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Consultant in Respiratory Medicine with an interest in Integrated Care

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

Main area
Respiratory Medicine
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Full time - 10 sessions per week (General medical on calls operate on a 1:12 basis at RLI and may be negotiated.)
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Royal Lancaster Infirmary
£84,559 - £114,003 per annum
Salary period
13/02/2022 23:59

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

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay has 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

From 1st April 2022 - All employees of University Hospitals Of Morecambe Bay Trust are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID 19. Medical exemption evidence will be accepted

Are you a Consultant in Respiratory Medicine, looking for a new challenge and a change of scene? Are you about to CCT and are keen to develop your career somewhere a little different?  Come and join our Respiratory team at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT).  We are looking to appoint a consultant colleague to our department due to expansion of services, in a full time post, however we welcome conversations about flexible ways of working.  We work across Morecambe Bay, providing care to people with Respiratory illnesses through Lancaster, Morecambe, Kendal, Barrow-in-Furness, Ulverston, Carnforth and in between, through diverse urban and rural environments, reaching out into the southern Lake District and the western edges of the Yorkshire Dales.

As a team we provide senior Respiratory Medicine support to the acute hospital sites at Lancaster Royal Infirmary and Furness General Hospital, and to the community Respiratory teams across the Bay.  All posts support the Bay-wide team but members of the medical team focus on a particular respiratory sub speciality, across the hospital inpatient setting and in the community, allowing for continuity of care and a system-wide approach to management utilising the unique and innovative Morecambe Bay Respiratory Network (MBRN).


Main duties of the job

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, pleural disease nurse practitioner and specialist respiratory physiologists. 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 the present consultants have young families and strongly advocate team working and support to ensure a healthy work-life balance.


Working for our organisation

The Trust, University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust, operates across three Hospitals: Royal Lancaster Infirmary, Furness General Hospital and Westmorland General Hospital.

You will be based at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (with an expectation to work at our other hospitals) which is set within the historic city of Lancaster and close to the beautiful Lake District, with affordable housing and easy access by road and rail to London (approx. 2 hour train journey to London Euston), Manchester, and Liverpool. There is excellent schooling, both state and private. The trust is flexible on distance between home and work in order for applicants to make the most of the surrounding areas of outstanding natural beauty. Indeed, ensuring you get a positive work life balance is important to us so whether it’s fell walking, running or cycling that inspires you then this is one of the best places in the UK to be based.


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The aim of this post is to continue with the development of the integrated care network with a particular focus on the development of the MBRN structure in the South Lakes region.

The post will comprise responsibility for the following:

  1. Development of the MBRN structure within the South Lakes region.
  2. Focus on education and development for all those involved in caring for respiratory patients in the community in both the acute and chronic situations.
  3. Maintaining and developing the MBRN multidisciplinary meetings.
  4. Development of smoking cessation services
  5. Support for pulmonary rehabilitation services and existing community respiratory teams.
  6. General respiratory work will include a contribution to the consultant of the week ward rota and also outpatient clinics
  7. General medical on calls operate on a 1:12 basis at RLI and may be negotiated.
  8. This post represents an ideal opportunity for those with an interest in intervention and candidates who are motivated to develop a sub-specialty interest and lead and develop a service for the benefit of our patients.

Person specification

Education and Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • MBBS and MRCP, or equivalent Full GMC Registration with a licence to practise Entry on the GMC Specialist Register via: CCT(proposed CCT date must be within 6 months of interview date. CESR. European Community Rights
Desirable criteria
  • An appropriate higher General Medicine medical qualification


Essential criteria
  • Depth and breadth of experience in General Internal Medicine and Respiratory Medicine following completion of approved STR training programme or equivalent. Experience in a special interest that will complement those existing in the department
Desirable criteria
  • Experience at locum consultant level.

Skills, ability and knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Willingness and ability to fulfil the key elements of the job description. Ability to lead and develop the service. Ability to develop effective working relationships on an individual multi-professional and team basis with all levels of staff. Ability to communicate effectively. Understanding of clinical governance and the individual responsibilities it implies. Capacity to manage own workload and ward rounds and prioritise time and information effectively. Evidence of teaching appropriate to Medical students and Doctors in training and the multidisciplinary team
Desirable criteria
  • Knowledge of multidisciplinary clinical audit principles and evidence of direct involvement. Knowledge of principles of research and evidence of involvement.

Personal Qualities

Essential criteria
  • Ability to travel as required
Disability Confident - two yearsVeteran AwareNo smoking policyDisability confident employerArmed Forces Covenant (Silver Award)Stonewall equality policy. Equality and justice for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and trans people.Morecambe Bay - Inclusive EmployerStep into health

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

Mark Clancy
Job title
Respiratory Service Manager
Email address
Telephone number
07854 655812
Additional information

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Urmi Gupta, Clinical Lead and Consultant in Respiratory Medicine (;

Dr Timothy Gatheral, Consultant in Respiratory Medicine and Clinical Academic, University of Lancaster (

Dr Mark Wilkinson, Consultant in Respiratory Medicine and Clinical Lead Critical Care (