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Job reference: 169648
Salary: Current Salary will apply
Job closing date: 22/11/2023
Job Type: Medical and Dental
Location: Flexible Location
Employment type: Fixed-term
Hours Per Week: 40 hours per week
Job posted date: 06/11/2023
Employer (NHS Board): NHS Education for Scotland
Department: Training Programme Management

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Established as a Special Health Board, NHS Education for Scotland (NES) is the provider of leading-edge specialist learning, education and skills development for all health service employees in Scotland. These Scottish Clinical Leadership Fellow (SCLF) posts are for one year, from August 2024.
The Fellowship is open to medical and dental specialty trainees who, at the time of interview are in a substantive training post; medical specialty trainees must have successfully completed CT2/ ST2 at the time of commencing the post, and dental specialty trainees must have successfully completed two years of dental specialty training (i.e. ST2).

NES in partnership with Scottish Government are pleased to announce they are recruiting more Fellows to the SCLF programme. Multiple posts are available, based in a range of host organisations that may include;

  • NHS Education for Scotland
  • The Scottish Government
  • Healthcare Improvement Scotland
  • NHS National Services Scotland
  • Territorial Health Boards/ Regional Planning Groups
  • A range of Royal Colleges
  • General Medical Council

This is a prestigious scheme open to medical and dental trainees in Scotland who have the ambition and curiosity to push their development to new heights. As summarised by a previous fellow:

”As a doctor, I want to be an active participant in how patient care is designed. I don't want to be frustrated by system failures, I want to be inspired by the challenge, and this fellowship is helping me acquire the knowledge, skills and contacts required to do so.

These one-year posts are an integral aspect of NHS Scotland’s approach to developing Professionalism & Excellence in the medical and dental professions. Fellows will have a bespoke opportunity to develop leadership capabilities and contribute to aspects of contemporary health- and care-related activity. The programme aims to provide NHS Scotland with a cadre of doctors and dentists that are committed to living and working in Scotland and have enhanced capability to offer leadership in their work place and potentially at national and international levels.

For further information, please contact:

Medical Trainees:
Professor Lindsay Donaldson, Deputy Medical Director       
Dr John Colvin, Scottish Government Lead

Dental Trainees:

Mr Donald Thomson, Associate Postgraduate Dental Dean

Ms Ailsa Morrison, Associate Postgraduate Dental Dean

Arrangements can be made to discuss the fellowship with current or previous post-holders.

Applications are to be made online for the above noted positions. For further information please refer to the Job Information Pack and Application Pack below.

If you have any queries or encounter any difficulties please contact

Interviews will be held remotely on 12th and 13th December.

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