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Job reference: 047992
Salary: Various
Job closing date: 15/04/2021
Job Type: Medical and Dental
Location: Various
Employment type: Fixed-term
Hours Per Week: 40 hours per week
Job posted date: 18/03/2021
Employer (NHS Board): NHS Education for Scotland
Department: Professional Development

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**** COVID-19 – Please note that during this time all interviews will be conducted remotely.  If successful, you will also initially be working remotely in line with the guidance from the Scottish Government***

Established as a Special Health Board, NHS Education for Scotland is the provider of leading-edge specialist learning, education and skills development for all health service employees in Scotland.

These General Practice Fellowships are for one year, from August 2021. Doctors from overseas wishing to be considered for these fellowships will need to achieve an overall score of 7.5 out of 9 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test.

You must have completed your General Practice Specialty Training prior to taking up post.

Rural Training Fellowships in General Practice

Job Ref: 6101BR-047992

Closing date: 15th April 2021

Salary will be £58,876 (any 2021/22 salary uplift will be applied)

Interviews will be held by MS Teams on Friday 7th May 2021

The one-year GP Rural Fellowships represent an opportunity to work in Scotland to develop the generalist skills required to work in some of the most beautiful areas of our country. Two distinct fellowship options and one Hybrid option are included from August 2021:

  • The ‘standard’ GP Rural Fellowship option based on the curriculum for rural practice developed by the Remote and Rural Training Pathways Group (GP sub-group Final Report Sept 2007).
  • The GP Acute Care Rural Fellowship option based on the GP Acute Care Competencies work following from the agreement of the Framework for the Sustainability of Services and the Medical Workforce in Remote Acute Care Community Hospitals.

You will gain experience by working in remote and/ or rural general practice (for the ‘standard’ option) or hospital practice (for the Acute Care option) as well as in a ‘base practice’ in a rural area. The fellowship year includes 13 weeks of protected time and a generous financial allowance to support a flexible, individually tailored learning programme based on the fellow’s individual needs.

The Rural Fellowships are designed for doctors who have reasonably recently completed their General Practice Specialty Training and have an interest in experiencing remote and rural practice. There may be regular travel to and within remote areas which may not be served by public transport, therefore if you do not hold a valid UK driving licence, it will be necessary to organise travel arrangements and suitable alternative transport. Travel expenses incurred as a result of the need to travel will be reimbursed.

Posts will be available from August 2021 in a variety of rural locations across Scotland (details of locations with post descriptors available at:

Application and Job information available through the following links below.   

For further information, please contact Dr Gillian Clarke and/ or discussion with previous post-holder(s) can be arranged if desired.

Unless otherwise stated the deadline for applications is 23:59 hours on the closing date.

If you have any queries regarding the application portal or the recruitment process, please contact us at:

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