NHS Tayside is a fantastic, people-centred organisation offering a huge range of career development opportunities. 

NHS Tayside is the fourth largest healthcare provider in Scotland and one of only four teaching boards. It delivers health care to a population of approximately 400,000 spread over a wide geographical area. The trust has been one of the top-performing health boards in Scotland throughout the COVID pandemic. Praised nationally for its forward-thinking innovations such as rapid availability of symptomatic staff (and family) testing, the establishment of safe surgical care pathways that have been adopted nationally and rapid roll-out of local vaccination programmes.

Tayside embodies the philosophy of; Work, Live, Play offering many opportunities for career development as well as providing an excellent work-life balance. Dundee is situated on the north bank of the River Tay, which is the fourth principal and sunniest city in Scotland.

By being centrally located, Tayside offers an enviable spectrum of leisure, sporting and cultural activities.

The region offers affordable housing and excellent educational choices from schooling through to higher education. It has often been named as one of the most desirable places to live in the UK

While NHS Tayside deals with over 85,000 admissions every year and has three health and social care partnerships across the region, they also boast one of the largest teaching hospitals in Europe. known for their exemplary care.   

Transforming Tayside

NHS Tayside has embarked upon a programme of transformation to ensure that services are safe, affordable and, importantly, sustainable for the future. Transforming Tayside aims to deliver Better Health, Better Care, a Better Workplace and Better Value for the population of Tayside.

The programme is clinically led and is being delivered in partnership with our staff, trades unions and our local health and social care partnerships. It is structured to respond to issues and make changes to services in the short to medium-term, as well as presenting an ambitious vision of transformation for Tayside in the longer term. It will provide clear and credible choices for transforming the future of local healthcare.

Innovation

Innovation and research are at the forefront of what NHS Tayside stands for. They are proud to have established the first academic health science network in Scotland, jointly supported by the Scottish Government and the University of Dundee. Clinicians are taking the lead to design and provide evidence-based models of care that are safe, accessible, effective and person-centred in the Transforming Tayside programme.

NHS Tayside Vision and Values

NHS Tayside is dedicated to and directed by its vision and values. 

Vision

  • Everyone has the best care experience possible

Values

  • Care and Compassion
  • Dignity and Respect
  • Openness, Honesty and Responsibility
  • Quality and Teamwork

Mental Health in Tayside

Mental Health is a top priority for NHS Tayside and we have embarked upon an ambitious work programme to co-create, design and co-produce a Tayside Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy that will:

  • reduce health inequalities and improve health and healthy life expectancy
  • support people to live independently at home and receive support and services through integrated health and social care working
  • ensure access to community mental health services is the norm, avoiding admissions to hospital where possible and putting in place care plans that aim to return people home with sufficient care and support.

An Independent Inquiry published earlier this year made 51 recommendations to enhance services and the service users’ experience across Tayside. These are shaping the development of our Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy and the Change Programme which will implement all 51 recommendations and result in significant improvements in mental health services and supports by 2024

Supporting Information

For more on mental health in the region and for specifics about the role of Director of Mental Health and Learning Disabilities download the job pack below.