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GP Rural Fellowship
Various GP Practices/Hospitals

Established as a Special Health Board, NHS Education for Scotland is the provider of leading-edge specialist learning, education and skills development for all health service employees in Scotland. These General Practice Fellowships are for one year, from August 2017. Doctors from overseas wishing to be considered for these fellowships will need to achieve an overall score of 7.5 out of 9 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test.
You must have completed your General Practice Specialty Training prior to taking up post.
Rural Training Fellowships in General Practice - 12 full-time posts
Job Ref: 3091BR
Closing date: Thursday 6th April 2017
Salary will be £53,711pa. (Any 2017/18 salary uplift will be applied).
Interviews will be held in Inverness on 27th & 28th April 2017
The one-year GP Rural Fellowships represent an opportunity to work in Scotland to develop the generalist skills required to work in some of the most beautiful areas of our country. Two distinct fellowship options are included from August 2017:
The ‘standard’ GP Rural Fellowship option based on the curriculum for rural practice developed by the Remote and Rural Training Pathways Group (GP sub-group Final Report Sept 2007). Eight posts.
The new GP Acute Care Rural Fellowship option based on the GP Acute Care Competencies work following from the agreement of the Framework for the Sustainability of Services and the Medical Workforce in Remote Acute Care Community Hospitals. Four posts.
You will gain experience by working in remote and/ or rural general practice (for the ‘standard’ option) or hospital practice (for the Acute Care option) as well as in a ‘base practice’ in a rural area. The fellowship year includes 13 weeks of protected time and a generous financial allowance to support a flexible, individually tailored learning programme based on the fellow’s individual needs.
The Rural Fellowships are designed for doctors who have reasonably recently completed their General Practice Specialty Training and have an interest in experiencing remote and rural practice. There may be regular travel to and within remote areas which may not be served by public transport, therefore if you do not hold a valid UK driving licence, it will be necessary to organise travel arrangements and suitable alternative transport. Travel expenses incurred as a result of the need to travel will be reimbursed. Posts will be available from August 2017 in a variety of rural locations across Scotland (details of locations with post descriptors available at:
For further information, please contact Dr Gillian Clarke at gillian.clarke1@nhs.net and/ or discussion with current post-holder(s) can be arranged if desired.
If you are interested in this vacancy and would like further information, please refer to the Job Information Pack which includes a copy of the Job Summary, Person Specification and Conditions of Service.
Unless otherwise stated the deadline for applications is 23:59hrs on the closing date.
Please be aware that the NES online application system will not be available on Saturday 18 March 2017 due to essential system maintenance - it will not be possible to work on your application in the live system, or to submit your application form, on this date. 

6 April 2017
27 & 28 April 2017
Please contact us at recruitment.hr@nes.scot.nhs.uk