Clinical Development Fellow

NHS Highland
£32,961 to £43,607 plus banding supplement if applicable
14 Aug 2020
30 Aug 2020
Career Level
Fellow, Specialty registrar
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time


Clinical Development Fellow - Fixed term for up to 12 months from 5th August 2020

Salary £32,961 to £43,607 per annum plus banding supplement

Variable opportunities available based at locations in NHS Highland and NHS Shetland

Are you undecided about your career choices?  Want to gain more clinical experience? Or develop an interest in education, research or management? Then a clinical development fellow post or clinical fellow post might be for you. An opportunity to grow in confidence as a doctor whilst still gaining supported experience

Applications are invited for the below posts of Clinical Development Fellow.

To 2nd February 2021

            NHS Shetland (Lerwick and Kirkwall)           

            NHS Highland (Fort William)

            3rd February to 3rd August 2021

            NHS Shetland (Lerwick and Kirkwall)

            NHS Highland (New Craigs Hospital, Inverness – Psychiatry)

NHS Highland (Raigmore Hospital, Inverness – General Medicine)


These posts are aimed at those doctors who have recently completed the foundation programme or core training, and clinical post and development opportunity can be tailored to individual experience and seniority where appropriate.

These posts will afford successful applicants the opportunity to experience a range of specialties across the three health boards with protected and mentored development time. Development time can be used to develop experience in quality improvement projects, medical education, research and management skills.  There are opportunities to join a number of research projects based with the respiratory team at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness, which might ideally suit candidates who have completed core medical training, or are keen to develop a research interest.  For candidates with an interest in information technology there are exciting opportunities to contribute to the leadership of quality improvement projects related to electronic prescribing.

Successful candidates will be contracted for up to 48 hours per week - 36 hours per week including out-of-hours commitment on average undertaking clinical activities; 8-12 hours per week on average will be protected for developmental activities. The post holder will be paid at ST level based on their previous experience. A banding supplement relevant to the OOH component of their rotas will be paid in addition to the basic salary for 40 hours. 

About NHS Highland:  NHS Highland is a forward thinking health and care provider whose aim is to provide the best care, by employing the best people and nurturing staff to be the best they can be.

The Highland Health and Social Care Partnership is responsible for providing a wide range of acute care, emergency care, primary care and community based health and social care services.  These services are provided to around 232,950 people across 25,656 sq km (during the summer months the number of people in the area increases significantly due to an influx of tourists).

The Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership manages acute, primary, community health and mental health services across the region. Much of the acute and more specialist services are provided from neighbouring NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde. These services are purchased by the Operational Unit through formal contracts.

About NHS Shetland : the most northerly Health Board in the country and a unique setting in which to develop your career. We are a small organisation with around 550 staff looking after the health needs of some 23,000 people. However, what we lack in size, we more than make up for by way of the tight-knit, highly professional ethos that characterises every aspect of our operations throughout the islands. 

Local Hospital and Community Services are provided from the Gilbert Bain Hospital in Lerwick. The hospital is a 3-storey building, opened in 1961, with an extension opened in 1991 and a modern Outpatients Department completed in 2008.   The hospital has up to 75 beds and includes a maternity service and Day Surgery.  In addition, visiting consultants from NHS Grampian provide out-patient clinics as well as in-patient and day-case surgery to supplement the service provided by our locally-based Consultants in General Medicine, General Surgery, Anaesthetics and Psychiatry. 

Shetland is a wonderful place to live and work.  Shetland offers great leisure facilities, unique wildlife and amazing scenery, whilst still only a short flight away from the UK mainland.  To find out more about living and working in Shetland go to


Reference no: MS12028530

Closing date: 30th August 2020

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