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 Exciting opportunity to join a training practice in the South West of Edinburgh.

Due to increasing list size and one of our Partners leaving we are looking for a 4 session GP Retainer.


·         10100 patients, increasing with surrounding new builds

·         Mixed population

·         South West Edinburgh

·         Health Centre with 2 Practices, Treatment Rm (including new CTAC project), Physio, Health Visitors, District Nurses, Pharmacy, CPN’s, Midwives all attached to the health centre.

·         Training practice FY2’s, GPST1/GPST2/GPST3/Retainer

·         2 ANP’s, Drugs addiction and Mental Health Nurse, experienced PN (including non medical prescriber), HCA, Pharmacist, Community Link Worker, friendly established admin team, Docman workflow management.

·         Currently 6   Partners, 4 Salaried GP’s and 1 Retainer





Start Date Flexible for the right candidate.


Informal visits or enquiries   welcome. Please contact our Practice Manager, Emma Nelson at Emma.Nelson@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk or on 0131 537 7060


Applications by post or email with a covering letter to Emma Nelson, Sighthill Green Medical Practice, Sighthill Health Centre, 380 Calder Road, Edinburgh, EH11 4AU. Closing date 29.02.20.








Garthdee Medical Practice, Aberdeen

Garthdee are looking for a 4 Session Retainer to join our friendly practice team. 

Garthdee Medical Group was founded in 2004 and is based on the RGU (Robert Gordon University) Campus. We are an undergraduate training/teaching practice and high QOF achiever with a list size of 10,000 and 8 partners. 

Informal visits and enquiries welcome or visit our website for our practice profile www.garthdeemedicalgroup.co.uk

Please send letter of application and CV to:

Mrs Michelle Goodhead

Practice Manager

Garthdee Medical Group

The Health Centre

Garthdee Road


AB10 7QQ

Or by email to garthdee.administrator@nhs.net


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 approx 6000 with three GP partners and two salaried GPs   We are an innovative practice, committed to providing high quality patient care. We provide a full range of services including minor surgery and physio therapy

Please visit our website www.burnfieldmedicalpractice.co.uk for further information on our Practice team and services we provide 

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:

Dr John McFadden (retainer mentor) to the address above or email johnmcfadden@nhs.net

Informal enquiries and visits are welcome.  Please call Dr McFadden or Melanie Meecham on 01463 220 077


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



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, 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.


  • 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


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



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

This page was last updated on: 11.02.2020 at 12.00