3x Consultant Respiratory Physicians

Bristol (City Centre) and Weston-Super-Mare
£76,761 - £103,490 pa
04 Jun 2018
08 Jul 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Healthy Weston describes the ambition of the local Sustainability and Transformation Partnership to work across organisational boundaries to deliver the best possible healthcare to the populations of North Somerset and Somerset. University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust is working in partnership with Weston Area Health NHS Trust to create exciting opportunities for consultants wanting to lead real change in respiratory services. These posts will be based predominantly at the Weston site and will have the opportunity to work clinically and provide clinical leadership across both sites.

UH Bristol is a regional teaching hospital and provides secondary and tertiary services for a wide range of respiratory conditions, including specialist outpatient clinics in sleep disordered breathing (CPAP and home ventilation), lung cancer, pleural disease, tuberculosis, difficult asthma, COPD (including lung volume reduction) and cystic fibrosis. There are currently ten full-time and one part-time substantive consultants and one associate specialist in the Department of Respiratory Medicine, supported by five SpRs, six SHOs, four F1s and one CF fellow.

Weston is a 260 bedded district general hospital providing care to a local population of approximately 220,000. The Respiratory Service is based on Berrow ward and is supported by two middle grade doctors, one CMT, two clinical fellows, two foundation doctors and two CNS. Inpatient care (including NIV), and general respiratory and lung cancer outpatient services are currently delivered by a team of one substantive and two locum consultants. These appointments will bring the total consultant team to four with the aim to develop an integrated service to meet local needs.

The posts are designed to strengthen both the general respiratory service at Weston and the specialist outpatient respiratory services at UH Bristol. Each physician will spend two months at Weston, followed by one month at UH Bristol.

At Weston, appointees will work in rotation to provide a full general respiratory service throughout the year, including inpatient care, a weekly bronchoscopy list and a weekly general respiratory clinic. They will also join the acute medical take on an initial 1:12 rota with prospective cover (equates to 1:18 over the course of a year).

At UH Bristol the post-holders will take part in specialist outpatient clinics, contribute to multidisciplinary team meetings and X-ray meetings and join the weekly consultant meetings and the weekly educational/clinical governance meetings.

Applicants must be on the GMC Specialist Register with dual accreditation in G(I)M and Respiratory Medicine or be within 6 months of CCT on the interview date.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Peter Collins, Medical Director (WAHT) on 01934 881 101  or

Dr Jim Catterall, Respiratory Clinical Lead (UH Bristol) on 0117 342 2619

and Dr Andy Low, Respiratory Physician (UH Bristol) on 0117 342 3825.

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University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country and the major teaching and research centre for the South West. With 8,000 staff, over 100 different clinical services, working in nine hospitals in the centre and to the south of Bristol, we offer a wide range of careers and jobs. Together we support the delivery of excellent care to the people of Bristol and beyond.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust is an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we’re meeting our pledge.


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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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