Fife - What a surprise and delight! Fife gives me the best of two worlds – a fulfilling career and great opportunities for down time amongst lovely countryside and coastal villages.
With stunning coastlines, unrivalled access to outdoor activities, world famous local cuisine, and areas steeped in history, Fife is swiftly emerging from the shadows of Scotland’s major cities. Whether you are an outdoors person, or someone who prefers the busy night-lights, Fife has something for everyone at a stone’s throw from Scotland’s major cities.
Striking a work life balance
We strongly believe that a fulfilling career helping people to live long, and healthy lives should not mean choosing between work and home life. We know how important the work we do is, but we also understand that our staff have a life and responsibilities outside their roles, and we will work with you to find balance. Fife has much to offer. Fife may be a small region, relatively unknown outside Scotland, but it punches above it's weight.
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NHS Fife is one of Scotland’s most innovative psychiatric services, where our clinicians lead from the front – and the leadership roles we are recruiting to provide an attractive opportunity to drive the design and implementation of psychiatric services at an exciting time for the Health Board.
We have close academic ties with three of Scotland’s most prestigious universities and we offer undergraduate teaching opportunities at the University of St Andrews, the University of Edinburgh, and the University of Dundee.
We also provide clear opportunities for career development, support professional allowances, offer clinician time to support the acquisition of Certificates of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR), and sponsorship, where required.
Scotland in miniature
Fife is often referenced as ‘Scotland in miniature’, and this is reflected in national initiatives, which are often piloted in the region by Government before they are evaluated or rolled out across the country. A recent example of this within psychiatry includes the pilot for an adult neurodevelopmental disorder pathway. Fife is also engaged in the national network focused on a personality disorder improvement programme.
I relocated from Sussex, England, in 2020. It’s a great place where fresh ideas are welcomed amidst a brilliant blend of experience, senior support, and creative energy. Fife offers a unique balance of town and country living, with great road and rail links, city, town and village living opportunities.
Near me psychiatry appointment
Expansion of community mental health services
Close links to the capital, Edinburgh
Person centred innovations
Dysart, a coastal idyll, right on your doorstep
Dunfermline, Fife's newest city
117km of stunning coastline along the Fife coastal path
Our aims are that people are able to look after and improve their own health and wellbeing and live in good health for longer and that those using health and social care services have positive experiences of those services, and have their dignity respected
Looking towards the future of local healthcare delivery
Current or upcoming projects
- Estate redevelopment
- Expansion of community mental health services and extensive community development.
- Introduction of ‘Wells’ – a community support drop-in initiative.
- Development of personality disorder complex trauma pathway.
- National lead for the reducing drug deaths innovation challenge.
- Pilot site for adult national NDD pathway.
- Eating disorder improvement plan.
Leadership roles in psychiatry
Our clinicians provide essential leadership within our service and all work to clear and defined roles and responsibilities There is also the opportunity to work with us to determine your remit and we are relatively flexible around this. Further, there are also opportunities for career development and supporting professional allowances commensurate with delivering this.
We are currently developing our vacancy offer which will be listed below in the coming weeks.