General Practice Fellowships in Health Inequalities

Job reference: 048003

Location: Various

Job closing date: 15/04/2021

Job posted date: 18/03/2021

Salary: Various

Employment type: Fixed-term

Job Type: Medical and Dental

Hours of work: Various

Department: Training Programme Management

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Education for Scotland

**** 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 within the last 5 years prior to taking up post.

General Practice Fellowships in Health Inequalities

Job Ref: 6170BR- 048003

Closing date: 15th April 2021

Salary will be £29,438 pa for 0.5 wte post and £58,876 full time post.

Any 2021/22 salary uplift will be applied.

Interviews will be held by MS Teams on Tuesday 18th May 2021

The Health Inequalities Fellowship is particularly suited to doctors who have recently completed GP Specialty Training who may have had some previous experience of working in a deprived area and have an interest in developing specific skills related to Health Inequality which are relevant to the health needs of Scotland. 


  • West of Scotland – Full time x1 post
  • East and South-East Scotland – 0.5 wte (5 sessions per week) x2 posts

Clinical component – The West Region of Scotland Fellowship normally consists of five sessions per week working in the Glasgow Homeless Unit. In the South East and East there will be 2 to 3 sessions in the Access practice.  This includes the provision of general medical services but with an emphasis on the general practice aspects of high deprivation.  The part time posts will allow time to continue to develop generalist skills in the context of service general practice (eg through a locum appointment) while undertaking a tailored programme of exposure and training in relation to the Fellowship. 

The Academic component will involve being attached to the regional NES Postgraduate GP unit with opportunities to become involved with educational developments, quality assurance initiatives and evaluation/research. Individuals will be encouraged to start a postgraduate qualification relevant to the Fellowship. 

Further information:

Application and Job information available through the following links below.   

For further information, please contact Prof. Amjad Khan , or any of the regional  Assistant Directors of PG GP Education and/ or discussion with current post-holder(s) can be arranged if desired.

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

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