Consultant in Respiratory Medicine

Bury, Greater Manchester
£77,913 - £105,042
12 Apr 2019
12 May 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Our new Northern Care Alliance NHS Group unites five local hospitals to deliver high quality care across the North East of Greater Manchester. 

The Alliance provides the benefits of scale but delivers this locally through multiple hospital sites which make up four new Care Organisations – Bury/Rochdale, North Manchester, Oldham and Salford. Using our mantra of ‘Saving lives, Improving lives’, the aim is for our Care Organisations to work closely with the communities they serve to deliver safe, high quality and reliable care, which are trusted, connected and pioneering. 

Our Care Organisations are designed to operate within our group arrangement of hospitals, community and healthcare services which bring together over 17,000 staff and the services of The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. Our size and geographical reach means we are creating an environment each individual will be inspired and empowered by to be the best they can be. This is a really exciting time to join our new team. 

Both rated ‘Good’ by the CQC, Fairfield General Hospital and Rochdale Infirmary unite to create a care organisation with a true focus on community based care. Services provided include: 

  • Dedicated Orthopaedic service providing knee and hip replacements 
  • Elective and emergency ENT provision 
  • Award winning, nationally recognised Stroke services 
  • Pioneering HEATT car service for the community of Rochdale 
  • Successful quality improvement initiatives focussing on reduction in falls, hospital acquired infection and pressure ulcers 
  • Regular staff engagement initiatives to include all staff in high level decision making 
  • Recent investment in MRI scanner and ward refurbishment 
  • Onsite enhanced intermediate care provision at Rochdale Infirmary 
  • Innovative, specialist Dementia care unit. 

By creating innovative ways of delivering patient centred care through an integrated approach that sees the hospital brought to the patient. This care organisation is one that provides a unique service for the surrounding population. 

You will work in the Respiratory Inpatient Team and support specialist and general respiratory services at Fairfield General Hospital and across the Trust including lung cancer. In particular there will be a focus on COPD including working with the Rochdale Community Respiratory Team. Pennine has a wide range of specialist respiratory services and most sub-specialty interests can be accommodated. 

You will participate in the GIM on call rota at FGH and will split the on call with a job share if LTFT. Currently this is a 1 in 9 commitment (i.e. 1 in 16 for LTFT). 

Acute medicine consists of a team which supports the 40 bedded MAU and the ambulatory care unit. 

You should be on the specialist register for Respiratory Medicine and General Internal Medicine (or Acute Medicine/ GIM) or hold the certificate of completion of specialist training, or expect to do so within three months of the interview for the appointment. 

The post is being offered at 10 PAs (6.5 respiratory and 3.5 acute/general internal medicine) but the Trust welcomes application from candidates wishing to work part time respiratory. 

Please contact us for an informal chat or to arrange a visit: Dr Catherine Houghton, Consultant Chest Physician on tel: 0161 778 2942, email: or Dr Andrea Abbas, Consultant Acute Medicine on tel: 0161 778 3869, email: 

Applications can be submitted by clicking the apply button and search via the reference number: 352-BRCO-CON01-2019. 

Closing date: Sunday 12th May 2019. 

We are an equal opportunities employer, positive about disabled people and a no smoking organisation. 

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