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NHS Ayrshire and Arran

NHS Ayrshire and Arran is recognised as an area of excellence for mental health services. We offer a range of exciting and flexible job opportunities across our mental health services that provide a good work-life balance.

Get to know the area

Located on the west coast of Scotland, NHS Ayrshire and Arran works closely with the 3 Integrated Joint Boards in East, North and South Ayrshire. The IJBs are responsible for planning and resourcing health and care to improve quality and outcomes for their populations.

NHS Ayrshire and Arran covers an area of some 2,500 square miles. It serves around 368,000 citizens, approximately 7% of the population of Scotland. The Health Board employs about 11,000 staff.

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Working as a psychiatrist in NHS Ayrshire and Arran

We are recognised as an area of excellence for mental health services. Our new medium secure National Secure Adolescent Inpatient service is opening later this year. 

Opportunities in NHS Ayrshire and Arran

As an employee-friendly employer, we have part-time and full-time posts available and embrace distributed working, supporting a good work-life balance. Our services offer various exciting job opportunities, including the following:

  • General Adult
  • Old Age Psychiatry

The diverse and supportive Consultant Group in NHS Ayrshire and Arran meets regularly, with additional peer group meetings and internal teaching.

New consultant programme

Our ‘New Consultant’ programme also provides formal and informal support and opportunities for skills development and interest in management, teaching, and quality improvement.

View all psychiatry vacancies on our recruitment website.

Contact us

Dr Debbie Browne

Deputy Medical Director


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