Recruitment Hub

BTS has recently contacted respiratory departments across the UK to gather information on current and future vacancies - these are listed below.  

The “Recruitment Rendezvous” is taking place space on Wednesday 5 and Thursday 6 December at the Winter Meeting. The West Long Room at the QEII Centre will be available for interested individuals to meet for informal discussion and where information on current opportunities will be displayed. The Trusts that will be attending the Winter Meeting and who are available to meet are listed below:

Colchester University Hospital,
Hereford County Hospital
Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Isle of Wight NHS Trust
Kettering General Hospital
Lincoln County Hospital
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Northern Trust
Portsmouth Hospital NHS Trust 
Royal Berkshire Hospital
Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust 
Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Sherwood Forest Hosptials NHS Foundation Trust
University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
Western Health and Social Care Trust
Western Sussex Hospitals
Whittington NHS Trust
York Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

This webpage will be updated regularly – but if you wish to becoming involved, either as a representative of a team with vacancies, or as someone seeking new opportunities, please email stacy.brown@brit-thoracic.org.uk

November 2018

Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust - Consultant in Respiratory and General Medicine

Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust - (4 vacancies)

Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust are recruiting for 4 Consultants in Respiratory and General Internal Medicine with no on call commitment. Two consultants will be based primarily at Ipswich Hospital and 2 who will be based primarily at Colchester Hospital. Those consultants working in sub-specialty posts may well have to run clinics on both sites. We aim to make further appointments in due course with the aim of working towards 7 day services.

Currently the Respiratory Consultants at Ipswich do not participate in the acute medical take rota, although any appointee may be able to join the rota if they wish. The current respiratory consultants at Colchester are on the medical on call rota but newly appointed consultants to the department would not need to join the on call rota unless they specifically want to.

You will have regular outpatient responsibilities (2 per week), a specialist service session, share the 2 bronchoscopy/EBUS lists on each site each week, partake in the department internal rotation covering respiratory inpatients and providing specialist ward referrals. Along with departmental colleagues, you will provide a specialist on call phone advice service for our ward based NIV units.

We offer a bespoke and generous relocation package and are committed to work with any successful applicant to ensure a positive move to the area.

For further information contact:
Dr Rekha Badiger, rekha.badiger@colchesterhospital.nhs.uk
Dr Jonathan Douse, jonathan.douse@ipswichhospital.nhs.uk

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Buckinghamshire NHS Healthcare Trust - Consultant Physician in Respiratory and General Medicine with an interest in teaching plus a sub specialist role

Buckingamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

A full time (10 PA) substantive post as a Consultant in Respiratory & General Medicine is available at Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust based at Stoke Mandeville Hospital with likely clinical commitments at Wycombe Hospital

This is an additional post which has arisen due to a planned increase in respiratory consultants to allow subspecialisation, 7 day working and teaching. The successful applicant will join 6 (increasing to 7 pending appointment) enthusiastic and forward thinking Respiratory Consultants.

The post includes weekday GIM on call and weekend daytime only respiratory on call

For further information contact: Dr Charlotte Campbell, Clinical Lead for Respiratory Medicine charlotte.campbell2@nhs.net

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Buckinghamshire NHS Healthcare Trust - Locum Consultant in Respiratory and General Internal Medicine

Buckingamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Inpatient respiratory consultant with 2 clinics a week covering approx. 20-25 patients to replace seconded respiratory consultant.

Please note that less than full time applicants will be considered

For further information contact: Dr Charlotte Campbell, Clinical Lead for Respiratory Medicine, charlotte.campbell2@nhs.net

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Buckinghamshire NHS Healthcare Trust - Consultant in Respiratory Medicine and General Internal Medicine

Buckingamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

A full time (10 PA) locum with a view to a substantive post as a Consultant in Respiratory & General Medicine is available at Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust based at Stoke Mandeville Hospital with likely clinical commitments at Wycombe Hospital. The subspecialist interest sought is Sleep but other interests instead could be accommodated.

This is an additional post which has arisen due to a planned increase in respiratory consultants to allow subspecialisation, 7 day working and teaching. The successful applicant will join 6 (increasing to 7 pending appointment) enthusiastic and forward thinking Respiratory Consultants.

The post includes weekday GIM on call and weekend daytime only respiratory on call

For further information contact: Dr Charlotte Campbell,

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East Suffolk and North Essex Foundation Trust - Consultant Respiratory Physicians

East Suffolk and North Essex Foundation Trust - Ipswich Hospital / Colchester Hospital (4 Vacancies)

East Suffolk and North Essex Foundation Trust are recruiting for 4 Consultant Respiratory Physicians across both their sites of Ipswich Hospital and Colchester Hospital. The new post holders will not be expected to have any general medical on call commitment

Following a merger of our Trusts, we are growing our departments at both hospitals sites. The respiratory medicine departments are planned to continue on both sites. With the expansion of the departments we are looking to develop sub-specialist clinics and services across the Trusts joint population of ~800,000.

We are looking for colleagues who are able to partake of our rotation providing consultant supervision of our general respiratory inpatients. There is no commitment to the general medical take at Ipswich Hospital. The current respiratory physicians at Colchester Hospital are on the GIM rota but newly appointed colleagues may apply to not be involved in GIM takes. On average, appointees will have two clinics a week, share a bronchoscopy or pleural list and share in the department monthly rotation of supervising the ward inpatients, seeing inpatient respiratory referrals or being off inpatient duties.

We are looking for Colleagues to be based on one site and take forward further development of sub-specialist outpatient services in areas such as:
- Interstitial Lung Disease
- Pulmonary infection
- Asthma
- And/or support our established services in sleep, home NIV, cancer and EBUS bronchoscopy.
- There are opportunities to be involved in pleural disease including expanding the current services in pleural intervention and thoracoscopy.

We have an increasing commitment to undergraduate teaching on both sites with respiratory modules being delivered to students from Cambridge, Norwich and London medical schools.

For further information contact:
Dr Nicholas Innes, Respiratory Medicine Consultant, nicholas.innes@ipswichhospital.nhs.uk

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Fairefield General Hospital/ Northern Care Alliance - Consultant Respiratory Physician with an interest in acute medicine

The Penine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust - Fairfield General Hospital/Northern Care Alliance

Fairfield General Hospital/ Northern Care Alliance are recruiting for a Consultant Respiratory Physician with an interest in acute medicine.

This vacancy is currently being advertised as Locum pending RCP approval, this will then become a permanent vacancy.

We are a friendly team and have recruited 3 acute and respiratory physicians in the last few years making a total of 4.We have 4 other respiratory physicians and a number of Consultants work LTFT and we would be happy to have LTFT candidates apply.

Respiratory sessions will have a focus on COPD, working with the community team and in reach on the acute medical wards. In addition, weekly lung cancer and general respiratory clinics. Two sessions weekly will be on the acute medical unit reviewing acute admissions. On call general medical commitments are 1 in 9.

For further information contact:
Dr Catherine Houghton, Catherine.houghton@pat.nhs.uk, 01617782571

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Glenfield Hospital - Consultant in Respiratory Medicine with an interest in lung cancer

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust - Glenfield Hospital (3 Vacancies)

Glenfield Hospital are recruiting for 3 new Consultants in Respiratory Medicine with an interest in lung cancer. These are newly created posts that have arisen through increased demands in our specialised out-patient services and a need to deliver Keogh standards.

Respiratory Medicine at Glenfield Hospital has a national and international reputation for its academic and clinical services. Clinically, we have specialist services in:
- Lung cancer with advanced bronchoscopic and pleural techniques,
- Mesothelioma,
- Chronic suppurative lung infections,
- Cystic Fibrosis,
- TB
- Complex Home Ventilation,
- Airways disease,
- Interstitial lung disease,
- Exercise and sports medicine.
Several of these services are commissioned by Specialised Service Commissioning having fulfilled the required specifications.

The postholder will be expected to:
- Contribute to the emergency admissions provision within Respiratory Medicine by supporting the Clinical Decisions Unit – current rota 1 in 16 shifts (Monday-Thursday) 8am to 17:30pm.
- Contribute to on call rota for Respiratory Medicine – current rota 1 in 21 evenings and weekends. Evening shifts are resident 5pm to 8pm and non-resident 8pm to 8am. Weekends are resident 8am to 8pm and non-resident 8pm to 8am.
- Contribute to the in-patient service requirements of Respiratory Medicine – to provide ward consultant cover for 15 patients for 26 weeks of the year delivering 3 ward rounds and 2 additional board rounds per week (daily consultant input Monday to Friday)
- Undertake subspecialist service requirements
- Undertake undergraduate medical student training
- Supervise and train junior medical staff, ANPs and Physicians Associates
- Support the academic and clinical strategies of the department
- Support and develop the departmental research portfolio


For further information contact:
Dr Caroline Baxter, Head of Service, caroline.baxter@uhl-tr.nhs.uk
Professor Salman Siddiqui, Clinical Lead for Asthma, salman.siddiqui@uhl-tr.nhs.uk

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Isle of Wight NHS Trust - Consultant Physician with Specialist Interest in Respiratory

Isle of Wight NHS Trust

Isle of Wight NHS Trust are recruiting for a Consultant Physician with a specialist interest in respiratory.

The role will involve:
Maintenance of the highest clinical standards in the management of patients,
Responsibility for day-to-day management of Respiratory & General Medicine services with a commitment to the acute medical 1 in 11 on call rota,
Teaching and training of junior staff,
Participation in both departmental and Trust matters concerning Clinical Governance and audit,
Responsibility for ensuring active participation in continuing medical education (CME).

The post holder will share the management of a defined number of inpatients working on an on ward/off ward weekly rotation. When on the ward (alternate weeks) the consultant will have 1 fast track outpatient clinic. During the off ward week the job plan will consist of outpatient clinics and a bronchoscopy list.

For further information contact:
Dr Andrew Woolley, andrew.woolley@iow.nhs.uk

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Kettering General Hospital - Consultant in Respiratory and General Medicine

Kettering General Hospital (2 vacancies)

Applications are invited for the post of Consultant Physician in Respiratory and General Internal Medicine, commencing as soon as possible. The successful candidate will join a team of 4 other Respiratory Consultants supported by a locum consultant, 3 SpRs, 3 Trust Grade Registrars and 10 junior doctors. The successful candidate would provide inpatient and outpatient services in Respiratory Medicine and contribute to the development of COPD and sleep services. Experience or enthusiasm in developing COPD services (e.g. admission prevention) would be desirable. The candidate will also participate in 1:15 acute on call rota for General Medicine.

There is excellent support from Specialist Nurses in COPD, lung cancer and TB. We have newly refurbished Pulmonary Function laboratory with dedicated Pulmonary Physiologists. We have excellent bronchoscopy services, Dedicated Pleural disease service including thoracoscopy, Lung cancer MDT (weekly), Respiratory teaching sessions (weekly), and GIM Grand Rounds (weekly). We have excellent respiratory ambulatory care facilities which could be utilized for developing innovative COPD pathways. The working environment in the department is extremely supportive for professional growth and scholarly activities.

Applicant must hold full GMC registration and be on Specialist Register for Respiratory and General Internal Medicine or within 6 months of achieving this at time of interview.
Kettering General Hospital Foundation Trust is an affiliated Teaching Hospital that provides services to over 360,000 people in North Northamptonshire.

The area is largely rural, providing a housing market which remains very competitively priced and offers a number of market towns and many charming villages, all within easy reach of major cities - the best of both worlds. There is excellent educational provision in the area, both state and public and sports, leisure and recreational facilities to meet the needs of the whole family.

For further information contact: Dr Raja Reddy, Consultant in Respiratory Medicine, raja.reddy@kgh.nhs.uk, 01536492805

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Lincoln County Hospital - Respiratory Consultant

Lincoln County Hospital

This is a whole time Consultant Respiratory appointment for the United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust. This is an exciting opportunity to continue to develop the respiratory service in Lincoln County Hospital. This is an additional post to meet the growing demand for respiratory services in Lincoln.

Lincoln County Hospital has four full time Respiratory Physicians. Consultants undertake Outpatient Clinics at Lincoln County Hospital and in outlying hospitals at Gainsborough and Louth. The Respiratory Medicine Service at Lincoln delivers activity in the region of 968 non-elective spells, 33 electives, 162 day cases and 1692 first out-patient appointments per annum. The Respiratory Medicine Department sits within the Emergency Care Directorate at Lincoln County Hospital.

It is anticipated that the new appointee will bring sub-specialist skills. A Medical Thoracoscopy Service commenced in March 2013 and undertakes procedures on patients throughout the trust. We would like to provide EBUS within the trust. There are two full time Pulmonary Physiologists to deliver lung function testing, nitric oxide measurement, exercise tests, Mannitol challenge, overnight oximetry and outpatient CPAP/NIV service. A comprehensive team of junior medical staff and medical secretaries supports the Respiratory Consultants.

The Appointee will be expected, in conjunction with his / her colleagues, to provide a comprehensive acute service to the Lincoln Site and an Out-Patient Service to the Lincoln, Louth and Gainsborough sites.

In addition, he / she will be required to:

• Provide a sub-specialty service
• Take part in a consultant rota for emergency duties and to provide, on a reciprocal basis, emergency cover for colleagues during periods of absence. The current on call rota is 1 in 14 weekdays and 1 in 7 weekends with alternating 1st and 2nd on call. Consultants have Monday as a time off in lieu after the 1st on call weekend.
• Carry out teaching duties as required and take an active part in the Postgraduate Medical Education programme and in the teaching of junior medical staff, to be involved in the education of nursing staff, General Practitioners and other clinical professions, to attend regularly the monthly departmental and team meetings.
• Have continuing responsibility for patients in his / her care and for the proper functioning of the department.
• Take part in team, departmental, regional and national audits
• Be involved in research where appropriate
• Participate in the management of the Respiratory Medicine Service.
• Undertake such other duties as may be identified to meet the needs of the service

There will be an annual appraisal, and annual job plan review conducted by the Clinical Director and the Business Manager. The Trust supports the requirements for continuing professional development as laid down by the Royal College of Physicians and is committed to providing time and financial support for these activities.

The Trust has the required arrangements in place, as laid down by the Royal College of Physicians, to ensure that all doctors have an annual appraisal with a trained appraiser and supports doctors going through the revalidation process. The trust has a mentoring programme for all newly appointed consultants. The appointee will have a designated mentor.

For more information contact:
Dr Kate Scheele, kate.scheele@ULH.nhs.uk
Dr Zara Pogson, zara.pogson@ULH.nhs.uk

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Noble's Hospital - Consultant in Respiratory Medicine

Noble's Hospital - Isle of Man

Looking for a challenging and fulfilling job not far from UK?

We are looking for a second Respiratory Consultant to take up this new full time post to enable the Department of Health to continue the delivery of Acute care of Respiratory and GIM patients.

The successful candidate will be actively encouraged to develop an area of sub speciality interest to compliment the department’s current activities. We provide comprehensive range of outpatient and Inpatient Respiratory Service which includes- ward based NIV, Sleep service and CPAP provision, Home Ventilation, Lung cancer, ILD service in collaboration with Aintree ILD Centre, Oxygen assessment service, Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

We have a Respiratory Nurse Specialist and will be soon recruiting to the second Respiratory Nurse Specialist role along with Lung Cancer CNS, Respiratory Physiotherapy team, Clinical physiology team.

The Isle of Man is a self –governing Crown Dependency in the Irish Sea, and is not part of UK or the EU. The health Service was introduced in 1948 and is administered by the Isle of Man department of Health and Social Care. The healthcare model is similar to the UK NHS, with a publicly funded universal health service delivered free at the point of care.

The Island is renowned for its natural beauty and motorsport (specially the TT races) and has excellent facilities for other activities including water sports, cycling, golf and walking. The resident population of the Island is approximately 86,000.

A particularly beneficial package has been negotiated with regard to the new consultant contract (England) to reflect the unique circumstances of the Island. The Income Tax maximum rate is 20 pence in the pound. The posts are pensionable through membership of the Isle of Man Government United Scheme.

For further information contact: Dr S. Alapati, Consultant Respiratory Physician, Sudheeram.alapati@gov.im
Dr Ishaku Pam, Clinical Director of Medical Division, Ishaku.pam@gov.im.

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Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust - Consultant Physician in Respiratory and General Medicine

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust are recruiting for a Locum Consultant in Respiratory Medicine (with GIM) (6 months pending substantive appointment)

Applicants are invited for a locum consultant in Respiratory Medicine for an initial 6 month period pending substantive appointment to a replacement post in our friendly respiratory department.

The successful applicant will join 7 respiratory consultants and 2 acute physicians with respiratory specialism (approx 8 FTE including this post) in a role including ward duties on a rotational timetable, respiratory clinics, procedure lists and a small contribution to the general medical on call rota. The current 10PA job plan includes 4 weeks in 16 on wards, 2-3 general and 1-2 sleep/ventilation clinics a week when off the ward, physician of the day duties 1 in 30 weekdays and 1 in 30 weekends, weekend respiratory ward rounds 1 in 8, and a contribution to the pleural procedure lists, but this can be adapted to suit the interests and experience of the successful applicant.

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust is CQC rated 'Outstanding', and we are a really friendly, cohesive department in a functional, well organised hospital. Come and join us!

For further information contact:
Dr Anne McGown, Clinical Lead, anne.mcgown@royalberkshire.nhs.uk
Dr John Park, john.park@royalberkshire.nhs.uk
Dr Grace Robinson, grace.robinson@royalberkshire.nhs.uk

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Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust - Consultant Respiratory Physician with an interest in Asthma (including severe Asthma)

Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust are recruiting for a Consultant Respiratory Physician with an interest in Asthma (including severe Asthma).

The post is designed to enhance the care of patients with Respiratory diseases in Salford, therefore the newly appointed Physician will be required to work with an established team of Consultant Respiratory Physicians to maintain and improve the hospital based service for patients with chest disease. It is expected that the post holder will contribute to the leadership, delivery, and development of the Severe Asthma service and the delivery of Asthma care within the regional Asthma ODN. Salford has a population of approximately 220,000 with marked health inequalities and an exceptionally high level of lung diseases, especially COPD and lung cancer. The Salford SMR for both of these conditions is about 170, making it an excellent place for a respiratory physician to have appositive impact on the respiratory health of the local population.

The post holder will provide respiratory services within Salford Royal Foundation Trust together with the existing post-holders. The successful candidate will provide clinical sessions in Respiratory Medicine and lead the delivery and development of the Asthma service including severe Asthma, and the delivery of Biologics to the asthma population in Salford, Wigan, and Bolton as per the ODN guidelines and in line with the national contract awarding Salford a provider status for Asthma biologics.

Experience in medical Thoracoscopy and/ or EBUS is favourable but not essential. The successful candidate is also expected to work flexibly within the team in providing in patients care, with the aim of moving to 7 day working pattern in due course (expected within 12 months)

For further information contact:
Dr Nawar Bakerly, Consultant Respiratory Physician & Clinical Lead nawar.bakerly@srft.nhs.uk

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Scarborough Hospital - Consultant in Respiratory and General Medicine

York Teaching Hospitals Trust - Scarborough Hospital

Scarborough Hospital are recruiting for a Consultant in Respiratory and General Medicine to join two established respiratory consultants.

York Teaching Hospitals Trust is spread across two sites, Scarborough and York. As a Trust we have strong links with Hull as the local tertiary centre and are fully integrated within the medical school. This gives us the benefit of being a small and friendly DGH combined with easy access to tertiary facilities.

The role is primarily respiratory, however there is a significant general medical component, including on-call. This is open to both those who are looking for full time or part time opportunities. All subspecialty interests are welcome, including medical education and the job plan can include off-site working to accommodate a subspecialty interest.

For further information contact:
Dr Michael Pond, 0122 432125, michael.pond@york.nhs.uk
Dr Ian Molyneux, 01723 342037, ian.molyneux@york.nhs.uk

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Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - Consultant Respiratory Physician

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is recruiting for a Consultant Respiratory Physician with a special interest in sleep and ventilation to join and develop the sleep and ventilation service in a medium sized District General Hospital. We have developed our respiratory support unit to meet current best practice guidelines, and have undertaken nationally recognised quality improvement work to improve outcomes in this service. The growth of both the inpatient service and domiciliary ventilator service means that we would now like to expand our consultant physician complement to meet the demand.

We are a team of 11 respiratory physicians covering all respiratory sub specialty areas with 3 dedicated wards and undertaking bronchoscopy, EBUS, and a full range of pleural procedures, including ambulatory care. We also contribute to the general medical on-call.

For further information contact
Dr Mark Roberts, Consultant Respiratory Physician, mark.roberts@nhs.net

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St Richard's Hospital - Consultant Respiratory Physician

Western Sussex NHS Foundation Trust - St Richard's Hospital

An enthusiastic colleague is wanted to join the current team providing respiratory care to patients in a fantastic south coast DGH. A special interest in sleep and ventilation medicine is desirable but not essential as the department seeks to set up a dedicated respiratory HDU. Opportunities to enhance and develop the respiratory service across the trust abound. Development of other subspecialist interests will also be supported.

St Richards is part of Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust which has an outstanding CQC rating (one of 8 in the country). This trust of 800 beds serves a population of 500,000 people. Located between the South Downs and the sea, one and a half hours to London, Chichester is a beautiful cathedral city town with plenty of amenities on offer.

For more information contact:
Dr Paul Tate, Consultant Respiratory Physician, paul.tate@wsht.nhs.uk
Dr Bethia Bradley, Consultant Respiratory Physician, bethia.bradley@wsht.nhs.uk

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Western Health and Social Care Trust - Consultant Physician in Respiratory Medicine

Western Health and Social Care Trust - Altnagelvin Area Hospital (2 Vacancies)

Altnagelvin Area Hospital are recruiting for 2 Consultant Physicians in Respiratory Medicine.

Altnagelvin Area Hospital is situated on the outskirts of Londenderry, Northern Ireland. It is the largest district hospital in Northen Ireland and has the widest range of specialties outside of Belfast City and Royal Group Hospitals.

The postholder will be expected to:
- Provide specialist inpatient Respiratory Medicine services (e.g. non-invasive ventilation and appropriate links with other specialty teams)
- Develop, in conjunction with colleagues, outpatient and community multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine services, appropriate to the local geography and in line with regional priorities as dictated by the regional Respiratory Services Framework
- Participate fully in existing Respiratory Medicine activities in the Western Trust, including the Western Trust Lung Cancer Multidisciplinary Meeting and the Respiratory medicine/radiology meeting
- Contribute to a medicine service of optimum quality within Western Trust

For further information contact:
Deborah Clifford, deborah.clifford@westerntrust.hscni.net

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Whittington Health NHS Trust - Consultant in Integrated Respiratory and General Medicine

Whittington Health NHS Trust

This is an opportunity for an enthusiastic and innovative respiratory physician to join our expanding team at Whittington Health. The post holder will be responsible for the continued delivery, and further development, of our already well-established, integrated respiratory service. Whittington Health is an Integrated Care Organisation, which includes the Whittington hospital and community services in Islington and Haringey. We are located at Archway, North London, close to both Highgate Village and Islington. Whittington Health provides care to a socio-economically and culturally diverse population of some 250,000 people.

The respiratory team has an excellent local and national reputation for high value multidisciplinary, holistic care of patients with long-term respiratory conditions. We are recruiting to a substantive consultant post in respiratory medicine and general (internal) medicine (GIM) post following retirement of senior colleagues.

We are currently a team of 6 consultants, including this post, who provide care for outpatients, inpatients and patients in the community with a wide-range of respiratory conditions. This includes consultant led-care for our 21-23 bed specialist respiratory ward, including 4 HDU beds, run by an excellent experienced ward manager, supported by 2 SpRs and junior trainees. The hospital-based team includes three (2 WTE) respiratory specialist nurses, 3 respiratory physiologists, 3 clinical psychologists, 1 respiratory pharmacist and a lung cancer clinical nurse specialist and MDT coordinator. The post holder will work closely with the respiratory nurse specialist and physiotherapist members of our community respiratory team (CORE), the hospital physiotherapy team and smoking cessation specialists. The appointee will also be expected to participate in the emergency out of hours GIM Rota (1 in 16) including 8am-8pm at weekends with time off in lieu.

The appointee will take on shared leadership roles in lung cancer and pleural disease, including the ultrasound service (delivery and training juniors), and will be one of the consultants doing, and training respiratory registrars, in bronchoscopy. The appointee will be expected to contribute to the range of quality improvement work across our respiratory pathways and lead in an area of quality improvement that reflects their own interest and expertise and that fits with the department aims.

The Whittington has an excellent reputation for junior doctor training and our trainees are of high calibre and is a University Hospital, part of the UCL/Royal Free School of Medicine. The appointee will contribute to respiratory training for under-graduates and trainee doctors, will be a clinical and educational supervisor, and will also contribute to the training of other members of the multi-disciplinary team.

For further information contact:
Dr Sara Lock, Clinical for Respiratory Medicine, sara.lock@nhs.net
Dr Louise Restrick Intergated Consultant Respiratory Physician, l.restrick@nhs.net

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Worthing Hospital - Consultant in Respiratory and General (Internal) Medicine

Western Sussex Hospital Trust - Worthing Hospital

Worthing Hospital is recruiting for a Consultant in Respiratory and General Internal Medicine post with inpatient and outpatient responsibilities. The post is full-time including participation in a full shift rota system working 1 in 7.

We are looking for a colleague who will lead in the development of either the pleural service or higher dependency respiratory service.

Pleural Service
The post-holder would be expected to have an interest in and ideally training experience with medical thoracoscopy. The Trust and the department would support the post holder in developing a local medical thoracoscopy service for the Trust as part of a wider programme to extend the scope of our short stay and day case pleural service.

Higher Dependency Respiratory Service
The post holder will be expected to have a specific interest in high dependency respiratory care. They would be supported in leading the development of a 4 to 6 bedded level 2 respiratory unit catering specifically for patients in acute respiratory failure who require non-invasive ventilatory support, Optiflow support etc including patients with artificial airways stepping down from the critical care and high dependency areas.

The post-holder would contribute to the GIM acute on call rota and in conjunction with the current three respiratory physicians provide an in-reach service to the Emergency Floor at the Worthing site. This will also make the department ready for the commissioning of the Sussex based home NIV service.


For further information contact:
Dr Katrine Steele, Consultant Respiratory Physician, katrine.steele@wsht.nhs.uk
Dr Nick Adams, Consultant Respiratory Physician nick.adams@wsht.nhs.uk

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Wythenshawe Hospital - Consultant in Respiratory Medicine with an interest in Interstitial Lung Disease

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust - Wythenshawe Hospital (2 Vacancies)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a replacement post within the Manchester University Foundation Trust (MFT) Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) Unit. MFT is one of thee major teaching hospitals in Manchester and has around 400 clinical medical students on site. It houses regional and supraregional services in Lung Disease, and currently has over 40 clinical and academic consultants in Respiratory Medicine, Allergy, and Infection.

The successful applicant will join an established team of health care professionals servicing a population of over 5 million. The MFT ILD Unit is a regional tertiary referral centre and is pivotal in driving a regional network across the North West of the UK.. The post holder will work along-side Drs Nazia Chaudhuri and Dr Colm Leonard (joint leads) and Dr Pilar Rivera Ortega to continue to deliver a high quality ILD service across the city of Manchester. Out-patient and in-patient care will be shared alongside existing colleagues. The post holder will be actively involved in the organisation and delivery of the ILD MDT. As part of this post along with other colleagues the post holder will provide support and guidance to the ILD team (3x ILD specialist nurse, research nurse, MDT coordinator, 2 x ILD pharmacist and clinical research fellow). The ILD Unit has a reputation for clinical research and has close ties to the NIHR Clinical Research Facility.
You would be encouraged to develop and support your own research theme, become PI on clinical trials, and an Honorary University contract at The University of Manchester would be negotiable. Education and training to staff, students and junior doctors will be an essential part of the role, and there will be opportunities to get involved in a more formal role in undergraduate or post graduate education for the appropriate applicant.

Applicants must have completed higher training and should have some experience in the specialist fields of ILD. Research training, and a postgraduate degree are desirable requirements (MD or PhD). This post would be suitable for SpR’s at completion of training, but also to consultants with expertise in ILD.

South Manchester has an excellent location close to the Lake District, Peak District and North Wales. Travel links are excellent, with the hospital within 2 miles of the international Airport and motorway network to North, South and West. Culturally and in terms of education for children there is massive opportunity and high quality housing is available within the required geographical locality required for on-call commitments.

For further information contact:
Dr Nazia Chaudhuri , Consultant Respiratory Physician, Nazia.Chaudhuri@mft.nhs.uk

This post is subject to Criminal Record (CRB) Disclosure. We are an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will be expected to provide evidence of ability to communicate effectively in English.

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Wythenshawe Hospital - Consultant Physician in Respiratory Medicine and Thoracic Oncology

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust - Wythenshawe Hospital (2 Vacancies)

Wythenshawe Hospital is recruiting for 2 Consultants in Respiratory Medicine and Thoracic Oncology.

The post is in Lung Cancer and Pleural Disease within the Directorate of Respiratory Medicine. There is a major focus in the provision of the RAPID lung cancer pathway. The post holder will be working alongside existing consultant colleagues across the lung cancer pathway and is key to the delivery of this expanding service.

The post will involve responsibility for the RAPID Hub, outpatient clinics, diagnostic lists, participation in the respiratory on-call rota, ward cover and management of admissions. The post holder will be actively involved in the organistation and delivery of the lung cancer MDT and have responsibility for coordinating lung cancer/ pleural referrals and diagnostics. As part of this post along with other colleagues the post holder will provide support and guidance to the team consisting of specialist nurses, physiotherapists, OT, Dietician, lung physiologists and junior medical staff.

Wythenshawe Hospital has recently been awarded a £4.2M contract to expand NHS screening to 34 North Manchester GP practices, from which we expect over 500 referrals and 170 early stage lung cancers. This Programme will be first ‘whole CCG’ commissioned Lung Health Check/Lung Cancer Screening Programme in the UK.

The appointee will take an active role in medical education and will be expected to take on the role of educational supervisor for trainees. The post holder will be encouraged to participate in teaching undergraduates and postgraduates, and to participate in audit, research and service development.

For further information contact:
Dr Richard Booton, Specialty Director & Lead Lung Cancer Clinician, Richard.booton@mft.nhs.uk or 0161 291 2116


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York Teaching Hospital NHS Trust - Consultant Respiratory Medicine

York Teaching Hospital NHS Trust

We are delighted to invite candidates to apply to work with us in this dynamic and expanding Respiratory Medicine department in the beautiful city of York. We are looking to expand a number of services, including lung cancer, asthma, ILD and bronchiectasis, as well as increasing general respiratory cover. We therefore welcome applicants with a broad range of sub-specialty interests.

Candidates will contribute to the General Medical on-call rota, though in the longer-term, a separate respiratory on-call rota and an on-ward/off-ward working pattern is envisaged, which will facilitate further development of sub-specialist interests.

The department and Trust both offer a welcoming and dynamic working environment, with opportunities to participate in teaching medical students from the Hull York Medical School (HYMS) and research projects.

This post offers the opportunity to live and work in North Yorkshire, an area of outstanding natural beauty. The Trust’s location allows easy access to the outstanding countryside of the Yorkshire Dales, Moors and coast. It has excellent schools, many rated as “outstanding” by OFSTED, as well as excellent transport links, being 2 hours from London and 30 minutes from Leeds by train.

The post is based at York Hospital, and we welcome whole-time, part-time or job-share applications. We are looking for friendly, enthusiastic and dynamic individuals who will work well within the team to develop inpatient and outpatient services. In line with service provision discussions there may be scope for additional capacity which will be clarified during the recruitment process to potential candidates.

The Trust also offers an excellent Staff Benefits package to all employees, which includes salary sacrifice schemes and local discounts/offers . In addition you will receive an excellent Study leave package and support your professional development.

For further information contact:
Dr Alison Gill on 01904 726045

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Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust - Consultant in Respiratory Medicine

The Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust - FUTURE VACANCIES

Please note that these are future vacancies and will be recruited to within the next 12 months.

The Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust will be recruiting for two Consultants in Respiratory Medicine, one with a sub-specialty interest in COPD and another with a sub-specialty interest in asthma.

The Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust employs approximately 8,000 staff and provides a comprehensive range of acute services from 2 hospital sites for a based population of around 650,000, with some specialist services aimed at an extended catchment area of 1.2 million people. We are a University teaching hospital affiliated with the Hull York Medical School. We have a team of 13 Consultants, including 3 Academics. We have a busy academic unit with our own Clinical Trials Unit. We have a busy educational program and the post will include opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.

For further information contact:
Dr Shoaib Faruqi, Consultant in Respiratory and General Medicine, Shoaib.Faruqi@hey.nhs.uk

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Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust - Consultant in Respiratory Medicine with an interest in ILD

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

Please note that this is a future vacancy

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust are advertising for a Consultant in Respiratory Medicine.

This role does have GIM on call committment, however it will be minimal as we are expanding our acute medical services to operate on call from 8am-8pm. There will be an inpatient ward to manage with twice weekly ward rounds, general respiratory clinics and 2 sessions dedicated to the specialist interest.

For further information contact
Dr Simon Webster, Clinical Lead for Respiratory Medicne, simonwebster1@nhs.net

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Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust - Consultant in Respiratory Medicine with an interest in Sleep Medicine and Ventilation

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

Please note that this is a future vacancy

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust are advertising for a Consultant in Respiratory Medicine.

This role does have GIM on call committment, however it will be minimal as we are expanding our acute medical services to operate on call from 8am-8pm. There will be an inpatient ward to manage with twice weekly ward rounds, general respiratory clinics and 2 sessions dedicated to the specialist interest.

For further information contact
Dr Simon Webster, Clinical Lead for Respiratory Medicne, simonwebster1@nhs.net

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Portsmouth Hospital NHS Trust - Respiratory Consultant with an interest in Sleep Medicine

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust - FUTURE VACANCY

Please note that this is a future vacancy and will be recruited to within the next 2 years.

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust is seeking an enthusiastic, forward-thinking Consultant Physician in Respiratory Medicine. This post offers an exciting opportunity for either a recently-trained or an established respiratory consultant to develop the sleep service within our busy and visionary department.

Any second respiratory sub-specialty interest would be welcomed.

The Department
The Respiratory Centre at Portsmouth is one of the largest units in the country. The patient-base is 1% of the UK population, providing an exceptional range of clinical experience. This appointment will increase the department to a complement of 14 Consultant Respiratory Physicians. There is a well-established multi-disciplinary ethos, including a team of specialist respiratory nurses, a superintendent physiotherapist and team, a specialist lung-function and sleep team and a closely-integrated secretarial and clerical staff.

The department has a strong record of delivery in research and innovation, with a wide interest in educational activities, headed by a Chair in Respiratory Medicine; he is also Respiratory Lead for the Wessex Academic Health Science Network, facilitating departmental participation in regional Respiratory Quality Improvement programmes. The department has close links with the Universities of Portsmouth and Southampton.

The Respiratory Centre includes purpose-built respiratory outpatient facilities, a respiratory day-case ward and bronchoscopy suite, lung function laboratories, administrative and secretarial support, with office-space for the entire team. Chest imaging facilities are immediately adjacent.

Respiratory in-patients in Portsmouth
All respiratory consultants participate in the acute GIM take and on call at QAH (approx. 1:26). There is a newly-built 10-bedded state-of-the-art Respiratory High Care Unit run by the respiratory physicians, adjacent to dedicated respiratory wards with 66 further beds.

Portsmouth Sleep Service

Since our Sleep service was established 10 years ago, it has undergone rapid development and we see in excess of 1200 new cases per year, including referrals for a wide range of non-respiratory sleep disorders. We have an excellent multi-disciplinary team of nurses and physiologists who work closely with the rest of the Respiratory Department. Our sleep clinics are predominantly Nurse / Physiologist led, with access to a Consultant Sleep clinic for complex cases.
We have monthly sleep meetings that alternate between management of the service and departmental education.
We provide overnight polysomnography, multiple sleep latency tests and maintenance-of-wakefulness testing. We have actigraphy monitoring for suspected circadian disorders and unexplained hypersomnia.

For further information contact:
Dr Ben Green, ben.green@porthosp.nhs.uk

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Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust - Consultant Respiratory Physician

Sandwell and West Birmingham - FUTURE VACANCY

Please note that this is a future vacancy and will be recruited to within the next 12 months.

Sandwell and West Birmingham will be recruiting for a Consultant Respiratory Physician whose interests may include COPD, bronchiectasis, cough, integrated care and/or lung cancer.

For further information contact:
Dr Guy Hagan, Clinical Lead, guy.hagan@nhs.net

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Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - Consultant with an interest in Pulmonary Vasuclar Diease

Royal Hallamshire Hospital - Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Please note that this is a future vacancy and

This is a new post based at The Sheffield Pulmonary Vascular Disease Unit which is at The Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield.
Sheffield Pulmonary Vascular Disease Unit is the largest specialist centre in the UK for the assessment and management of patients with suspected pulmonary vascular disease. The Pulmonary Vascular Disease Unit is based on a dedicated ward and has excellent links with specialised medicine and access to world class imaging facilities. The successful applicant would join the existing team of 4 full time NHS Consultants and 2 Academic Consultants sharing responsibility for acute and elective patients on a rotational basis. On call duties are for the Pulmonary Vascular Disease Unit only with no General Medical or Respiratory on call. We have an active programme of both clinical and basic science research giving the opportunity for the successful candidate to join with projects already running or develop their own research interest and portfolio.

Competency at performing right heart catheterisation would be desirable but not essential to be considered for this post and there would also be potential opportunities to maintain other Respiratory skills such as bronchoscopy. Any prospective candidate could discuss what possibilities are available.

For further information contact:
Dr Charlie Elliot, Charlie.elliot@sth.nhs.uk

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Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - Consultant with a specialist interest in Respiratory Medicine and a sub-specialty interest in lung cancer

Northern General Hospital - Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Please note that this is a future vacancy

This is a new post within The Academic Directorate of Respiratory Medicine, based at the Northern General Hospital, Sheffield.
The successful candidate would be joining a highly functioning multidisciplinary team in a busy regional unit supported by all the necessary facilities and subspecialty support. They will have responsibility for acute and elective patient activity on a rotational basis with “off ward” time. Duties would include inpatient (Respiratory) and outpatient (General Respiratory and Lung Cancer) care as well as procedures and on-call (specialty Respiratory Take, currently 1:15 without this post).

For further information contact: Dr Charlie Elliot, Charlie.elliot@sth.nhs.uk

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Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - Consultant with a specialist interest in Respiratory Medicine and COPD

Northern General Hospital - Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Please note that this is a future vacancy

This is a replacement post within The Academic Directorate of Respiratory Medicine, based at the Northern General Hospital, Sheffield.

The successful candidate would be joining a highly functioning multidisciplinary team in a busy regional unit supported by all the necessary facilities and subspecialty support. They will have responsibility for acute and elective patient activity on a rotational basis with “off ward” time. Duties would include inpatient (Respiratory) and outpatient (General Respiratory and COPD) care as well as procedures and on-call (specialty Respiratory Take, currently 1:15).

Specialty services for COPD are based at The Northern General Hospital and include specialist nursing, COPD MDT, service development programme including community COPD team, surgical MDT, dedicated respiratory support unit for NIV as well as domiciliary ventilation. The service is very high performing in the National COPD Audit.

For further information contact: Dr Charlie Elliot, Charlie.elliot@sth.nhs.uk

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