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  • Advert number: 308106-0
  • Posted Date: 19/07/12
  • Closing Date: 09/08/12

NHS Highland

There has never been an opportunity so exciting

NHS Highland are looking for GPs to help shape and deliver our vision for rural health care in the Highlands, including providing high quality medical cover for the Applecross community.

We understand the needs of modern medical practice, and are therefore designing a new way of providing general medical services for remote populations. Consistent with our approach we will ensure that Applecross Doctors will be fully supported by local and distant senior clinical and managerial colleagues. The Practice is connected by modern IT, which we will further develop, working arrangements will be designed to ensure that doctors will be able to partake in frequent educational opportunities to maintain and develop their skills.

We are now inviting innovative proposals from individuals, practices and organisations. This could include a rotational system from a larger practice or a combination of part time Doctors. We are open to all proposals but insist on high quality clinical care.

Applecross Medical Practice is a remote and rural dispensing practice, with a list size of 240 patients, sitting on the beautiful and tranquil Applecross peninsula in Wester Ross, in the Highlands. For further information please visit:

The practice currently provides its own out of hours service to its community. The premises are owned by NHS Highland and there is a part time dispensing receptionist and a part time administrative assistant to support any new arrangements.

For an informal chat, please call Melanie Meecham, Primary Care Manager on 01349 869222 or mobile 07909 873592 or Dr Paul Davidson, Clinical Director for the North and West Highland Operational Unit on 01349 869221 or mobile 07557014061.

Business plans/proposals can be submitted directly to Melanie Meecham at

Please only use the NHS Highland Application form which is available electronically along with the Job Pack by e-mailing

Please quote reference MS12.12.20

Closing date: 9th August 2012 Interviews are to be held: 28th August 2012 in Dingwall, Ross-shire