Recruitment Hub

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

We will also be launching a new “Recruitment Rendezvous” space at the Winter Meeting.  On Wednesday 5 and Thursday 6 December, a dedicated area will be available for interested individuals to meet for informal discussion and where information on current opportunities will be displayed.  We will be circulating further information on this in due course.

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

September 2018

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,

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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,, 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,
Professor Salman Siddiqui, Clinical Lead for Asthma,

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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,
Dr Ishaku Pam, Clinical Director of Medical Division,

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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,
Dr John Park,
Dr Grace Robinson,

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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,
Dr Ian Molyneux, 01723 342037,

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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,
Dr Bethia Bradley, Consultant Respiratory Physician,

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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,

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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,
Dr Nick Adams, Consultant Respiratory Physician

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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,

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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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,

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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,

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Portsmouth Hosptial 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,

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