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Rediscover the Joy of

Holistic General Practice

in Rural Scotland


Are you looking for a new challenge, a change from your current

routine? We are looking for experienced GPs to help us achieve

excellence in remote and rural healthcare. Salary: £85,000


Would you like to have the time to address

your patients’ needs, providing holistic care

within a team which knows their patients

and community well? Are you interested in

delivering modern, high quality, evidence

based, Realistic Medicine in the context

of traditional family General Practice

values? Would you relish the challenges of

delivering primary care in the Western Isles,

Orkney, Shetland or Highland Board areas,

where specialist help may be hours away,

but where you have a network of local and

remote support to help you manage your

patients effectively?

We have a mixture of posts available

ranging from 12-18 weeks per year or

longer, plus substantive full time positions,

in practices ranging in size from small

single handed practices to larger group


Salary scale will be dependent on

experience, location and service model.

Salary would typically be £85,000 for in

hours work, with additional payments being

made for OOHs, accommodation and

travel are provided. (OOH Payments and

travel are negotiated locally within each

Board area). Your work will be covered by

the CNORIS indemnity scheme, meaning

low MDU/MDDUS/MPS fees. Some of the

posts will require 24/7 cover and provision

of emergency care cover. We will arrange

BASICS Scotland Pre-Hospital Care training

and enrol you on their ongoing portfolio

training programme. Although you will be

working in geographical isolation, you will

be part of a team established through a

recruitment weekend and a BASICS training

course; linking you through a WhatsApp

group and weekly videoconference

meetings for mutual learning and support.

Study and annual leave allocations are

built in to allow you to maintain your skills

and you will be offered mentoring.

This is a collaborative of 4 Health Boards

to develop a Rural GP Support Team of

highly motivated GPs with a passion for

clinical care and strong team-working

track records. The team will provide

care to rural, often remote, communities

across Highland, Western Isles, Shetland

and Orkney. We are recruiting to three

categories of GP posts:

• Substantive posts in a variety of

settings across the four Boards.

• To provide leave cover to just 1

practice, or a small group of practices,

for both planned and short notice


• To provide locum support to practices

across the four Boards

These posts will appeal to practitioners

wishing to establish a healthier work life

balance and rediscover the joy of true

general practice. You might have recently

retired but would like one last challenge, or

you might have a portfolio career working

overseas or doing other interesting things in

the UK. If needed, we can arrange annual

appraisal and ensure you can collect the

necessary evidence whilst working with us.


To find out more about the jobs, the

communities and the areas go to Please feel free to

email: or call

01595 743024 to discuss what you are

looking for, the opportunities we can

provide and the ways we can support

you to make a change.

Those interested in applying should forward

their CV, along with a covering

letter outlining the type of role you are

looking for, marked for the attention of

Lorraine Hall to

Closing date for applications midnight


Shortlisted applicants will be invited to

a selection weekend on 16/17 March

2019, in Inverness. If you are unable

to attend, videoconference interviews

can be arranged at other times.

These posts are subject to a PVG Scheme Record check

and Occupational Health clearance

NHS Shetland
Direct Employer

Lerwick, Highlands and Islands (United Kingdom)

Phone: +44 (0)1595 743060

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Company Profile

4 February 2019
Location: United Kingdom Highlands and Islands Orkney, Shetland, Western Isles and Highland
Salary: £85,000 GBP per year
Work type:
Full time
Healthcare and Medical
Medical Practitioner
PLEASE! No enquiries from Recruitment Agencies or Headhunters.

Only direct applications will be considered.

This career opportunity is no longer open.
Please search for current vacancies here.

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