Portfolio GP, East Lothian


Dr David R Hogg BSc(MedSci) MBChB DCH FRCGP
Portfolio GP, East Lothian & Scottish Borders
Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer (Medicine), University of Glasgow
Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer (Medicine), University of Edinburgh
GMC 612 8595

From 2010-2019 I was a GP on the Isle of Arran in Scotland. As a partner in an island-wide group medical practice, this involved providing medical care to a population that fluctuated from 5,000 to 25,000 people, on an island the size of Greater Glasgow. As rural GPs we provided core general practice as well as prehospital medicine, A&E, intermediate and palliative care.

In July 2019 I relocated to East Lothian,. I worked in Tranent Medical Practice until January 2020 and worked as a locum throughout the county. In January 2020 I joined Lauderdale Medical Practice, Dunbar, becoming a GP Principal (Partner) from April 2020. I teach students from Edinburgh University and continue to do out-of-hours work with Lothian Unscheduled Care Service (LUCS).

In March 2022 I left Lauderdale Medical Practice and continued locumming accross East Lothian and the Scottish Borders.. I have also enjoyed continuing teaching and other roles detailed below..

In May 2023 I had to stop my clinical roles abruptly when I was diagnosed with a brain tumour. This has required surgery and a considerable time away from work since then. My aim is to return to some of these roles if/when that is possible.

  • Portfolio GP in East Lothian
  • GP Principal at Lauderdale Medical Practice, Dunbar (April 2020 - March 2022).
  • Salaried GP at Lauderdale Medical Practice (Jan-Apr 2020).
  • Salaried GP at Tranent Medical Practice (July 2019 - Jan 2020).
  • GP at Arran Medical Group 2010 - 2019 (GP Principal 2013 - April 2019).
  • MRCGP in 2010. FRCGP in 2018.
  • I enjoy providing the broad spectrum of generalist medical care that general practice requires. I have clinical interests in mental health, adolescent/young people's health and respiratory medicine.

  • Professional Mentor/Personal Tutor, University of Edinburgh Medical School (2021-present)
  • Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Edinburgh (2020-present)
  • Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Glasgow (2014-present)
  • Honorary Senior Clinical Teacher, Dundee University (2016-19)
  • GP Tutor to over 60 medical students (Glasgow, Dundee, Edinburgh & London medical schools)
  • GP Rural Fellowship Supervisor 2014-2019.
  • Experienced in delivering GPST, paramedic and nurse practitioner training (including as Designated Medical Practitioner).
  • Experienced in simulation training (Laerdal SimMan and QCPR systems).
  • Practice-Based Small Group Learning Facilitator.

  • IT Lead at Arran Medical Group for over 6 years.
  • Fluent in WordPress and Sharepoint, including independently designing intranet and internet platforms for Arran Medical Group and latterly, Dunbar Medical Centre.
  • Deployment of social media channels including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter channels (@dunbargp).
  • Deployment of video and photography for recruitment material and induction information. (See BBC News article).

  • Previously experienced in providing a wide range of out-of-hours and emergency/urgent/palliative care services
  • Regular (1 in 8) rota to lead ward rounds and complex care to 11-bed community hospital inpatients.
  • Regular PHECC and PHPLS qualification updates.
  • Attended over 140 BASICS calls, including cardiac arrest, major trauma, and difficult paediatric/obstetric cases.
  • MIMMS trained and Major Incident Medical Commander on Arran for 5 days protracted weather incident in 2013.
  • RNLI Lifeboat Medical Adviser (Level 1) for Eyemouth RNLI Lifeboat (2021-present)
  • Team member of Arran Mountain Rescue Team (2013-2018)
  • RNLI Lifeboat Medical Advisor to Lamlash crew, Isle of Arran (2017-2019, Deputy 2015-2017).
  • Previously competent and experienced in remote & rural A&E such as patient stabilisation, procedural sedation, x-ray interpretation, IV/IO/IN access, suturing, plaster-casting etc.
  • Experience of transfer logistics including helicopter and ScotSTAR capabiities. iSAR, AIRWAVE and VHF radio competent.

  • Completed Collaborative Leadership in Practice training (2018).
  • On Arran we merged our 3 practices in 2012. My specific input to this included developing IT platforms and overseeing a cohesive practice strategy to preserve multi-site patient access to a range of generalist and specialist services.
  • Previous experience as lead partner for young people's health, respiratory medicine, patient access/GP templates, information & communication technology, undergraduate teaching and Rural Fellowship.
  • Chair of the Rural GP Association of Scotland from November 2016-2018.
  • Member of RCGP Scottish Council from 2012 to 2017.

    I'm also interested in photography and music. You can view my photography portfolio at www.davidrhogg.com.

  • Contact Details

    I am unable to respond to patients by email.

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