Learning & Working


General Practice on Arran is a varied and interesting job in a beautiful environment with a great quality of life. This is an opportunity to work somewhere where you have time to address patient problems.

As well as traditional style general practice, GPs are involved in a very wide range of enhanced and hospital services. It is the chance to use the skills you were trained for and, if wanted, to develop areas of special interest. It is the chance to work in a community that is proud and supportive of its health services.

In 2012 we began the process of merging Brodick, Lamlash and Shiskine practices into Arran Medical Group, and we are seeing the anticipated benefits in patient care and work/life balance.  It is an exciting time to be involved with healthcare on Arran, and we are likely to see further recruitment to various posts over the next few years.

Hospital care is provided at Arran War Memorial Hospital, which the GPs are also involved with. There are visiting consultants for some clinics, and we enjoy good links with our colleagues at Crosshouse and Ayr Hospitals for advice and transfer of particularly unwell patients. There are close links between all multidisciplinary teams, from mental health to social work and education.


Working on Arran demands generalist skills. As a GP, you could quite literally be seeing a patient with diabetes one minute, and attending a road accident or applying a plaster cast the next. The island is rich in learning opportunities, and we’re keen to make this available for those who are studying or training – both in nursing and medicine.

Have a look around the site, and get in touch if you are interested in learning or working on Arran.

If you are interested in working with Arran Medical Group, we would encourage early contact so that we are aware of this.