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Trainee Information

Post CCT

On completion of GP training, there is a huge variety of career options and educational opportunities. The tabs provide some useful information for embarking on your GP career.

    In order to work as a GP in any given area, you must be on the Performers' List for the local health board. You can apply to join the Performers' List once you have completed your training and have your CCT certificate. You can opt to select just one health board list, or decide to be included on all Scotland lists. However you will need to decide which health board you will do the majority of your work with, as this will be the health board responsible for your Appraisal and Revalidation. Below are the contacts for Practitioner Services in each health board. 

    Ayrshire & Arran Karien Foote
    Dumfries & Galloway Shiona Burns
    Fife Linda Neave
    Forth Valley Jackie Lennox
    Grampian Debbie Gordon
    Greater Glasgow & Clyde Kate McGloan
    Highland Melanie Meechan
    Lanarkshire Lee Tannock
    Lothian and Borders Susan Summers
    Orkney Arlene Tait
    Shetland Liz Sutherland
    Tayside Allison Rooney
    Western Isles Chrisann Mackenzie


    A number of GP jobs are advertised nationally via the NHS Scotland Recruitment site. Other places to look are RCGP Jobs, BMJ Careers, Pulse GP Jobs. Alternatively some of the regional websites listed below have adverts for long term jobs:  

    North North of Scotland Doctors
    South East LASGP - N.B. Sessional vacancies only here e.g. long term locum/salaried

    Glasgow LMC


    Locum work

    If you are considering locum work, if is often worth sending your CV to local practices. Alternatively, most regions will have a locum group or contact to help you find sessional work. Below are some useful websites you may wish to visit for more information:

    East Tayside Locum Group
    North North of Scotland Doctors
    South East LASGP

    Glasgow Locum Group

    Glasgow LMC Locum Vacancies


    Out of Hours

    If you are interested in doing Out of Hours GP work after qualifying, please contact the relevant health board team as attached on this contact list (doc). 


    Rural GP

    The Rural GP website provides information for those looking to find work in rural Scotland. 


    The New GP Scotland website is a independent website that provides information about jobs, educational events and resources. Partners in this site include NHS Education for Scotland and RCGP.

    The RCGP Scotland site has information on the work the college is doing Scotland wide to support members, and has links to educational events. Please also see the following links to the local faculty boards in your area, which has information about your local representation and events.

     - East

     - North

     - North East

     - South East

     - West

    The New GP Scotland website provides some information on available CPD opportunities. 

    Many GPs in Scotland are members of a Practice Based Small Group Learning (PBSGL) group, meeting with colleagues to discuss educational modules. Please see the PBSGL website for more information on finding and joining a group.

    The CPD connect website also provides information on courses available in Scotland.