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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!

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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)

Macduff Harbour

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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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Vacancy: Aultbea & Gairloch (Partnership/Salaried/Flexible)

The retirement of one of our partners has created an opportunity for an enthusiastic General Practitioner to join our team. Working in our very remote and rural practice offers different challenges but is generally less pressured and more rewarding than would be the day to day experience of most GPs. In the interest of attracting the best candidate(s) the post on offer can be flexed to suit. We will consider partner or salaried; full-time or part-time depending on what works best for you and for the practice.

We cover a large area (roughly equivalent to Ordnance Survey sheet 19) containing remote, mainly coastal, rural settlements. Join us if you desire the opportunity to practise truly holistic, family centred, remote and rural medicine in a relaxed environment in one of the most beautiful parts of the country.

  • Currently 3 GP partners
  • GMS contract
  • List size 2,200
  • Vision clinical system + Docman for mail handling
  • Operate from 2 health board owned surgery sites; one in Gairloch and the other in Aultbea
  • Many leisure opportunities (walking, climbing, cycling, sailing, golf) and good local schools
  • No QOF in Scotland!
  • GP training practice & University of Aberdeen medical student placement training
  • Out-of-hours: weekday nights (Mon – Thurs) currently covered by the practice via shared rota (not busy). Weekends optional.

Want to find us on the map? Go to: http://tinyurl.com/aultgair

Practice website www.twolochsgp.co.uk

Informal enquiries & visits encouraged.

For more information, including practice profile and to request an application form please contact:

Mr Andrew Vickerstaff, Practice Manager

The Health Centre, Achtercairn, Gairloch IV21 2BP

Telephone: 01445 712229           Email: andrew.vickerstaff@nhs.net

Closing date for applications is Friday 20 January 2017

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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 a stunning location with a supportive team? Are you interested in Community Hospital work, developing your clinical interests, and re-invigorating your love of General Practice and Medicine? As well as a fulfilling job, we can offer wild hills and huge beaches, exciting live music, wildlife and surf.

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

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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: Colonsay & Oronsay (Relief Salaried GP)

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We are looking for a relief salaried doctor to provide GP cover for this small, remote Hebridean practice with a community of 130 people in a beautiful island location.

This is a very flexible post, with an initial contract for one year. The successful applicant would be expected to work approximately 12 weeks spread over the year with the dates mutually agreed with the Partners.

You will have 24 hour a day on call responsibility covering the working day and the out of hours for all casualties, emergencies and un-scheduled care. We are open to suggested ways of working that might suit your individual choices.

Good emergency skills with ALS or BASICS training and experience in Accident and Emergency medicine are essential and an ability to use your clinical initiative and resilience a great advantage.

You should be comfortable working on your own in an isolated practice. Previous experience of remote and rural practices would be advantageous although initially gaining experience in post as a locum GP is another option

This would be very suitable for a GP seeking experience in remote and rural medicine in a geographically challenging situation whilst gaining the experience of working as a sole practitioner.

The practice maintains strong links to secondary care and is supported by telemedicine facilities and the Emergency Medical Retrieval Service (EMRS) based in Glasgow.

Starting date is flexible from winter 2016 but we are willing to wait for the right person.

For further information or to arrange an informal chat please email Drs Brooks or Dr Binnie at colonsay.health@nhs.net

Application by email enclosing CV and referees.  This post has now been filled.

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

Make 2016 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)

Macduff Harbour

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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 a stunning location with a supportive team? Are you interested in Community Hospital work, developing your clinical interests, and re-invigorating your love of General Practice and Medicine? As well as a fulfilling job, we can offer wild hills and huge beaches, exciting live music, wildlife and surf.

hebrides2We are looking for a full time GP, preferably a partner, but we are happy to consider other options.

Some nitty gritty:

  • 2,300 patients
  • 20 bed Community hospital
  • Dispensing practice with one branch surgery
  • Opportunities for medical student teaching
  • 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

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

Visit http://www.benbeculamedicalpractice.co.uk for more information.

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Vacancy: North Uist, Scottish Outer Hebrides (GP)

BeachgateOpen the gate to 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?

Call us on 01876 500333. 

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Second round of Scottish Rural GP Fellowships 2016 – recruiting now

NES Logo 2005Applications are now being invited for the second round of 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 (2nd round): Tue 24th May 2016

Interviews will be held in Inverness on Friday 3rd June.  Fellowships (one year) commence in August 2016.

Why be a rural GP?

In January last year, the BBC Countryfile team visited Arran to see for themselves…

 

… and NHS Highland recently made this video of rural practice in Kintyre…

 

… and here’s a video just released (March 2016) 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.

Last year 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


David Hogg – Arran Rural GP

headshot15David oversees the Arran Rural GP Fellowships along with Dr Greg Hamill.  Over half the Arran GP team have been Fellows in the past, and the Arran GP Fellowship offers a great mix of core GP, OOH and community hospital work.  Arran is the highest rated island destination in Scotland by TripAdvisor (4th in the UK) and has a great mix of outdoor activities and culture.

You can contact David: david.hogg@nhs.net

 

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Vacancy: Alderney, Channel Islands (GP)

Image courtesy of Rory Lyons.

Image courtesy of Rory Lyons

Tired of the NHS and looking for another career option? Private practice in Alderney, the third largest island in the Channel Islands, is an exciting alternative with good earning potential.  We are looking for another GP or a couple to share the workload as the practice is experiencing increased demand for expanded services.

GPs working on the island must have the entitlement 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. There is a morning surgery which runs from 8-12, very well spaced consultations with open access for emergencies, and then a similar short evening session from 4.30-6pm. We tend to follow up patients rather than immediately referring them to Consultants in Guernsey.  Evening and night calls are rare and usually fairly serious.  Emergencies can be admitted to the island’s cottage hospital or sent to Guernsey by aeroplane or lifeboat.

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.  There is an excellent work/ life balance.  Daily life is relaxed and, despite being on call overnight, the workload is not onerous. We take on a good deal of clinical responsibility which is both varied and stimulating and undertake minor procedures in line with experience and competence.  Opportunities to expand personal professional interests abound.  Management of patients requires the confidence to know when to make a hurried transfer to Guernsey or when patients can be safely managed on Alderney.

The cottage hospital is newly built and is “state of the art”. There is an X-ray department with digital transfer for consultant opinion from Guernsey, and regular out-patient clinics run by the Guernsey Consultants and physiotherapists. There are close links with the Consultants in Guernsey at any time of the day or night.

The practice owns a large three storey modern premises with three consulting rooms. The top floor consists of a self contained comfortable two bedroom doctor’s flat which could be extended.

We suggest you have a look at the Alderney website which gives a comprehensive overview of island life: http://www.visitalderney.com/

Applications with CV to islandsurgery@yahoo.co.uk

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