Consultant in Public Health/ Consultant in Public Medicine (2 posts)

21 May 2018
15 Jun 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Consultant in Public Health/
Consultant in Public Medicine (2 posts)
Public Health & Intelligence
Consultant £78,304 - £105,570/Agenda for Change Band 8d
£68,599 - £84,932
Hours – 40
Gyle Square, Edinburgh or Meridian Court, Glasgow
Post Reference – IRC16122

Information Services (ISD) is part of Public Health and Intelligence (PHI)within, NHS National Services Scotland (NSS). ISD collects, validates, interprets and disseminates health and health service information and intelligence for Scotland. Scotland has some of the best health service data in the world. Few other countries have information which combines high quality data, consistency, national coverage and the ability to link data to allow patient based analysis and follow up. PHI is a multidisciplinary organisation that includes responsibility for information and health protection services for Scotland. 

Two posts are available:

The main focus of post one is on providing expert public health advice to the national planning of services, and this part of the role will be based within the Procurement, Commissioning and Facilities (PCF)unit. The post will also include work within PHI to support quality improvement within primary care as well as general public health advice to PHI

The main focus of post two is on information governance, supporting developments to ensure that clinical and public health information needs in Scotland are being met in ways that maintain confidentiality and compliance with data protection. This post will also include work to support the development of health and social care information and quality improvement. 

You will be on the GMC Specialist Register for Public Health or within6 months of inclusion at the expected date of appointment (post one or post two) or registered with the UK Public Health Register (post two). Applicants should indicate which of the two posts they are interested in, though outside the main focus of the post there is some flexibility to negotiate areas of work depending on experience and interests. Candidates who wish to work flexibly, part-time or job share will be considered. 

For an application pack, please contact 0131 275 7700 or email quoting reference IRC16122. Interviews are expected to take place on Monday 2nd July. Completed application pack along with your current CV should be returned to 

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a Disclosure Scotland check. Any candidate who has worked overseas for more than3 months will also be required to provide a criminal record check from the appropriate overseas agency. 

Candidates must have current GMC/NMC/GDC/HCPC registration at the time of applying. 

Our benefits package includes pension scheme, comprehensive range of work life balance policies, occupational health services, learning resource centres and discounted leisure, financial and shopping benefits. 

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Dr Colin Fischbacher, Clinical Director, on 0131 275 7063 

Further information on NSS is available from:

To apply, please click the apply button.

Closing date for completed applications is Friday 15th June 2018.

Please note that the majority of correspondence is sent by e-mail only, so please check your e-mail regularly (including junk folders).

NHS National Services Scotland is an equal opportunities employer and as committed participant in the disability confident scheme, guarantees to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our vacancies.

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