Consultant in Obstetrics & Gynaecology x 2

Manchester, Greater Manchester
£77,913 - £105,042 PA
29 Oct 2018
16 Nov 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Our new Northern Care Alliance NHS Group unites five local hospitals to deliver high quality care across the North East of Greater Manchester.

The Alliance provides the benefits of scale but delivers this locally through multiple hospital sites which make up four new Care Organisations – Bury/ Rochdale, North Manchester, Oldham and Salford. Using our mantra of ‘Saving lives, Improving lives’, the aim is for our Care Organisations to work closely with the communities they serve to deliver safe, high quality and reliable care, which are trusted, connected and pioneering.

Our Care Organisations are designed to operate within our group arrangement of hospitals, community and healthcare services which bring together over 17,000 staff and the services of The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. Our size and geographical reach means we are creating an environment each individual will be inspired and empowered by to be the best they can be. This is a really exciting time to join our new team.

The posts

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for two dynamic and forward thinking Consultants in Obstetrics and Gynaecology to join our busy and experienced team at North Manchester Care Organisation. Applicants must have a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) or equivalent qualification in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and must be registered in the GMC’s specialist register or be within six months of obtaining CCT at the time of interview.

There are two posts available, both with exciting opportunities to lead and develop services at North Manchester. The post holders will work a resident night rota on a 1:8 basis (including weekends and prospective cover) and the job plans also include a range of interesting daytime sessions. These posts will suit both new and experienced consultants who are looking for a mainly obstetrics job plan in a busy district general hospital.

It is anticipated that the successful candidates will take on lead roles in developing the obstetric diabetes/endocrine service and for the ‘saving babies lives’ initiative (which will include setting up a small for gestational age clinic).

These positions are available as a result of a recent workforce review and the service’s wish to increase our number of resident consultants. Copies of the proposed job plans are attached along with approval from the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

The service

Successful candidates will join the Directorate of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, which is part of the Division of Women and Children’s, at North Manchester Care Organisation. Our hospital has around 4,000 births per year and offers a wide range of inpatient and outpatient maternity services.

We are on an improvement journey that through significant investment and clinically led change, has seen our CQC rating for maternity dramatically improve from ‘inadequate’ in 2016 to ‘good’ earlier this year. We are also developing our services in gynaecology to build on our well established specialism in subfertility, urogynaecology, colposcopy, hysteroscopy and gynae-oncology.

North Manchester Care Organisation will join Manchester Foundation Trust (MFT) to form part of the Single Hospital Service in late 2019. We see this as a positive move that will bring huge benefits to our patients and we are already working closely with MFT to develop and improve services on the North site. A number of our consultants have taken part in an innovative Consultant Development Programme where we have supported them to spend time in tertiary clinics to introduce sub-specialty antenatal clinics in North Manchester.

Further information

The posts consists of 10 programmed activities, in accordance with the 2003 Consultant Contract Terms and Conditions. Candidates who are unable, for personal reasons, to work full time are eligible to apply and, if successful, modification of the job content will be discussed on a personal basis in consultation with consultant colleagues. The Job Description indicates the main duties of the post, which may be reviewed in the light of experience and developments within the service. Any review will be undertaken in conjunction with the post holder. All permanent consultants are eligible for relocation allowance as per the terms and conditions of the NHS Consultant contract.

The Mission Statement is enshrined in our value statements:

  • Patient care is at the centre of everything we do. We work together to deliver a high quality service to provide the best possible outcome for patients
  • Accountability, honesty and integrity are keys to our success both individually and across the Trust
  • Treating everyone with respect and promoting good working relationships will support individuals in reaching their full potential.

For further details / informal visits contact: Miss Caroline Rice, Clinical Director for Obstetrics and Gynaecology on 0161 720 2233 or email: or Joshua Bainbridge, Directorate Manager for Women and Children’s Services on 07976 666564, email:

Applications can be submitted by visiting and clicking ‘working for us’, or clicking on the APPLY button and search via reference number: 352-NMCO-COG-18.

Closing Date: Friday 16th November 2018.

Interview Date: Wednesday 12th December 2018

We are an equal opportunities employer, positive about disabled people and a no smoking organisation.

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