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NHS Dumfries and Galloway

Working in a small service with a small team across a range of clinical presentations means genuinely close relationships with colleagues. Find out about our opportunities in addictions, eating disorders, forensic, intellectual disability, liaison, and general and old age psychiatry.

Get to know the area

Dumfries and Galloway covers an area of about 2500 sq miles and runs from Portpatrick in the west to Langholm in the east, a distance of 110 miles. 

As with a lot of rural areas, our geography determines much of our service delivery, but our stunning countryside, in all seasons, is our greatest asset. It includes the highland-like geography of the southern uplands and the “Scottish Riviera” along the Solway coast. There are also numerous small towns and villages, including Wigtown, Scotland’s National Booktown, and Kirkcudbright, the artists’ town. 

There is a wide range of wonderful activities and opportunities to suit everyone, including:

  • mountain biking
  • hill-walking
  • distillery visits,
  • nature reserves
  • stately homes

Dumfries was home to Robert Burns and is where J.M. Barrie was inspired to write Peter Pan.

Photo: VisitScotland / Kenny Lam

Working as a psychiatrist in NHS Dumfries and Galloway

Working in a small service across of range of clinical presentations means genuinely close relationships with colleagues. We are developing a network of advanced practitioners to support both medical and nursing staff.

Our base

Midpark Hospital opened in 2012 and remains light and bright, giving patients and staff a sense of being valued.

We support some remote, virtual working which reduces travel and allows more focus on admin. and non-clinical tasks. We have foundation, psychiatry core and GP trainees, and both graduate and undergraduate medical students.

Join us

Like all services, we need to adapt to a changing world, but in Dumfries and Galloway, being a small team and knowing each other well, senior medical staff are central to these discussions and decisions. 

We welcome interest from psychiatrists from a range of clinical areas, including:

  • addictions
  • eating disorders
  • forensic
  • intellectual disability
  • liaison
  • general and old age psychiatry 

View all psychiatry vacancies on our recruitment website.

Contact us

Dr Nick Walker

Associate Medical Director


c/o Nicola Rae 01387244112

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