Consultant Psychiatrist –Old Age Psychiatry 

Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway
£78,304 - £105,570
26 May 2017
24 Jun 2017
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Midpark Hospital, Dumfries 

NHS Dumfries & Galloway provides mental health services to a total population of around 150,000 in a largely rural area of South West Scotland. We are seeking to recruit a Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry to provide general psychiatric services to the Stewartry + Wigtownshire sector of the region. 

The post-holder will provide for the general adult psychiatric needs for the over 65 age group in the Stewartry & Wigtwonshire area which has a population of approx 13,500. The post-holder will provide psychiatric consultant input to in-patient beds at the state of the art, purpose built Midpark Hospital in Dumfries. The post-holder will offer out-patient clinics at various sites within the Stewartry & Wigtownshire locality, consultant support for the Stewartry & Wigtownshire Community Mental Health Teams, and consultant support to colleagues in primary care in this sector. 

The clinical commitments are such that one PA could be available to develop a special interest depending on the successful candidate’s areas of interest and the needs of the service. One PA will be designated for supporting professional activities, subject to consultant job planning. 

The on-call commitment is shared between consultants across psychiatry. 

There are specialist services in old age psychiatry (including specialist memory clinics), adult psychiatry, intellectual disability psychiatry, alcohol and drug misuse, forensic psychiatry and eating disorders. 

Educationally, the service is part of the NHS Scotland Deanery (west) and carries outFY2 training, General Practitioner training and Core Psychiatric training as well as Higher Psychiatric Training. In addition, medical students from the universities of Edinburgh and Dundee receive psychiatric training here. 

Dumfries & Galloway is an area of considerable natural beauty and out with Dumfriestown, it is largely agricultural and forested. It is easily accessed and has good road and rail links to Glasgow, Edinburgh and Carlisle. The region offers a high quality of life to people who live here. 

The post is available from mid July 2017.

Applicants should already be on the Specialist Register or be within six months of obtaining their CCT (or equivalent) in adult psychiatry and should hold full GMC registration. 

For further details, please contact Dr David J Hall, Clinical Director for Mental Health on (01387) 244 112.

Arrangements to visit the department can be made through Nicola True, Workforce Support Officer on 01387 272782, (email:

Please return your completed application form by e-mail to

A redacted CV can only be submitted with a completed application form. PLEASE NOTE Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by email. Please provide an accurate note of your email address on your application form. 

Closing date: 24th June 2017

Interview date: 3rd July 2017

Application Forms and Vacancy Packs can be downloaded by clicking the apply butto

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