Edinburgh of the South

Having got fed up with it, I like many others retired from the NHS. I signed up with Head Medical who have been a very courteous, professional and helpful organisation. Getting the job in the first place is something we all understand, but it does seem to occur in a bit of a vacuum. Head politely keep you up to date. Once you have the job then they really kick in, preparing you for what is required to get registered which is an enormously convoluted process and highly iterative. Mine took approximately three months. Gemma and Carol and the rest of the team were working hard at it, including a little trip to Carlisle to hand over my visa so that I could leave the next day.

Off to Dunedin, it really is the Edinburgh of the South, but with many more and steeper hills, penguins, sea lions, seals and albatross.

Working in the mixed university/ clinical environment is stimulating and great. The people are lovely although I am yet to tune into the fully fluent New Zealandish accent. It's a great thing to do, even though it is a long way from home, made easier thanks to Skype.

I arrived in time for winter, and it is a bit chilly, but skiing and rugby as well as the opportunities offered by a university town make this really good. Thanks to the Head team for all their support and help.

Dr Rupert S, Consultant Paediatrician, Dunedin, New Zealand



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Dr Rupert S, Consultant Paediatrician, Dunedin, New Zealand

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