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Medicine

General practice

Find out what services we provide for General Practice and how we support General Practice trainees in practice as employers

General Practitioners work across Scotland from busy urban practices to the remote and rural practices serving small scattered populations. It's the one specialty that covers the whole population and a wide range of conditions and challenges every day. In Scotland we have 5000 GPs covering the whole of the country and have approx. 1000 in our training programmes across Scotland.

Career opportunities are also varied, from the traditional GP principals in a practice salaried posts both in practices and out of hours services. GP also allows portfolio careers, combining those already mentioned with other part time activities, eg police surgeons.

GP training and recruitment

We have 17 programmes for training GPs across Scotland, again from urban practices to the most remote practices in the Highlands and Islands. Further information on our programmes and how to apply can be found in our Recruitment section.

We have a national Specialty Training Board which helps shape GP training in Scotland. Find out more about the STB.

Find out more

In this section, you'll find further information on the appraisal and professional development of GPs, and how we also support other practice staff to develop.

There is also further information on the way GP training is managed and the work of the Specialty Training Board in taking a national view of training GPs in Scotland.

The GP retainer scheme pages show the opportunities available across Scotland.

Most of theĀ GP Units have their own websites - visit them for further information.

East Region GP Unit

South East Region GP Unit

West Region GP Unit

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