Shetland is an excellent place to train or work as a GP, thanks to its supportive and accessible medical community and a network of clinics at the heart of communities around the islands. Other great benefits of working and living in Shetland include easy access to spectacular coastlines, impressive wildlife, excellent schools and leisure centres – making the islands the ideal place to develop your career and find the perfect work-life balance.

There are multiple opportunities for GPs who want to work in Shetland including GP training, rural fellowships, support for "first 5s", traditional independent contractors and salaried options.

NHS Shetland medical director, Dr Kirsty Brightwell, says: "From the most notherly practice in the UK, general practice via ferries and planes, to our largest practices in Lerwick and Scalloway - a close distance to our rural general hospital with a range of services - there is something for everyone. Why not get in touch for a conversation?"

You can see all the latest NHS Shetland job vacancies here.

To find out more information and discuss possible work opportunities please contact NHS Shetland's HR team by phoning (01595) 743694 or emaling

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