NHS Dumfries & Galloway GP Recruitment

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GP – Lochinch Practice

LocationWaverley Medical Centre, Stranraer, South West Scotland
DetailsSalaried GP

Lochinch Practice are looking to take on a new Salaried GP to work between 5-9 sessions per week in a very friendly practice of approximately 3000 patients. We are currently a practice run by Dumfries and Galloway Health Board.

Currently there are 1.2 FTE partners working in this mixed rural / urban practice. We also have Nurse Practitioner, Practice Nurse, Health Care Assistant and attached District Nursing, Health Visitor and Midwifery colleagues. In addition we have the help of Locum Doctors.
The modern purpose build Medical Centre is shared with 2 other practices.

We use EMIS PCS, operate a modified “Doctors First” appointment system which means we are able to see almost all patients on the day of their choice and consistently achieved almost full QOF points.

Stranraer is a superb location for all outdoor activities and the post would be suitable for a couple who wish to job share.

There are currently opportunities for additional work in the other practices or OOH and we have a close working relationship with the Doctors and staff in the local community hospital.

For further details see the practice website or contact Sharon McHarrie on 01776 743936.

Address: Lochinch Practice,
Waverley Medical Centre
Stranraer DG9 7DW

GP – Lockerbie Medical Practice

DetailsSalaried / Locum GP / View to partnership if wanted - (6 Sessions - Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)

We are looking for an enthusiastic Salaried or Long Term Locum to join our friendly, patient focused semi-rural Practice. At present we have 1 Partner, 2 Salaried Doctors, 2 Advanced Nurse Practitioners, 3 Practice Nurses and 1 Health Care Assistant providing high quality forward looking care to our 5750 patients.

Lockerbie enjoys excellent transport links with access to the M74, and its railway station gives access to west coast main line. Only 60 minutes from both Edinburgh and Glasgow by train. Lockerbie is within 90 minutes of regional airports.

The rural town offers a wide range of local amenities including countryside walks, golf courses, sailing, fishing, squash club and ice rink. Lockerbie has high quality primary and secondary schools.

Modern Purpose built premises (no buy in) which is shared with Annandale & Eskdale Health Partnership including District Nurses, Health Visitors, Podiatrist, Physiotherapists, Midwives etc.

Very strong Management, Nursing and Administrative support.

Emis clinical system.

No out of hours requirement although shifts available locally.

Start date Mid August 2018 although willing to be flexible for right candidate.

To apply email CV and covering letter to: susan.maxwell1@nhs.net or post to:

Susan Maxwell,
Practice Manager,
Lockerbie Medical Practice,
Victoria Gardens, Lockerbie
DG11 2BJ

For an informal chat or to visit the practice please phone 01576 205502 and speak to Susan.

GP – Galloway Hills Medical Group – Partner

LocationDumfries & Galloway
DetailsWe are a forward looking, patient centred, rural practice looking for an enthusiastic fourth Partner (sessions negotiable). Located in beautiful, unspoilt south west Scotland, this newly formed practice is the result of a merger between two local practices. We aim to combine the best of traditional family medicine with close team working and innovative modern medical practices. Would suit a GP who enjoys outdoor activities and is keen to develop a wide range of skills.

We cover three sites. Newton Stewart is the main site which is within a Health Board owned Health Centre. We have two branch surgeries one in Kirkcowan which is dispensing and the other is in Wigtown.

• Practice list size approx. 4,700 patients
• Currently 3 GP partners
• 2 Nurse Practitioners, 2 practice nurses, 4 HCAs
• District nursing and health visiting teams based in Newton Stewart and Wigtown surgeries.
• Cottage hospital in Newton Stewart
• No OOH commitment but opportunity available locally
• 6 weeks annual leave plus 1 week study leave
• Indemnity fee paid by practice.

Informal enquiries welcome. Please contact:

Mrs Aileen Thomson, Practice Manager, Galloway Hills Medical Group, Health Centre, Creebridge, Newton Stewart, 01671 402066 or email dumf-uhb.gpadmin-18625@nhs.net.

GP – Charlotte Medical Practice

DetailsCharlotte Medical Practice is situated in the picturesque, historic market town of Dumfries in Southwest Scotland, BBC Countryfile “Destination of the Year 2016”. The area offers a wide variety of outdoor activities offering a good work-life balance. Due to a forthcoming retirement, we are actively recruiting an enthusiastic, motivated GP to join our established team.

We are flexible with sessional commitments and we are open to partner or salaried options at this stage. Charlotte Medical Practice is a friendly, stable democratic practice based in a modern purpose built premises. We are proud of the quality service we deliver whilst providing continuity of care. We are a forward thinking, innovative, vibrant partnership, who are keen to embrace the new GMS contract and develop a multidisciplinary approach within our supportive working environment, which is reflected by our twice weekly partners meetings, including: 7 x Partners, Advance Nurse Practitioner, trainee Advanced Nurse Practitioner, 2 Practice Nurses and 3 Healthcare Assistants , General Practice Clinical Pharmacist, On-site District Nursing, Health Visitors & Midwife Support.

The practice:

Heath Board owned, modern, spacious, well equipped building, built in 2012
List size is approximately 9,300 from town & country locations
EMIS PCS Paperlight – Docman 
Excellent clinical and administrative team 
Good working relationship with secondary care colleagues 
Golden Hello payment if eligible

Purpose built new District Hospital opened in December 2017, located 5 minutes away.

For more information on the practice, please visit our website www.charlottemedicalpractice.scot.nhs.uk

To arrange a visit, or informal enquires about the position, contact Mrs Suzanne Robson, Practice Manager on 01387 244505 or email suzanne.robson@nhs.net

Formal applications should be by letter with accompanying CV to Mrs Suzanne Robson, Charlotte Medical Practice, 12-28 Lochfield Road, Dumfries, DG2 9BH suzanne.robson@nhs.net

GP – Whithorn & Port William

LocationWhithorn & Port William
Details5-9 session GP wanted to join our friendly three partner coastal/rural practice based at Whithorn & Port William in beautiful Southwest Scotland,

Salaried/Partnership options available.

Dispensing Branch

Previous History of High QOF Achievements
EMIS PCS & Docman
Highly Motivated Support Staff
Approximately 3,100 patienrs, no OOH's, but sessions available

Preferred Start Date 1st September (Willing to wait for the right candidate) Practice Profile available for interested parties. Informal enquires welcome.


Mrs Janice Bell, Practice Manager, Southern Machars Practice, 3 St John Street, Whithorn, Dumfries & Galloway, DG8 8PS.

Tel No: 01988 500218/842 E-mail: janice.bell2@nhs.net, Andrew.brown3@nhs.net, christopher.ducker@nhs.net
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GP – Gretna Surgery

Salary£56,525.00 - £85,298.00
DetailsGretna Surgery
GP Vacancy from 2018
Partnership or salaried position
Applications will also be considered from current ST3’s.
Sessions are negotiable
We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our 3Partner GP Surgery' currently operating with two partners following retirement. We deliver great Patient care to a list size of 4600 patients;
Gretna is a Scottish border village with easy access to the motorway M6/M74near Carlisle, the Lake District and Bonnie Galloway. Gretna the wedding capital of Britain has a good infrastructure, and there are superb recreational facilities and high quality housing.

• The Surgery has an excellent purpose built premises.
• A very supportive Primary Health Care Team within the Surgery plus Pharmacist prescriber, District nursing, Health visitors and Podiatry services.
• Emis/Docman clinical systems
• Low house visit rate
• Own consulting room

To apply email covering letter and CV to Jodiemackay@nhs.net or post to:

Jodie Mackay
Gretna Surgery
Central Avenue
DG16 5NA

For further information please call 01461 338317 and ask to speak with Jodie.

GP – Sanquhar & Kirkconnel

LocationSanquhar and Kirkconnel
TypeGP Vacancy
Salary56,525 - £85,298
Interview DateTBC
DetailsGP vacancy 6 to 8 sessions a week - Partner or Salaried

Sanquhar and Kirkconnel

We are a welcoming and cohesive general practice set in rural Dumfries & Galloway just off the Southern Upland Way with endless opportunities for outdoor recreational activities. A great place to bring up kids, there are excellent schools locally and thriving local clubs in sport, music and the arts. Sanquhar is easily accessible by rail and by car (60 minutes from Glasgow City Centre and 40 minutes from Dumfries). The practice population are a relatively deprived, yet appreciative, with a strong community spirit.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and caring doctor to join our team of 2 GP partners delivering holistic traditional patient care.

• List size 4700
• Clinical Systems EMIS and DOCMAN
• GMS 2-site practice
• Sanquhar Health Centre, Health Board owned, spacious, well equipped
• Sanquhar Health Centre, onsite District Nurses, Health Visitors and Midwife support
• Kellohom Clinic shared building with Social Work
• Medical student training
• Advanced contraception services
• 3 Practice nurses and 1 Healthcare Assistant
• Supported by an excellent Admin Team
• 6 weeks annual/study leave
• Special interests welcome, especially minor surgery
• Golden Hello payment if eligible

We would be delighted if you would like to look round and chat informally.
Please contact Julie McAughtrie, Practice Manager, for more information.
Email: julie.mcaughtrie@nhs.net
Telephone: 01659 50221
Address: Upper Nithsdale Group Practice
Sanquhar Surgery
Station Road
Dumfries & Galloway

GP – Cairnsmore Medical Practice

LocationNewton Stewart
DetailsCairnsmore Medical Practice
GP Vacancy from March 2018

 Partnership or salaried position
 Sessions are negotiable
 Training practice – varying from ANP through to ST3’s
 Above average earnings
 Part dispensing at our lovely Barony Mill Surgery
 Community hospital
 Friendly & supportive team
 Beautiful area to work & live

For further information or to arrange a visit, please contact Kirsty McGowan, Practice Manager on 01671 403609 or kirsty.mcgowan@nhs.net

More practice information can be found at www.cairnsmore.org.uk or on our facebook page www.facebook.com/Cairnsmore-Medical-Practice-1039704916068361/

Long Term Locum GP

LocationChurch Place Surgery Moffat
DetailsChurch Place Surgery, Moffat have an opportunity for a long term locum GP to become part of the team

Do you prefer the flexibility of being a locum with the security and experience afforded by working alongside experienced GPs in a well established Practice?

Church Place Surgery are seeking a GP. Getting the right individual is important to us therefore we are flexible with regards to how this can be accomplished. All staff and GPs work on a part-time basis and we believe that achieving a work/life balance is important. Moffat, which is based in Dumfries and Galloway in south west Scotland, is the ideal place to realise that vision. With a one hour commute to both Glasgow and Edinburgh and approximately 50 minutes to Carlisle we are ideally placed. Dumfries and Galloway was awarded “Holiday destination of the year 2015-16” by the BBC’s Countryfile. It’s also not a bad place to work!
We are a small, friendly team with big ideas! The Practice has been in existence since 1950 so we are well established. However we are continually exploring new ways of developing and input on how we can enhance the patient experience is always welcome.

We have been in discussions with the Health Board and our neighbouring Practice to explore the possibility of a merger. Although this is in the early stages we all believe that this is the way forward, enabling us to offer a more complete service to our patients involving a multi-disciplinary approach.
We would welcome enquiries from individuals who would prefer the flexibility of locum work but would be happy to commit long term for up to 6 sessions a week.

• List size 2600
• 4 – 6 sessions (but willing to consider any variation in work patterns including job share)
• Excellent team of support staff including Practice Nurse and Healthcare Assistant
• Prescribing Pharmacist clinic/support
• Dispensing branch surgery (nine miles from town)
• GP led community hospital (responsibility is shared with another Practice)
• Docman and EMIS clinical systems
• No out of hours commitment but opportunities exist locally
• Excellent local leisure facilities, housing and schools
• Rating of 97.9% from our patients with regards to overall care provided by our GP Practice (Health and Care Experience Survey)

If you would like more information about the Practice or to arrange an informal visit please contact Lorna Currie, Practice Manager, Church Place Surgery on 01683 220197 or email lorna.currie@nhs.net Alternatively you can check out our website at www.churchplacesurgerymoffat.scot.nhs.uk

Please send your CV by email to lorna.currie@nhs.net

GP – Loch Ree, Stranraer

SalaryTo be agreed at interview
6 – 8 Sessions
South West Scotland

Are you a GP who is looking to get back to patient centred care? Do you wish you had a better work-life balance? Do you want to escape the turmoil of commissioning? Join us in Stranraer, the gateway to the Rhins of Galloway. We have excellent outdoor pursuits on our doorstep. Stranraer has a modern leisure centre and well established Primary and Academy schooling.

Loch Ree Practice is a friendly, well established training practice, situated in the tranquil semi - rural town of Stranraer. We are seeking an additional GP to join us in the picturesque south west corner of Scotland.

o List size 5200
o “Golden Hello” available at discretion of the local health board
o RCGP Accredited Training Practice – with opportunity to become a trainer
o We operate a duty doctor system which allows flexible working hours if not on call.
o High QOF achievement with a strong focus on patient care
o Strongly promote and maintain a good work-life balance
o We are flexible and, for the right candidate, would consider Salaried GP or Job Share – all with a view to Partnership if desired
o No OOH commitment (but opportunity exists)
o No buy in required to large, modern, purpose built, leased premises shared with two other practices
o 8 miles from Cairnryan Ferry ports with regular crossings daily to Belfast and Larne

Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter - @Lochree. If you would like to get in touch to discuss further or arrange an informal visit to the practice please contact our Practice Manager via email: claire.webber@nhs.net

Applications in writing enclosing a C.V to: Claire Webber, Practice Manager,
Loch Ree Practice, Dalrymple Street, Stranraer, DG9 7DW

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General Practitioner, Canonbie

LocationSalaried GP with view to a partnership opportunity
SalaryTo be discussed at interview
DetailsWe are a long established 2 GP rural village practice situated in a picturesque Scottish Village. We focus on traditional values whilst embracing a modern ethos.
Our friendly practice team puts patients at the centre of our care. We are situated close to the M74/M6 for easy access to the cities of Carlisle, Glasgow and Edinburgh. For the outdoor enthusiast we are close to the Lake District, Kielder water, 7 stanes mountain biking trails and the river Esk. We seek an enthusiastic General Practitioner to join our team following retirement

• List Size 2200 patients
• GMS Dispensing Practice
• Emis / Docman
• No OOH
• Nurse Practitioner / Practice Nurse / HCA
• Purpose Built Building
• Golden Hello and relocation costs for GP’s joining NHS Scotland (where eligible)

If you would like to contact the practice to arrange an informal discussion or to visit the practice please contact our Practice Manager Janet Sabuldihin on 01387 371313 or e-mail janetsabuldihin@nhs.net

If you would like to apply in writing please email or send your CV to Janet Sabuldihin
Canonbie Surgery
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General Practitioner, Stranraer

LocationLochnaw Medical Practice, Stranraer
SalaryTo be discussed at interview
GP Partner


We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed GP to join our friendly dedicated practice team.

• Small coastal town in scenic rural South West Scotland
• Very near to Cairnryan, Scotland - Ireland ferry port
• Modern purpose built Medical Centre with excellent facilities shared with 2 other practices (no financial commitment)
• 4900 patients, 4 W.T.E. GPs
• Excellent Nursing Team including Advanced Nurse Practitioner and well developed Chronic Disease Management
• Well established, friendly and supportive administrative team
• RCGP Accredited Training Practice
• Undergraduate medical student teaching
• No OOH responsibility (but local opportunities exist)
• Paperless using EMIS PCS
• Excellent QOF achievement
• 6 weeks annual leave, 8 public holidays and study leave
• Sociable and motivated medical community
• Strong links with adjacent Community Hospital with a staffed A+E Dept
• Golf, sailing, walking, cycling opportunities locally
• Low cost housing, low crime rate and excellent local schools

For further information please contact Mrs Kaye McGrane, Senior Practice Administrator, Waverley Medical Centre, Stranraer, DG9 7DW on 01776 707 810 or email: kayemcgrane@nhs.net

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