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Clinical Fellow Rheumatology

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
RCHT, Truro
£39,467 - £50,017 pro rata
Closing date
1 Feb 2022

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Hospital, Rheumatology
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time
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Applications are invited from trainee doctors having recently completed or about to finish UK Foundation Programmes or Core Medical Training to apply for this position of Clinical Fellow in Rheumatology.

This exciting post offers the opportunity to experience work in the Rheumatology Department at Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust. The successful candidate will receive clinical support, education and training from the consultants within the department to help them develop and improve key skills and encourage a career in Rheumatology. There will be an expectation that the Clinical Fellow will attend and participate in departmental MDT meetings. There will be opportunities to participate in specialist clinics (Early Inflammatory Arthritis, Autoimmune Connective Tissue Disease, GCA) with access to departmental musculoskeletal ultrasound.

The Clinical Fellow will have protected time for development work which may include quality improvement projects, teaching and education, research, management and leadership opportunities.

The Rheumatology Service functions as a fully integrated unit with all embers contributing to a team based approach to patient care. the department consists of 4 consultants, 4 specialist nurses, a rheumatology registrar, a rheumatology pharmacist, specialist physiotherapists and occupational therapist. The rheumatology department care for patients with the full range of rheumatological diseases.

There is no acute medicine or on-call commitment with this post.

You must have GMC registration with a licence to practice. Applications are welcome from those who wish to work less than full time

Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr Tim Jenkinson, Consultant Rheumatologist (

The Royal Cornwall Hospital is an Equal Opportunities Employer

BMJ Ref: BMJ-59826/156-MS-3270


The Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust is the main provider of acute and specialist care services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. It serves a population of around 430,000 people, a figure that can increase significantly with visitors during the busiest times of the year. The Trust employs approximately 5,000 staff and has a budget of approximately £380 million.

The Trust is responsible for the provision of services at three main sites with approximately 750 beds:

The Trust has teaching hospitals status as part of the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry (PCMD) and University of Exeter Medical School. Keeping at the forefront of medical advances, the Trust is continually developing its clinical services and is committed to maximising the range of specialist care that can be offered locally. Allied to this is a growing reputation for research and innovation.

The Knowledge Spa on the Royal Cornwall Hospital site, the Cornwall base for medical students and the University of Plymouth Faculty of Health and Social Work, has further enhanced a strong reputation for training and education. This plays a vital part in attracting and retaining the Trust’s highly skilled teams of doctors, nurses and other health professionals who care for well over half a million people each year.

Reflecting the high standards of care on offer, recent patient surveys show that over 90 per cent of patients rate their overall experience of services as excellent, very good or good.

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