Consultant in General Surgery with a specialist interest in Oesophago-gastric (OG) Surgery

Guildford, Surrey
£76,761 - £103,490
16 Feb 2018
18 Mar 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Based in Guildford, the Royal Surrey County Hospital (RSCH) is a leading general hospital with 507 beds and specialist centre for cancer services and treatment. The RSCH serves a population of 320,000 for emergency and general hospital services and 1.2 million people for cancer services. The hospital has an annual income of £330 million. We employ over 3500 staff.

Our mission is to deliver the best patient care - anywhere

Every year the RSCH sees around 280,000 outpatients, admits 61,000 patients for treatment and 70,000 patients attend our A&E department. The Trust is also a centre of excellence and training for minimal access surgery.

Join us… We are one of the top 40 hospitals in the country and amongst top 100 Employers in the country

Applications are invited for appointment of a Consultant in General Surgery with a specialist interest in Oesophago-gastric (OG) surgery at the Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (RSCH), Guildford.

The OG team have established the Royal Surrey County Hospital/St Luke’s Cancer Centre as a centre of excellence for the treatment of OG cancer as well as providing a tertiary service for emergency regional transfers. The Centre serves four Cancer Units, at Frimley Park Hospital (part of Frimley Health FT), Surrey and Sussex NHS Trust, Ashford/St. Peter’s NHS FT and Hampshire Hospitals NHS FT, together comprising a catchment population of approximately 1.3 million within the Surrey and Sussex Cancer Alliance.

The appointee will enhance the unit team and contribute to delivery of excellent clinical outcomes. The Unit has contributed significantly to national trials for OG patients and contribute fully to the National Audit on OG Cancer. The Unit is currently leading the UK input to a major international randomised trial of pre-operative treatment for oesophageal cancer (neoAegis); the national PI on this trial is one of the RSCH OG surgeons.

The team has focused on the development of radical techniques to ensure R0 resections and enhanced recovery protocols to facilitate the delivery of high quality patient care. The RSCH has dedicated theatre teams working together with an established pool of OG anaesthetists and intensive care specialists to optimise peri-operative care. There is currently a Macmillan-funded pre-habilitation research project in progress.

The postholder will be expected to contribute to the emergency general surgery on-call rota (currently 1 in 12) as well as provide out-of-hours specialist OG support.

For an informal discussion about this appointment, please contact Mr John Stebbing, Chief of Service for the Surgery Division by e-mail: or via his PA: Nicola Hounsham on 01483 571122 ext 4195.

Interviews will be held on of Thursday 12th April 2018.

If you are interested in applying for this post please use the links below to access the full job description and apply online. 

In order to streamline recruitment within our Trust some of our vacancies may expire prior to the advertised closing date. This is in line with the Department of Health's policy. 

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The Royal Surrey Hospital NHS Foundation Trust aims to ensure that no job applicant or employee is unfairly disadvantaged on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status/civil partnership, religion/belief or trade union status. The Trust is committed to the employment and career development of people with disabilities. To demonstrate our commitment we use the Disability Symbol which is awarded by the Employment Service. As a symbol user, we guarantee an interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the job they are applying for. 

The trust aims to treat all applicants fairly in regards to any disclosure of conviction revealed at the application stage. Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us. This will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances and background of your offences. If you currently reside outside of the UK we will require documentary proof of security/police clearance, in English. 

The Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has a safeguarding policy for both adults and children and is committed to all safeguarding legislation and current standards.

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

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