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Job reference: 121235
Salary: Consultant (£91,474 - £121,548)
Job closing date: 28/10/2022
Job Type: Medical and Dental
Location: Western General Hospital
Employment type: Permanent
Hours Per Week: 40
Job posted date: 29/09/2022
Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Lothian
Department: Acute and General Medicine

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NHS Lothian


Acute & General Medicine with Diabetes & Endocrinology

Reference: CG2521

NHS Lothian is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best.

To this end, NHS Lothian welcomes applications from all sections of society.

Applications are welcome for the above Permanent, Full time (40 hours per week) post based in Western General Hospital.

This post incorporates a commitment to both the Acute and General Medicine service along with specialty sessions in Diabetes and Endocrinology at the Western General Hospital Edinburgh. There will be a contribution to:

- the general medicine acute take

- the acute care of general medical patients in either our front door assessment area or the Same Day Emergency Care department

- downstream care of general medical patients in the general medical wards

- general diabetes and endocrinology clinics, with opportunities to contribute to a subspeciality clinic depending on candidates interests (to a total of 3PA of specialty time WTE).

You may also be required to work at any of NHS Edinburgh and the Lothian’s sites but could expect to be predominantly based at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh. Annualised contributions to the acute medical receiving rota have a reciprocal amount of time off in lieu. This would be calculated and agreed with the Clinical Director. Part time working is welcome. 

​​​​​​​More detailed departmental and specialty information can be found in the job description available via email address / link below.


For an informal discussion please contact:

Dr Kath Anderson, Associate Medical Director

Dr Jenni Crane, Clinical Director for Directorate of Medicine

Dr Stuart Ritchie, Clinical Director for Diabetes and Endocrinology

Dr Emily McMurray, Clinical Lead for Diabetes and Endocrinology

Dr Rebecca Weerakoon, Clinical Lead for Acute Medicine

Dr Rachel Sutherland, Clinical Lead for SDEC

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We cannot accept CV’s as a form of application and only a completed online application form will be accepted.  Personal information will not be sent with the application for short listing. The application form will be identified by the candidate number only to ensure that all applicants are treated equally. 

Closing Date: 28th October 2022

***PLEASE NOTE: We cannot accept late applications so please ensure your application is submitted early***

Interview Date: 10th November 2022

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