Edinburgh Clinical Academic Track (ECAT)

SCREDS clinical lectureships

SCREDS lectureships provide an integrated training and career development pathway enabling clinicians to pursue concurrently or sequentially academic and clinical training within the NHS.

Now recruiting

Applications are now invited from suitably qualified candidates for up to five Clinical Lecturer posts to be held in the University of Edinburgh’s College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine.  Closing date: 2 October 2017 at 5pm. 

Further information and instructions on applying can be found here.

The Scottish Clinical Research Excellence Development Scheme (SCREDS)

The Scottish Clinical Research Excellence Development Scheme (SCREDS) provides an integrated training and career development pathway enabling clinicians to pursue concurrently or sequentially academic and clinical training within the NHS. It facilitates both the attainment of a senior clinical academic appointment and the award of a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT).

SCREDS Clinical Lectureships

These appointments are made by the University with the support of the relevant postgraduate dean. They provide ‘in-programme’ clinical specialty training as well as focussing on preparation for competitive entry to phase (ii). In addition, they enable completion of clinical training where phase (ii) is substantially concluded. They are funded either directly by the University or by NHS Education for Scotland (NES).

Who is eligible for an appointment within SCREDS?

Doctors are eligible for appointment to a SCREDS post if they:

  • are on the GMC's Specialist or General Practitioner Registers;
  • hold a National Training Number; or
  • do not hold a National Training Number but have been appointed to a decoupled Core Training Programme recognised by GMC and hold an equivalent Core Training Number.

We typically in Edinburgh advertise SCREDS Lectureships in August for take up in February or August the following year. Lectureships are not allocated to particular specialties but obviously, in very small specialities, we can’t absolutely guarantee a vacancy every time.

Further information about SCREDS lectureships is available on the NHS Education for Scotland’s own website.