By: 17 May 2022
New NHS campaign highlights opportunities for nurses in the Scottish Highlands

NHS recruitment drive emphasises unique fast-track career opportunities and exciting lifestyle benefits to attract Band 5 nurses to a new life in the Scottish Highlands

Unique career opportunities and exciting lifestyle benefits are at the forefront of a new NHS Highland campaign to attract nurses from around the UK to take up a career and new life in the Scottish Highlands.

The nursing recruitment drive is part of a broader campaign, entitled ‘Aim High, Aim Highland’, and promotes the Scottish Highlands as a vibrant and exciting place for medical professionals of all ages and stages of career development to work and live.

Career development opportunities for nurses at NHS Highland will be significantly enhanced with the opening of the new National Treatment Centre (NTC) in Inverness, with blended roles becoming available across Raigmore Hospital and the new specialist treatment centre.

The NTC, which will provide ophthalmology and orthopaedic services to surrounding communities in a new, purpose-built facility, is due to open its doors in December.

Deborah Jones, director of strategic commissioning, planning and performance at NHS Highland, said: “We have been successfully recruiting for new roles, but still have several vacancies, including for Band 5 nurses and we want to showcase that life in the Highlands is a viable and exciting option for medical professionals around the UK looking for a new start and ways to progress in their careers.

“NHS Highland offers exceptional, fast-track career development and training opportunities, as well as the region benefiting from a plethora of stunning social, family and outdoor activities available on your doorstep. It is truly a great place to live, work and raise a family.

“We provide a broad spectrum of care to the region, meaning there are a host of dynamic opportunities for medical professionals available. Using clinical skills in some of the country’s most remote and rural environments offers a unique challenge for health and care professionals wanting to work at the top of their license. We also have particularly exciting career opportunities with the opening of the new National Treatment Centre, for which we require over 200 additional staff in total, with lots of potential for development.”

NHS Highland currently employs 10,500 staff, with a catchment area that covers some of the most remote and rural parts of Scotland, and is connected by excellent road, rail and air links including direct flights from Inverness to Amsterdam, London, Manchester, and Birmingham.

More information about the National Treatment Centre (NTC) in Inverness can be found at its new website or on Twitter @NHSHighland.