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Specialist Medicine

Gastroenterology, dermatology, haematology, respiratory, neurology, stroke, geriatrics are NHS specialties in high demand…

A career in one of the various in-demand sub-specialties of medicine (or specialist medicines) offers fantastic career development via various routes to CCT specialty training programmes or specialist registration via CESR, within exciting and dynamic working environments with rewarding salaries and future leadership opportunities.

What are the requirements to work in the various specialist areas of medicine in the UK? *

  • IELTS or OET 
  • PLAB, MRCP(UK) or equivalent qualifications
  • GMC registration

*EEA applicants will only require GMC registration and IELTS or OET 

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What can you expect to do as part of a typical working week in the NHS?

Usually doctors in these specialist areas of medicine will treat patients in an acute hospital setting aside from dermatology, which can occasionally be treated in a community or general practice setting. 

Exactly how a typical working week looks will obviously depend on which sub-specialty and hospital you are practicing in (i.e. dermatology or gastroenterology). However, you can expect your job plan to be consist of ward rounds in your specialism and often general medicine, general clinics in areas sub-specialization, and procedural work as per your experience. Generally, you will work with doctors and nurses from a wide variety of specialisms including surgery, emergency and acute medicine and you can usually expect to be part of the on-call rota.

Did you know?

The NHS in England deals with over 1 million patients every 36 hours across 135 acute hospital trusts. Not suprisingly this requires a huge number of staff, and the NHS is the 5th largest employer in the world!


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An excellent opportunity for an experienced medicine specialists with an interest in to join a Scottish NHS Trust that serves half a million people in the North of Scotland. The post if suitable for international doctors with good experience in internal medicine and with a specialty interest in one of the major medical sub-specialties. The post can be shaped around an individual and their passions, and experience, though the role will have strong grounding in general medicine. 

Applications are welcomed from overseas applicants, with the trust able to offer some support and guidance with CESR applications where possible. 


The NHS Board came into operation in 1 April 2004. The NHS Board oversees the taking-forward of Scotland\'s national health agenda, tailored to the needs of the local population of half-a-million people spread over 3,000 square miles of city, town, village and rural communities. The Trust is able to achieve this by being a high-level board of governance and having a strategic leadership. The NHS Board pride themselves on their ability to provide essential emergency and acute as well as elective services locally, advocating for their patients to be cared for close to home. They have developed strong professional links with their GP practices, community hospitals, social work teams and local services to provide comprehensive and integrated pathways of care.


The Department is reconfigured and modernised so that the patients are provided with high quality clinical care from pre-hospital and community based care to tertiary centre and home. This is being achieved in partnership with the Emergency Department team with support from the Hospital Management Team, with whom we have an excellent working relationship. The department is committed to developing an integrated and equitable medical service for patient care across the Trust\'s hospitals. This strategy will provide significant career development in a wide range of medical specialties and align to service delivery models across Grampian with increased opportunities for research, education and clinical management for those with an interest in these areas.  

The post holders will join a well-established multi-disciplinary team and the successful candidates will be supported working in a modern, friendly and well equipped hospital.


North Scotland offers a wild landscape unlike anything you may have experienced before. From the outer reaches of the Scottish Islands and fishing villages along the coastline, to the natural wilderness of the Highlands inland, there is so much to see, do and explore. It is a great environment especially for candidates that love the outdoors. The area is safe, friendly and welcoming. It also has a fantastic local schools available. Furthermore, the local area is famed for it\'s microclimate of good weather, sun, and warm summers.


With an extremely active education / teaching programme supported by the consultant team, there is opportunity to be involved in teaching, educational duties, research and CPD. Furthermore, those with sub-specialty interests will be encouraged to develop the specialty, strengthen the links with the nearby large specialist centre, and to grow the care network of that specialty across the region. There is particular opportunity to do this in Nephrology, Respiratory and Neurology and Stroke Medicine. Participation in research and educational activities will always be encouraged.


EEA Candidates:

  • Experience of working in Acute & General Medicine
  • Board Certified Specialist in Acute & General Medicine

Non-EEA Candidates:

  • MRCP
  • Experience of working in Acute & General Medicine

UK based applicants

  • Experience of working in Acute & General Medicine
  • Within 6 - 12 months of completing CCT

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