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Substantive Consultant - Respiratory

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

Main area
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
10 sessions per week (Full Time 10 PA's)
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Across Morecambe Bay
£82,096 - £110,683 £79,860 - £107,668 per annum
Salary period
27/04/2021 23:59

''A great place to be cared for; a great place to work''

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay has been nationally recognised as the UK’s most inclusive NHS organisation. As such we have a firm commitment to strengthening the diversity of our workforce, and therefore welcome and encourage applications from likeminded people who can support our ambition to become effortlessly inclusive. We are particularly keen to hear from protected groups – including BAME, LGBT+ and people with a disability.

Job overview

Application for this substantive post will only be accepted if you are in the process of obtaining your CCT/CSER within six months of interview.

An opportunity has arisen for a new FTE consultant post to join the department of Respiratory Medicine at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation UHMBT. This is an opportunity to develop your career in a dynamic and forward thinking department in the vibrant university city of Lancaster. Prospective colleagues can look forward to outstanding quality of life on the doorstep of the stunning Lake District National Park, Yorkshire Dales National Park and Forest of Bowland Outstanding Area of Natural Beauty. 

Applicants for both full time and part time positions are welcomed.

Main duties of the job


The successful appointee will be expected to:

Lead and progress the pleural disease service and develop sub-specialty expertise in pleural disease.

Provide specialist out-patient opinion and case management in a properly mentored and supported secondary care setting.

Show leadership in the promotion of education and in sharing best practice with primary and community care practitioners

Consolidate and develop respiratory services across Morecambe Bay




Working for our organisation

This post represents a fantastic career opportunity for clinicians with imagination, drive and commitment to work with the six existing Respiratory Physicians and community partners to develop respiratory services for the population across Morecambe Bay.

This post will have a particular focus on developing a comprehensive and responsive, cross bay pleural disease service and also work within the lung cancer service.

All applicants must hold full GMC registration with a licence to practice and entry on Specialist Register or in the receipt of CCT within six months of interview.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The Respiratory team is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic, committed Consultant to join our multidisciplinary team. The respiratory department is well supported with specialist trainees, advanced nurse practitioners, and an equally enthusiastic and skilled team of respiratory nurse specialists, lung cancer nurse specialists and respiratory technicians.

The job plan is for 10 PAs although this can be flexible and successful candidates may have an opportunity to negotiate on-call commitments and job plans. We would also warmly welcome applications for a part-time post. All of the present consultants have young families and strongly advocate team working and support to ensure a healthy work-life balance.

Full details of main responsibilities can be found in the attached job description and person specification for this role.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • achieved grade how many years experience


Essential criteria
  • respiratory and gen medicine experience
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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Hema Pownall
Job title
Clinical Services Manager
Email address
Telephone number
Additional information

Dr Urmi Gupta

Consultant Respiratory Physician & Clinical Lead for Respiratory Services (urmi.gupta@mbht.nhs.uk) / 01524 583166