Bring your psychiatry career to Scotland!
NHSScotland is recruiting now. We offer exciting and inspiring opportunities for a rewarding career in psychiatry that will give you an ideal work-life balance.
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.
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.
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.
We’ll also make sure you have the professional, practical, and pastoral support you need to bring your psychiatry career to Scotland.
Now is the time to come to Scotland as a psychiatrist.
My expertise is implicitly trusted. I feel valued, welcomed, and energised. I’m glad I took the step to apply.
Explore our opportunities
Start now. We have so much to offer, from the rich variety of the general CMHT experience to highly specialised regional and national services and everything in between.
Explore our opportunities and discover what your psychiatry career in Scotland could look like.
Choose Psychiatry in Scotland
Discover information and resources from the Royal College of Psychiatry for medical students, foundation doctors, and trainees in Scotland.Learn more