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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 09/12/2019.

Consultant General and Upper GI Surgeon

Job Reference: 236-STM-CON27-2019

Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
General Surgery/Upper GI
Salford Care Organisation, Manchester
£79,860 - £107,668

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) unites five local hospitals to deliver high quality care across the North East of Greater Manchester.

The Alliance provides the benefits of scale but delivers this locally through multiple hospital sites which make up four new Care Organisations – Bury/Rochdale, North Manchester, Oldham and Salford. Using our mantra of ‘Saving lives, Improving lives’, the aim is for our Care Organisations to work closely with the communities they serve to deliver safe, high quality and reliable care, which are trusted, connected and pioneering.

Our Care Organisations are designed to operate within our group arrangement of hospitals, community and healthcare services which bring together over 17,000 staff and the services of The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. Our size and geographical reach means we are creating an environment each individual will be inspired and empowered by to be the best they can be. This is a really exciting time to join our new team.

Consultant Oesophago-gastric (OG) Surgeon (Cancer and Complex Benign Disease)

An opportunity has arisen for the appointment of a Consultant Oesophago-Gastric (OG) Surgeon (Cancer and Complex Benign Disease). You will join an established team of 8 OG surgeons working within the recently centralised Great Manchester OG Service (GMOGS).

Greater Manchester Oesophago-Gastric Service

The GMOGS based at Salford Royal was established in September 2018 and provides the surgical management of malignant and complex benign OG disease for the region’s 3.5 million population. In partnership with our oncology colleagues at The Christie, the service is now the largest of its kind in the United Kingdom, and one of the largest in Europe.

The surgical unit undertakes approximately 160 oesophago-gastric cancer resections annually (in addition to resections for GISTs and benign disease). Furthermore, SRFT is the tertiary referral centre for complex benign surgery (including revisional anti-reflux surgery, giant hiatus hernia, achalasia).

The service has 8 Clinical Nurse Specialists, and a full complement of dedicated OG allied specialists. You will work closely with a team of OG anaesthetists and intensivists to deliver the highest quality of peri-operative care supported by a regionally established ‘prehabilitation’ programme and locally developed enhanced recovery pathways.

Non-Elective Service

GMOGS delivers the surgical management of all specialist OG emergency work for the region. This is the largest specialist OG emergency service in the country and particular emphasis is placed on a consultant-led and delivered approach. You will be expected to participate in a dedicated OG on-call rota and be able to manage conditions including perforated oesophagus, incarcerated hiatus hernia and post-operative complications requiring further surgical interventions and emergency general surgery.


The Surgical Unit is actively engaged in a regional cross-speciality research group and works to ensure that patients have access to the latest clinical trials. The surgical unit has a dedicated full-time OG research nurse with a further imminent addition in the next month. Individuals are encouraged to develop their own research interests and the Unit currently has a consultant surgeon part-funded by the NIHR. The successful candidate will, alongside their colleagues and the ‘research lead’, support the expansion of the Unit’s research portfolio. SRFT has strong links with the region’s three Universities providing ample opportunity for research development in all areas.

In line with the Trust’s Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, religion, marital status, social back ground or trade union membership. However, as members of ethnicity minority groups and individuals with disabilities are currently under-represented at this level of post, we would encourage applications from members of these groups. Appointment will be based on merit alone.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Mr Khurshid Akhtar , Consultant Upper GI Surgeon -


Miss Kirsty Macdonald, Senior Manager - Surgery ( 0161 206 1347



If you are applying to work for Salford Royal it is important that you are aware of the following:

The Trust has four core values which are a focus for how our staff and volunteers work with each other and care for patients.

These shared values (patient and customer focus, continuous improvement. Accountability and respect) help us to work together to continuously improve the organisation and our staff.

As part of the recruitment process (application form and interview) you will be assessed to see if you meet the Trust Values

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