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Locum Appointment for Service in General Surgery

NHS Lothian
Royal infirmary of Edinburgh
Clinical Fellow (£40,995 - £64,461)
Closing date
25 Apr 2024

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Specialist doctor, General surgery
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

Job Details




Reference: 183365


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 Fixed Term (12 months duration), full time post based at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. Two positions are available to start from 1st August 2024, depending on the circumstances of the successful candidates.

Applicants must be Surgical trained to Speciality Registrar (StR4) level or above. This is an Exposure Prone post.

The successful applicants will join a well-established team comprising another eight doctors at StR level 4 or above attached to the Upper GI unit which provides both elective and emergency surgical care for the Lothian population providing registrar level support to the service. The main commitment will be to provide cover to the emergency general surgery on-call rota, and secondly to participate in the elective day surgery and inpatient ward duties with a focus on benign Upper GI surgery, general surgery and abdominal wall/complex hernia work. There will also be an element of undergraduate and Foundation-level teaching.

The post does not have educational approval from the Postgraduate Dean and will not be recognised for training.

For informal enquiries and arrangements to visit the Departments please contact Ms Sarah Thomasset, Clinical Director, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Little France, Edinburgh, EH16 4SA. Telephone 0131 242 3620 or email

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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: 25/04/2024


***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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