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Lead Employer - East Region

NHS East is one of the geographical regional employers of Doctors in Training. Along with NHS West and North, it will share the contractual arrangements of Doctors in Training on local, regional and national programmes.


There are 4 regional employers for Doctors in Training in Scotland: West, East, North and NES. NES will be the single employer for all GPSTs in Scotland. The other 3 NHS organisations will geographically share the contractual arrangements for doctors on local, regional and national training programmes.

Who is employed by NHS East

NHS Lothian is the Lead Employer for NHS East for Doctors in Training. It is the employer for all local and regional Trainees and is also the Lead Employer for a number of national training programmes:

  • Diagnostic Neuropathology

  • Plastic Surgery

  • Forensic Histopathology

  • Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics

  • Community and Sexual and Reproductive Health

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery (all)

  • Genitourinary Medicine

  • Vascular Surgery

  • Rehabilitation Medicine

  • Forensic Psychiatry

  • Clinical Genetics

  • Core Surgical Training (East/North regional programmes)


Who can I contact?

Should you have questions, in the first instance, please contact Medical Personnel of your Placement Board.

Use the links below to mail the relevant Health Board Personnel department.