NHS Dumfries & Galloway GP Recruitment

Watch a short film to promote the best of Dumfries and Galloway and view our currently available GP Positions below.

Salaried General Practitioner ANP Supervisor – Out of Hours

LocationOut-of-Hours Primary Care Centre Wigtownshire and surrounding Locality
Salary£60 Per Hour
Closing Date31st August 2017
Interview Date12th September 2017
DetailsSalaried GP ANP Mentor/Supervisor
Fixed Term – 2 years
12 hours per week- flexible working
Evening and Weekends
Potential for job sharing available

Due to successfully securing monies from the National Unscheduled Care Fund, we are seeking to recruit a fixed term, experienced and motivated trainer to work 12 hours per week. The role is to supervise, mentor and clinically support two Out of Hours Advanced Nurse Practitioners trainees in the Wigtownshire locality, based at The Galloway Community Hospital Primary Care Centre.

An Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) is an experienced and highly educated Registered Nurse who manages the complete clinical care for their patient, not solely any specific condition. Advanced practice is a level of practice, rather than a type or speciality of practice.

ANPs are educated at Masters Level in advanced practice and are assessed as competent in this level of practice. As a clinical leader they have the freedom and authority to act and accept the responsibility and accountability for those actions. This level of practice is characterised by high level autonomous decision making, including assessment, diagnosis, treatment including prescribing, of patients with complex multi-dimensional problems. Decisions are made using high level expert, knowledge and skills. This includes the authority to refer, admit and discharge within appropriate clinical areas.

If you have experience as a GP Trainer, or have experience of working with and supporting ANP’s to gain competency and confidence please contact:

First Contact; Mhairi Hastings, Lead Nurse for further information, Mhairi.hastings@nhs.net

Or Dr Nitin Desai, Clinical Lead, OOH, nitin.desai@nhs.net

Salary : £60 per hour

Closing Date: 31st August 2017
Interview Date: week beginning 12th September

NHS Dumfries & Galloway will move from our current location to our new hospital at the end of 2017. If a post is currently based at DGRI in due course it will move to the new hospital, the current Cresswell site or a new work base. Your line manager will keep you informed of where your post will be based as we progress towards the move.

Application Forms and Vacancy Packs can be downloaded from this Website (http://www.show.scot.nhs.uk/)

Please return your completed application form by e-mail to dg.applications@nhs.net

A redacted CV can only be submitted with a completed application form.

PLEASE NOTE Shortlisted candidates may be contacted by email. Please provide an accurate note of your email address on your application form

Additional Information
NHS Dumfries and Galloway is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to make it more representative of society at all levels. Applications are therefore welcomed from a diverse range of applicants. All applications for employment will be based on their merits and do not take into consideration any factors that are not relevant to the job such as disability, race, age, religion, gender, gender reassignment or sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity and marital status.

The application form also includes a diversity monitoring section which we encourage all our applicants to complete to assist us in meeting our equality objectives. This form will be treated in accordance with the Data Protection Act and will only be used as part of the selection process in instances where it is legitimate to take positive action.

Alternative accessible versions of our application literature can be made available upon request. Reasonable adjustments will be made at the recruitment stage and throughout employment for disabled individuals.
More Details...

General Practitioner – Kirkcudbright

LocationDumfries & Galloway - Community Hospital in Kirkcudbright
Salary£56,525 - £85,298 per annum
Closing Date31st October 2017
DetailsSolway Medical Group

We are looking for a doctor to join our friendly team for 6 to 8 sessions per week. No financial commitment required for partnership. We are currently 4 doctors working in 2 Health Board owned site with a new full time partner joining us in September.
• List size 6400
• Excellent QOF achievement/patient satisfaction
• GP run community hospital in Kirkcudbright
• Medical student training/aspirations to become training practice
• No financial commitment
• No OOH responsibility but sessions available in local OOH service
• Highly valued and supportive nursing and admin teams
• Cycling/golf/sailing and walking all available in the area

We welcome interest from both experienced and newly qualified GPs. We live in an area of great natural beauty with plenty of opportunity for outdoor activities, good local schools and a sense of community.
Informal enquiries are welcome, please contact Sarah McAdam, Practice Manager 01557 330755 or sarah.mcadam@nhs.net. To apply please send a CV with covering letter indicating preferred number of sessions to Sarah McAdam, Health Centre, St Mary’s Place, Kirkcudbright, DG6 4BJ.

Closing date for applications 31st October 2017


Salaried GP (Ideally 8 Sessions)

LocationLockerbie Health Centre
SalarySalaried GP
DetailsWe Are looking for an enthusiastic Salaried or long term locum with potential partnership opportunity to jour our friendly, patient - focused semi-rural Practice. At present we have 5 Doctors, 3 Practice Nurses and 1 Health Care Assistant providing high quality forward looking care to our 5780 patient’s

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 Local Health Partnership including District Nurses, Health Visitors, Podiatrists, Physiotherapists, Midwives etc.
• Very strong Management, Nursing and Administrative support.
• Emis clinical system
• 6 Weeks Annual Leave + 1 week study leave + 8 Bank Holidays (pro rata)
• No out of hours requirement although shift available locally
• Start date June 2017 although willing to be flexible for right candidate.

To apply send CV and covering letter to :
Susan Maxwell,
Practice Manager,
Lockerbie Medical Practice,
Victoria Gardens,

Salaried General Practitioner

LocationLochinch Practice, Waverley Medical Centre, Dalrymple Street, Stranraer, DG9 7DW
Category23 Months Fixed Term 6-8 Sessions Per Week
TypeRef 115.17
Salary£56965.00 to £84453.00
Closing Date27th February 2017
Interview Date9th March 2017
DetailsApplications are invited for the above positions based at Lochinch Practice, Stranraer.

Stranraer is a vibrant town in Southwest Scotland. It is positioned in the Rhins of Galloway, a popular tourist destination. It is the second largest town in Dumfries and Galloway, and was until recently the principal ferry port connecting Scotland and Ireland. Ferry connections with Ireland are now just a few miles to the North. The region has several towns of historical interest and draws tourists to its traditional rugged Scottish landscape. Stranraer has plenty of shops and eating places, excellent opportunities for outdoor sports, a leisure centre, golf course, a new marina, and is famous for its world class curling.

Lochinch Practice is situated in the Waverley Medical Centre, alongside two other GP practices. The Galloway Community Hospital is conveniently situated next door, and has a full A&E department, a palliative care unit and acute medical services. It is a well established practice, providing primary medical services to approximately 2900 patients. Boasting a relaxed atmosphere with good working relationships amongst staff as well as with the neighbouring practices, Lochinch Practice offers the potential for a salaried GP to develop skills in Dermatology, A&E and Anaesthetics at the neighbouring hospital by arrangement. We plan to have The practice has a full complement of experienced practice nursing and administrative support staff. From April 2017 the practice will become a 2C practice and will benefit from a more multi-disciplinary team approach, with ready access to in-house CPN’s and AHP’s. The practice operates a well established Doctor First triage system and has a flexible approach to trying new things. All local GP’s have the opportunity to work for the local ‘out of hours’ service but there is no obligation to do so.

We are seeking to recruit a minimum of 3 GP’s and we are inviting applications from practitioners who wish to work full or part time as part of the team.

More detailed information can be found in the job description available via email address/ link below. For an informal discussion please contact Dr Grecy Bell, Associate Medical Director, NHS Dumfries & Galloway grecy.bell@nhs.net, David Beattie, Wigtownshire GP Locality Lead GP or Health and Social Care Locality Manager junewatters@nhs.net

Visit www.medicaljobs.scot.nhs.uk to download a Job Description and application form, email dg.applications@nhs.net.

Please email completed application forms and CV’s to dg.recruitment@nhs.net (or post to Recruitment Team, Human Resources, NHS Dumfries & Galloway, Crichton Hall, High East, Glencaple Road, Dumfries DG1 4TG)
More Details...

GP Partner Vacancy – Castle Douglas Medical Group

LocationCastle Douglas Medical Group
Category6 Sessions (Actual Number May be Negotiable)
The practice is based within a new purpose built health centre in the Beautiful market town of Castle Douglas with good local schools and less expensive, but good quality housing.

• Training Practice
• List size 7,000 patients
• Motivated and forward thinking team
• Excellent QOF Achievement

Applications will also be considered from current ST3’s.

Informal enquires and visits prior to application very welcome.

Please follow the attached link for further information.
More Details...

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

Salaried GP with a view to Partnership

LocationGreencroft Medical Centre, Annan
DetailsSalaried GP with a view to Partnership
Greencroft Medical Centre (South)
Dumfries & Galloway






We are keen for an enthusiastic, motivated individual to join our busy 5 Partner Training Practice. If you are a GP who is focussed on delivering great Patient centred care, then why not join our friendly team in Annan?
Greencroft Medical Centre (South) is a well established Practice, situated in the semi-rural town of Annan. We are seeking an additional GP to join us at this exciting time as we transition towards the new contract arrangements.
 List size 6400
 We are a RCGP Accredited Training Practice with GPST1, GPST3 and FY2 trainees.
 We operate a duty doctor system that allows flexible working hours if not on-call.
 Excellent QOF achievement with a strong focus on patient care.
 We aim to maintain a good work-life balance and are supported by Nurse Triage and HCAs in delivering the best patient care.
 Salaried GP – with a view to Partnership if desired.
 No OOH commitment (but opportunity exists).
 Located at the Gateway to Scotland, we are close to the M74/ M6 and with access to the West Coast Mainline we are perfectly placed to reach the rest of the UK.
 Edinburgh, Glasgow and Newcastle are only 90 minutes away and Carlisle and Dumfries are just 17 miles.
 Picturesque Dumfries and Galloway has excellent cultural and outdoor pursuits, and it could all be on your doorstep.
NHS Dumfries and Galloway

Apply Now:

Initial contact:
Brett Winn, Practice Manager
Phone: 01461 202244
E-mail: b.winn@nhs.net
Web: www.greencroftsouthsurgery.scot.nhs.uk
Greencroft Medical Centre(South)
Greencroft Wynd
Annan, Dumfriesshire
DG12 6GS

Drs Liam Kieran & Partners
Greencroft Medical Centre(South)
Greencroft Wynd
Annan, Dumfriesshire
DG12 6GS

Dumfries and Galloway is a spectacular region that offers so much.
Here’s a wee taster of ideas to inspire you to discover the best of our region...

Fancy stretching your legs you can climb The Merrick, Highest Hill in The Southern Uplands – the 144 mile view between Merrick and Snowdon is the longest line of sight in the British Isles. If this is not adrenaline fuelled enough for you then you can Mountain Bike at one of the 7 Stanes trails. How about something more sedate, why not spend time at Samye Ling Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Eskdalemuir or walk around the Garden of Cosmic Speculation at Portrack.

History buffs can visit Saint Ninians Cave , the Birth place of Christianity in Scotland, visit Drumlanrig Castle or catch the Boat across to Threave Castle. How about some more recent history? You could visit the Devils Porridge Exhibition near Annan. To sustain you on your adventures there’s always a pit stop at the Moffat Toffee Shop or have an Ice Cream at the Cream O’Galloway or maybe have a pint of Galloway Gold at Sulwath Brewery. Fancy something stronger then you can enjoy a dram at Annan-dale Distillery, recently reopened after a 90 year slumber.

For the nature lover there are the Southern Uplands, Galloway Forest, coastal walks and many friendly villages to explore. You can visit WWT Caerlaverock, the best place in the UK to go birding in winter, go on a nocturnal Wildlife tour, or just look up at the stars at night, Dumfries & Galloway is one of the best places in the UK to stargaze.

Finally, how about some fun, Dumfries and Galloway style? You can follow the Spring Fling Trail, have a flutter at the Moffat Sheep Races, get your groove on at the Wickerman Festival or take part in the World Flounder Tramping Championships at Palnackie.
A great place to work, enjoy, live and love

More Details...

General Practitioner, 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

More Details...

General Practitioner, Thornhill, SW Scotland

LocationThornhill, Dumfries & Galloway
SalaryTo be dicussed at interview

Salaried GP for minimum of 6 sessions with (or without) a view to partnership

Our traditional valued, yet forward thinking training practice in idyllic, semi rural South West Scotland is seeking a GP to complete our super clinical team of 2 GP partners, 2 Practice Nurses & 1 Health Care Assistant.

Thornhill is only 14 miles from Dumfries town and a 1 hour drive to Glasgow or Edinburgh. The area offers an excellent standard of living and we can provide a job with a good work/life balance. First rate local primary and secondary schools, both with new premises. Low crime and deprivation rates, yet affordable housing.

We care for approx 3,800 patients from a Health Centre shared with DN's, Health Visitor, Nursery Nurse, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Midwives as well as visiting specialists including S & LT, Psychology, Psychiatry, Smoking Cessation, Drug & Alcohol Abuse and CAHMS.

The views from our consulting rooms are simply breathtaking.
• Longstanding training practice with consistently high >98% QOF achievement
• Co-located 13 bedded Community Hospital (No A & E)
• Paperless EMIS/Docman/Bluebay
• Out of Hours work available locally if desired.
• Applications from current ST3's, newly qualified and more experienced GP's all welcome
• Later starts and/or earlier finishes can be accomodated
• BMA model contract offered.
• Pay dependent on experience and skill but will start no lower than middle of national pay scale.
• Special interest encouraged.
• Unlike most practices, £5,000 (pro rata) Golden Hello will apply if applicant has not previously been salaried or a partner
• Practice will meet MDDUS locum insurance costs (worth about £5,000)
We welcome informal enquires and visits to the practice. For those not keen on making a long term commitment to an unfamiliar team we can arrange a short locum for a little taster.

Please send or email CV with a covering letter to Mrs. Wendy Howat, Practice Manager, Thornhill Medical Practice, Thornhill, Dumfriesshire DG3 5AA email wendy.howat@nhs.net

Start date flexible.

General Practitioner, Canonbie

LocationCanonbie, South West Scotland
SalaryTo be discussed at interview
DetailsSalaried GP with a view to partnership
6-8 sessions

We are a long established, 2 GP rural village practice situated in a picturesque Scottish Village. We focus on traditional values while embracing a modern ethos.
Our friendly practice team puts patients at the centre of our care. We are a 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, 7stanes mountain biking trails and the river Esk. We seek an enthusiastic General Practitioner to join our team.

• List size 2100
• GMS Dispensing Practice
• EMIS / Docman
• High QOF achievement
• No OOH
• Nurse Practitioner / Practice Nurse / HCA
• Purpose Built Building

Apply in writing with CV to Suzanne Robson, Practice Manager,
The Surgery, Bowholm, Canonbie, Dumfriesshire, DG14 0UX.
Tel enquires 013873 71313. Or email suzanne.robson@nhs.net

More Details...

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

More Details...