Rural Surgical Fellowship - Inverness

Job reference: 048760

Location: Inverness

Job closing date: 23/04/2021

Job posted date: 26/03/2021

Salary: Various

Employment type: Fixed-term

Job Type: Medical and Dental

Hours of work: Various

Department: Training Programme Management

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Education for Scotland


Opportunities for Pre- or Post-CCT Fellowship Training

Would you like to live and work in a beautiful and unspoilt location?

Are you prepared for a varied, challenging and exciting surgical practice?

If so, this opportunity may be for you!

A significant number of Consultant General Surgeons will be required for several of the Rural General Hospitals in the North of Scotland during the next 2 years and beyond. The skills required of the Rural General Surgeon include competencies not normally acquired in General Surgery Training. This Fellowship offers the chance to acquire these skills and change your life!

Education Scotland is offering educationally-approved peri/post CCT Fellowship Training for periods of 4-24 months to enable aspiring Rural Surgeons to achieve the necessary skills as defined in the Rural General Surgery Curriculum ( During these Fellowships, appointees will be given the opportunity to acquire the necessary skills in specialties other than General Surgery particularly A&E, Trauma & Orthopaedics, Urology, ENT, Ophthalmology, Neurosurgery and (where relevant) Obstetrics. An outline job description will be available for applicants but will be modified at appointment to reflect the unique characteristics of the post. Administration of the programme and trainee assessment will take place under the auspices of the North of Scotland Specialty Training Programme in General Surgery and it is anticipated the Appointee(s) will rotate between Acute Hospitals in the Highlands and the Islands.

Fellowships will normally include a period of 3 months in a Rural General Hospital, as well as modular training in other specialties in the North of Scotland as required. On-call experience in General Surgery and other specialties will also be expected during the period of Fellowship.

Application for the Fellowship is open to any of the following:

  • NTN holders in General Surgery in the UK within 2 years of CCT date and hold the FRCS(Gen) by the time of taking up post
  • CCT holders in General Surgery who have been in regular practice in General Surgery within the last 18 months and are on the Specialist Register (UK) for General Surgery
  • Trained Specialists in General Surgery who have had their application processed and are completing final requirements for entry to the GMC Specialist Register by virtue of European certification or Article 14.
  • Trained specialists in General Surgery from outside the UK who have evidence of eligibility for sitting the FRCS examination and consequent entry to the GMC Specialist Register within 18 months of appointment.​​​​​​​

Fellowship opportunities are now available for periods of 4-24 months as required. Posts will be available from August 2021.

For further information please contact Prof Kenneth Walker (

Closing date for applications: 23rd of April 2021

Interviews via MS Teams: TBC

**** COVID-19 – Please note that during this time all interviews will be conducted remotely.  If successful, you will also initially be working remotely in line with the guidance from the Scottish Government***

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