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Consultant in Respiratory Medicine

Job Reference: 249-MED9990186

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£77,913 - £105,042

The Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in Swindon is proud to have a team of highly skilled, kind and compassionate staff that deliver high quality care for our patients. The Trust provides acute services from the Great Western Hospital and community healthcare services across Swindon. We are an ambitious and progressive Foundation Trust, committed to continuing our quality journey so that we can exceed our patient’s expectations.

We have recently been successful in our bid for £30 million of national funding to develop an Integrated Front Door, expand our Emergency Department, purchase land for potential expansion and to help us develop new models of care, such as an intensive rehabilitation offer. And we have many more ambitious plans. This is a great and exciting milestone which will help us to maintain quality and safety for people in Swindon and the surrounding areas over the coming years.

The Great Western Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Consultant in Respiratory Medicine

The Respiratory Service at the Trust is looking to recruit a replacement Consultant. This post presents an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic growing department practicing from a newly built, state of the art 480 bed hospital. You will join the existing 6 Consultants providing respiratory care to our population of 400,000.

The Respiratory department is an integral department within the Division of Unscheduled Care. Respiratory physicians at the Great Western Hospital form part of the acute on call rota admitting acutely unwell general medical patients through our Emergency Department and Acute Assessment Unit. In-patient care is provided on a 35 bedded Respiratory and General Medical ward. Outpatient services are delivered on the main Hospital site. In addition the Department also have a Sleep Service, Lung Cancer Service, Plural Service, Bronchoscopy & EBUS service providing 2 lists per week, a Lung Function Service and CTD ILD monthly clinic.

We are looking for post holders with a special interest in any of the following areas: asthma, interstitial lung disease, lung cancer, pleural disease or sleep and domiciliary ventilation. Post holders will have the opportunity to develop their interest further once in post.

Successful applicants should hold MRCP (UK) or equivalent and should be within 6 months of CCT at the time of interview, or currently hold CCT.

The Great Western Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is located in Swindon. The hospital has excellent travel links, located 5 minutes by car to junction 15 of the M4. The town is on the main rail link between Bristol and London, with travel time to London Paddington within one hour. There is also easy access to surrounding villages within the Cotswolds.

For further information about this post please contact Dr Anthony Kerry, Respiratory lead on 01793 646146 (Secretary) or email

Closing date for applications: 25th March 2019

All correspondance in relation to your appliaction is via NHS jobs; any emails may default to your Junk inbox. Check your Junk file for any updates on your application.


Working in healthcare is rewarding and we will work with you to maximize your potential. All we ask in return is that you live by our STAR values - Service, Teamwork, Ambition and Respect.

  • We invest in your training and development to pursue a successful and fulfilling career in healthcare.
  • As an NHS employer we offer one of the most competitive and flexible benefits packages offered in the UK.
  • Permanent staff receive at least 27 days' holiday each year, a generous pension, plus other benefits including flexible working options and exclusive discounts.
  • Bank workers receive one extra hours pay for every 12 hours worked in place of annual leave entitlement, plus other benefits including pension.
  • We offer an onsite Nursery and are one of the first employers in the country to offer 30 hours of free childcare a week subject to eligibility.

Application information:

The vacancy will close as soon as sufficient applications are received.

All new starters with the Trust will be subject to a six month probationary period, with the exception of medical and dental candidates.

Current employees should be aware that this position is advertised as a GWH position and appointment ends any TUPE protection.

All candidates are required to pay for their own DBS check where applicable. Standard DBS check costs £26 and will be recovered from your first pay; Enhanced DBS check costs £44 and will be split and recovered over the first 2 pay.

Bank posts requiring a DBS check; payment must be made prior to commencing.

Apprentices are exempt from payment.

GWH NHS Foundation Trust is a safeguarding employer committed to safer recruitment practices to protect children, young people and vulnerable adults. As part of the organisation's commitment to Safer Recruitment, candidates may request copies of relevant policies and procedures by contacting the Recruitment Team.

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.

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