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NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able...

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.

We are on the brink of a very exciting time in NHS Highland at Fort William and are looking for a committed and innovative surgeon to join us on this journey. We are in the process of designing and building a new in-patient facility in Fort William to replace our current 32 bedded hospital. You can be part of developing this unit into a hospital for the future.

Fort William is the outdoor capital of the UK and offers unparalleled opportunities for outdoor leisure pursuits, stunning scenery and wildlife, low levels of crime and good schools in a friendly and supportive community all within two hrs drive of Inverness, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

The current hospital has a 19 bedded Combined Assessment Unit for acute admissions and a 12 bedded acute mixed/rehabilitation ward. The Belford has an excellent on-site laboratory service providing basic biochemistry, haematology and cross match services 24/7 in addition to on site radiology with ultrasound scanning and CT facility.

The successful candidates will have broad general surgical experience, excellent communication and problem solving skills, and be able to work flexibly as part of an integrated team. You would be encouraged to develop your special interests as part of a network with specialists in Highland. An active interest in teaching and support of our team of specialist nurses along with undergraduate students and junior doctors will also be important. You will be integral to the day to day running of the hospital. 

Applicants who wish to work part time and flexibly are encouraged to apply. You will be on the General Medical Council Specialist Register with a Licence to Practise or within six months of obtaining CCT in General Medicine at time of interview. The post offers 10PA’s per week with an on call frequency of 1 in 4.

The posts can be adapted to suit the individual candidate and hours and job plan can be discussed on an individual basis, a sample job plan can be emailed directly.

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NHS Highland is geographically the largest of the 14 regional boards of NHS Scotland, covering an area of 12,500 square miles, across Highland and Argyll & Bute.

As a board we strive to ensure the environment is conducive to nurturing a positive culture, supported and delivered through our NHS and Social Care values.






Care and compassion

Dignity and respect

Openness, honesty and responsibility

Quality and teamwork






NHS Scotland is reducing their full time working week from 37.5 to 37 hours per week from 1 April 2024 but with no change in pay.  This reduction will also be applied pro rata for part time staff.  This advert and any subsequent offer/contract of employment therefore reflects the new working hours.  However, as not all service areas will be able to adopt the 37 hour working week immediately from 1 April 2024, you may be required to work up to an additional 30 minutes per week for a temporary period for which you would be paid until the service you are working in changes rosters or working patterns to accommodate the new reduced working week.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Recruiting Board.