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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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Rural Opportunities in Scotland

NHS Education for Scotland has released a new DVD about opportunities for various healthcare careers within rural areas.  It’s part of the Remote and Rural Healthcare Educational Alliance (RRHEAL), an initiative to improve training and development of healthcare teams across rural Scotland.

The first part of the video focusses on dentistry; there are subsequent interviews with Charlie Siderfin (GP Postgraduate Tutor, Orkney), Chris Williams (GP Trainee, Orkney) and David Sedgwick (Consultant Surgeon, Fort William).  If you can’t see the video below, you might need to visit this page on Vimeo.

The next round of GP Rural Fellowships – ideal for recently qualified GPs – will be released soon on the NES website.  You can read more about these fellowships here.

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Vacancy: Portree, Skye

Portree Medical Centre – Isle of Skye

6 session partner/salaried doctor.

We are looking to recruit a general practitioner to supplement the team of seven partners. Changes in the work patterns of the partners opens an opportunity for an experienced doctor desiring to work in a beautiful rural setting.

We are a busy practice, looking after 5300 patients in the north east of the island including the main town of Portree and the Isle of Rasaay. We are also clinical superintendents for the Portree community hospital (A&E and inpatients).

There is no requirement for OOH work but opportunities are available if desired. High QOF achievers. 3 practice nurses and 9 admin staff. Purpose built surgery. VISION and DOCMAN medical records systems.

Starting date is January 2011.

Informal enquiries welcome. Please contact Mr Ian MacDonald, Practice Manager, 01478 612013. Send your CV and letter  of application to or Portree Medical Centre, Isle of Skye, IV51 9BZ.

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PhD in Rural Health

The Welsh Government has recently been developing a Rural Health Plan and is in the process of starting the process of implementation. In parallel to this the University of Wales has established a Scholar programme – one of these Scholars will have a responsibility for Rural Health and will be based with the Institute of Rural Health and the University of Swansea.

The Scholar will have a research role and will be involved with the evaluation of a number of the rural health projects established by the plan. Instead of the Rural Scholar being answerable to a commercial company (as stated in the advert), he/she will be answerable to to the Rural Health Plan Implementation Board and the University.

The Scholar will receive a bursary and expenses. He/she will be expected to write up their PhD at the end of the three years.

For details, see the advert.  Note that whilst the closing date for expressions of interest was in June, it may still be possible to apply – contact the office for more information.

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Sessional GP Wanted: Harbottle Practice, Northumberland

“We are a small PMS, dispensing practice based in the beautiful rural countryside of Northumberland, wishing to recruit an enthusiastic, well qualified, doctor to join our friendly, highly motivated team.

Harbottle Surgery has served the people of the Upper Rede and Coquet Valleys for at least 100 years. Our team, consisting of a Practice Nurse, Practice Manager, Dispenser and two Receptionists, is dedicated to maintaining a team based approach to patient care.

The practice recently moved into new purpose-built premises, refurbished by Northumberland Care Trust and utilises the SystmOne clinical system. We are a research practice, who is actively involved in PBC and medicines management, and we are committed to providing a proactive service to our patients.

Informal enquiries and visits are warmly welcomed.

Please contact Kim Beedham, Practice Manager, on 07931133465.

Please apply with CV and covering letter to:

Mrs Kim Beedham, Harbottle Surgery, The Village Hall, Harbottle, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE65 7DG


Closing Date: Monday 16th August 2010″

Sessional GP Advert (doc)

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