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Kingswells Medical Practice

GP Retainer Vacancy – up to 4 sessions per week.

Kingswells Medical Practice is a friendly Practice nestled in the Village of Kingswells, which lies approximately 5 miles to the West of Aberdeen City Centre.

We have a practice list size nearing 5,900 patients and strive to provide a high standard of care, having always been high achievers in QOF.   The Practice building is purpose built and the successful applicant would have their own consulting room.  We are a 3 Partner Practice with 1 GP Assistant, 3  Practice Nurses, 1 phlebotomist and an experienced Admin team consisting of Practice Manager, Reception and  Secretarial Staff. The Health Visiting staff  share the building with us and we have a visiting Midwife, Mental Health Worker and Practice Pharmacist.  Although our District Nursing Team do not share the same building, we have excellent communication links and have regular Multi-disciplinary team meetings which include Care Management, Social Work and Occupational Therapy teams.

We are a motivated and supportive Practice and are currently part of the innovative “West Visits” project, which is piloting the new afternoon home-visiting service in the West Locality.

We would be delighted to hear from you should you be interested in this post with us.

To apply or arrange an informal enquiry please contact :  Mrs Rachel Ellis, Practice Manager, Kingswells Medical Practice, Kingswood Drive, Kingswells.  AB15 8TB.   Tel: 01224 745800.  Should you wish to speak to one of the GPs, please contact Dr Pauline Charleson either by telephone or email on pauline.charleson@nhs.net


Fortrose Medical Practice IV10 8SY

GP Retainer Vacancy – up to 4 sessions per week - negotiable

Fortrose Medical Practice is a semi-rural practice based on the bonny Black Isle within 20 minutes commuting distance to Inverness, offering the best of both worlds. We are a friendly 5 doctor practice looking after 5000 patients. All our GP appointments are 15 minutes and we appreciate and support a good work/life balance. The team regularly meets for social events and takes part in fund-raising (e.g. The Beast!). We also have stunning beaches, walks and the famous Moray Firth dolphins on our doorstep.

In addition to 4 GP partners, the clinical team consists of 1 salaried GP, 2 Practice Nurses and 2 Health Care Assistants’ all supported by a friendly admin team. We regularly host 4th year students for their 4-week placements from the University of Aberdeen. We use Vision and Docman software.

More information can be found on our website www.fortrosesurgery.co.uk or feel free to drop in to have a look for yourself. We are keen to hear from you if you are interested in a GP Retainer contract with us.

To apply, or just to arrange an informal chat, please contact Gaby Ormerod, Practice Manager, on 01381 622000 or by email gaby.ormerod@nhs.net


Carden Medical Centre 

GP Retainer Vacancy – up to 4 Sessions per week

 Carden Medical Centre is a busy medical practice based at Carden Place, a great location with ample parking, right in the centre of Aberdeen. We are a friendly practice providing a high standard of clinical care to our 9000 patients.

We are keen to hear from anyone who may be interested in a GP Retainer contract with the practice.

At the practice we have 4 partners, 3 salaried GPs, a Nurse Practitioner and a very experienced Practice Nursing team, which includes a Health Care Assistant and a Nurse Prescriber. We are a training practice with an attached GP Specialist Trainee, and also an approved University of Aberdeen teaching practice.

The Practice uses Vision and Docman, achieved highly in QOF each year, has an excellent admin team and works from landlord owned purpose-built premises which we share with other healthcare professionals including District Nurses, a Midwife, Health Visitors, Social Work and Occupational Therapy staff. Our Practice offers extended opening hours.

We are always interested to explore new ideas and improved ways of working, and take time to listen to everyone in the team to achieve this.

As an added bonus, we also have a couple of decent bakers who bring in goodies to brighten up coffee time, and we are partial to the odd bacon roll on a Friday (all the name of team building of course!).

To apply, or just to arrange a chat to see if we may be a match for you, please contact Loraine Horsburgh, Assistant Practice Manager, on 0345 337 6330, email loraine.horsburgh@nhs.net


We would welcome applications for a GP Retainer to join our friendly and enthusiastic team in Strathpeffer. We are a 4 partner practice of 3800 patients situated in beautiful surroundings, less than 30 minutes drive from Inverness and ideally situated to enjoy all that the Highlands has to offer. We have modern purpose built premises, a highly motivated multidisciplinary team and are an undergraduate teaching practice for both Aberdeen and Dundee universities. We are willing to be flexible and offer 2-4 sessions to suit the right applicant. Please give us a ring on 01997 421455 or contact our practice manager Emma by email for an informal chat or visit at emmacameron@nhs.net  

For further details about the practice please see our website www.strathpeffermedicalcentre.co.uk


Cairn Medical Practice GP Retainer Scheme Advert

Cairn Medical Practice, Inverness

We are keen to recruit a doctor for up to 4 sessions within our 9,500 patient central Inverness Training Practice.


Our commitment to DRS is best demonstrated by the fact that within our 10 doctor practice one partner (currently our chairperson) and one salaried doctor came through the retainer scheme within Cairn.

We are a highly innovative and supportive practice currently developing an Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Pharmacist role within the practice. Opportunities exist for Women’s Health and Minor Surgery training

We are committed to quality patient care and the quality of the training environment.

Flexibility in delivering your clinical commitment can be accommodated

Please feel free to contact for an informal chat or to visit the practice

Contact Paul Munro Practice Manager

01463 712233



Croyard Medical Practice, Beauly IV4 7DJ

We are a busy, friendly practice with a vacancy for a GP Retainer, commencing in January 2015.  Practice list size 5584 with 4 GP partners. Please visit our website www.croyardmedicalpractice.co.uk for further information on our Practice team and services. The successful candidate will be required to work 2 sessions per week ( this may increase to 4 sessions, if required, to meet the needs of the Practice)

Please refer to the NES website for GP Retainer criteria:

Informal enquiries and visits are welcome.  Please contact Jim McKinnon, Practice Manager, on 01463 782794 

Moray Coast Medical Practice, Lossiemouth

An opportunity has arisen for a retainer GP for up to 4 sessions a week in our well established Training Practice.  

The Moray Coast Medical Practice has a practice population of 9500 patients with a purpose built practice in Lossiemouth housing the multi disciplinary team.  We have two small branch surgeries at Burghead and Hopeman. 

The Practice has 7 Doctors, an Advanced Nurse Practitioner, an experienced Practice Nurse team and a full compliment of attached community and social care staff. 

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic new team member to join us, we can offer flexible sessions to suit.

For an informal discussion or further information please contact Alison Frankland on Alison.frankland@nhs.net or 01343 816339..

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

Cove Bay & Kincorth Medical Centre

We are a growing practice who would be keen to have a Retainer join our friendly and proactive team.  We work in a busy but extremely supportive environment.

  • Training and Undergraduate teaching practice
  • List size of 12,020
  • Purpose built premises in Cove
  • High QOF achievement
  • Current Team - 3 FT GP partners and 6 PT GP partners
  • 2 extremely experienced Nurse Practitioners and a full complement of Nursing staff.
  • Our Team includes GPs with special interests in Minor Surgery, Diabetes, HRT, Joint Injections, Allergies, Contraceptive implants & IUCD procedures – possibility to support candidate to up skill in any of these areas.
  • We can facilitate our Retainer being based solely at one site if this is more convenient for them
  • A previous Retainer with the practice has become a Partner so opportunities for career progression

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic new team member to join us.

More details about our practice are available on our website www.covebayandkincorthmedical.co.uk 

Informal enquiries and visits are also welcome to Louise Dey, Business Manager or Dr Lynne Mackenzie, Executive Partner on 0847 337 1170

Lerwick Health Centre

An opportunity has arisen for a retainee GP for up to 4 sessions in our Paper Light, Training practice.  The Lerwick Practice is a salaried General Practice, providing medical services to a population of approximately 9,100 patients and offers variety and stimulation that can only be found in remote settings.  The team delivering health care services is friendly, welcoming and very supportive.  The Practice has one Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Practice Nurses and a Healthcare Assistant.  We use EMIS and DOCMAN.

We want to deliver the best for our patients and we need you to help us do that.   

Shetland is a wonderful place to live and work.  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 www.visitshetland.com

For an informal discussion, please contact Lisa Watt on 01595 743209 or Dr Dylan Murphy on 01595 693201.

We offer relocation assistance of up to £8,000 and all posts qualify for a Distant Island Allowance of £1,538 (pro rata for part-time and fixed term positions).

For a job pack please contact the Human Resources Department, Brevik House, South Road, Lerwick, Shetland or telephone: (01595) 743067 (24 hour answer phone), quoting the appropriate reference number, or visit our website at www.nhsscotland.com/shb

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

Rubislaw Place Medical Group, 7 Rubislaw Place, Aberdeen AB10 1QB

Rubislaw Place Medical Group is keen to recruit a GP on the Doctor Retainer Scheme.  The Practice has had a Doctor Retainer in post for the past 10 years and is keen to continue to support GPs wishing to work through this scheme.  

Days of work would ideally be at the end of the week but room for negotiation. Salary would be commensurate with experience.  Start date March 2014 onwards.

Informal enquires or visits to the practice welcome.  Please contact Susan Stephen, Practice Manager via e-mail susan.stephen2@nhs.net or by telephone 01224 641968. Applications should be made in writing enclosing a copy of an up to date CV and sent to Mrs. Susan Stephen at the above address.

Burnfield Medical Practice, Harris Road, Inverness IV2 3PF

We are a busy, friendly practice with a vacancy for a GP Retainer, commencing as soon as possible.  Practice list size 5064 with three GP partners. Please visit our website www.burnfieldmedicalpractice.co.uk for further information on our Practice team and services. The successful candidate will be required to work 4 sessions per week.   Surgery times could be flexible.

To apply, please send CV and covering letter to:

Mrs Ishbel MacDonald, Practice Manager to the address above or email ishbel.macdonald@nhs.net

Informal enquiries and visits are welcome.  Please call Ishbel on 01463 220 077


  • Two Partner semi-rural Practice, with one Salaried GP
  • Excellent Practice owned premises
  • Superb multi-skilled Nurse-led chronic disease and minor illness services
  • Strong commitment to high quality patient care, high QOF achievement, with a  dedicated administrative team
  • GMS, Training Practice, List size 4,600
  • Paperlight, VISION computer system
  • No OOH

Moray is an area of outstanding beauty providing an extremely attractive place to live and work. It has a well developed local healthcare network of practices supported by a district general hospital in Elgin. 

 For further information please contact: 

Mrs Fiona Houliston

Practice Manager 

Elgin Community Surgery

Highfield House

Northfield Terrace


IV30 1NE 

Telephone: 01343 542234 

Email: fiona.houliston@nhs.net


Informal enquiries/visits welcome

Macduff Medical Practice

We are a friendly 2 partner GMS Practice situated on the North Aberdeenshire coast, serving the communities of Macduff, Banff and Whitehills. 
Our current list size is 2639. 
We are a high QOF achieving teaching Practice
We use the Vision clinical system. 
We are involved in the community hospital.

For further information or to organise an informal visit and meeting with the partners please contact:

Macduff Medical Practice
The Health Clinic
100 Duff Street
AB44 1PR

Practice Manager:  Gerry Cronin
Telephone No:      01261 833777
Email:                  gerry.cronin@nhs.net



We are a large, friendly and forward thinking practice that has consistently achieved high QOF points. We have recently been approved to move to 17c status which is an interesting and exciting challenge. We have been a training Practice for 30 years.


Our list size is in excess of 21,000 patients served by 16 GP Partners, and a Salaried GP, backed up by 16 nurses and 30 management and administration staff. Several of our GPs are GPSWIs including, orthopaedics, dermatology and cardiology and we provide a minor surgery service not only to our own patients but a referral service for other Practices in Grampian. We have attached community, health visiting and midwifery teams and we serve the local community hospital. 

We are looking for a four session per week Retainer to compliment our Practice Team. 

For further information or to arrange an informal visit to the Practice please contact: 

Eunice Ross, Practice Manager eunice.ross@nhs.net

Telephone: 01467 627700


Other Vacancies in the North



Per week

Contact Name

Contact Details




Deveron Medical Practice (Banff)



Audrey Fraser



T : 01261 819121





Peterhead Health Centre


Isabel Penman


T: 01779 482546


ann.gallagher@nhs.net or susan.rhind@nhs.net