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General Practitioner

NHS Shetland
Unst, Shetland
Closing date
10 Mar 2024

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GP, Salaried GP
Non-training post
Contract Type
Part Time
GP practice

Job Details

Salaried Island GP Opportunities in Shetland (Ref: 175969)

Unst Health Centre: Cover required for 12 weeks per year


Current Salary Scale £74,559 -£111,306 depending on experience (Pro rata)

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

Distant Islands Allowance of £2,256 is also payable for Shetland residents only (pro rata for pt post)

Relocation allowance of up to £8,000 is available (if relocating to Shetland)


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.  The role provides out of hours care to the population of 600 residents.  The post has study leave allocation to allow you to acquire and maintain skills to support your practice and interests.  Teaching, research and development of other areas of your portfolio work would be supported and encouraged.




Systems to support you include EMIS PCS and DOCMAN. The health centre has a small dispensary for acute prescribing.  A fully equipped car is provided for the use of the GP while on duty. 




The health centre team is friendly, welcoming and supportive. Coffee breaks, social events and team building are an important part of working in a remote location.  Clinical colleagues include 3 rotational GPs, two full time District (Community) nurses, 21 hours Practice nursing, and 15 hours Health care support worker. Support staff include practice manager, 1.5 FTE reception staff.




As a health centre, we arrange clinical and administrative support meetings on a regular basis. 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 with the support of the nursing team. Pre-hospital emergency care training (BASICS) would be provided for successful candidates. 




For more information, and any questions or informal discussion, please telephone the joint practice managers Isla Inkster or Claire Priest on 01957 711318 or, or contact Lisa Watt the primary care manager on 01595 743209 or  The practice website gives more information:


Unst 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:  10th March 2024

Interviews will be held commencing. w/c 25th March 2024



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


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