Gastroenterology Consultant /Hepatologist Consultant

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.

Surrounded by the beauty, history and lifestyle opportunities of the Highlands, but well connected by rail and to major hubs by air, it shouldn’t be surprising that Inverness is Scotland’s fastest growing city.  We are inviting applications for a Consultant Hepatologist (or Gastroenterologist with an interest in hepatology) to expand and support our existing multidisciplinary liver team.

NHS Highland serves a population of around 350,000, dispersed through 40% of the land area of Scotland. Our remote and rural geography informs the structure of our service. We provide a comprehensive gastroenterology, hepatology and clinical nutrition service, using technological and collaborative solutions to deliver care in settings appropriate to patients’ needs. Our liver service includes viral hepatitis, transplant outreach and dedicated autoimmune liver disease clinics, clinical psychology and specialist dietetic support.

This post is based in Inverness, using NHS Near Me/ Attend Anywhere virtual conversation (developed with patients in Highland), Teams-based MDT discussion and nurse-led clinics with fibroscanning in a network of rural and community hospitals to serve our communities in addition to traditional face-to-face clinics. We are part of the North of Scotland Cancer Network, linking Highland, Grampian, Tayside and the Island health boards and actively take part in national audits and Scotland-wide initiatives such as the Scottish Autoimmune Liver Group, SHARP research network and CfSD guideline working groups.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to training and supervision of doctors in training, specialist nurses and medical students. Gastroenterology and hepatology inpatient care is part of this role. Acute medical take is not expected to be part of this post but is available for those who wish to do so. We are keen to accommodate specialist interests and dedicated research sessions may be available for suitable candidates.  

Flexible working including less than full time can be negotiated, as can participation in the NHS Scotland Global Citizenship Programme, which aims to support NHS staff who wish to undertake overseas work in low or middle-income countries (LMIs). An initial fixed term post with the option for extension may also be considered.

Applicants are welcome to visit and we would strongly encourage those that are shortlisted to speak with the informal contacts and other relevant senior colleagues. You can ask for a Teams meeting to be set up through the department contact. 

Interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams.

For Further information, please contact;

Dr Andrea Broad, Consultant Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist, andrea.broad@nhs.scot

or

Dr Catherine Fraser, Consultant Gastroenterologist, catherine.fraser5@nhs.scot

Closing date: 04/08/2024

Interview Date: 15/08/2024

Job Reference: 191155

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.

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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. 

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