Respiratory Specialties Service
This post has arisen through the Better Care Together alliance between the three Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) UHL NHS Trust, Leicestershire Partnership Team and primary care. In line with opportunities identified by NHS Right Care for Respiratory, the aim of this role is to lead and support the early detection and accurate diagnosis of respiratory patients and to ensure optimal long term management to improve health and reduce hospital admissions and premature mortality. The long term vision is to provide a high quality, patient centered, specialist led integrated Community Cardio-respiratory service to the residents of LLR.
This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic respiratory physician with successful leadership qualities to join our team to help shape and lead our community integrated respiratory services. Part of our STP is to develop an integrated cardio-respiratory service and the post-holder will lead, deliver and support this development. The aim of the service is to enhance the quality and coordination of care for people with long term respiratory disease bringing together clinical services in the acute, primary care and community sectors to support primary care improvement through specialist in-reach work and up skilling.
Respiratory Medicine at Glenfield Hospital has a national and international reputation for its academic and clinical services. Clinically, we have specialist services in lung cancer with advanced bronchoscopic and pleural techniques, chronic suppurative lung infections, Cystic Fibrosis, TB, domiciliary ventilation, complex COPD and asthma, interstitial lung disease, exercise and sports medicine. The unique Leicester cardio-respiratory emergency streaming pathway has been operational since 2013 and enables patients in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland to be assessed at Glenfield Hospital by the cardio-respiratory teams. All patients are assessed in the Clinical Decisions (CDU) and Coronary Care Units (CCU) following referral from GPs, 999 ambulances and the Emergency Department. CDU is the largest single cardio-respiratory receiving unit in the UK taking 50+ patients, on average, daily. 70% of our attendances are direct from primary care. Supporting this emergency workload we developed ambulatory care services for pulmonary embolus and pleural disease. We manage 5 base respiratory wards (129 beds), each with a sub-specialist theme comprising a short stay unit (ward 20), non-invasive ventilation (ward 17), cystic fibrosis and chronic suppurative lung disease (Ward 16), TB and higher dependency (ward 15) and pleural disease and cancer (ward 29).
Academically we have close links with both the Universities of Leicester and Loughborough. We host the Respiratory theme of the NIHR Leicester Biomedical Research Centre, the East Midlands Breathomics Pathology Node (EMBER) and are a core component of the Leicester Cancer Research UK Thoracic Oncology Centre. Respiratory Medicine also has a large teaching portfolio and the post holder will contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate training.
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Closing Date: 28th of August 2018