GP Out of Hours (OOH) Development Fellowships

Out of Hours Development Fellowships in Ayrshire and Arran

Apply by 19 May 2019.

General practice is 24/7 and general practice out-of-hours (GP OOH) services provide cover for patients over 70% of the week (118 hours) when GP Surgeries are closed. They also provide cover when GP practices are closed for extended periods across bank holidays.

Across Scotland GP OOH deal with around a million patient contacts per year. When people need urgent care outwith core service hours, generalist primary care professionals provide timely support and advice that connects people to the services they need.

The main users of GP OOH services are children, older people and people with long-term conditions, palliative care needs or mental health problems.

The GP OOH services offer both salaried and sessional work which deals with urgent primary care problems.

The work is fun, varied and very rewarding, and there are opportunities within Ayrshire and Arran. If you are interested in working for one of our GP OOHs services in Ayrshire and Arran, please get in contact with

Are you a recently qualified GP or a less recently qualified GP looking for a change?

Are you looking for an opportunity to get some more experience in day time and OOHs general practice and work as part of a regular team?

Do you want some dedicated paid time to focus on professional development activities?

Do you want to develop your urgent general practice skills?

If so, we want you!

 Come and be a GP OOHs Development Fellow working within both daytime practice and OOHs services, with additional funded time to concentrate on your professional development.

The role has three distinct components:

  1.  14 hours per week for the local OOHs service – all types of out of hours shifts will be an option including evenings, nights and weekends.
  2. 20 hours per week within a set GP practice – there will be the opportunity to choose a practice from those supporting this programme.
  3. Professional development – there will be the opportunity to consider activities such as medical education, leadership or teaching alongside working on a quality improvement project.

This post is available up to 48 hours, at a pro-rata salary circa £85,000 but there is flexibility for reduced hours commitments. If you think this sounds like an interesting opportunity for you, please get in touch and apply by 19 May.