Salaried GP or Principal GP, Shetland Islands

Shetland, Shetland Islands
To be discussed
19 Jan 2017
31 Mar 2017
Contract Type

Vacancy- Unst Health Centre, Shetland 


Are you wishing to rediscover your enjoyment in general practice? Are you considering a new life?  Looking for freedom, continuity of care and a strong community?  Have you even considered New Zealand for the lifestyle it offers?  Unst, the most northerly inhabited island in the UK (think Northern Lights, puffins and Vikings) is looking for a Principal GP or Salaried GP to join our team. Join a Surgery where you have time to care.  The patient population is approximately 615 and we provide in an out of hours cover, and pre-hospital emergency care.  We know our patients well, and this thriving island community is part of our lives.  

This remote and rural post is rewarding, varied and stimulating.  We deliver high quality patient care in a unique setting.  The surgery is located in a stunning part of the world.  You will find you have the time to enjoy the long summer days, the wealth of wildlife, cliffs covered in breeding seabirds and puffins, killer whales, UnstFest carnival, sea and loch fishing, and an ample scattering of ponies.  Be part of a winter steeped in Shetland cultural heritage, Viking up helly aa fire festivals, music, local ale, fish and chip suppers, and windswept white beaches with crystal clear water, and of course the local junior high school pantomime.  


Fancy a change?  Take the plunge and apply.

Other features:

  • Negotiable and flexible working
  • Single handed dispensing practice
  • Relocation expenses and 'Golden Hello’ available on application
  • Paper light, EMIS-PCS, Docman
  • General Practice Nurse, strong links with Unst community nursing team based within the surgery, visiting health visitor, midwife, CPN and podiatrist.  BASICS trained clinical staff.
  • Locum work available throughout Shetland
  • Opportunities for in-practice medical student and GP Registrar training

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