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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 16/12/2019.

Consultant Emergency Medicine

Job Reference: 236-ICD-CON30-2019

Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
Emergency Medicine
Salford Care Organisation, Salford
£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 in Emergency Medicine/

Consultant in EM with sub speciality Paediatric Interest

Work for an outstanding Trust – Together we can make a Difference

About us

Salford Royal Hospital is the flagship hospital within the new Northern Care Alliance NHS group, uniting five hospitals to deliver excellent care across a large sector of Greater Manchester.

We are the only NHS organisation to receive an outstanding Care Quality Commission report on consecutive inspections and we are the second NHS Trust in the country and the first in the North of England to be rated outstanding.

We will soon become Europe’s largest major trauma centre and we currently have higher than expected major trauma outcome survival.

We are looking for a colleague to join a diverse group of 21 emergency medicine consultants (including 4 dual qualified paediatric emergency medicine consultants), 4 consultant paediatricians and 4 paediatric nurse consultants.

At the core of our outstanding reputation, is an emphasis on sustainability and flexible working. We recognise that a good work-life balance is of paramount importance in developing a rewarding career.

We are a friendly and mutually supportive team of consultants. We’ve developed a unique none-hierarchical approach to working with our nursing and practitioner colleagues and we have excellent relationships with allied specialities.

Within our number, we have two of the UK’s twelve emergency medicine professors; a vice-president of The Royal College of Emergency Medicine; the Trauma Audit and Research Network research lead; the regional Lead for major trauma and local leads for pre-hospital medicine. Many of us have portfolio careers, with interests inside and outside of medicine including critical care, sports medicine, ultrasound, research, farming, writing and music.

We have cutting-edge research and educational programmes with close links to local universities.

We have a strong sports emergency medicine interest, providing medical cover for local rugby, football and cycling teams.

The Job


  • provide 8am to midnight shop floor cover for a busy adult emergency department with 8-4, 10-6, 12-8, 2-10 and 6-midnight/on call shifts. There are dedicated paediatric emergency medicine shifts with flexibility for a PEM consultant. A separate well-remunerated optional 11pm to 9am trauma shift ensures 24 hour Trauma Team Leadership.
  • are a paediatric Major Trauma unit with a separate Paediatric Emergency Department.
  • provide cover for a minor injuries unit staffed largely by nurse practitioners.
  • have weekly clinical management team meetings and monthly consultant meetings.
  • provide robust support for developing career interests.
  • Do morning ward rounds on the adjacent emergency admissions unit.


Within Greater Manchester, Salford enjoys its own rich history. Our central location and excellent motorway network enjoys easy access to: The Lake District; The Yorkshire Dales and the seaside. Manchester city centre and airport are close by.

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, , 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.

Find us on twitter: ED@SRFT1

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Angela Coumbarides, Clinical Director, Emergency Medicine


Dr Martin Thomas, Clinical Lead, Emergency Medicine

via the secretaries - 0161 206 1376 / 5372 / 0496 / 2474

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

If you have a disability please ensure you read additional information for disabled applicants.

Please be advised that the Trust will not re-imburse any expenses incurred by candidates for attending interview.

Overseas candidates wishing to apply would require immigration sponsorship. You can self assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorhip for this post please visit the UKBA website.

Please note that if you are short listed for interview you will be contacted via email and it is important that you check your email regularly.

Service details will be requested electronically from the previous employer for applicants who have NHS service

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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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