Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Chief Registrar

Swindon, Wiltshire
19 Dec 2018
14 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

Chief Registrar ST4 and above

Salary - £47,132 + additional payments as per work schedule (pay protection under section 2 of schedule 14 of the 2016 terms and conditions of service will be applied if applicable).

Start date 7th August 2019 for a period of 12 months

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated physician trainee, with an interest in leadership and management, to join Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust as a chief registrar, starting from 7th August 2019.

Chief registrars have a tangible impact on service improvement, workforce transformation, engagement and morale, education and training and work to deliver better outcomes for patients, colleagues and organisations. Working as a chief registrar provides trainees with a springboard that places them at the heart of designing patient care, and it enables trainees to take ownership of their career development.

The chief registrar role provides higher specialty physician trainees with the opportunity to develop valuable skills in leadership and management, and gives them 40% protected time to put these skills into practice by developing initiatives that address local challenges. This in practice equates to their normal clinical role for 3 days per week, with the remaining 2 days being protected non-clinical for chief registrar work. They will take up 50% slot on the general medicine registrar rota.

Chief registrars receive support locally from both a management and clinical mentor/supervisor (which is a senior clinical leader) within the organisation, and nationally from the bespoke leadership and management development programme provided by the RCP.

The RCP cannot reimburse travel and accommodation expenses however GWH will provide a study budget to cover these costs.

Applications are open to trainee physicians:

  • At ST4 or above

  • Working full time or less-than-full-time

  • With a national training number

  • With full GMC registration.

This is a fixed-term role for minimum of 12 months. The role can be undertaken in programme or out of programme (training or experience).

Applications must be discussed with the educational supervisor and training programme director (TPD), and permission to apply must be granted by the TPD.

Joining the established and already successful UK-wide RCP programme, the chief registrars will participate in a first-class, bespoke leadership development programme that is delivered in partnership with the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management (FMLM) and the RCP’s Education Department.

In addition to the RCP training, GWH also offer chief registrars a funded place on a one day leadership and management course run by an experience NHS leader and a funded place on the HELM (Health, Education, Leadership & Management) course. Trainee clinicians & managers alike are educated in healthcare leadership & innovation & run projects of their choice in the hospital setting. They can go on to receive a Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership Management from Keele University & a Master’s Degree.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Elizabeth Lonsdale-Eccles or Andrew Allard (Current Chief Registrar) or

Carolyn Mackinlay (Mentor and RCP Tutor)

Sue Chalstrey (Director of Medical Education, GWH)

Latoya Hulcoop (Medical Workforce) 01793605236

For further information and to apply please visit reference 249-MED9990167

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