Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (Labour Ward Lead and Interest in Simulation)

Guildford, Surrey
£79,860 - £107,668
01 Aug 2020
23 Aug 2020
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The Royal Surrey County Hospital Trust is a thriving District General Hospital serving a population of 320,000 with a regional cancer service covering a population of 1.2 million.

The Trust has an income of over £300 million per year, in excess of 3000 staff, over 200,000 outpatient appointments per year and around 3,000 deliveries per year. Our Maternity Department has an excellent reputation having just been awarded ‘Outstanding’ at the recent CQC inspection and our general gynaecology services cover all aspects of women’s care. The Royal Surrey Maternity Department is one of only a few organisations in the country to be awarded the UNICEF’s Baby Friendly Gold Award. Gynaecological oncology is covered by colleagues working in an independent division, but we work closely with them to provide care and training in this area.

The Royal Surrey is within the Surrey Heartlands Project with Ashford St Peter’s Hospital Trust and Epsom Hospital, working together with a Local Maternity Services Board to improve and rationalise practice across the footprint. It is hoped that one of the successful candidates will participate fully in Transformation Projects within the LMS.

We work closely with the School of Midwifery based at the University of Surrey, and we welcome medical students from Southampton University to do their clinical training in O and G.

Guildford is recognised as one of the leading minimal access centres in the UK. We have an increasing demand for the laparoscopic procedures that we offer. We are recognised as a major international laparoscopic training centre for MAS in gynaecology and have close links with the University of Surrey Post Graduate Medical School. The hospital is a well-established Regional Cancer Centre providing comprehensive gynaecology and other cancer surgery.

This post is for a Consultant specialising in Labour Ward leadership and Advanced labour practice to join the existing team based at the Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford. This post is a substantive post and has arisen due to the rising labour ward case complexity and expansion of services with the new second obstetric theatre built to accommodate elective Caesarean section list and move to 24hour cover of obstetrics and gynaecology emergency cover by one consultant; complimenting the 12 hour shift system for trainees. The second obstetric theatre built is due to complete imminently following a successful business plan combined with modernising Special Care Baby Unit facilities.

Trainees require and deserve senior support and supervision and this Consultant will play a major role in training, risk management and incident reviews. It is expected that the post holder will have knowledge of root cause analysis, follow new NHSLA standards and participate in PMRT review and take a leading role on Labour ward forum and Obstetric risk management. The consultant will also lead multidisciplinary Human factor training and simulation to improve safety and communication in maternity services.

Enquires about this post should be directed to Miss Renata Hutt, Clinical Director for Obstetrics and Gynaecology for Women & Children, via email: or her secretary on 01483 571122 ext. 4582.

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