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THURSO, HIGHLANDS, SCOTLAND (www.thursohalkirkmp.co.uk) ADDITIONAL PARTNER REQUIRED We are looking for an additional partner to join our innovative GMS practice in an area of outstanding local beauty in the North of Scotland. This is an opportunity to feel the real benefit of a remote and rural quality of life and practice, without the isolation which can sometimes be experienced. We require an enthusiastic, hardworking and committed GP who will play an active role within the practice to maintain our values and help develop patient services for the future. This is an exciting time for general practice in Scotland and our multi disciplinary team is committed to providing high quality health care with a wide range of innovative services tailored to meet the needs of our patients. • 4 – 9 sessions (but could be flexible and willing to consider any variation in work patterns) • Non Equity or Equity Partner position • Good work/life balance achieved. No QOF in Scotland. • Very even workload, with an average full working day of eight to nine hours • List size approximately 6,200 (currently three partner practice) • Dispensing branch surgery (six miles from town) • Undergraduate teaching and plans to become training practice • High patient satisfaction survey scores • Clinical support team includes an Advanced Nurse Practitioner (plus one ANP in development), four Practice Nurses (including Triage Nurses and Nurse Prescribers) and an enthusiastic administrative team • GP led community hospital next door • IT – INPS (Vision), FrontDesk and Docman clinical systems with on site VC facility for training/meeting purposes and telemedicine • Well equipped premises • Enhanced services and extended hours offered • No out of hours commitment (although opportunities exist locally) • Clinics provided by Physiotherapist on site • Generous annual leave plus 5 public holidays (includes 5 days study leave) • Maternity/paternity pay written into contract • Excellent local facilities, housing and schools, low crime rate • Twenty miles from nearest airport • Golden Hello incentives & help with relocation costs for eligible candidates • Vacancy available now but willing to wait for the right person • Applications welcome from current ST3s, newly qualified and experienced GPs Further details, including Practice Profile and GP/Locum testimonials, are available under the About Us section of our practice website at www.thursohalkirkmp.co.uk. You can find out more about the benefits of becoming a rural GP at www.nhshighland-rural.scot.nhs.uk. Information together with a promotional video on the town of Thurso and the surrounding area can be found at www.thursotown.co.uk/about www.venture-north.co.uk www.northcoast500.com. Details of property for sale and/or rent can be found at www.caithnessproperty.co.uk or www.caithness.org. If you would be interested in joining our friendly, forward thinking and high quality practice team in this beautiful part of Scotland, please write or email (enclosing CV) to: Christine Tait, Management Partner, Thurso & Halkirk Medical Practice, 69 Princes Street, Thurso, Caithness KW14 7DH (firstname.lastname@example.org). Informal enquiries welcomed by email or alternatively call Christine or one of the GP Partners (Dr Alison Brooks or Dr Heather Davis) on 01847 895495.
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