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District Nursing

What We Can Offer You

We have vacancies for experienced and newly qualified District Nurses (Band 6) to join our innovative and dynamic teams across NHS Lothian.

We would also be interested in hearing from anyone who may be interested in training to become a qualified District Nurse.

For more information or to note your interest please contact Sarah Chalmers, , District Nurse Team Manager on 0131 315 2202  or  email:


Band 6 Range £26,830 - £35,933 (pro rata) per annum


  • A minimum of five weeks annual leave increasing with length of service
  • We provide an extensive induction programme and excellent professional training and development opportunities.
  • The opportunity to participate in a modular programme that will lead to the chance to complete the district nursing course at Masters Level
  • Access to the NHS pension scheme and staff benefits
  • Assistance with relocating to Edinburgh

Edinburgh and the Lothian offers all the benefits of a major city region but at a more relaxed pace, which allows for a much better work-life balance.

Our Vision and Values

Scotland’s vision is that by 2020 everyone is able to live longer healthier lives at home, or in a homely setting. District nursing teams are one of the key success factors in achieving this vision. District nurses recognise that many of the patients they visit have complex and continuing conditions and use a number of health and social care resources. 

People want care and care co-ordination which includes

• knowledge of them and their carer as a person, including their home circumstances, lifestyle, views and preferences, confidence to care for themselves and manage their condition(s), as well as their health status and symptoms

• knowledge of the relevant condition(s) and all options to treat, manage and minimise them, including knowledge of all available support services.

District nursing teams working in the emerging integrated health and social care are involved in planning who does the co-ordination, when, where and with who to help ensure that care is delivered, whatever the setting, to the highest standards of quality and safety, with the person at the centre of all decisions.

Our values and ways of working

As part of ongoing efforts to improve the way we work, more than 3,000 colleagues across the organisation helped develop a set of common values and ways of working.  Turning these values and ways of working into everyday reality benefits everyone who works for NHS Lothian and all our patients.

Lothian NHS Board and NHSScotland have endorsed the following five values:

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


NHS Lothian Careers
NHS Lothian Recruitment (General)
Block 3, Stairwell 6
Residency Buildings
St John's Hospital
Livingston EH54 6PP
NHS Lothian Recruitment (Medical and Dental)
Pentland House
47 Robb's Loan
EH14 1TY

Employees of NHS Lothian demonstrate Our Values. Around 3,000 colleagues across NHS Lothian have developed this set of common values and ways of working - to the benefit of everyone working in the organisation and, most importantly - to the benefit of our patients.

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