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Scottish Medical Training

Posted: Tuesday, January 26, 2016

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The Fellowship is open to medical and dental specialty trainees who, at the time of interview are in a substantive training post in Scotland. To be eligible to commence the fellowship, medical specialty trainees must have successfully completed CT2/ ST2 at the time of commencing the post, and dental specialty trainees must have successfully completed two years of dental specialty training.

NES in partnership with Scottish Government are pleased to announce they are recruiting more Fellows to the Scottish Clinical Leadership Fellowship (SCLF) programme. Multiple posts are available, based in a range of host organisations including;

  • NHS Education for Scotland 
  • The Scottish Government
  • Health Improvement Scotland
  • NHS National Services Scotland
  • The Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland 
  • The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow 
  • The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 
  • The Royal College of Anaesthetists 
  • The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

One post for a dental trainee is included in this recruitment round.

This is a prestigious scheme open to medical and dental trainees in Scotland who have the ambition and curiosity to push their development to new heights at the leading edge. As summarised by a previous fellow:

”As a doctor, I want to be an active participant in how patient care is designed. I don't want to be frustrated by system failures, I want to be inspired by the challenge, and this fellowship is helping me acquire the knowledge, skills and contacts required to do so.”

These one-year Clinical Leadership Fellow posts are an integral aspect of NHS Scotland’s approach to developing Professionalism & Excellence in the medical and dental professions. Fellows will have a bespoke opportunity to develop leadership capabilities and contribute to aspects of contemporary health- and care-related activity. The programme aims to provide NHS Scotland with a cadre of doctors and dentists who are committed to living and working in Scotland and have enhanced capability to offer leadership in their work place and potentially at national and international levels.

For further information, please see eligibility criteria in the applicant pack:

Or contact:

Medical Trainees:

Professor Ronald MacVicar, Postgraduate Dean

Professor Rowan Parks, Deputy Director of Medical Education

Dr John Colvin, Scottish Government Lead

Dental Trainees:

Dr Ann C Shearer, Associate Postgraduate Dental Dean

Arrangements can be made to discuss the fellowship with current post-holders.

Applications are to be made online for the above noted positions via

If you have any queries or encounter any difficulties please contact:

This post closes at 23.59 on Wednesday 17th February 2016

Interviews will be held in Edinburgh on Monday 29th February 2016.

This page was last updated on: 09.11.2017 at 12.07.