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Consultant Physician in Respiratory Medicine with an Interest in COPD

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
Leicester, Leicestershire
£84,559 - £114,003
Closing date
21 Feb 2022

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Hospital, Respiratory medicine
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Applications are invited for a substantive consultant post in Respiratory Medicine with special interest in COPD at the University of Leicester NHS Trust.

This post will allow the Trust to continue to develop its respiratory services. Respiratory Medicine at Glenfield Hospital has a national and international reputation for its academic and clinical services. Clinically, we have specialist services in lung cancer with advanced bronchoscopic and pleural techniques, chronic suppurative lung infections, Cystic Fibrosis, TB, domiciliary ventilation, airways disease, interstitial lung disease, and exercise and sports medicine. The unique Leicester cardio-respiratory emergency streaming pathway has been operational since 2013 and enables patients in Leicester, Leicestershire, and Rutland to be assessed at Glenfield Hospital by the cardio-respiratory teams.

All patients are assessed in the Clinical Decisions (CDU) and Coronary Care Units (CCU) following referral from GPs, 999 ambulances, and the Emergency Department. CDU is the largest single cardio-respiratory receiving unit in the UK taking 50+ patients, on average, daily. 70% of our attendances are direct from primary care. Supporting this emergency workload, we developed ambulatory care services for pulmonary embolus and pleural disease. We manage 5 base respiratory wards (129 beds) each with a sub-specialist theme comprising a short stay unit (ward 20), non-invasive ventilation (ward 15), cystic fibrosis and chronic suppurative lung disease (Ward 16), TB and higher dependency (ward 17), and pleural disease and cancer (ward 29).

Academically we have close links with both the Universities of Leicester and Loughborough. We host the NIHR Leicester Respiratory Biomedical Research Unit and the East Midlands Breathomics Pathology Node (EMBER), these are core components of the Leicester Cancer Research UK Thoracic Oncology Centre. Respiratory Medicine also has a large teaching portfolio, and you will contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate training.

Glenfield Respiratory services have a proven track record of innovation, and you will be expected to lead the on-going development of services.

Pending Royal College approval.

For further details/informal visits, please contact: Respiratory Head of Service, Dr Gerrit Woltmann, at COPD Lead, Prof Michael Steiner, at General Manager, Darren Turner, at

To apply for this role, please click the apply button quoting reference number 358-3750314-CON.

Closing date: 4 February 2022.

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