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Vacancies: Partnership or Salaried GP Opportunity
Jan 2020

Partnership or Salaried GP Opportunity

We are a well established GMS dispensing practice looking for an enthusiastic and motivated additional partner or salaried GP to join our friendly, forward thinking team.  

Located in one of Scotland’s best kept secret areas of outstanding natural beauty, our two surgeries are enviably placed along the popular NC500 route. We are fortunate to enjoy close proximity to some of best beaches in the area, the historical Castle of Mey and between our two sites, have an abundance of lovely scenic stops, harbour villages and towns. Our practice enjoys an excellent relationship with our patients to whom we are devoted – achieving a very high patient feedback satisfaction and a regular supply of treats for our tea breaks!  

We offer the best of both worlds for new or experienced GP’s – a truly rural experience with a highly effective and supportive team.  We have easy access to the towns of Thurso and Wick where the main A&E hospital is based yet minutes away from the open countryside and seaside. 

Caithness is in the process of a community redevelopment with significant investment and benefit for our patients. Exciting plans and opportunities exist for our practice to be part of this with the vision of structural redesign for both our sites whilst benefiting from the enhanced upgrades to local hospitals and proposed care hubs.   

We have a very relaxed and welcoming ethos and value a learning environment for all. Located at two sites, our practices are both leased and dispensing. We have innovative services and new ideas to provide to our patient and practice needs including 2 GP Partners, Salaried GP, Advanced Nurse Practitioner and triage system, 4 Practice Nurses, Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner and First Contact Physiotherapist. We have no nursing home commitments and enjoy excellent links with our local Community District, Mental Health and Macmillan Nurses.  

We offer the following additional benefits:-
    Part time or full time considered with relaxed and flexible patterns to suit
    Excellent work-life balance with the opportunity to enjoy our beautiful family friendly         
    Welcoming communities with a low crime rate, excellent housing opportunities, a 
    choice of schools, local transport / airport links and new developed leisure facilities
    We have a growing practice list of approximately 3000 patients
    15 minute appointments with very manageable workloads and low rates of house visit 
    Weekly partner meetings, built in paperwork afternoons and catch up time 
    No QOF in Scotland
    No out of hours commitments although opportunities exist locally if desired
    Two dispensing surgeries - fully trained dispensary staff and advanced technology 
    Well re-numerated position for Partnership or salaried with above average earnings
    Medical defence, professional subscriptions and related fees paid through practice  
    Teaching practice with the opportunity to develop own interests. Close links with NES 
    if wishing to develop an interest in teaching/training.
    Vision and Docman
    Enthusiastic, friendly and welcoming team with a mix of experienced and younger 
    Eight weeks paid annual and study leave with additional public holidays 
    Contracts include Maternity and Paternity Pay and other benefits with a fair and 
    equitable profit share for partners giving immediate parity and no buy-ins
    Golden hello / relocation packages with rural NHS Scotland funds available 

Post would suit newly qualified or experienced practitioners with a flexible start date – vacancy available now but willing to wait for the right candidate.   

If you would like to be part of our well supported, friendly team ready for developing exciting and innovative ways to embrace the changes in General Practice then please see our website for more information about our practice

For an informal chat with one of our GP Partners Dr Wilma Macleod or Dr Craig Loughhead please call 01847 821205.  To organise a visit or for further information please contact our Practice Manager Donna Chambers on 01847 821205 email

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