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Consultant in Acute & General Medicine with Diabetes & Endocrinology

NHS Lothian
City of Edinburgh
£91,474 - £121,548
Closing date
28 Oct 2022
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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




NHS Lothian is the second largest health board in Scotland serving the fastest growing population. We cover four local authority areas, including the city of Edinburgh. As one of the largest healthcare organisations in the UK, we invest approximately £1.6 billion a year in protecting and improving the health and wellbeing of our communities. Our permanent workforce of over 28,000 delivers a comprehensive range of primary, community-based and acute hospital services to a population of over 850,000 people. We have 21 hospitals, 119 GP practices, 182 community pharmacies, 173 general dental practices and 127 optometry practices. As a regional centre, we also provide some services for patients in neighbouring areas and we are a national centre of expertise for other specialties, serving people across Scotland.
We have recently invested in a brand-new children’s hospital, the Royal Hospital for Children & Young People, and a new state of the art Department for Clinical Neurosciences. Now is also an exciting time to join our ophthalmology and oncology teams as we embark on plans to invest significant capital into building leading treatment and research centres.

Living in the Lothians

Edinburgh and the Lothians are all home to ample amenities, beautiful countryside and rich history. With museums, castles, beaches, markets, plenty of activities for the family, shops, restaurants and a vibrant nightlife – all on your doorstep – there truly is something for everyone here.
Edinburgh, home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is consistently named one of the best cities in the UK to live in and people come from all over the world to visit. The city hosts the annual Festival Fringe and world-famous Hogmanay events and has great transport links, being home to Scotland’s busiest airport and the UK’s second largest train station.

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