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It sounds like a dream job. Live in one of the best places in the UK, wonderful scenery, chance to travel, access to Michelin star restaurant, great education for children and plenty of opportunity to wildlife spot.

Where is it? Well south Skye of course. For those are just some of the incentives being put forward by NHS Highland to attract a new part-time GP to the island.

Here's what health chiefs have to say about the position.

"Repeatedly voted as one of the best places to live in the UK.

Join our innovative multi-disciplinary team to offer high quality medical services to a rural population in return for fantastic quality of life.

NHS Highland South Skye Practice Team Part time Salaried GP in Rural Practice – permanent contract.

NHS Highland is recruiting, and this is your chance to become part of something new, exciting, and completely different.
We are looking for a part time 30 hours per week salaried GP to work in our South Skye Practices with the pending retirement of one of our GPs.

In South Skye, we have linked practices in Broadford and Sleat covering aproximately 2600 patients, with two modern medical centres and a team of 5 salaried GPs, (3 ½ whole time equivalents) 1 full time nurse practitioner and 1 practice nurse working 3 days, along with admin and reception staff.

Our practice team is supported by an excellent district nursing team, and the close proximity of the community hospital with inpatient beds, allied health professionals and visiting consultant clinics offers us unparralleled support for a rural location. We enjoy having medical students through the University of Aberdeen, and aspire to be a training practice.

Since 2014 we have also been providing medical services to the remote Small Isles, traveling by chartered boat two days per week and using telemedicine links for the rest of the week. The Small Isles Medical Practice has 164 patients over the four Small Islands of Eigg, Rum, Muck and Canna. First Responders and health & social care co-ordinators support the GP team together with a dedicated new health centre and practice manager.

The successful applicant will have the option to join our sea-faring team and indulge in some serious wild-life spotting on your commute to the Islands

All the practices use Vision software and are paper light.

There is no out of hours commitment but there are opportunities to do so if you wish.
Becoming part of this prestigious and innovative team will offer you the exciting opportunity to work in a variety of stunning locations and embrace the unique challenges and opportunities presented by rural practice. You will be working as part of an extended team of professionals including the Scottish Ambulance Service, RNLI Coastguards, Fire and Rescue Services and Mountain Rescue.

You will ideally be experienced in skills such as pre-hospital care, ALS, PLS and palliative care.
With its link to the mainland by bridge, the Isle of Skye is accessible and offers a huge range of outdoor sporting activities, eating options including Michelin star restaurants, art events and great primary schools and Secondary education. Wildlife is in abundance, with regular sightings of dolphins, Sea and Golden Eagles, otters and whales.

Whether you are currently coming towards the end of your training, looking for a rewarding career change, or a 'taster' period in remote and rural healthcare before making more permanent career choices, please contact us for an informal chat, to find out more about this exciting team and discuss this opportunity.

The salary scale for this post is £74,104 - £84,453 per annum pro rata (2016/2017 rates), with a £5,000 non-superannuable car allowance, and a 'Golden Hello' where applicable.

Informal enquiries would be welcomed by Mrs Kate Earnshaw, District Manager – Skye, Lochalsh & Wester Ross on 01471 820600 or Melanie Meecham, Primary Care Manager – West on 01349869222 / 223 or mobile 07909 873592 or e mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please only use the NHS Highland Application form which is available electronically along with the Job Pack by e-mailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Please quote reference: MS12.16.39A
Closing date for completed applications: Friday 10th February 2017
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