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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 25/11/2021.

Consultant Paediatrician in Complex Paediatric Obesity

Job Reference: 349-MCH-3654905

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Paediatric Endocrinology
Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, Manchester
£84,559 - £114,003 per annum pro rata

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 28,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of ten hospitals across seven separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology Cancer, Paediatrics, Women’s Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

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Employer: Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust,

Department: Paediatric Endocrinology, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital


The new Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital (RMCH) is the largest dedicated children’s hospital in the UK. It is a state-of-the-art facility, opened in June 2009 as part of a £0.5 billion hospital development comprising new facilities for the Royal Eye Hospital, St Mary’s Hospital and much of the medical division of the Manchester Royal Infirmary. The hospital provides children’s emergency, secondary and regional tertiary services providing facilities for children and babies from North West England and further afield.

There is a comprehensive Children’s Emergency Department, housed within the hospital. This provides the portal of entry for A&E patients and all acute referrals to the secondary and tertiary services. The hospital provides all of the following Specialist Children’s Services: Gastroenterology, Respiratory Medicine, Rheumatology, Neurology, Nephrology, Cardiology, Clinical Genetics, Endocrinology, Bone Disorders, Metabolic Medicine, Oncology, Haematology, Paediatric Intensive Care, Burns and Plastics, Orthopaedics and Trauma, Paediatric and Neonatal Surgery, Urology, Spinal Surgery, Otolaryngology.


The Tertiary Paediatric Endocrine Unit at RMCH provides specialist services for children and young people with endocrine, growth and metabolic bone disorders in the North West extending from Cumbria down to Cheshire, including Greater Manchester. Jointly with Biochemistry, it coordinates the regional Congenital Hypothyroid screening programme. The unit at RMCH, in partnership with Alder Hey Children’s Hospital (AHCH) in Liverpool, also provides the quaternary Northern Congenital Hyperinsulinism (NORCHI) service for the north and mid regions of England. This service was established in 2006 and is committed to clinical and basic science research. The unit also has expertise in metabolic bone disease of childhood and is a commissioned centre for Hypophosphatasia treatment. The unit also supports a secondary and tertiary diabetes service for Greater Manchester.

The unit is also strongly committed to clinical and basic science research and has close links with the Endocrinology & Diabetes Group (Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health) at the University of Manchester as well as Greater Manchester Clinical Research Network with studies and trials run at the NIHR Welcome Trust Clinical Research Facility at RMCH.

The RMCH endocrine department has recently received commissioning as one of several nationally NHSE commissioned Complications of Excess Weight (CEW) treatment regional centres to treat and manage complex cases of childhood obesity. This service will function as part of an RMCH / AHCH partnership across the Northwest of England.

Work Plan

The appointee will be contracted for 9 programmed activities (PAs) per week. A suggested work plan is attached. However, a full job plan will be agreed with the Clinical Lead and General Manager on appointment and additional PAs will be negotiated according to contribution to on-call, research and medical education activities. Theappointee will be expected to cover for colleagues annual, study and sick leave.

The post is for a consultant for the management of paediatric complex obesity and glycaemic disorders. The appointee will be based at RMCH but, have the ability to work flexibly in other Trust hospital sites, e.g. Trafford General Hospital and will undertake complex obesity clinics. The post holder will also have to attend MDT discussions for complex patients and joint AlderHey and RMCH partnership patient discussions and service updates.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Dr Raja Padidela
Job title: Lead Clinician for Paediatric Endocrinology Department
Email address:
Telephone number: 0161 701 1628

Additional contact information

Dr. Mars Skae, Clinical Lead for Complex Obesity Services

Clinical Director, Clinical Service Unit 2 Medicine

Secretary 0161 701 1628



Dr Maggie Steggall Clinical Director,

Clinical Service Unit 1 Medicine

Email :

We may decide to close this vacancy earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Trust policy requires that the cost of submitting & processing the successful applicant/s DBS application be recovered via salary deduction in the first 3 months following start in post. The amount of £26.85(standard disclosure) or £43.85(enhanced disclosure) If you wish to withdraw once a DBS application has commenced you will be still liable for payment.

MFT would like to develop a committed, flexible workforce that is able to adapt to the changing needs of the NHS. We aim to support employees who wish to work flexibly, to allow them to maintain a healthy work life balance and fair consideration will be given to any flexible working requests.

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post.

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Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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