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Fellow in Lower Limb Surgery

Job Reference: 408-DOC-WUTH-19-02-B

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Trauma and Orthopaedic
Arrowe Park and Clatterbridge, Wirral

All new colleagues can expect to receive a warm and friendly Wirral welcome from the very first time they make contact with us. We are described as “competent and caring staff” by our patients.

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is situated on The Wirral peninsula which has a stunning coastline and beautiful countryside surroundings, with great activities for its residents.

We are one of the largest and busiest acute Trusts in the North West of England, comprising of the Wirral’s only Emergency Department. We provide a high quality range of acute care services and employ over 6,000 staff, who serve a population of approximately 400,000 people across Wirral, Ellesmere Port, Neston, North Wales and the wider North West footprint.

We have approximately 855 beds trust-wide and our financial turnover is in excess of £337m.

The Wirral is easily accessible to major airports and has excellent transport links including motorway, train, bus or ferry and within easy reach to the major cities of Liverpool, Chester and Manchester as well as neighbouring North Wales.


This fellowship is an Advanced Surgical Training Fellowship. It is suitable for a post-Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) surgeon with FRCS (Trauma & Orthopaedics) specialist registrars or equivalent for overseas applicants, wishing to gain further experience in Lower Limb Surgery, with a view to seeking a consultant post with this specialist interest. For applicants in training, applications must be accompanied by the written approval of the candidate’s Postgraduate Dean and Director of Training.

Candidates will be expected to retain their own training number and will need to apply for unpaid leave for out of programme training from their current deanery. Applications are invited from individuals who have attained their CCT in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery.

The Wirral Lower Limb Unit is part of a large NHS Acute Teaching Hospital covering a local population of 400,000 people. The unit is a busy centre treating all aspects of lower limb surgery including trauma, soft tissue reconstruction and elective surgery. This position is for a 12 month period starting August 2019 and provides a comprehensive elective and trauma service. The position would suit a surgeon who is looking to gain specialist experience in lower limb surgery. The unit encourages independent operating and outpatient clinics with exposure to complex surgery.

The applicant would be expected to have had previous experience in lower limb surgery. Full GMC registration and licence to practice in the UK is required. The post holder would also be expected to participate in the on-call rota as required.

Applications should be accompanied by curriculum vitae.

Written approval of the candidates Post-Graduate Dean and Director of Training should be submitted with the application.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Mr Glyn Thomas, Consultant Lower Limb Surgeon on 0151 482 7964

Following your application via NHS Jobs, your information will be imported into our third party recruitment system – Trac Jobs. All subsequent information regarding your application will then be generated from and this is where you will be able to track the progress of your application. This will ensure we deal with your application quickly and efficiently.

By applying for this post you are agreeing to Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in the application, to its third party management system.

Please note; that if you are offered a position, your personal details will automatically be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system (ESR).

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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