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Consultant in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine

Job Reference: 358-1897811-CON

University Hospitals of Leicester
Paediatric Respiratory
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
£77,913 - £105,042

Applications are invited for a substantive Consultant post in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine.

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust provides acute and specialist paediatric services for Leicester and the surrounding hospitals in the South East Midlands including: allergy, congenital heart disease, endocrinology, ENT, gastroenterology, haematology, neurology, NICU, oncology, paediatric surgery, PICU, and respiratory medicine.

The paediatric respiratory service is a vibrant, proactive, and cohesive team comprising of 3 substantive NHS consultants, 1 locum NHS consultant, 1 academic associate professor, 1 CF fellow, 1 asthma research fellow, 1 GRID trainee, and 7 respiratory specialist nurses. We have a long-standing reputation for high quality clinical care, research and education, with our staff’s commitment to excellence reflected in our consistent performance at the highest level.

Working as a multidisciplinary team, we provide care for children with difficult asthma, cystic fibrosis, airway and sleep disorders, complex and rare respiratory disorders, children with non-CF bronchiectasis, and have a close working relationship with the East Midlands Congenital Heart Centre. We also provide care for children on long term invasive and non-invasive home ventilation, and host one of only three diagnostic centres for primary ciliary dyskinesia in the UK.

Our paediatric investigation unit provides a comprehensive diagnostic service including bronchial challenge testing, plethysmography, respiratory polysomnography, home oximetry and capnography, multiple breath nitrogen washout and induced sputum testing. The paediatric flexible bronchoscopy service comprises of regular planned theatre lists, joint bronchoscopies and MLBs with ENT, and ad hoc bronchoscopies in the emergency theatre or on intensive care.

The successful appointee will be expected to participate in the paediatric respiratory consultant of the week rota (including on calls for telephone advice), outpatient clinics, undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, research and clinical audit. They will be required to undertake management duties and work in a multidisciplinary team. As this post is regulated by the Protection of Children Act 1999, The Criminal Justice Courts Act 2000 and / or the Care Standards Act 2000 an enhanced police criminal records disclosure will be requested by the Trust in the event of a successful application.

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further information and for an informal discussion, please contact:

Dr Erol Gaillard, Paediatric Respiratory Lead on (0116) 258 6649


Dr. Simon Robinson, Head of Service for Paediatric Specialties on (0116) 258 7684


We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of completed application forms.

Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.”

Important Information

Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application you are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you by email via a TRAC system account.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We especially welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitably EU/EEA candidate is successful it is unlikely that the Trust is able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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