowship for 2017 close this Thursday, 6th April. See the links below for more information.

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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 an article was recently published in the Journal of Rural & Remote Health – highlighting 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: Thursday 6th April 2017

Fellowships (one year) commence in August 2017.

Watch the latest video about the Fellowships…

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

Why be a rural GP?

NHS Highland made this video of rural practice in Kintyre…

 

… and here’s a video from last year featuring some of the current 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 our 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 three 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.  gillian.clarke1@nhs.net


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: Angus.mactaggart@nhs.net


Jonathan Hanson – Skye Rural Practitioner (Mackinnon Memorial Hospital)

jonathanJonathan has trained in a multitude of specialties, and has found his ‘perfect’ job requiring constant generalism.  He represents the growing number of ‘acute rural GPs’ who provide hospital-based services as well as out-of-hours GP cover.  With additional strings to his bow such as anaesthetics, the services provided in Broadford mean that patients can frequently be treated locally, instead of facing long journeys to secondary care.

The contact for the Skye Fellowships is now Melanie Meecham: melanie.meecham@nhs.net


Fiona Duff – Primary Care Manager for Caithness & Sutherland (NHS Highland)

fionaFiona oversees GP services to the North of Scotland, which covers a wide geographical area.  Two fellowships are available in this area.  In this interview, Fiona highlights why a move to Sutherland could be a great career move to aspiring rural GPs.

Apologies for the phone interference in this interview, hopefully it is not too distracting!  You can email Fiona at: fiona.duff@nhs.net

 

 

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Recruiting now for Scottish Rural GP Fellowships 2017

beafellow.ruralgp.com

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 an article was recently published in the Journal of Rural & Remote Health – highlighting 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: Thursday 6th April 2017

Fellowships (one year) commence in August 2017.

Watch the latest video about the Fellowships…

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

Why be a rural GP?

NHS Highland made this video of rural practice in Kintyre…

 

… and here’s a video from last year featuring some of the current 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 our 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 three 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.  gillian.clarke1@nhs.net


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: Angus.mactaggart@nhs.net


Jonathan Hanson – Skye Rural Practitioner (Mackinnon Memorial Hospital)

jonathanJonathan has trained in a multitude of specialties, and has found his ‘perfect’ job requiring constant generalism.  He represents the growing number of ‘acute rural GPs’ who provide hospital-based services as well as out-of-hours GP cover.  With additional strings to his bow such as anaesthetics, the services provided in Broadford mean that patients can frequently be treated locally, instead of facing long journeys to secondary care.

The contact for the Skye Fellowships is now Melanie Meecham: melanie.meecham@nhs.net


Fiona Duff – Primary Care Manager for Caithness & Sutherland (NHS Highland)

fionaFiona oversees GP services to the North of Scotland, which covers a wide geographical area.  Two fellowships are available in this area.  In this interview, Fiona highlights why a move to Sutherland could be a great career move to aspiring rural GPs.

Apologies for the phone interference in this interview, hopefully it is not too distracting!  You can email Fiona at: fiona.duff@nhs.net

 

 

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Vacancy: Macduff Medical Practice, North East Scotland (GP Partner)

Make 2017 the year you move to the North East of Scotland!

This post has now been filled
 

Imagine doing the job you love – in a new environment. Enjoy a good work / life balance.

Macduff is in a beautiful area on the north coast of Aberdeenshire, just 59 minutes north of Aberdeen Airport, enjoys a dry climate, and some of the best surf in Scotland.

Macduff Medical Practice is seeking a motivated GP with a view to partnership.

Join our medical team of 2 partners and 2 sessional GP colleagues. Our list has risen to 6000 and we are expanding our support team to include ANP, Pharmacist and Physician Associate colleagues.

The medicine is good too – with 15 minute appointments so you can practice medicine the way you want to:

  • Patient centred
  • Modern community hospital to provide extended Primary Care
  • Opportunities to develop special interests, in partnership with Aberdeenshire H&SCP
  • No out-of-hours commitment, but GMED shifts available
  • Teaching Practice

Please write, with CV to: 

Dianne McBain, Practice Manager, Macduff Medical Practice, 100 Duff Street, Macduff AB44 1PR

Telephone: 01261 833777

Email: dianne.mcbain@nhs.net

Results for our most recent “Health and Care Experience Survey (2015/16)” can be found here.

For more information on the area visit: www.banffshirecoast.com

Additional Information (docx file)

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Vacancy: GP (Islay Medical Services)

An exciting opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic GP who wants to practice dynamic, patient centred medicine in an evolving practice providing 24/7 care to the population of Islay and its visitors.

  • Holistic Care provided across 3 sites
  • Pre-hospital cover and a busy Community Hospital and Emergency Department
  • Close and developing links with secondary care in Glasgow and the Emergency Medical Retrieval Service
  • Committed programme of undergraduate teaching
  • A supportive team of existing principal GPs and healthcare professionals committed to service development
  • Excellent QOF achievement
  • Busy island with a thriving whisky industry, tourism and Hebridean culture

Out of Hours care is an essential part of the work which we do on Islay, allowing us to provide joined up care and a higher standard of clinical integration. These posts are ideal for GPs who want to work as true Generalists across daytime practice, community hospital inpatient care and a busy rural emergency department. They are also ideal for those hoping to develop their CV, gain experience in remote and rural primary care and develop teaching skills.

The posts will be salaried for daytime work with additional pro-rata remuneration for Out of Hours.

Maybe you have become disillusioned with modern, urban General Practice and want to rekindle your interest in general medicine? Maybe you are starting your career and want to experience life and work in an exciting and dynamic practice?

We are interested in receiving applications from suitably experienced GPs to join our existing team. We would welcome expressions of interest from suitably experienced GPs for a variety of fixed-term or flexible working arrangements.

Informal enquiries are welcomed by contacting Dr Kate Pickering or Dr Angus MacTaggart on 01496 301039. Applications should be made by submission of CV and covering letter to Islay Medical Services Business Manager alan.beresford@nhs.net by noon on Monday 30th January 2017.

 

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