Consultant General Surgeon

NHS Highland
£78,304 - £105,570
30 Jul 2018
20 Aug 2018
General surgery
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are sought for a Consultant General Surgeon to work in our unique, busy Rural General Hospital in Fort William.

The hospital itself is located in the Scottish Highlands but close enough to be able to drive to the central belt in 2 hours. So you have the beauty of the sensational outdoors, combined with the convenience of being within striking distance of the major Scottish centres – and London is only a sleeper-train away!

‘Generalism is our Specialism’, and we are happy to consider any subspecialty interest provided you are ‘Emergency General Surgery’ trained. We are eager to support other training or experience you may require, making this a truly unique opportunity. 

Key to our strategy is that rural surgical practice should not be isolated practice. In addition to local consultant colleagues in Medicine and Anaesthesia, you will also be a member of the wider surgical team based at Raigmore Hospital, a District General Hospital in Inverness. This will involve regular clinical attachments to Raigmore as supernumerary, enabling you to access a more intense mix of operating and complex care of surgical patients. In addition you will participate in departmental meetings both in person and via video conference to foster an ethos of teamwork across multiple sites and develop professional networks.

This isn’t a job for someone interested in just maintaining rural surgical services. This is about making them fit for the future.

The job is advertised on a 10 PA (plus 2 EPAs) basis, but applications for part time/flexible working will be considered.

Applicants must hold full Registration with a licence to practice with the GMC and ideally be on the GMC’s
Specialist Register, or within 6 months of interview.

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to Mr Ron Coggins, Consultant Surgeon and Clinical Director for Surgery and Anaesthetics based at Raigmore Hospital on 01463 706360
or to Mr Stuart Scott, Surgeon based at Belford Hospital on 07818 747053.

Application packs can be requested from or by clicking the apply button.

The closing date for applications is 16 September 2018. Interviews are anticipated to take place on 2 October in Fort William.