Consultant Respiratory Physician with Expertise in Cardiac Sarcoidosis

London (Central), London (Greater)
£77,913 to £105,042
26 Oct 2018
19 Nov 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Royal Brompton Hospital

The Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust is renowned nationally and internationally for excellence in diagnosis, treatment and research of patients with cardiothoracic diseases. It is the largest postgraduate specialist heart and lung centre in the United Kingdom with sites in Chelsea, London and Harefield, Middlesex. We strive to develop our staff both personally and professionally to ensure our patients get the first-class service they deserve.

The Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust is seeking to appoint a full time Consultant Respiratory Physician with Expertise in Cardiac Sarcoidosis at Royal Brompton Hospital.  This post is a new post. 

In the Lung Division the appointee will join four full time physicians to provide specialist interstitial lung disease management for a workload of just over 1000 new referrals a year, evaluated as outpatients, day cases and inpatients. In the Heart Division the appointee will become a member of the cardiac sarcoidosis service, which is rapidly developing under the Heart Failure Care group.

In Lung Division; the appointee will co-provide, with the four consultant physician colleagues, a clinical service in interstitial lung disease in accordance with clinical and legal requirements, at a standard in keeping with the role of the department as a national and international clinical leader in the field. This will involve participating in a rotating roster, liaising closely with referring physicians in developing a “shared care” ethos. When rostered as the in-patient ILD consultant, the appointee will also be expected to provide specialist advice and/or help arrange and accept the safe transfer of patients from other trusts. 

In the Heart division, the appointee will join a full-time consultant to provide specialist cardiac sarcoidosis management for a workload of approximately 250 new referrals a year, evaluated as outpatients, day cases and inpatients. The appointee will provide respiratory specialist management for patients with suspected or known cardiac sarcoidosis as well as respiratory specialist management in other heart failure patients if this is considered necessary given the increased recognition of inflammatory cardiomyopathies and respiratory comorbidities in the heart failure population. 

Applicants are required to be fully registered Medical Practitioners and must be on the GMC’s Specialist Register or be eligible for admission to the Register within six months from date of interview for the post.

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Rakesh Sharma, Consultant Cardiologist via email
( or Professor Athol Wells, Consultant Respiratory Physician via email ( alternatively, please contact Nichola Forde, Medical Recruitment Team on 0207 351 8688 or email (

To obtain a copy of the job description, please click the apply button Reference Number: 312-CONS-RESCARD-B-1018. Please complete the online application form and include the full names, work addresses and fax numbers of three clinical referees, one of which must be your current or most recent employer.

Shortlisting details and interview arrangements will be communicated via email, therefore please ensure you check your email account regularly following the closing date. In addition, the Trust will be chasing up references via email so please ensure you include the email addresses and contact numbers for your referees to avoid delay in the recruitment process.

Closing date: 19 November 2018.
Interview date: 12 December 2018.

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