Consultant Physician in Respiratory Medicine with an interest in COPD

Sheffield, South Yorkshire
£77,913 - £105,042
11 Mar 2019
07 Apr 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Directorate of Respiratory medicine Located on rolling hills and dissected by river valleys, Sheffield is one of the greenest and most wooded cities in Europe. More than a third of the city lies inside the beautiful Peak District National Park and it is virtually surrounded by open countryside. Known as “The Outdoor City”, it’s enough to take your breath away.

The Academic Directorate of Respiratory Medicine seeks to appoint a whole-time Consultant Physician in Respiratory Medicine with a specialist interest in COPD. This is a replacement post to join an established and experienced multidisciplinary COPD team.

Sheffield has a substantial COPD service and team. There is a full inpatient facility including a dedicated respiratory support unit for acute NIV. Specialist nurses review all acute admissions, providing clinic support and review, inhaler instruction, education and self-management planning. About 40% of admissions are followed up by the early supported discharge service; others are routinely offered follow up in nurse led clinics or triaged to consultant clinics as appropriate. Alongside this there is a comprehensive nurse led oxygen service and pulmonary rehabilitation. Monthly MDTs are held with radiologists and surgeons to discuss interventional treatments. There is a community respiratory mental health team which has a large input to patients with COPD and one community clinic per week. There is a full domiciliary NIV service.

The COPD team participates in clinical trial work and has also been successful in investigator led clinical trials of pulmonary rehabilitation and novel imaging techniques. The appointee will have the opportunity to develop research interests in addition to the core clinical activities.

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK’s busiest and most successful NHS foundation trusts with a history of high quality care, clinical excellence and innovation in medical research. We strive to promote a culture of continuous quality improvement and encourage our staff to innovate and adopt best practice in order to deliver the highest standard of care to our patients.

Should further vacancies arise shortlisted candidates may be considered.

Research is encouraged and full facilities are available. Applications from those unable, for personal reasons, to work on a whole time basis or a job share basis will be considered.

The successful candidates must have completed Specialist Training and be entered on the Specialist Register of the GMC, or have a CCT date within 6 months of the interview. You will also be required to hold a valid licence to practice in line with the introduction of revalidation on 16 November 2009. For further information please visit the GMC website and click on the Registration and Licensing link.

Non-UK/EEA applicants should ensure they are aware of the recent changes to the Immigration rules. For further information on how this may affect your application visit the UK Government website.

If you experience problems applying via NHS Jobs please contact Medical HR Department, telephone (0114) 271 2968 quoting reference number 190-STH-19-046.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Charlie Elliot, Clinical Director Respiratory Medicine, Tel: 0114 2712132, Email:

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