Salaried General Practitioner - Glenelg and Arinsdale Practice Team

NHS Highland

  • Contact: Personnel Department
  • Reference: MS12.19.30a

Glenelg & Arnisdale Practice Team
Salaried GP in Rural Practice

25 hours per week - permanent

£77,090 to £86,989 per annum pro rata
with a £5,000 non-superannuable car allowance, plus
£972.75 per month (£11,673 per annum) on call remuneration
a Golden Hello incentive is also available to eligible candidates

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to become part of a small team of Rural GP's providing excellent primary care services to the active and resillient community of Glenelg and Arnisdale. This remote and rural practice is located on the West Coast of Scotland offers stunning highland coastal and mountain scenery, along with diverse wildlife.

The current practice population is 251, which increases significantly due to tourism througout the year. There are links to the other salaried practices in Broadford, Sleat and Carbost. The local community hospital based in Broadford, provides support and advice when requested from the Rural Practitioners who are based there. The Health Centre is modern and spacious, with a dispensary; Receptionist/Dispensor; Primary Care Practitioner, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, a shared practice manager and a number of visiting clinicians and support services. The practice offers both in hour and out of hour service and an on call allowance is provided.

Following Professor Sir Lewis Ritchie's Review of May 2018 into out of hours care in Skye, Lochalsh and South West Ross, we now have an opportunity to work together with the support of NES and other partners to develop a centre of excellence. The successful candidate will have a remarkable opportunity to be part of this innovative and exciting new model of rural healthcare as it moves forward.

GPs have a 10 hour day starting at 8am due to the out of hour's commitment. We offer 15 minute appointments in both morning and Friday afternoon surgery, seeing on average 6-10 patients each session, enabling the delivery of quality care to the community. The practice offers flexibility in patient care as a response to the remote and rural location. We are seeking a colleague whom ideally will be experienced or willing to undertake skills such as pre-hospital care, with BASICS training and palliative care.

Our practice team is supported by an excellent community nursing team who are based in Kyle of Lochalsh, with dedicated support of 20 hours per week covering community and some practice nursing duties.

Becoming part of this innovative team will offer you the exciting opportunity to work and embrace the unique challenges and opportunities presented by rural practice. You will be working as part of an extended team of professionals including the Scottish Ambulance Service, RNLI, Coastguards, Fire and Rescue Services, Police and Mountain Rescue.

Glenelg and Arnisdale offers a fantastic quality of life and opportunity to embrace a rural lifestyle within a welcoming community. The area includes a small local inclusive primary school and an excellent Secondary Education in Plockton. Transport is provided by Highland Council from Glenelg to the High School. Glenelg and Arnisdale also offers a huge range of outdoor sporting activities, dining options including Michelin star restaurants based on the nearby Isle of Skye and art events.

Rise to the challenge and enjoy the opportunity – Glenelg and Arnisdale is a wonderful place to live, work and bring up a family and offers low pollution, low crime, abundant wildlife, amazing scenery and a great community spirit! To find out more about living and working in this beautiful part of Scotland you can visit; Glenelg and Arnisdale public facebook group: and the Glenelg-Skye Ferry public facebook group:;

Informal enquiries will be welcomed by Mrs Kate Earnshaw, District Manager for Skye, Lochalsh and Western Ross (01471 820600 or 07748761870 or email; Or Dr Kathryn MacRae, Salaried GP (01599 522272 or;)

Peter Jones and Jenny Munro have been active community representatives throughout the remodelling of the service and are happy to be contacted for an informal chat about living and working in the area. Peter Jones 01599 522381 or; Jenny Munro 01599 522280 or;

For full details and job pack please refer to Alternatively job packs can be obtained by emailing quoting reference number MS12.19.30a and return to same.

Closing date for completed applications: 26th September 2019

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