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Consultant General Surgeon with an interest in Upper GI, Emergency and Trauma Surgery

Lesley McCraw
City of Edinburgh and West Lothian
£96,963 - £128,841
Closing date
23 Mar 2024

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Specialist doctor, General surgery
Contract Type
Full Time

NHS Lothian

Consultant General Surgeon with an interest in Upper GI, Emergency and Trauma Surgery

Based at Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and St Johns Hospital 


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.

Applicants must have full GMC Registration, a license to practise and eligible for inclusion in the GMC Specialist Register. Those trained in the UK should have evidence of higher specialist training leading to CCT or be within 6 months of confirmed entry from the date of interview. CESR (Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration) route doctors are only eligible to apply for a substantive consultant post once CESR is awarded. Non-UK applicants must demonstrate equivalent training.  

Applications are welcome for the above Permanent, full time (40 hours per week) post based in Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

This post will comprise emergency duties and elective sessions at the Royal Infirmary and outreach elective sessions at St John’s Hospital. This post will be part of a 1 in 17 on call rota providing 24/7 elective and emergency general and upper gastro-intestinal services to the population of Lothian, and a 1 in 13 on call rota providing clinical oversight to patients admitted under the Trauma Service (ward based responsibilities only).  Both General Surgery Emergency and Trauma admissions to the Royal Infirmary are managed by a consultant of the week who has no elective sessions and full support of middle grade and foundation doctors. The duties also include on-site week-end ward cover and nights on-call from home. The elective commitment of this post will be as part of a team who provide specialist Upper GI services and would include treatment of benign oesophago-gastric and biliary disease and complex hernia surgery as well as a contribution to the overall general surgery workload of the department. At present it is anticipated that the successful applicant would have a specific interest in emergency surgery and trauma as well as experience in laparoscopic surgery.


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:

Sarah Thomasset

Clinical Director for General Surgery

0131 242 3620


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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. 

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


Interview Date: 19th April 2024 PM


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