Clinical Development Fellowships (CDF)

Ayrshire and Arran
£32,157.00 to £50,563.00
25 Feb 2019
28 Mar 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

University Hospitals Ayr and Crosshouse

Acute Services

Medical and Surgical Specialties

Applications are invited from trainees for the position of CDF in acute care clinical specialties in NHS Ayrshire and Arran who, by August 2019, will have successfully completed the UK Foundation Programme.

This will afford you the opportunity to experience acute care clinical specialties of professional interest to them prior to committing to a future Core or Specialty training programme.

The construct of the post will be agreed with the successful candidate and will normally be for 12 months in a single speciality.  However where the candidate’s career plans would be enhanced by spending time in a combination of specialties this would be considered.    Consideration would also be given to applicants who would prefer a 6 month position from either August 2019 or February 2020.

Specialties will include Acute Medicine, General Medical sub-specialties, Geriatric Medicine and Core Surgical specialties including Trauma & Orthopaedics.

In combination with the clinical component, each CDF will be assigned (under discussion) an area of personal and professional developmental interest in Clinical Teaching & Education, Simulation & Skills training, Research, Quality Improvement, Leadership and Management or Medical Informatics. Development time of 4-8 hours will be assigned to these activities and will be supported through a mentorship programme. You will receive up to £1500 to support agreed development activities in their chosen area of interest.

The CDFs will work under supervision with local clinical teams to develop skills in the clinical areas of their choice, and will contribute to out of hours activity for the speciality including Hospital at Night (attracting a banding supplement). 

The posts are not recognised for training. Applicants must hold Full GMC Registration with a current Licence to Practise.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to make contact with: Dr Claire Gilroy, Lead for Doctor to Doctor Recruitment (01563 825 270/

Please see our main advertisement to view further information, including a Job Pack, via the apply click button. Closing date:  28 March 2019 (noon).

You should state your preferred specialties at time of application. Details of all our Medical Posts can be found at