SM186952 - Consultant Vascular Surgeon

Part of NHS Grampian, this Consultant in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery post will be based at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary in the North East of Scotland. NHS Grampian provides health services for the population of the...

Part of NHS Grampian, this Consultant in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery post will be based at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary in the North East of Scotland.  NHS Grampian provides health services for the population of the Grampian Region and also for the population of the Northern Islands of Orkney and Shetland. Applications are invited from Surgeons with either a major interest in Open or Endoluminal Surgery. 

The Department has national reputation for open aortic surgery for Occlusive Disease, TOS, Renal Access and Complex Endovascular Surgery. The successful applicant will have IR access to undertake Peripheral Angiography, Angioplasty and Stenting within surgeon delivered lists as well as participating in our EVAR, FEVAR, BEVAR & TEVAR programmes.  

The Vascular Surgery team at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary comprises of 6 Consultant Vascular Surgeons, 2 Vascular Interventional Radiologists, 5 Consultant Vascular Anaesthetists, a Vascular Nurse Consultant and a range of junior medical staff.

The Department is committed to Undergraduate Medical Education (University of Aberdeen), Postgraduate Vascular Surgical training (British Society Endovascular Therapy training centre), Clinical research and Quality Improvement Programmes.

The Hospital is part of a 40 Million investment programme from Scottish Government for improving elective services and it is expected that this will include funding for a Hybrid Suite. Aberdeen Royal Infirmary was the first centre in Scotland to have a functioning Robot (Di Vincci) and other than Transplant Surgery has all other Adult & Children services on site.

The Grampian area offers many opportunities for a variety of interests and lifestyles away from the workplace, which suits both family and individuals alike; it is a very safe area of the country to bring up a family. Aberdeen has a buoyant economy and provides many attractions of any major city; theatre, cinema, sport, restaurants, shopping etc. The surrounding area of Aberdeenshire boasts many picturesque towns and villages within easy commuting distance which provides access to a large range of outdoor pursuits such as skiing, hillwalking, cycling, sailing etc. There are excellent transport links with the rest of Scotland - Glasgow and Edinburgh (the two largest cities), being easily accessed by road/rail.  Aberdeen International Airport also has multiple daily flights to London and other destinations across Europe.

Assistance with relocation will be available to the successful candidate. However if applying as a Locum this relocation package would not apply.  

Full registration with a licence to practise with the GMC is required. (licence to practise must be in place prior to starting in post).  For more information visit 

Those trained in the UK should have evidence of higher specialist training leading to CCT or be within 6 months of confirmed entry on the GMC Specialist Register from date of interview. 

Alternatively, applicants should possess a CESR / CESR (CP).  

Applications from doctors with appropriate specialist training and experience who are not listed on the GMC Specialist Register can be considered for a Locum Consultant post (up to 12 months) if no substantive Consultant appointment is made. Whilst in locum employment, an application to obtain a CESR / CESR (CP) and entry onto the Specialist Register can be made. 

Interested?  For further information and / or informal discussion regarding the post please contact Mr Alasdair Wilson, Consultant Vascular Surgeon & Clinical Lead (Vascular),

Apply for this post by visiting and search for the above Ref No.  Closing date 11th August 2024

Post may close early due to volume of applicants


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NHS Grampian forms one of the fourteen regional health boards of NHS Scotland and is responsible for providing health and social care services to a population of over 500,000 people living in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray.

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