NHS Scotland

NHS Ayrshire & Arran

Our Purpose: working together to achieve the healthiest life possible for everyone in Ayrshire & Arran
Our Values: caring, safe, respectful

NHS Ayrshire & Arran is one of 14 territorial NHS Boards within NHS Scotland, responsible for the protection and improvement of the local population's health and for the delivery of frontline healthcare services.

It provides a comprehensive range of high quality health services to a mixed rural and urban population of around 367,000, employing around 10,500 staff (around 700 medical and dental staff), across a wide range of primary and secondary care services, covering the mainland of Ayrshire and the islands of Arran and Cumbrae. 

The healthcare challenge within the area is considerable, with the population suffering higher than average rates of coronary heart disease, lung cancer, respiratory illness and premature death among males.  Lifestyle issues, such as the prevalence of smoking, poor diet and lack of exercise are key factors, as is the steadily ageing profile of the population.

NHS Ayrshire & Arran seeks the best for both its staff and for the local people, and is committed to involving local communities and partners in shaping high quality, safe, effective and person centred health services.  Our strategic direction is based on continuous improvement and services that are centred on patients and services underpinned by our organisational commitments.

We recognise our staff are vital to delivering our purpose, values and commitments and to achieving our strategic objectives; therefore successfully attracting, developing, supporting and retaining our staff is vital.

Our aim is to create an organisation where people want to work and strive to deliver excellence each day; where staff wellbeing and personal resilience are supported; where careers are interesting and developed; where staff are encouraged to reach their full potential; and where staff feel their contribution is recognised and valued.  All of this contributes to our aspiration of delivering high quality healthcare. 

Some of the unique factors that helps define us as an employer, reported by our employees, are:-

  • our friendly and supportive environment and commitment to staff engagement and effective team working
  • our track record in creativity and innovation and ability to successfully implement change and redesign
  • our commitment to supporting flexible working through a wide range of family friendly policies and supporting and improving staff health, safety and well being

Information on our services; how we are investing for the future; and on living in the area can be found by exploring the tabs above.

Contact Us

For all enquiries about medical vacancies in NHS Ayrshire & Arran, please contact our HR Department.

"For anyone thinking of coming to work in Ayrshire & Arran, I'd say go for it."

Dr Philip Korsah, Consultant in Anaesthesia & Intensive Care .