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Training in Scotland

The Scotland Deanery offers programmes in all parts of Scotland. The four Scottish regional offices are based in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee and Aberdeen/Inverness, and cover the whole of Scotland from urban to rural settings and distant islands.

We offer a comprehensive array of programmes across the country so please have a look at Foundation, GP and Specialty Training to get more information on the programmes available for postgraduate training.

Scotland has a long and distinguished history in providing strong academic medical training - find more information about Scottish academic training (SCREDS) scheme.

Details on how to apply to UK recruitment for Foundation, General Practice and Specialty are all on the dedicated recruitment site Scottish Medical Training.

Locum Appointments for Training (LAT) Recruitment

For regional or local recruitment for Locum Appointments for Training, visit the Medical Jobs site. This site has all the LAT or LAS posts offered by the Boards across Scotland.

Scotland and the Scotland Deanery continue to support LAT posts and recognise approved LATs for training as we consider LATs give much valued flexibility essential for service delivery and also provide opportunities for doctors to work within a specialty or area before committing to a national training programme.

LATs are normally recruited to cover maternity leave or for trainees going out of programme for up to two years. It is vital that LAT appointments are made to the same standards as national recruitment so that you can have the period of the LAT count towards the award of a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT).

LAT appointees should recieve training and supervision to allow them to receive a successful outcome at the end of their appointment.

LAT appointments in Scotland have NES as their designated body, and Professor Stewart Irvine, Medical Director (or delegate) as their Responsible Officer (RO) for revalidation purposes. Further information is found on the Revalidation page. As a LAT, you are required to complete the annual declarations and maintain the same evidence as trainees with NTNs.

Applicants for LAT posts, and Health Boards looking to recruit, should read the LAT Recruitment Policy for guidance to ensure they meet all Deanery requirements. This policy is based on the Gold Guide v6, Feb 2016.

Advice on Tier 2 sponsorship for non EU candidates for approved training posts can be obtained from NES HR Tier 2 team.

Details on how to apply to UK recruitment for Foundation, General Practice and Specialty are all on the dedicated recruitment site Scottish Medical Training.

For regional or local recruitment for Locum Appointments for Training, visit the Medical Jobs site. This site has all the LAT or LAS posts offered by the Boards across Scotland.

Tier 2 Visa Sponsorship

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) is the Tier 2 Sponsor for all qualifying Medical Trainees in Scotland (excluding Foundation Trainees).

NHS Education for Scotland is responsible for issuing a Certificate of Sponsorship (COS) to Medical trainees requiring Tier 2 sponsorship, on behalf of the trainees' current employer*. The Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship will cover the duration of the training programme only and all rotations, up to a maximum of five years if required for the programme, as per Home Office regulations.

For more information visit the Tier 2 Sponsorship pages.

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