Thursday, 30 January 2014

For The Skiers!

Interested in GP Training?  Enjoy your skiing?  There is only one place to be, The North of Scotland! Conditions this year are positively alpine, especially on the West Coast.  Glencoe and Nevis Range are just up the road for our trainees on the Rural Track Program in Oban and Fort William.

Conditions on the east side of Scotland at Glenshee, The Lecht and Cairngorm are almost as good with excellent cover on the upper runs for our trainees in Grampian and Caledonian programs to enjoy!

So if skiing is your thing, there really is only one place to apply for, as evidenced by these photos from Glencoe this week!!

More snow at Scots resorts than 2010 Winter Olympics site

Thursday, 23 January 2014

For The Musicians Amongst You!

One of the great things about the north of Scotland is the breadth of activities on offer outside medicine. Here is a short piece from Tim Jones - who, when he is not playing music, is Training Programme Director for the Grampian programme.

Monday, 20 January 2014


This year's Winterwatch on BBC2 comes from the Mar Lodge Estate on Deeside, Grampian.  The program is on nightly this week at 8pm Monday to Wednesday and 9pm on Thursday.  So why not watch it and get a feel for some of the fantastic wildlife opportunities open to you in the Cairngorms. This whole areas is within easy reach for those on both the Grampian and Caledonian schemes.

If you are interested in wildlife or life in the mountains, there is only one place to be, so come to the North of Scotland!

Watch the episodes on iplayer:-

Saturday, 11 January 2014

Aberdeen Community Health Village

There are many exciting new developments occurring in Grampian at present.  Not only did the new Emergency Care Centre open in Aberdeen this year - we now the new Aberdeen Community Health Village. This will house many community based services in Aberdeen including the Musculoskeletal Hub, Sexual Health clinics, Geriatric clinics, Pain clinics, Cardiology clinics to name but a few. This will provide an excellent opportunity for community based learning for both trainees and established GPs.

We hope to develop clinical attachments with a number of the clinics.  The musculoskeletal hub will enable us to provide much more GP focussed musculoskeletal training than was previously provided in the orthopaedic posts in our scheme.

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Moving North

Read about Anne Rennie's experiences of moving to the North of Scotland for her GP training.

"I moved to Inverness in August for my GP training and being only 5 months into it I wouldn't change a thing! 

Initially, adapting to life in a much smaller city was difficult, especially being in a GP practice for my first rotation as there were only 2 other trainees. However, it didn't take long for me to feel part of the team at the practice and to meet other trainees at the local education days. Everyone is very friendly in this part of the world!