NES Academic Fellowships 2021 - 22 

Applications invited - closing date now extended to 17th June.

These innovative posts provide flexible and tailored academic training opportunities for GPs interested in developing their research skills and experience. We offer protected academic time in any of the five Scottish medical schools. You can choose to have between two and four academic days employed by the university, and organise your own clinical work in the rest of the week. We welcome applications from people interested in clinical or educational research, but the focus of these jobs is research rather than teaching delivery. Appointments are made in a single national round of interviews that all universities participate in, and we strongly encourage you to contact us to discuss your application.

Eligible applicants must obtain their CCT in 2021 or to be within three years of CCT (full time equivalent – allowances are made for personal circumstances and part-time working).

Aberdeen – Prof Peter Murchie (web

Dundee – Dr Dan Morales or Professor Blair Smith (web

Edinburgh – Prof David Weller or Prof Bruce Guthrie (web and and and

Glasgow – Prof Frances Mair (web

St Andrews – Prof Frank Sullivan (web


Updates on the work of the SSPC can be found in our bi-annual newsletter;

SSPC Autumn Newsletter 2019

Spring Newsletter 2019

Summer Newsletter 2018

Newsletter Summer 2017

Newsletter Winter 2017

Summer Newsletter 2016

Winter Newsletter 2016

Primary Care Transformation

The case study contributions to the SSPC national evaluation of new models of Primary Care have been uploaded to the reports section of the website.  The SSPC undertook a programme of work that evaluated new models of Primary Care being tested across Scotland.  This programme was led by Professor Stewart Mercer and Dr Bridie Fitzpatrick at the University of Glasgow.  Other member universities and an affiliate member university undertook different case studies that contributed to the overall national evaluation:

  • Advanced Nurse Practitioners (University of Stirling, led by Margaret Maxwell)
  • MSK (University of Glasgow, led by Barbara Nicholl)
  • NHS Tayside (University of St Andrews, led by Frank Sullivan)
  • NHS Lanarkshire (University of Glasgow, led by Frances Mair)
  • NHS Ayrshire & Arran (University of Glasgow, led by Kate O'Donnell)
  • NHS Highlands & Islands (University of Highlands & Islands, led by Gill Hubbard & Annetta Smith)
  • Identifying Outcome Measures (University of Dundee, led by Bruce Guthrie)