The NHS is the second largest employer in Dumfries and Galloway providing healthcare to a region that extends from Gretna in the east to the port of Stranraer in the west.
The Health Board serves a population of around 148,000. There is on main acute hospital for the region based in Dumfries with a smaller community hospital providing acute services in Stranraer. Across the region there are eight cottage hospitals, a mental health facility - Midpark, and staff based at health and primary care facilities. The area offers good transport links and is considered one of the safest regions in the UK because of its high detection and conviction rate.
Plans are underway for the contruction of a new acute hospital which will replace the current Royal Infirmary. This will be situated on the outskirts of Dumfries the anticipated opening date being around 2018.
All vacancies for NHS Dumfries and Galloway can be found advertised at www.jobs.scot.nhs.uk, at the job centre and on the job centre website.
There is also a specialist recruitment site for doctors and consultants:
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Essentially dependent on a rural economy of farming, forestry and tourism, the region offers excellent opportunities, facilities and a exceptional quality of life. The Local Authority is committed to investing in education, with 103 primary schools and 16 high schools/academies. The region also has a further education colleges and a university campus with links to the University of the West of Scotland and Glasgow University. Dumfries has the oldest theatre in Scotland and has links with Scotland's Bard - Robert Burns.
Art and culture thrive across the region with art festivals and music festivals.
Outdoor activities offered include hill walking (or running), horseriding and there are five of the world class 7Stanes mountain biking centres, water sports, sailing. The area offers some of the most stunning beaches that stretch along the Solway coast with views of the Lake District to the Irish Sea and the North Atlantic, experience some of the most incredible sunrises and sunsets or view the stars in the first UK "Dark Skies" area in the Galloway Forest.
Application Packs can be obtained from Human Resources:
Postal address: High East, Crichton Hall, Dumfries DG1 4TG
Telephone: 01387 272757
This is a voicemail service so be prepared to leave a message containing the post reference of the vacancy you are interested in, your name, address and telephone or mobile number (please speak slowly and clearly this will allow us to respond promptly)