Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Career Development Posts

This year we have a new option for anyone who has completed Foundation but does not yet feel ready to commit to specialty Training.  The Career Development posts are for 1 year and are a combination of  two 6 month hospital posts along with 6 x 1 week release to general practice.

In the North of Scotland we have 6 of these posts. The posts would form an excellent basis for a future application to general practice and the skills gained should stand you in good stead for the recruitment process for GPST next year.  The time spent in the posts will not however count towards your GP training and you would still be expected to complete the full training program if you were successful in applying to GPST for August 2016.

For more information on these posts follow the link below.

Applications closed but late contacts with Dr Jerry O'Rourke considered

Wednesday, 17 June 2015


Recruitment for GP Specialty Training commencing August 2015 is now complete with the deadline for accepting posts in Round 2 now passed.  So congratulations to the 41 successful applicants coming to the North of Scotland.  We have 24 who have successfully gained places on the Grampian programs and 12 on the Caledonian programs along with 5 on our Rural Track program.

So congratulations to you all on making such a smart decision and electing to spend a life in general practice!  We look forward to meeting up with you in August at your inductions.  Our admin team will be in touch with you with all the information that you need in the run up to August.

We have a training intranet called Moodle that houses all the information on your training program and you will need to register for this.  Instructions and the necessary passwords will be forwarded by email in the coming weeks.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Working On Orkney

I can't say why I chose to take a job working in Orkney for 6 months, I have to admit, I had no idea where Orkney even was (and had a big shock when I searched for it on Google maps after applying). I saw it advertised, thought it looked interesting and a bit different and without too much thought applied for it. I never regretted what I guess was a bit of an impulsive decision..