Consultant in Obstetrics with an interest in Acute Gynaecology

£84,559 to £114,003 a year per annum
25 Nov 2021
23 Dec 2021
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Lancashire Teaching Hospitals which is one of the largest providers of healthcare in the area offering new state of the art facilities and has a complement of over 1100 beds for a local population of 450,000 and a regional population of 1.5 million.

Main duties of the job

A post has become available for a Obstetric and Gynaecology Consultant resulting from a vacancy available in Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. The role is envisaged to improve standards for acute gynaecology within our organisation. Recognised for strengths in education, research and a tertiary centre for neonatal services and gynae oncology; the Womens Health directorate would welcome enthusiastic and dedicated colleagues with a desire to deliver outstanding healthcare to women in central Lancashire. We are a team of 15 consultants including 4 gynae-oncologists and 5 pure obstetricians. You would join a 1:12 on-call rota in a non-resident capacity.

The maternity service has beacon status and offers all four choices of birth place. The Trust is nationally recognised for its leadership development scheme for new consultants. Preston (the North Wests best city to live and work in) has good rail and road links, excellent schools and is surrounded by areas of outstanding natural beauty.

Applicants should have an appropriate CCT or be on the General Medical Councils Specialist Register. RCOG approval is sought for this post.

Please see our advert on the NHS jobs website for full job descriptions and how to apply.

About us

Our team is our work family. At Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, you will be working as part of a collaborative, friendly and caring team of incredible people who are committed to providing excellent care with compassion. We celebrate diversity, encourage everyone to contribute, and you are valued for who you are.

Our mission is to provide excellent care with compassion.

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trusts is one of the major acute Trusts in the North West with all of the usual specialities on site as well as being a Tertiary Centre for Lancashire and South Cumbria in the departments of Respiratory medicine, Neurosciences, Oncology, Plastic Surgery, Burns, Renal Medicine, Vascular surgery and Trauma medicine. Undergraduate medical education forms a core part of the Trusts educational roles, which the appointee will be expected to be involved in.

Informal enquiries and requests to visit the Hospitals are welcome and should be made, following shortlisting, with Dr. Geraldine Skailes, Medical Director and Kevin McGee, Chief Executive (01772) 522692.

Informal enquiries and requests to visit the department are encouraged, and can be made by made by contacting: Obstetrician and Gynaecology Clinical Director Dr James Rowland on james.rowland@lthtr.nhs.ukor Obstetric Clinical Director: Dr Fatimah Soydemir on

Job description

Please refer to the attached Job description, Person specification and Specialty/ Trust Brochure for further details on:

  • What we can offer
  • Job Plan/On-call Requirements
  • The Team

Attachments can be downloaded from the advert on NHS Jobs, click "Apply" to view.

he applicant must have demonstrable skills in listening, reading, writing and speaking in English that enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues, as set out in the GMCs Good Medical Practice (2013). Non-UK applicants must possess the IELTS/OET exam before obtaining a GMC licence to practice.

Person Specification

  • Full GMC Registration and Licence to Practice
  • MBBS or equivalent
  • Must be entered on the Specialist Register (or entry within 6 months)
  • Experience of working in NHS
  • ASTM in Advanced Labour Ward Practice
  • Additional ATSM in special interest
  • Attendance at MOET or PROMPT course
  • Teaching Experience


  • Higher degree - eg MD
  • Teaching Qualification eg PGCert
  • MOET instructor

Experience & Skills

  • Full range of Obstetric Skills
  • Trained Clinical Supervisor


  • Trained Educational Supervisor
  • OSCE examiner
  • Intermediate Scanning - obstetric/early pregnancy


  • Evidence of Clinical Leadership
  • Evidence of commitment to audit and improving clinical practice/service development
  • Attendance on management or leadership course


  • Prizes/presentations of Audit
  • Trained in quality improvement methodology
  • Qualification in management or leadership

Research & Development

  • Evidence of interest in personal development e.g. through research and/or publications


  • Publications in peer reviewed journals
  • Evidence of original research


  • Effective communication skills.
  • Good organisation skills.
  • Works well within a multi-disciplinary environment
  • Resident within 30 minutes travel time to Chorley/Preston.


  • Communication skills tutor