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NHS Lothian
Livingston, West Lothian
£91,474 - £121, 548
Closing date
7 Jan 2023

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Hospital, Psychiatry, General adult psychiatry
Career Level
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Full Time
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Consultant in General Adult Psychiatry (2 POSTS)
St John’s Hospital Livingston

Reference: CG2546

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 2 Permanent, full time (40 hours per week) posts.

These posts are based at St John’s Hospital are an integral part of the general adult psychiatry service for Edinburgh and the Lothians, with services delivered by the four Lothian-wide Health and Social Care Partnerships and Royal Edinburgh and Associated Services (REAS).

The posts represent an exciting opportunity to work as a consultant in a vibrant, rapidly developing and supportive service. Full personal mentorship and support is available to develop your career to the highest level. The core clinical components of the posts will be to provide a general adult psychiatry service to a catchment population within a supportive multidisciplinary team structure. As a member of the NHS Lothian service, you will be strongly supported and encouraged to develop additional interests as part of your professional activity, which could include wider medical education, research, leadership and quality improvement activity to the highest level available in Scotland. Opportunities to obtain further experience across the wider Edinburgh and Lothian service are often available and will be encouraged and facilitated according to individual circumstances and developmental needs

It is expected that each post will attract an initial maximum 8/2 PA split between direct clinical care and supporting wider professional activities, dependant both on the developmental needs and professional aspirations of the post-holder and the requirements of the Lothian-wide service.

We are looking for consultants for both inpatient and community work and have a degree of flexibility in how this is configured. We can also support consultants who wish to work on a part-time basis.

Edinburgh and the Lothians offer an unrivalled and beautiful location to live with superb housing, educational, cultural, and recreational facilities, right in the heart of Scotland.

We would encourage informal visits to the service. For further information and to arrange a visit please contact:
Dr Louise Mowatt, Consultant Psychiatrist/Clinical Director
01506 523771

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: 07/01/2023

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

Interview Date: 30/01/2023



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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