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Bring your psychiatry career to Scotland!

NHSScotland is recruiting now. We offer exciting and inspiring opportunities for a rewarding and flexible career in psychiatry.

Change people's lives for the better

As a psychiatrist in Scotland, you’ll be at the forefront of treating people’s mental health. You’ll use your medical expertise and scientific knowledge to improve people’s lives. Psychiatrists face new and interesting challenges every day, but you’ll be supported as a valued member of our Scottish Psychiatry Network. 

Contact us to arrange an informal chat about the opportunities for psychiatrists, medical students, foundation doctors, and trainees in Scotland. 

Why Scotland?

A small country whose friendliness and determination are renowned worldwide, Scotland is progressive, inclusive, and forward-looking. 

NHSScotland is one of the best healthcare systems in the world. We’re the biggest employer in the country. Our 22 health boards employ over 180,000 people in more than 350 different careers. 

Find out more about NHSScotland employers.

Living and working in Scotland

Psychiatry in Scotland offers flexibility, career progression and the ability to shape a career pathway around your lifestyle and interests. You can work anywhere in the country, from energising and vibrant cities to magnificent rural settings and island idylls.

Discover more about living and working in Scotland.

Explore our psychiatry job opportunities

Start now. We have so much to offer, from general community mental health team experiences to specialised regional and national services.

We’ll make sure you have the professional, practical, and pastoral support you’ll need to bring your psychiatry career to Scotland. 

Now is the time to come to Scotland as a psychiatrist. 

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Choose psychiatry in Scotland

Discover information and resources from the Royal College of Psychiatrists for medical students, foundation doctors, and trainees in Scotland.

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International recruitment

If you're an overseas doctor, find out about the support available to help you bring your psychiatry career to Scotland.