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Salaried Island GP Opportunities in Shetland (Ref 97954)

NHS Shetland
Yell, Shetland
Closing date
24 Jul 2022

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General Practice, GP (salaried)
Contract Type
Full Time
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Salaried Island GP Opportunities in Shetland (Ref 97954)

Yell Health Centre: Cover required for 48 weeks per year

rotational contracts offered for 12, 14, 18 or 24 weeks


Current Salary Scale £67,399-£100,484 depending on experience

(includes Distant Islands Allowance).  Pro rata for part time posts.

A 35% enhancement is paid for 24/7 cover when undertaken

Relocation allowance of up to £8,000 is available


We are looking for highly motivated GPs with a passion for clinical care, team-working, excellent inter-personal skills, and an interest in multidisciplinary work in our community.  You will be working alongside an Advanced Nurse Practitioner to deliver daytime GMS work.  The role currently provides out of hours care to the population of 1000 on the island of Yell, including cover for the smaller, neighbouring island of Fetlar, although it is intended that over time the OOH work will be shared with the ANP postholder.  The posts have study leave allocation to allow you to acquire and maintain skills to support your practice and your interests.  Teaching, research and development of other areas of your portfolio work would be supported and encouraged.


We are open to discussion regarding flexible models of GP working; if you are interested in a rotational post, or want to develop a portfolio career incorporating other roles elsewhere, please get in touch.   The practice is currently salaried, but we would be happy to discuss a post-holder taking it on as an independent practice.


Systems to support you include EMIS PCS and DOCMAN and a car is provided for the use of the GP.  The team in the health centre is friendly, welcoming and supportive; they meet as a practice for coffee and biscuits (and occasional homebakes) at 11am and all staff are encouraged to join.  Support staff include a full time practice manager, three part time reception staff; clinical colleagues include two full time District (Community) nurses, 30 hours Practice nursing, and 15 hours Health care support worker.  There are twice weekly clinical huddles with the nursing team.


There is a weekly touchpoint meeting with other GPs from the smaller island practices, and a shared messaging group for advice and support.  We are developing an islands clinical meeting for Shetland for peer support and to share clinical learning. The practice provides their own Out of Hours cover and pre-hospital emergency care training (BASICS) would be provided for successful candidates. 


For more information, and any questions or informal discussion, please telephone the practice manager Deborah Guthrie on 01957 702127 email , or contact Lisa Watt the primary care manager on 01595 743209 or  The practice website gives more information:


Yell has some of the most beautiful beaches in Shetland; due to its clear waters and relatively quiet coastline the chance of seeing otters is excellent and orcas are not uncommon in Yell sound through the summer.  Yell has a leisure centre with swimming pool, schools, several shops and a busy local community.   Shetland offers low pollution, low crime, excellent schools, great leisure facilities, unique wildlife and amazing scenery, whilst still only a short flight away from the UK mainland.  To find out more about Shetland go to 


You must apply via the following Jobtrain website link:-

Closing date:  24th July 2022

In promoting equal opportunities, we welcome applications from all sections of the community

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