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Clinical Fellow in Neurosurgery

NHS Lothian
Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh
£34,901 - £54,879
Closing date
10 Jul 2022

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Hospital, Neurosurgery
Career Level
Fellow, Specialty registrar
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time
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Department of Clinical Neurosciences Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

Reference: TG 1717

Applications are welcome for the above fixed term, full time (40 hours per week) posts based in the department of Clinical Neurosciences Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

You will work as part of our broader neurosciences team, in a new purpose-built hospital, serving a population of approximately 1.8 million people in south-east Scotland. A team of 12 neurosurgical consultants provide almost all neurosurgical subspecialties.


Neurosurgery CFs will manage neurosurgical patients on the ward. You will also have opportunities to assist in theatre and develop surgical skills, to attend sub-specialty MDTs, and to assist in the outpatient department.


A one-year clinical development fellow post in neurosurgery. This post is designed for junior doctors interested in becoming neurosurgeons or interested in working in an allied specialty (e.g. interventional neuroradiology, spinal surgery, or an allied surgical specialty).


These posts are available annually, starting on the first Wednesday in August each year. The post is ideally suited to a post-Foundation doctor looking to improve their knowledge and skills to enhance their competitiveness for neurosurgery national selection. However, skills learnt will translate across specialties. NB Clinical development fellow posts do not have specific deanery educational approval. Your education and mentoring will be monitored in-house by the consultant and registrar body.


The fellows will be encouraged to become involved in research, audit, and QI projects and will be mentored by consultants and neurosurgical trainees.


The fellow will learn a range of clinical skills including lumbar puncture, shunt valve modulation, management of external CSF drainage systems, and have opportunities to assist in theatre and learn basic neurosurgical procedures.


The post does not have educational approval from the Postgraduate Dean and will not be recognised for training.


For more information please contact:  


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. 


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