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Clinical Teaching Fellows - Office Based

Job Reference: 249-MED9990264

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (GWH) is forward-looking, friendly and focused on providing a wide range of excellent healthcare services to patients in Swindon and the surrounding area. We provide services in the acute hospital, in the community and in primary care; caring for over 1.2 million contacts every year. We have recently taken over the provision of two GP practices and are excited for the future as we work towards a completely integrated healthcare system in Swindon.

We value the diversity of our colleagues and actively champion an inclusive culture. We have a workforce of 5,200 and are committed to helping our colleagues achieve a work/life balance and proudly offer supportive, inclusive and family friendly employment with an on-site nursery available and flexible working policies. You'll be joining a great team in a great place, where your commitment will be genuinely valued, your skills respected, and your ambition rewarded.

Whether you already live here, or are thinking of relocating, you'll find Swindon is a great place to live and work, offering a countryside, modern shopping hubs, great schools and accessible transport links – we are less than a mile from Junction 15 of the M4, and there's a great bus service from the town centre to the hospital.

Clinical Teaching Fellow(s)-Office Based


We would like to appoint 16 Clinical Teaching Fellows (CTF)-office based for the Academic Year beginning August 2020. These are 1-year posts in the first instance, but they can be extended for a further 12 months by mutual agreement.


These posts are aimed at post foundation year doctors who wish to spend time working in a medical educational role at The Academy in Swindon, working with medical students from The Universities of Bristol (UoB), Oxford (UoO) & Kings College Hospital, London (KCH). The posts are suitable for doctors who wish to take time out before starting higher medical training or doctors who want to take a year out of a training programme (subject to agreement by the relevant training programme director) or for doctors interested in an academic career who wish to pursue a higher degree such as an MSc or doctorate (MD).


All appointee’s will be fully funded to undertake a formal educational qualification such as The Teaching & Learning for Health Professionals (TLHP) certificate or a master’s programme over 2 years in any academic area related to medicine. All appointees will spend 80% of their time working on the UG programme and 20% of their time undertaking supernumerary clinical work. The rotations will be agreed at interview.


The CTF’s will also be offered the opportunity & funding to take part in a range of educational programmes such as:


  1. Dept post graduate teaching in their chosen speciality while they prepare for part II MRCP, MRCS or Primary Care exams.
  2. Self-Selected Components in Uganda (Tropical Medicine) and the French Alps (Wilderness & Expedition Medicine, Sports Medicine) & Malta (Dive Medicine) (see appendix 2 of the job description).
  3. Medical Education & Widening Participation programmes
  4. Simulation training and leadership in our state-of-the-art simulation suite.


Appointment Procedure

If you would like to apply please complete the online application form, in addition, candidates can upload a copy of their CV. The closing date is 17:00 on the 24th January 2020. Short listed candidates will be notified by 17:00 on the 31st Jan 2020 and interviews will take place on 11th February 2020 at the Academy in Swindon (Venue: Holiday Inn, SN3 6AQ)


Mr Kevin Jones BSC (Hons) MB ChB BAO FRCOG MSc MD

Academy Medical Dean.

3rd January 2020

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