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Specialty Doctor in Liaison Psychiatry

NHS Lothian
Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh
£45,193 - £84,272
Closing date
17 Dec 2022

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Specialty Doctor in Liaison Psychiatry
Western General Hospital

Reference: CG2553

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 the Western General Hospital.

The Western General Hospital (WGH) is a 600 bed major teaching hospital in the City of Edinburgh and is part of the University Hospitals NHS Trust.  Most medical specialities are represented as well as a regional department for Infectious Diseases, Clinical Oncology and Clinical Cryogenetics.  

The Department of Psychological Medicine provides a liaison psychiatry service to in-patients and out-patients attending the Western General Hospital.  We are looking to recruit to a Specialty Doctor post within the department.  The post is well supervised and is suitable for doctors with psychiatric experience considering work in Liaison psychiatry at specialty doctor level.  Supervision of attached junior doctors is an important part of the role along with involvement in department teaching including of undergraduates and involvement in audit and quality improvement.

Working hours are from 9am to 5pm Monday-Friday.  This is advertised as a full time, 40hours per week post, however we would be keen to speak with anyone who may be interested in working less than full time also. Flexible working can be discussed and agreed between the successful candidate and the clinical management team, based upon the need of the individual candidate and the service.

For an informal discussion please contact:
Dr Ravneet Batra, Clinical lead /Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist
0131 537 2855

Dr Eleanor Halloran, Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist. (Working days: Mondays, Tuesdays)
0131 537 1834.

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: 17/12/2022

***PLEASE NOTE: We cannot accept late applications so please ensure your application is submitted early***




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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