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Specialty Doctor in Palliative Medicine

NHS Tayside
Closing date
26 Apr 2023

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Hospital, Palliative medicine
Career Level
Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Part Time

We have an exciting opportunity available in one of the UK’s most up and coming and rapidly developing Cities

NHS Tayside seeks to appoint a Speciality Doctor in Palliative Medicine

A Speciality Doctor post in Palliative Medicine is available within NHS Tayside, based with the Hospital Palliative Care Team in Ninewells Hospital, Dundee

The post holder will become part of an innovative and dynamic multidisciplinary team seeking to deliver high standards of specialist palliative care in the acute hospital setting. There will be close working with a range of hospital-based specialities, Primary Care, and the community and inpatient specialist palliative care teams in Roxburghe House, Dundee, and Cornhill Macmillan Centre, Perth. This is an excellent opportunity for applicants interested in Palliative Medicine in the acute hospital setting

NHS Tayside has a Tayside Wide Specialist Palliative Medicine Service which supports patients and staff in all health care settings including home, nursing homes, community hospitals, two specialist palliative care units and two University teaching hospitals.  The multidisciplinary team in Ninewells Hospital Palliative Care Team includes 2 consultants, 3 Clinical Nurse Specialists, 2 specialty doctors and a Speciality Trainee in Palliative Medicine (on a rotational basis) and a Healthcare Chaplain

This post is based in Ninewells Hospital; however, applicants will have flexibility to work across sites within the Tayside Specialist Palliative Care Service.  The post includes a contribution to a Tayside Palliative Medicine on call rota.  Further detail about the on-call component is included in the job description

Previous experience in Specialist Palliative Care or other closely related specialities is essential

Applicants should have full registration with the General Medical Council and shall have completed at least four years’ full-time post graduate training (or its equivalent on a part-time or flexible basis) at least two of which will be in a specialty training programme in Palliative Medicine or as a fixed term specialty trainee in Palliative Medicine or shall have equivalent experience and competencies

Informal enquiries can be made to;

Dr Fiona McFatter, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, 

01382 632055 or via email: 


Dr Deans Buchanan, Consultant in Palliative Medicine,

via email:

We are a Skilled Worker visa sponsorship employer and as such, welcome applications from international candidates.  Further information can be found at

Short-listed applicants will be contacted by email.   Please check your emails regularly, including your junk/spam folder

Reference Number:  MR.186.22 

Closing Date:  26 April 2023  Interview date anticipated: 12 May 2023


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