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NHS Lothian
Locum Consultant
Medicine of the Elderly
Reference: CG2567
NHS Lothian 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 Lothian welcomes applications from all sections of society.
Applications are welcome for the above Fixed Term (12 months), full time (40 hours per week, negotiable) post based in Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and Midlothian Community Hospital.
This is a new post in partnership with Midlothian Health & Social Care Partnership to support both Acute Services and enhance provision of Medicine of the Elderly (MoE) care in Midlothian Community Hospital (MCH).
This post will contribute to the daily MoE input into the Acute Medical Unit to provide leadership, assessment and management of the frail elderly presenting at the front door including facilitating discharge for suitable patients to community services.
They will join a dedicated MoE team in Midlothian to input into expanded rehabilitation services within MCH. There is a regular commitment to MoE on call based at RIE. The successful applicant will join a supportive consultant group dedicated to the provision of excellent care to the frail elderly alongside high quality postgraduate and undergraduate training.
More detailed departmental and specialty information can be found in the job description available via email address / link below. 
For an informal discussion please contact:
Dr Amanda Barugh, Clinical Director
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
Telephone: 0131 242 6927 (secretary)
E mail: 
If viewing from an external site, please visit for a job pack detailing the minimum requirements for this post and details of how to apply. 
We cannot accept CV’s as a form of application and only a completed online application form will be accepted.  Personal information will not be sent with the application for short listing. The application form will be identified by the candidate number only to ensure that all applicants are treated equally. 
Closing Date: 3rd January 2023
***PLEASE NOTE: We cannot accept late applications so please ensure your application is submitted early***
Interview Date: February 2023 (TBC)
NHS Lothian is the second largest health board in Scotland serving the fastest growing population. We cover four local authority areas, including the city of Edinburgh. As one of the largest healthcare organisations in the UK, we invest approximately £1.6 billion a year in protecting and improving the health and wellbeing of our communities. Our permanent workforce of over 28,000 delivers a comprehensive range of primary, community-based and acute hospital services to a population of over 850,000 people. We have 21 hospitals, 119 GP practices, 182 community pharmacies, 173 general dental practices and 127 optometry practices. As a regional centre, we also provide some services for patients in neighbouring areas and we are a national centre of expertise for other specialties, serving people across Scotland.
We have recently invested in a brand-new children’s hospital, the Royal Hospital for Children & Young People, and a new state of the art Department for Clinical Neurosciences. Now is also an exciting time to join our ophthalmology and oncology teams as we embark on plans to invest significant capital into building leading treatment and research centres.
Living in the Lothians
Edinburgh and the Lothians are all home to ample amenities, beautiful countryside and rich history. With museums, castles, beaches, markets, plenty of activities for the family, shops, restaurants and a vibrant nightlife – all on your doorstep – there truly is something for everyone here.
Edinburgh, home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is consistently named one of the best cities in the UK to live in and people come from all over the world to visit. The city hosts the annual Festival Fringe and world-famous Hogmanay events and has great transport links, being home to Scotland’s busiest airport and the UK’s second largest train station.
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