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NHS Lanarkshire

At NHS Lanarkshire, we want to help you to achieve your best professionally. We aspire for our staff to feel fulfilled, productive and supported. Find out how you can help us to deliver quality, safe, and helpful healthcare to those in need.

Get to know the area

The NHS Lanarkshire Health Board area sits in Central Scotland between NHS Lothian in the east and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde in the west. It is made up of 10 localities between the local authority areas of North Lanarkshire and South Lanarkshire. 

North Lanarkshire is generally urban, and South Lanarkshire is more rural. However, both areas have large towns and plenty of opportunities for urban and countryside life.

The Clyde Valley is known for its natural beauty, with numerous country parks and sites of natural interest. Conversely, Lanarkshire also has a history of heavy industry, including the Ravenscraig Steelworks. The New Lanark cotton mills are one of only four UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Scotland. 

Lanarkshire has accessible travel routes to Edinburgh and Glasgow, as well as to the north of Scotland and further south.

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Working as a psychiatrist in NHS Lanarkshire

The NHS Lanarkshire medical staff group is friendly and welcoming and always pleased to embrace newcomers to the area. We deliver healthcare of the highest quality and appreciate innovation and newer ways of working. Staff are supported to maintain a healthy work-life balance and sense of well-being.

Opportunities in NHS Lanarkshire

Our services support generalist and specialist roles, and we hope that we have a friendly and supportive management team. Doctors can work across specialities, are encouraged to take up research, auditing, teaching, and educational opportunities, and have areas of specialist clinical interest. 

There are inpatient and outpatient roles, opportunities for non-clinical work, and a strong emphasis on multidisciplinary and multi-agency working. We work in partnership with social care agencies and the voluntary sector. There are over 600 voluntary organisations in the area. We want to help you to achieve your best professionally in Lanarkshire. You'll become a valued member of a wider team of productive and positive people, all working together towards the same goal of delivering high-quality and safe health care. 

Delivering quality, safe, and helpful healthcare

As the interim associate medical director for mental health, learning disability and addiction services in NHS Lanarkshire, I prioritise delivering quality, safe, and helpful healthcare to those in need. I also want to balance this with providing a positive working atmosphere for our staff, so everyone is part of an inclusive and supportive team, working together towards the same goal. In NHS Lanarkshire, your attitude and personality are as important to us as your skills and knowledge.  

I aspire for staff working in our services to feel fulfilled, productive and supported. What gives me the most pleasure at work are the patients I help, the colleagues who support me while I support them, and the satisfaction of a job well done. Ideally, I want each staff member to return home each day feeling that they have had a good day, looking forward to their next day at work.

View all psychiatry vacancies on our recruitment website.

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Adam Brodie

Interim Associate Medical Director, MHLD&A

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