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Rural Acute GP - Barra

NHS Western Isles
Isle of Barra, Outer Hebrides (Na h-Eileanan an Iar)
£92,443 - £137,977
Closing date
23 Jun 2023

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Contract Type
Full Time

NHS Western Isles

Rural Acute GP - Barra
£66,031 to £98,555 plus 40% enhancement
Distant Island Allowance £1,279 per annum
41 days Annual Leave 
Permanent Post - Job shares will be considered.
and the Golden Hello scheme £10,000

The Isles of Barra and Vatersay are equally renowned for their shimmering beaches and turquoise waters as they are for their warm welcome and strong sense of identity and community. And it is in this unique, safe and idyllic location that a rare opportunity has arisen for two GPs with a sense of adventure and passion for remote and rural medicine to embrace a more healthy work-life balance 

We are looking for two self-reliant and highly motivated GPs to join our multi disciplinary team, working closely with our developing Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Integrated Nursing Team, and other primary care specialist clinicians, including our Primary Care Pharmacist and First Contact Physiotherapist. Peer support will also be provided from consultant teams in Stornoway, mainland colleagues,  and emergency retrieval teams. 

These new roles, which cover both our new 2c Barra Medical Practice and St Brendan’s Community Hospital, will appeal to experienced GPs, but also those earlier in their careers looking for the challenge of widening their clinical skills and providing holistic care in a remote but supported environment. These are roles that present excellent opportunities for the development of skills and confidence. 

The ability, drive and commitment to work as part of a team, sometimes at a distance, and to contribute to the local development of primary care and acute services is important. You will be expected to support clinical colleagues, including medical, nursing, mental health and Scottish Ambulance Service colleagues.

For more information on living and working in the Western Isles visit our website: or for more information on Barra and Vatersay visit:

How to apply

For further information, contact Dr Francis McAuley, Medical Director, on 01851 708050 or click Apply Now.

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