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GP Fellowships

NHS Education for Scotland offer a basket of post-CCT GP Fellowships. These are one-year posts in a range of locations across the country with a focus on Rural Practice, Health Inequalities and Medical Education. These posts are recruited to each Spring, and the 2016 recruitment round is now complete.

Rural Fellowships in General Practice

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. There are two types of Rural Fellowship - 'Standard' and 'Acute Care'. Up to 12 Rural fellowships are available each year.

  • 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 newer 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.

Fellows 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 that 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 candidates 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. 
 
Rural Fellowship options that were available in 2016 are listed below, including links to individual descriptors for each fellowship. For further information please contact the fellowship coordinator Dr Gillian Clarke and follow the Rural Fellowship Facebook page at, https://www.facebook.com/ruralGPfellowship/

Standard Fellowships:

Acute Care/Hybrid model (specific information about the acute fellowship programme is here)

A copy of the Job information is here

 

Medical Education Fellowships in General Practice

The Medical Education Fellowships are designed for doctors who have reasonably recently completed their General Practice Specialty Training and have an interest in medical education.  The part time nature of the posts allows candidates 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 medical education.  This will involve being attached to the regional Postgraduate GP unit with opportunities to become involved with teaching, educational developments, quality assurance initiatives and evaluation/ research. Individuals will be encouraged to start a postgraduate qualification relevant to medical education. Four 0.5 WTE posts were available in the 2016 recruitment round one in each of the East of Scotland (1), South East of Scotland (1), West of Scotland (1) and North of Scotland (1).

A copy of the Job information is here

If this stimulates your interest please contact any of the regional GP Directors to discuss or any of the current medical education fellows through the regional postgraduate GP offices.

 

Health Inequality Fellowships in General Practice

These Health Inequality Fellowships aim to provide an introduction to the opportunities and challenges of delivering generalist skills in the context of service general practice in a relatively deprived area. There is protected time to undertake additional training (education and/ or a research project) relevant to your needs and those of the practice population. Three posts were available in the 2016 recruitment round in the West of Scotland (1), South East of Scotland (0.5 wte) and East of Scotland (0.5 wte).

A copy of the Job information is here

If this stimulates your interest, please contact Prof Moya Kelly or any of the current health inequality education fellows through the appropriate regional postgraduate GP offices.