Consultant General Surgeon with a special interest in Colorectal Surgery 

Crewe, Cheshire
£77,913 to £105,042 per annum
14 Jan 2019
17 Feb 2019
General surgery
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Leighton Hospital

Nestled in the heart of Cheshire, with green fields bordering the site on everyside, Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust staff benefit from great work, home, education and leisure opportunities. The Trust has three sites, including its headquarters at Leighton Hospital in Crewe – 35 minutes from Manchester or Liverpool and less than an hour away from Birmingham, yetonly half an hour away from the Peak District. There are some excellent day nurseries and schools in the local area, including 22 Ofsted“ Outstanding Providers”. 

The Trust has a formal clinical partnership with its nearby University Hospital, benefits from local universities in Crewe (Manchester Metropolitan University)and in Chester. In addition, strong links to UHNM both clinically and academically exist. 

The Trust was rated as ‘Good’ by the CQC from its recent 2018 inspection, has a good reputation for research and benefits from some of the very latest clinical facilities; these include Critical Care, neonatal intensive care, a new suite of state-of-the-art theatres and a dedicated day case Treatment Centre. The Trust has invested significantly in recent years in clinical expansion and hospital mortality is ‘as expected’ across the range of indicators. 

Applications are invited for a Consultant General Surgeon join a team of 9 General Surgery Consultants who sub-specialise in upper and lower GI surgery based at Leighton Hospital in Crewe. This is a permanent post to increase capacity for general surgical work with an on-call commitment of 1:8, outpatient and inpatient commitments including endoscopy sessions. 

The department is well supported by 6 senior trainees (ST3+), 2 LAS ST3+doctors, 2 GP trainees, 1 CST, 3 LAS ST1/2 doctors and 6 F1 doctors. All Consultants are based at Leighton Hospital with additional outlying clinics and endoscopy sessions being undertaken at the Victoria Infirmary in Northwich. 

You will also be required to participate fully in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, and will be expected to promote Clinical Governance within the department. 

Applicants must have full registration with the GMC including a License to Practice, and be on the Specialist Register (or be within six months of obtaining their Certificate of Completion of Training). 

The post is offered on a full-time basis; however, the Trust would welcome discussion with individuals looking for a more flexible working pattern to support a different work life balance. 

For an informal discussion and further details please contact: 

Miss Claire Nockolds, Clinical Lead for General Surgery and Consultant Colorectal Surgeon. Telephone No: 01270 612397.Email: 

Mr David Corless, Associate Medical Director and Consultant Upper GI Surgeon. Telephone No: 01270 612344. Email: 

Mrs Suzanne Findler, Service Manager, Breast and General Surgery. Telephone No: 01270 278302. Email: 

Shortlisted candidates will be expected to visit the department prior to interview. 

Please click the apply button to apply for this post. For further details please contact the Medical Resourcing Department on 01270 273541 or alternatively email 

Closing date: 17 February 2019 

Interview date: 18 March 2019

Equal Opportunities - Crèche Facilities

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