Consultant Cardiologists with special Interest in Cardiac Imaging

Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
14 May 2018
18 Jun 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited to apply for a cardiology post based at UHNM and MCHFT.  This is a substantive posts created to meet the increasing demand for service development across both Trusts and help to develop seven day working, and form part of a very extensive expansion of cardiology services on both sites.  These are shared posts with working across both organisations, with the specialised sessions taking place at UHNM.

There is a very successful ongoing partnership agreement between UHNM and MCHFT with a close working relationship between cardiac services. There are a number of existing Consultants working across both sites. The two sites work as a single unified cardiac service with extensive clinical and managerial integration. We are seeking highly motivated cardiologists who will complement and expand this collaboration.

The post holders will provide continuing responsibility for patients in their charge.  He/she will be a member of the relevant Divisional, Trust and Regional Committees.  He/she will be expected to participate in the immediate management functions and strategic planning of the divisions and Trusts at both sites.

Applicants must have full registration with the GMC including a License to Practice, and be on the Specialist Register (or be within six months of obtaining their Certificate of Completion of Training).

The posts are offered on a full-time basis; however, the Trust would welcome discussion with individuals looking for a more flexible working pattern to support a different work/life balance.


The University Hospital of North Midlands is a great place to work.  We employ more than 7,000 staff in Staffordshire, making us a major employer in Stoke-on-Trent and the surrounding areas.  The hospital provides tertiary Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery services for over three million people across Staffordshire, Shropshire, Derbyshire and South Cheshire, as well as secondary care cardiology for the local population.  The service is undergoing substantial expansion and you will join a strong team of 42 existing Consultants in the Heart Centre. Planned expansion will increase this to over 50 Consultants by the end of 2017.   There is a broad range of subspecialty interests including imaging, heart failure, and electrophysiology as well as intervention for coronary, valvular and other structural heart diseases.  The service currently performs around 2,500 PCI procedures, 2,000 pacing/EP procedures and 1,000 cardoithoracic operations per annum, as well as a full range of percutaneous structural interventions.  There is a full range of adjunctive technologies available for the management of complex PCI cases, and an active primary angioplasty program.  There is an award winning heart failure service and a highly developed cardiac imaging service. The cardiac services moved to a new purpose-built hospital site in 2012, with a state of the art integrated cardiothoracic unit which has collocated cardiac services.

The centre has a successful programme of interventional research with a growing cardiovascular academic unit with two professors, is active in national and international educational events, and has strong links with Keele University. There will be opportunities to participate in the research programme. It is anticipated that the successful applicants will have special interest sessions at UHNM, as well as outpatient sessions.


Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is situated in rural Mid-Cheshire, staff benefit from great work, home, education and leisure opportunities.  The Trust has three sites, including its headquarters at Leighton Hospital near Crewe – 35 minutes from Manchester or Liverpool and less than an hour away from Birmingham, yet only half an hour away from the Peak District.  There are some excellent day nurseries and schools in the local area, including 22 Ofsted ‘Outstanding Providers’.

The Trust has a formal clinical partnership with its nearby University Hospital, and benefits from local universities in Crewe (Manchester Metropolitan University) and in Chester.

The Trust was rated as ‘Good’ by the CQC from its October 2014 full inspection, has a good reputation for research and benefits from some of the very latest clinical facilities; these include Critical Care, neonatal intensive care, a new suite of state-of-the-art theatres and a dedicated day-case Treatment Centre.  The Trust has invested significantly in recent years in clinical expansion and hospital mortality is in line with national standards across a range of indicators.

The Cardiology service at Mid Cheshire Hospitals is undergoing extensive development and expansion.  The successful applicants will join three highly committed Cardiologists, two of whom also have responsibilities at UHNM.  There is a highly developed infrastructure for non-invasive diagnostic cardiology providing Dobutamine and exercise stress echocardiography, cardiac MRI and CT coronary angiography.  MCHFT has two wide bore 1.5T Siemens Aera MRI scanners; both cardiac enabled with cardiac dot and upgraded high-performance gradients. One scanner has advanced cardiac package and Myomaps.  MCHFT also has two cardiac enabled GE CT scanners.

The successful applicants will be expected to develop their sub-specialty interests to contribute to the provision of a high-quality, secondary care Cardiology service for the population of Mid-Cheshire. We are keen to develop stress MRI at Leighton and increase capacity for coronary CT with support from these appointments.

This post is designed to support specialist interventional imaging for structural heart disease at UHNM, with general cardiology and imaging commitments at MCHFT. There are dedicated imaging sessions at UHNM. There is no on call at UHNM but a commitment to the general cardiology on call at MCHFT.

Details of the post is provided in the job pack.

Closing Date: 18th June 2018

AAC Panel Date: TBC

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4. University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from everyone regardless of ethnicity, disability, gender, age, faith or sexual orientation. The Trust seeks to establish a workforce as diverse as the population it serves. We encourage applications from the local community to reflect a diverse workforce.

We encourage applications by members of ethnicity minority groups and individuals with disabilities as we strive to further increase the diversity of our workforce. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

5. Please note that non-NHS applicants with no previous NHS experience will ordinarily be appointed to the minimum of the band

6. Flexible working will be considered in line with Trust policies

7. DBS.New recruits to the Trust are required to pay for their Disclosure and Barring Service check (and admin fee) prior to starting if the role requires a DBS

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