Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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

The Directorate of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Lancashire teaching Hospital are seeking to appoint a whole time Consultant Obstetrician with an interest in Fetal Medicine. LTHTR is a teaching hospital serving a local population of 1.5 million and providing regional services in gynae-oncology, neurosurgery, trauma and level three neonatal care. The Trust has hospital sites in Chorley and Preston. The successful applicant will be part of a team of 16 consultants including 4 gynae-oncologists delivering excellent care with compassion in line with the trust values.

Lancashire Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a major teaching Trust within the North West of England and located centrally to the motorway networks and major cities of Liverpool and Manchester. The hospital is also located 40 minutes from the Lake District which is now a World Heritage Site. Preston has been rated the best city in the North West to live and work and there is a wide choice of excellent schools around the area.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will contribute to emergency obstetrics cover (currently on a 1:12 rota) and will run a high risk antenatal clinic along with a special interest antenatal clinic. We would welcome interests to complement the department particularly fetal medicine, complex maternal medicine, and research obstetric experience. The maternity service has beacon status and offers all four choices of birth place. Successful candidates will be able to develop special interests in keeping with the needs of the unit. The post holder would be on call with a gynaecological oncologist who would manage gynaecology emergency procedures out of hours. The post attracts 10 programmed activities.

The trust has an award winning Leadership and Development Programme and all new consultants are encouraged to enrol on the Consultant Stretch course. Clinical Leadership is considered a vital part of the Strategy and Development in the trust. Many of the consultants have an additional medical school or post-graduate teaching role. This is welcomed and any additional training supported. There is an active research team giving research opportunities within the NIHR badged on-site Lancashire Clinical Research Facility and involvement in research is actively sought from all the consultants.

About us

Applicants should have an appropriate CCT or be on the General Medical Councils Specialist Register. RCOG approval is in place.

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

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.

Job description

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 onjames.rowland@lthtr.nhs.ukor Obstetric Clinical Director: Dr Fatimah Soydemir

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

The 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
  • Attendance at MOET or PROMPT course
  • Teaching Experience


  • Higher degree - eg MD
  • Teaching Qualification eg PGCert
  • MOET instructor
  • ATSM/special interest in Fetal Medicine

Experience & Skills

  • Full range of Obstetric Skills
  • Trained Clinical Supervisor


  • Trained Educational Supervisor
  • OSCE examiner
  • Intermediate Scanning - Fetal anomaly


  • 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