NHS Dumfries & Galloway

Work With Us Newsletter - October 2020​

Welcome to the NHS Dumfries & Galloway Work With Us Newsletter.  This monthly newsletter will highlight jobs of the month within our Health Board, as well as some news stories we think might be of interest to you.  Scroll down to see our current jobs of the month and our new Work, Live, Play digital brochure.

Our Critical Care team tackling COVID-19

COVID-19 has impacted on every aspect of health and social care across Dumfries and Galloway.

Those who have seen the most direct and devastating effects of the coronavirus are the staff who have been working in the ‘red zones’ of the region’s hospital. These are the people who have been helping those have contracted the virus, and who have been working amid the constant danger posed by the virus.

Anne-Marie Cossar is a deputy charge nurse in the Critical Care Unit at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary (DGRI), and is just one member of a small army of staff assembled to take on this role.


Anne-Marie went viral as she created a video rewriting the lyrics to a well known Scottish artist’s song to express her emotions during COVID-19. 

Anne-Marie believes one of the major positives to come out of the crisis is staff working together in different ways which has an increased appreciation for each other’s roles, and seeing staff rising to meet the challenge as a solid team.

“It’s been amazing,” she said. “Everyone has been amazing.

“Everyone just pulled up their sleeves. They were like, ‘Right – where do you want me?’

“We’ve created this team which is strong and I think we could cope with it if it came back. It’s been quite incredible what we’ve achieved, and what we’re capable of. Well be able to cope with it on a completely different level to where we might have been before this started.”

Job Vacancies Of The Month

See below some of our current vacancies - Not for you, but know someone who might be interested? Feel free to share!


The perfect candidate for this role would be someone who is forward thinking, has a broad range of experience in medicine, geriatric in particular, and interested in changing services to meet future demands.Working in a small team based at Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary, this role will shape service design around areas of frailty, front door and outreach to our community hospitals.

Check out the video from one of our Consultant in Geriatric Medicine, Dr Amy Conley, as she talks more about the current vacancy in this team.

For more information and how to apply please Click here

Application closing date : 23/10/2020


NHS Dumfries & Galloway are looking for an enthusiastic and innovative doctor to join our team in providing in-patient and A&E cover in the Galloway Community Hospital in Stranraer. This post is an excellent opportunity to develop acute care skills, supported by a motivated and highly-skilled multi-disciplinary team, based in a modern and purpose-built hospital in one of the most beautiful areas in Scotland.

The hospital has a 20 bedded acute ward, a 26 bedded rehabilitation ward, also used for step-down care, and a busy A&E department, seeing about 15,000 cases per year. Support in this role is provided by visiting Consultants from Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary including; physicians, surgeons, geriatricians and Emergency Department specialists, and from anaesthetists on call locally.  ALS, ATLS and APLS are all required to be kept up to date and many of the courses are available locally. We envisage in the future that you will regularly rotate through the consultant-led units in DGRI, particularly anaesthetics, A&E and acute medicine.

For more information and how to apply please Click here

Application closing date : 23/10/2020


We are currently recruiting for a Consultant in Sexual & Reproductive Health to be the Clinical Lead for D&G’s integrated Sexual Health Services.

Working within an established and supportive team, you will have the opportunity to develop services and, as Lead Clinician, will be in a position to represent NHS Dumfries & Galloway at committees, meetings and events at both local and national levels.

To meet the team and hear more about the service watch the video below.

For more information and how to apply please Click here

Application closing date 16/10/2020


This position offers an exciting opportunity, working closely with excellent GPs, to play a major role in the delivery of a full range of diabetes care in the region and it is hoped that this additional resource will allow the delivery of in-patient diabetes services to be enhanced.

The medical unit includes an 18 bedded critical care unit and a 40 bed Medical Admission Unit.  A full range of diabetes services is provided, including DAFNE and DESMOND education programmes, an insulin pump service, a multidisciplinary foot clinic, a multidisciplinary ANC clinic, a combined renal diabetes clinic and transitional diabetes service. Weekly Endocrine clinics including all endocrine conditions are held and supported by nurse-led endocrine testing. 

The team work between Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary and Mountainhall Treatment Centre.

For more information and how to apply please Click here

Application closing date : 23/10/202

Virtual GP Recruitment Event

Saturday 21st November 2020
10.30am – 12.30pm

We are hosting a virtual recruitment event for GPs.  Whether you decide to join us on the day to meet our practices, or you decide to apply directly to the practices via the links in the brochure, please see this as the first warm welcome on behalf of the Primary care teams to our region.  

Within the brochure, you will find:

  • Guidance on how to register your interest with our Workforce Sustainability team who are supporting the event 
  • A small brief about each of the practices taking part in the event 
  • Information about opportunities at our local hospital and Out of hours 
  • Information about the local area 

Click on the image above to download our event brochure

If you have any questions we would love to hear from you : dg.jobs@nhs.scot

Work, Live, Play in D&G

Where is Dumfries and Galloway?

We are located in South West Scotland, a great central location between Scotland & England allowing easy travel north and south, in just a few hours you can be in a major city.

The region is home to approximately 150,000 and provides an amazing work-life balance for people at any stage of their career, with excellent education options and great house prices, on average 55% cheaper compared to cities in Scotland. If you love the outdoors, we have incredible scenery, beaches and loads of activities to enjoy in your free time. There is also a growing festival scene in D&G bringing the community together with something to offer everyone.

For information on NHS Dumfries & Galloway, including details of our facilities and beautiful surrondings, check out our new Work,Live,Play digital Brochure below…

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