Consultants in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Manchester, Greater Manchester
16 Feb 2018
05 Mar 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

(9 substantive posts, 2 locum posts) 

Become a Consultant in a pioneering Women’s Health service

In Manchester the way in which women’s healthcare is provided is changing. Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) and the University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust (UHSM) have merged to create a new Foundation Trust, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT). In 12- 18 months this will also include the services currently provided by North Manchester General Hospital. Across MFT women’s healthcare will be provided by Saint Mary’s as a single managed clinical service.

These changes will make a real difference to the health outcomes and quality of life for the people of Manchester, and provide a wealth of career opportunities for motivated clinicians. Right now, we are seeking a number of Consultants to join our pioneering Obstetrics and Gynaecology teams. 

We are seeking a number of individuals with strong clinical skills who are passionate about the quality of care they provide for women. You will demonstrate the enthusiasm and drive it takes to make change happen. You will either be an established Consultant or on your way to Consultant status within six months. We offer you the opportunity to be part of a transformational new Trust which is improving care for women across Manchester and beyond. You will enjoy the opportunity to explore specialist interests, develop areas of our services and achieve world-leading results. 

We have a number of vacancies within the Saint Mary’s Managed Clinical Service which covers various sites:

At Wythenshawe Hospital, we have two substantive resident Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist posts available. 4,300 babies were delivered at Wythenshawe in 2017. Obstetric services at Wythenshawe are provided within the maternity building, which recently underwent a multi-million-pound refurbishment and expansion. The wide variety of facilities includes a delivery suite, theatre complex with a simulation suite for training, a midwife led birth centre, antenatal clinic and day assessment unit, triage, maternity ultrasound and more. The team offers a range of clinics. Gynaecology services are based in the Women’s Health Unit built in 2010, which includes both a 26-bedded ward and an ambulatory gynaecology unit, which is in the process of being developed further. 

At St Mary’s Hospital, we have six posts: two substantive resident Consultant Obstetrician posts; two substantive resident Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist posts; and two locum non-resident Consultant Gynaecologist posts.

This busy hospital delivered over 9,200 babies in 2017 making it the largest Delivery Unit in the UK.  Here at St Mary’s we were proud to be the first maternity unit in the UK to provide 24/7 consultant presence, something we uphold to this day. Our Maternal and Fetal Health Research Centre is the largest in Europe. Co-location with Manchester Royal Infirmary enables seamless multidisciplinary care of women with medical conditions, and provides you with the opportunity to develop a special interest in maternal medicine. 

In Gynaecology there are 32 inpatient beds and 8 day case beds on a dedicated Gynaecology Ward. There is an Emergency Gynaecology Unit which is distinct from, and in a separate location to, the main Accident and Emergency Department. Specialist clinics include Reproductive Medicine, Colposcopy, Urogynaecology,  Gynaecological Oncology, Endometriosis and The Whitworth Clinic for the care of women with an unplanned pregnancy.

There is a dedicated paediatric and adolescent gynaecology service. Facilities exist for advanced laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgery.

At North Manchester General Hospital (NMGH), there are three substantive Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist posts available. These posts have been created in anticipation of the merger of NMGH with MFT. You will be employed by MFT, but approximately 80% of your work will be on the NMGH site and 20% at Saint Mary’s Hospital.

At NMGH we have a Gynaecology Assessment Unit for gynaecology emergencies. The Women’s Investigation Unit has 3 rooms and a recovery area.  The maternity unit, with an alongside midwifery led birth unit was built in 2010.  There were approximately 3,900 deliveries in 2017. Specialist antenatal clinics, aligned with those on the other sites, are being developed, so this is an exciting time with many opportunities for professional development. 

To join us in any of these posts you will need to be entered (or eligible for entry within six months) on the GMC Specialist Register. Skills in supervising trainees, leading a team and communicating with multidisciplinary colleagues are vital. All post holders must be prepared to work across more than one hospital site as part of the managed clinical service.

For an informal discussion on these posts please contact Dr Sarah Vause, Medical Director – Saint Mary’s Hospital Managed Clinical Service Tel: 0161 276 6426.

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Closing date: Monday 5th March 2018 at 8am.
Interview date: 12th – 13th March 2018.

Our commitment to Diversity

We are proud of our diverse population in Manchester and we aim to reflect the population we serve in our workforce. We therefore welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, communities and cultures.