Consultant Physician in General and Respiratory Medicine

Birmingham, West Midlands
YC72 (£77,913-£105,042)
11 Mar 2019
09 Apr 2019
Career Level
Contract Type

Dr Guy Hagan

Applications are invited for the posts of two Consultant Physicians in Respiratory and General Medicine.  These are new posts to support expansion of the department and to join the nine Chest Physicians working at two acute sites City Hospital in Birmingham and Sandwell Hospital in West Bromwich.

The Respiratory Unit within the Trust has a designated Chest Clinic and Respiratory Wards on each site, two sophisticated Pulmonary Function Laboratories that are managed from the City site, and well equipped Endoscopy Suites. EBUS and medical thoracoscopy are carried out, and there is an established home NIV service. Our hospital is an integrated care organisation and involved in the Royal College of Physicians Future Hospital Project. There are supporting junior medical staff, specialist nurses for inpatient respiratory care, interstitial lung disease, lung cancer, and TB, and a dedicated respiratory general manager. The two posts will predominantly be on each respective site but are likely to include cross site working. There would be opportunities to develop and expand specialty interests. All interests could be considered and applicants with interests in general respiratory medicine including COPD, cough, breathlessness and integrated care would be particularly welcome.

The Trust has a very good reputation for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching with strong links to the University of Birmingham and Health Education West Midlands. The Trust is home to a number of University departments that are involved in active research. The applicant will be expected to be involved in education and supervision of medical students and junior doctors. SWBH is one of four UK hospitals taking part in the Royal College of Physicians Future Hospital Programme.

We serve an ethnically diverse population, with a wide range of respiratory disease and deliver a comprehensive service that allows for subspecalisation in many aspects of respiratory medicine. There are strong links with community respiratory services, and these are planned to develop further.

On 14th July 2014 the Trust received the go ahead to build the 670 bed Midland Metropolitan Hospital (MMH) and secured funding of £360m to do so.  The building work commenced in 2016 with conclusion expected in 2022.  The new state of the art acute hospital in Grove Lane, Smethwick will bring together all acute services onto one site promoting better patient safety and patient experience.

Applicants must be on the Specialist Register for Respiratory and General Internal Medicine or be within 6 months of gaining their CCT at the time of interview. A broad experience of respiratory disease and general internal medicine is required. The successful appointee will also be expected to participate in the on-call rota for un-selected acute medical admissions.


All new consultants join the Trusts well established New Consultants Leadership Programme.

The Trust offers a competitive relocation package.

For an informal discussion please contact: Dr G Hagan, Consultant Chest Physician and Specialty Lead, or Dr Arvind Rajasekaran, Consultant Chest Physician and Clinical Director of Admitted Care B via the respiratory secretaries on 0121 507 5835, or e-mail


Closing date:  9th April 2019


Interview date:  25th April 2019


Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust is committed to equality of opportunity and is a no smoking organisation

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