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Consultant in Paediatric Cardiology - Fetal Cardiology

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year per annum
Closing date
30 Mar 2023

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Hospital, Paediatrics, Paediatric cardiology
Career Level
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Full Time

Consultant in Paediatric Cardiology - Fetal Cardiology

This is a new post at the East Midland's Congenital Heart Centre (EMCHC) based at the Leicester Royal Infirmary Hospital site, to provide and further develop fetal cardiology, and general paediatric cardiology inpatient and outpatient services across Leicestershire and the East Midlands. The post holder will join 10 other paediatric cardiologists and 3 adult congenital cardiologists to contribute to the life-time care model for congenital heart disease patients that EMCHC prides itself on.

The Fetal Cardiology team welcomes your passion and enthusiasm for this specialist branch of Paediatric Cardiology. We are comprised of three Fetal Cardiologists and 2 dedicated Fetal Cardiac nurse specialists. An exciting addition to our team in last 3 years is a PhD student, one of our Chief Cardiac Physiologists studying a higher degree with HSST whose PhD thesis in the use of Speckle Tracking in assessment of Fetal ventricular disproportion. We work and share research interests with the Fetal Medicine Consultant group and Specialist Midwifery and Research team.

Main duties of the job

  • To participate in and continue to develop services for patients with congenital heart disease in the East Midlands.
  • To undertake outpatient clinics at EMCHC and around the network
  • To participate in and develop prenatal diagnosis and care of congenital heart disease within UHL and across the East Midlands.
  • Explore patterns of congenital heart disease as they appear to differ both in incidence and severity between the East Midlands and other regions of the UK. T
  • To provide out of hours cover on a 1:9 basis
  • You will be expected to supervise and train junior medical staff in all aspects of congenital heart disease, especially fetal cardiology imaging.
  • To work with colleagues on the other two sites within UHL to deliver a service in line with evolving national standards and guidelines
  • To encourage a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of patients.
  • Teaching, research and administration.

About us

The East Midlands Congenital Heart Centre (EMCHC) located at Glenfield Hospital for the adult service and the Leicester Royal Infirmary for the paediatric service, and sits within the Women's and Children's Clinical Management Group. It is a multidisciplinary service dedicated to the management of patients of all ages with congenital heart disease for the whole of the East Midlands, i.e. Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, South Derbyshire, most of Lincolnshire, West Cambridgeshire (Peterborough), Northamptonshire, and parts of Warwickshire. The population referral base for congenital heart disease is around 4.8 million and growing.

The service aims to achieve a target of 418 congenital cardiac surgeries per year and 200 interventional procedures, with the aim of looking to develop up towards 500 surgical procedures in the future. Please visit our network website for further information about the services we deliver East Midlands Congenital Heart Network (

Job description
Job responsibilities

  • MBBS or Equivalent
  • Full GMC Registration
  • Fully Accredited for Higher Specialist Training in Paediatric Cardiology or will be eligible for inclusion on the Specialist Register within 6 months of the interview date.
  • Additionally trained in the provision of subspecialist area fetal cardiology
  • Experience in, and commitment to medical audit and research

Person Specification

  • MBBS or equivalent
  • GMC registration


  • Higher degree


  • Additionally trained in the provision of subspecialist area of fetal cardiology
  • IT Skills, ability to use web browser, excel, word etc.


  • Post CCT level training in sub specialty area

Audit and Research

  • Experience in, and commitment to medical audit.
  • Understanding and interest in research.
  • Ability to supervise juniors undertaking research projects.


  • Published audit and/or research

BMJRef: BMJ-113558/358-4339919-CON-A


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