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Consultant in Respiratory Medicine

The Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year DoE, plus high cost area and on-call availability supplement
Closing date
1 Apr 2023

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Hospital, Respiratory medicine
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We are looking to appoint to two posts, one developed for service growth in both the inpatient and outpatient service, and the other to replace a retiring colleague.

Both are substantive full time posts (10PAs) for a Respiratory Consultant and General Physician based at the Royal Surrey Hospital site. Successful recruitment to both posts will increase the total number of respiratory consultants to 6.

The posts are advertised as full time; however we are very welcoming of applicants wishing to work less than full time. The hospital and department are incredibly family friendly and are open to discussions about flexible working.

The appointed applicant will work within the existing multidisciplinary team, and will be encouraged to develop a sub specialist interest. The department is very supportive of this, and will additionally support applicants looking to develop in areas outside of direct clinical care.

Candidates with an interest in research, and / or medical education would be welcomed. Equally, candidates with an interest in medical leadership, and in service development / reconfiguration would be especially welcomed.

Candidates must have full GMC registration with a license to practice, and be on the GMC specialist register orproposed CCT date must be within 6 months of interview.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work as a key member of the Respiratory and general medical teams in the hospital.

Both posts are responsible for providing the full breadth of respiratory (inpatient, outpatient, specialty referral and diagnostic) duties, in addition to participation on the general medicine on-call rota.

Key Activities

  • Undertake outpatient clinics (both general and sub-specialist);
  • Undertake ward rounds on the respiratory inpatients and supervise the junior staff on the wards;
  • Undertake procedures - bronchoscopy/EBUS/pleural
  • In-reach into the Acute Medical Unit
  • Perform work in General Internal Medicine on the wards, with weekday cover, post take ward rounds and weekend cover approximately 1:9.
  • Attend multidisciplinary team meetings;
  • Work with the Integrated Respiratory Service;
  • Contribute to education and training of other staff;
  • Contribute to the respiratory service development, meeting the needs of our patients and the strategic aims of the Trust.

About us

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust is a friendly, supportive, busy but welcoming acute and community Trust that is ambitious about developing our services and your career.

Our compassionate, caring and friendly colleagues make up our Royal Surrey family and are at the heart of what we do. We all have a passion for learning, continuous improvement and excelling together through innovation, research and development. There are over 4,500 members of our Royal Surrey family.

We are clinically led and provide joined up care by bridging the gap between hospital and community services alongside regional specialist cancer care. Our main acute hospital site is in Guildford with community hospital sites at Milford, Haslemere and Cranleigh. We provide adult community health services in the community and homes across Guildford and Waverley.

We have received an overall Good rating from the CQC with Medical care (including older peoples care), End of Life Care and Maternity services being deemed Outstanding by the CQC. We are investing in our colleagues through our health and wellbeing programme and a commitment to supporting professional development as well as investing more than 45 million in our physical environment and new equipment in the next few years.

There has never been a better time to join us.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The appointed applicant will work within the existing multidisciplinary team, and will be encouraged to develop a sub specialist interest. The department is very supportive of this, and will additionally support applicants looking to develop in areas outside of direct clinical care.

Please see attached Job Description for full details about the role.

Person Specification

  • Entry on the GMC Specialist Register for Respiratory Medicine and General Internal Medicine via CCT (proposed CCT date must be within 6 months of interview), CESR or European Community Rights
  • Full GMC Registration with licence to practise
  • MRCP or Equivalent


  • Teaching/Education Qualification
  • Higher Degree eg MD, PhD or equivalent
  • Out of Programme management experience (e.g deanery secondment) or equivalent

Skills and Capabilities

  • Fully competent in ward based invasive procedures
  • Advanced life support provider
  • Team working & leadership skills
  • Teaching skills


  • Wide experience of Respiratory Medicine
  • Wide experience of General Internal medicine including multi-disciplinary wokring
  • Relevant experience of management of medical emergencies
  • Teaching experience undergraduate and postgraduate
  • Audit
  • Research experience


  • Active interest in quality improvement or research, and commitment to clinical innovation
  • Subspecialty interest and experience in an associated Respiratory medical speciality
  • Understanding of business planning and commissioning

BMJRef: BMJ-115080/384-C9384-23-EMF12816




The Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust is a multi-site acute and community Trust, based in Guildford, which serves a population of more than 336,000 across south west Surrey. We are also a specialist tertiary cancer centre, offering state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment services to a population of up to two million and a tertiary specialist centre for ENT and Maxillofacial surgery. We attract referrals from across the whole country for other specialties (i.e. urology).

We attract referrals from across the country for some specialties including urology. Our Minimal Access Therapy Training Unit (key-hole surgery) is one of only three such training units in the UK. Our patients also benefit from state of the art diagnostic equipment including two MRI scanners, four CT scanners, interventional radiology equipment and a gamma camera. We have one of the lowest mortality rates in the country.

We employ around 4,200 members of staff making us one of Guildford’s largest employers. In addition, the hospital is supported by a thriving group of 500 volunteers all of whom provide valuable services on an independent, voluntary basis. 

We have a great reputation and history of embracing quality improvement (QI) and transformation work – continuously improving is one of our core values. 

The Trust has strong links with the nearby University of Surrey and staff are well supported if they wish to undertake further study. As well as this, staff are able to develop and enhance skills and knowledge by undertaking post-qualification support and training at the hospital’s dedicated Education Centre

Situated on a green field site on the outskirts of Guildford, the Trust has excellent rail and road links (via the A3 and M25) to London (35 minutes) and to the south coast (35 minutes). 

Guildford has great shopping, entertainment and leisure facilities.  The picturesque Surrey countryside is ideal for good walks and outdoor pursuits and has numerous historic village inns. Guildford has a number of schools, both private and state, which cater for all bands of ability. 

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