Consultant Physician in General Medicine

Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
£78,304 - £105,570
10 Jul 2017
03 Aug 2017
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

£78,304 - £105,570 per annum plus Distant Island Allowance £975 per annum

Applicants must be on the GMC Specialist Register, with Licence to Practise, or be eligible for inclusion on the Specialist Register within 6 months of the date of interview. Applicants would be fully supported whilst working toward this. The post is for 12 programmed activities per week, subject to agreement of a satisfactory job plan, plus an 8% availability allowance. The Terms and Conditions of service area those determined by the New Consultant Contract (Scotland) 2004. If you do not hold permanent residential status in the UK or an EU passport, you should be eligible to apply under the current immigration process for this post. It is your responsibility to ensure your eligibility and entitlement to work in the UK in line with UK Border Agency/Immigration rules and regulations. NHS Western Isles cannot guarantee that that a certificate of sponsorship could be obtained. 

The Western Isles is located 40 miles off the North West coast of Scotland, and is 130 miles long from the Butt of Lewis in the North to the Isle of Barra in the South. The population of the Western Isles is approximately 26,500. The Health Board employs over1,000 staff, excluding GPs and Dentists. There is easy access to the mainland, with regular flights between Stornoway and Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness and Aberdeen; and between Barra and Benbecula and Glasgow. 

For more information on living and working in the Western Isles visit the website:

This post is eligible for relocation costs. The successful applicant will be required to register with the PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) Scheme. Applicants should return applications along with a full CV together with the names of 2 referees relating to posts held in the last 2 years. 

For further information, contact Dr Angus McKellar, Medical Director, NHS Western Isles on 01851 708050 or, or Dr Jacek Rychter, Clinical Leadon 01851 704704 or

All NHS Western Isles vacancies appear on the SHOW website: To apply, please click the apply button along with a job description and an application form. Return completed application form in Word Format to or mail to: Human Resources Department, Western Isles Hospital, Macaulay Road, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, HS1 2AF. Tel: 01851 762005 or 762027.

Closing date: 3 August 2017. Interview date: TBC 

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