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GP Fellowships

We will be recruiting to the Rural, Health Inequality and Medical Education Fellowships from Mid to late March with interviews in May.

Application to all Fellowship options are now available through the link

For all rural fellowship enquiries please email Amjad Khan

For all Health Inequalities and Medical Education Fellowships enquiries please email David Cunningham  or Kenneth Lee


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 three  types of Rural Fellowship - 'Standard', Hybrid and 'Acute Care'. Up to 10 Rural fellowships are available this year.

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. Part time opportunities are available.

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. 
A range of Rural Fellowship options are available in 2022 and are listed below, including links to individual descriptors for each fellowship. Recruitment to the 2022 Fellowships opens on 14th March and closes on 4th April 2022. For further information please contact the fellowship coordinator Dr Debbie Miller and follow the Rural Fellowship Facebook page at, https://www.facebook.com/ruralGPfellowship/ A copy of the Job Information Pack is here (PDF).

Standard Fellowships (information about the standard fellowship programme is here (doc)

Hybrid model

Acute Care (specific information about the acute fellowship programme is here



Medical Education Fellowships in General Practice

The Medical Education Fellowships are designed for doctors who have completed their General Practice Specialty Training in the last 5 years 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 (e.g 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. Up to four 0.5 WTE posts are available each recruitment round, normally one in each of the East of Scotland, South East of Scotland, West of Scotland and North of Scotland. 

A copy of the Job information pack is here (PDF). Recruitment to the Fellowships opens annually mid-March and closed mid-April

If this stimulates your interest please contact the GP Director or Assistant 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 generalise 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 are normally available annually, West of Scotland (1 full time), South East of Scotland (0.5 wte) and East of Scotland (0.5 wte).

A copy of the Job Information pack is here (PDF). Recruitment to the Fellowships opens annually mid-March and closes mid-April.

If this stimulates your interest, please contact Prof Amjad Khan or an Assistant GP Director or any of the current health inequality education fellows through the appropriate regional postgraduate GP offices.

Clinical Academic Fellowship

This is a fixed term Academic Fellowship tenable in the stated Universities in Scotland. The post is a joint development between NES and the Universities in Scotland. 

Suitable applicants for the 2022 recruitment round have either to have completed ST3 or have a CCT within the previous two years or expect to complete ST3 in 2022. The post is for one year and comprise 80% academic work in the University Department and 20% clinical work in a suitable practice. It may be full-time or part-time.

Please see link below for advert and further information:




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