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Macmillan Consultant in Palliative Medicine

Job Reference: 412-MED4676

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust : Medical Resourcing
412 Care of the Elderly Medical Staff
£77,913 to £105,042 pa

Macmillan Consultant in Palliative Medicine


Applications are invited for a Consultant in Palliative Medicine at Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. You will work primarily at Leighton Hospital, Crewe but will also provide sessions to St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice and Central Cheshire Community Services.

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s staff benefit from great work, education and leisure opportunities in a predominantly rural county. Nevertheless, it is situated only 35 minutes from Manchester or Liverpool, an hour away from Birmingham and only half an hour away from the Peak District and the Staffordshire Moorlands. There are some excellent day nurseries and schools in the local area, including 22 Ofsted ‘Outstanding Providers’.

The Trust has a formal clinical partnership with its nearby University Hospital of North Midlands in Stoke on Trent, clinical networks in Liverpool and Manchester, and also benefits from links with local universities in Crewe (Manchester Metropolitan University) and in Chester. We also have links with the Cheshire & Merseyside Cancer Alliance and clinical pathway links with The Christie.

There are three sites including its headquarters at Leighton Hospital near Crewe, with green fields bordering the site on every side, but benefits from some of the very latest clinical facilities. These include critical care, neonatal intensive care, a new suite of state-of-the-art theatres and a dedicated day case Treatment Centre. The Trust has invested in clinical expansion significantly in recent years has a good reputation for research and, is rated as ‘Good’ by the CQC from its 2018 full inspection.

We are seeking an enthusiastic individual to join the well-established Palliative Care Services for the Central Cheshire area, covering Leighton Hospital, St Luke’s Hospice and the Community. The post holder will work with an established dynamic team of multidisciplinary palliative care specialists and take a lead role in providing, developing and shaping high quality palliative care and end of life services in Central Cheshire.

Palliative and End of Life Care is a key priority for Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and there is Executive support to build a service fit for the future.

This is a new position and an exciting opportunity to shape future palliative care delivery. The post holder will contribute significantly to the development of an innovative and integrated hospital, hospice and community specialist palliative care service across central Cheshire.

The post is offered on a full time or job share basis. The job plan is intended for a full time appointment with an opportunity to modify this if the post is offered on any other basis.

Applicants must have full registration with the GMC including a License to Practice, and be on the Specialist Register (or be within six months of obtaining their Certificate of Completion of Training).

Further enquiries or informal discussion/visits can be arranged by contacting:


Miss A Dingle

Cancer Lead

Mid Cheshire Hospitals Foundation Trust

Tel: 01270 612353 email:


Dr S Clarke

Medical Lead Cheshire End of Life Partnership

GP Advisor Macmillan Cancer Support

Tel: 01270 275303 email:


Dr A Graham

Medical Director

St Luke’s Hospice

Tel: 01606 55548 email:


Zoe Harris

Divisional General Manager

Medicine & Emergency Care Division

Tel: 01270 272347 email:


Shortlisted candidates will be expected to visit the department prior to interview.

MCHFT is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC, has the best results of all acute trusts in England and our Maternity Unit has been named as Midwifery Service of the Year.

In recent years, we have invested in clinical expansion and now have cutting edge clinical facilities including Critical Care and state-of-the-art theatres.

The Trust has a ‘Stronger Together’ clinical partnership with University Hospital North Midlands and is part of Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership (CCICP) which aims transform, develop and deliver health care services in the community.


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2 REFERENCES you must provide email addresses for all employers for your last 3 years of employment on your application.
3 VALUES AND BEHAVIOUR Recruitment is based on the Trust's values and behaviours which can be viewed on our website.
4 PROBATIONARY PERIOD Appointments are subject to a probationary period of 6 months.
5 DBS DISCLOSURE where a DBS is appropriate you will be required to pay for the disclosure
8 EXPENSES MCHFT does not reimburse travel to interview expenses.

Should you require a reasonable adjustment to our recruitment process, please contact a member of the Recruitment Team on 01270 273937 at the earliest opportunity and we'll be happy to discuss this with you.

MCHFT operates a Preferred Supplier List and agencies should refrain from making contact with colleagues in our organisation. Speculative approaches may reflect unfavourably on your agency.

Vacancies may close before the listed closing date if we have received sufficient applications.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

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

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