NHS Dumfries & Galloway

Work With Us Newsletter - August 2022

Welcome to the NHS Dumfries & Galloway Work With Us Newsletter.  This 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 also view our jobs of the month.

Fantastic! #Inspiring Futures Event

A career information event to inspire young people to make a career in the Health, Emergency and Social Care has been hailed as a massive success. 

The event was aimed at students entering S4 and organised by NHS Dumfries and Galloway’s Workforce Sustainability Team.

It was a collaborative event with professionals from the NHS, Council, Independent Partners, Primary Care and Third Sector, working together to showcase what it is like to work in some roles across different settings. 

Students were able to engage with professionals and the relevant educator for that role as well as explore interactive activities from virtual reality to clinical dummies.

Vic McDade is Workforce Sustainability Manager for NHS Dumfries and Galloway, and she said: “We have been overwhelmed with the response and a huge thank you goes out to everyone who came together to make the event such a glowing success.  

Active and Sustainable Travel for All

Every effort is being made to make it easier and more accessible for staff to walk and cycle to and from work.

Our most recent cohort of international nurses were given an insight into the range bikes for loan and cycle skill sessions available.

Active Travel Officers Rhian Davies and Ian Gray were on hand to showcase Active Travel to the nurses who have been working in DGRI’s Emergency Department, the Short Stay Unit and Wards C4 and D9.

Rhian said: “Travelling actively to work can be a great way to tick off the recommended 30 minutes of daily activity whilst also getting you to where you need to be – a great way to fit in exercise to our busy schedules!

“We currently deliver and support the use of 12 pool ebikes across the region and six ebikes are available to Health and Social Care staff to trial for their commute.

Amazing Diabetes Team

Congratulations to NHS Dumfries and Galloway’s Diabetes Team for being officially recognised for delivering effective quality of care. The team were recently awarded for their efforts at a NHS Scotland event.

Diabetes MCN Manager Sheena McDonald revealed that the team have worked tirelessly to redesign the type 1 diabetes service during the recovery phase of the pandemic

This has been thanks to the collaborative working and dedication of  Clinicians, Administration Staff, Health Care Support workers and Patient Focus Booking Teams.

Sheena said: “This is an amazing effort by the whole team and together, we have all achieved no waiting list for type 1 diabetes clinics in such a short timeframe.

“It has been a great working relationship between everyone involved and our hard work has certainly paid off.”

Dumfries' Dock Park and The Crichton awarded Green Flag Status

Two sites in Dumfries have been named among the best public green spaces in the country.

The Dock Park and The Crichton have both been awarded Green Flag status this week.

The accolades for the popular riverside park and the 85-acre estate were announced by the environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful.

The status acknowledges quality green open spaces that help to boost the nation’s health and wellbeing.

The international Green Flag Award is administered by Keep Scotland Beautiful and acts as a benchmark for recreational outdoor space.

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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!

Specialty Doctor in Obstetrics and Gynaecology with responsibility for undergraduate teaching

Applications are welcome for a Speciality Doctor post in Obstetrics and Gynaecology working 10 sessions per week at Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary.

The successful applicant will be encouraged to develop special skills, be involved in specialist services, and take an active part in service review and implementation of service development. In addition, will have responsibility for organising and implementing the Obstetrics and Gynaecology undergraduate teaching programme.

At least two years ST3+, or equivalent, in the specialty. Obstetrics and gynaecology experience is essential. MRCOG part 1, or equivalent, is required and MRCOG part 2, or equivalent, is preferred. All applicants must hold valid registration with the GMC.

For further information or to apply please click on the below link:-


Closing Date 26/08/22

Highly Specialised Speech and Language Therapist

A unique opportunity has arisen for a Highly Specialist Speech & Language Therapist to join the innovative interdisciplinary IDEAS Team (Interventions in Dementia: Education, Assessment and Support), based in Mountainhall Treatment Centre, in Dumfries

You  must hold a degree or equivalent in Speech & Language Therapy, be registered with the RCSLT and HCPC, and have significant clinical experience working with adults with communication and swallowing difficulties

You will have experience of working across health and social care partnerships, in care homes and care and support at home. Excellent communication skills and the ability to take a flexible, creative and enabling approach to problem solving are required. The ability to balance a wide range of priorities whilst keeping focused on the team objectives is essential. 

For further information or to apply please click on the below link:-


Closing date 18/08/22

General Practitioner - Whithorn Clinic

Are you a dedicated and forward thinking GP ?  Keen to offer patient care in our friendly community and would like the opportunity to be involved in our journey to becoming a Teaching Practice, along with many other exciting plans and developments to support the new NHS Contract in rural Scotland 

The benefits of becoming a GP in our beautiful unspoilt corner of Scotland include a well-balanced work life with miles of unspoilt coastline to enjoy, excellent family life with excellent local Primary and High schools and to support further education.

Excellent links to Glasgow & Edinburgh.

Please contact Denise Evans enise.evans@nhs.scot (Acting Practice Manager) or call us on 01988 500218

Consultant Ophthalmology

We are looking for the successful appointee to provide General Ophthalmology Services, with a specialist interest complementary to those of the other Consultants.

The main base for the Department is the Mountainhall Treatment Centre (MTC) where Out-patient and Theatre Day Case activities are provided. General Anaesthetic Theatre and Acute Care is provided in the state-of-the-art Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary (DGRI) in Dumfries. Local anaesthetic Theatre lists and Out-patient clinics including a Macular service are also provided at the Galloway Community Hospital (GCH) in Stranraer. Medical staff are supported by Nurse Practitioners in Macular, Glaucoma, Cataract and Plastics clinics. Our Paediatric service is fully supported by our Orthoptic team.

Prospective candidates will require to be on the GMC Specialist Register and will hold a CCT or CESR (Article 14 – Certificate of Equivalency) or be within 6 months of obtaining the certificate. 

For further information or to apply please click on the below link:-


Closing date 05/09/22

Registered Nurse Childrens Ward

We are seeking to recruit enthusiastic and motivated band 5 Registered children’s nurse who will be able to work within the dynamic multi-disciplinary team of a busy acute paediatric ward within a District General hospital, which look after sick children under sixteen.

The children’s ward is situated within the Women and children’s wing of the new Dumfries and Galloway Royal infirmary.

The post holders will be expected to participate in ongoing development within the unit. The post holders should have an understanding of multi- agency working and should have knowledge and of local child protection guidelines and policies.

This is a fixed term position.

For further information or to apply please click on the below link:-


Closing Date 18/08/22

Respiratory Consultant

Are you passionate about outstanding patient care? Are you collaborative, team orientated and friendly? Are you looking to join an outstanding multi-disciplinary department that always seeks to achieve excellent patient outcomes through embracing new technology and implementing best practice? 

If so, then our forward looking, multidisciplinary, Respiratory Service could be just the right place for you.

If this sounds like a role you would be interested in, and you feel you could contribute to the team, we would be delighted to hear from you.

For further information or to apply please click on the below link-


Closing Date  26/08/22

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 Work, Live, Play digital Brochure below…

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