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Medical Retina and Uveitis Fellowship

Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust
£40,000 a year per annum
Closing date
13 Jun 2023

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Hospital, Ophthalmology
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

Job Details

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic doctor to join our Uveitis and Medical Retina Team. The post will provide a comprehensive experience in managing complex uveitis and medical retina conditions. Applications are welcome from suitable candidates interested in career in Uveitis and Medical Retina. The applicants should demonstrate within their application that they are fully trained in General Ophthalmology and are registered with General Medical Council.

This Job is for fixed term of 12 months starting in August 2023.

Closing date: 11/06/23

Interview date: 28/06/23
Main duties of the job

The appointee will be expected to help the team in providing emergency and elective service in Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre.

The appointee will also be expected to be part on general on call rota. The appointee will be expected to help the department in the audits. There will be opportunities to undertake research projects during the programme.
About us

Sandwell & West Birmingham NHS Trust is a friendly, integrated healthcare provider focused on improving the life chances and health outcomes of our diverse population.

We have three strategic objectives:

People: To cultivate and sustain happy, productive and engaged staff

Patients: To be good or outstanding at everything we do

Population: To work seamlessly with partners to improve lives

We run services from Sandwell, City and Rowley Regis Hospitals, Birmingham & Midland Eye Centre, Birmingham Treatment Centre, the Lyng and Leasowes Intermediate Care Centre. Our GP practices and community teams provide care in schools, healthcare centres and at home.

Our next milestone is opening the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital (MMUH), a once in a career opportunity to shape care transformation within and beyond the hospital walls. MMUH will host the busiest Emergency Department in Europe, with state of the art facilities and future development of a Learning Campus

Developing and caring for our People is fundamental. We were one of the first Trusts to provide the Real Living Wage, as well as a Live and Work scheme to support people at risk of homelessness into paid work and training. We offer a range of staff benefits, health & wellbeing support and will help you to bring your ambition to life through our bespoke training and development programmes. As People is one of our three strategic objectives, we make a continued commitment to prioritise support for all our colleagues

Job description
Job responsibilities

For more information on the job role and responsibilities, please refer to the Job Description attached.

For an informal discussion, please contact:

Medical Retina Lead : Mr Randhir Chavan Email -

Uveitis Lead: Mr Sreekanth Sreekantam , Email -

Person Specification

  • Completion of Higher Specialty Training or its equivalent



  • BMedSc/BA/BSc/MSc
  • FRCOphth

Clinical Experience



  • oClinical training and experience equivalent to that required for gaining CCT in Ophthalmology




  • oPrevious experience in Uveitis and Medical Retina

Other Requirements



  • oFull GMC Registration
  • oAppropriate Immigration Status (where appropriate)
  • oAn understanding of the current NHS environment, particularly in relation to reforms, initiatives and issues.

Personal Circumstances



  • oResidence within a reasonable distance of the Birmingham & Midland Eye Centre
  • oAbility to undertake clinical commitments at any of the Trust's sites.

Professional and Multi-disciplinary team working



  • oAbility to work well with colleagues and within a team

Management and Administrative Experience



  • oAbility to organise and prioritise workload effectively
  • oAbility to plan strategically and to exercise sound judgements when faced with conflicting pressures.
  • oAbility to motivate and develop the multi-disciplinary team, balancing departmental and personal objectives

Clinical Effectiveness



  • oExperience of conducting clinical audit
  • oAbility to use the evidence base and clinical audit to support decision-making

Teaching and Training experience



  • oAbility to teach clinical skills to medical and nursing staff and other disciplines
  • oThe ability to appraise junior doctors and other staff.




  • oFormal training in teaching

Research, Innovation and Service Improvement Experience



  • oAbility to apply research outcomes to clinical problems
  • oAn awareness of current specialty developments, initiatives and issues




  • oKnowledge and experience of the application of information technology to Ophthalmology
  • oPublications in relevant peer-reviewed journals in the last five years.
  • oEvidence of having undertaken original research

Personal Attributes



  • oEnergy and enthusiasm and the ability to work under pressure
  • oAn enquiring and critical approach to work
  • oCaring attitude to patients
  • oAbility to communicate effectively with colleagues, patients, relatives, GPs, nurses, other staff and agencies.
  • oCommitment to Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details
Employer name

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust

Birmingham Midland Eye Centre

Dudley Rd


B18 7QH

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Location:  West Midlands, United Kingdom

Core Values:  Patient Safety and Quality of Care, Innovation and Research

Size:  Three hospitals, Specialist Intermediate Care Centre, Supra-regional Eye Hospital

Specialties:  Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Centre, National Poisons Information Service, Behçet’s Syndrome National Centre of Excellence

Our new hospital – the Midland Met – opening in 2022

About Us Harnessing ambition, investment, commitment and the contribution of our people, our vision is to be the UK’s best integrated care provider by 2020. We’re already on our way to achieving this. We’ve trebled our training budget, enhanced the way we recognise our people and are constructing career pathway frameworks. Our people have names, they have voices, they have a family here. As we create greater levels of service integration, we know where we’re going and we know we won’t get there alone. That’s why we want you to join us.

Our Trust

First, let us tell you what we’re building on. It’s a firm foundation, of which we’re very proud. We are an integrated care organisation with an outstanding reputation for teaching, education, research and innovation. Our 6,600 staff are here for 530,000 local people when they need us. City Hospital in Birmingham is home to the Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre and our Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Centre. It’s also the regional base for the National Poisons Information Service. At Sandwell General Hospital in West Bromwich, you’ll find inpatient, paediatrics, most general surgery and our stroke specialist centre. At the Trust, we also have significant academic departments in cardiology, rheumatology, ophthalmology and neurology. We have intermediate care hubs at Rowley Regis and at Leasowes in Smethwick. Our community teams throughout Sandwell provide integrated services for children in schools, GP practices and at home. They also offer both general and specialist home care for adults in hospices and nursing homes. In 2022, we will open the brand new Midland Metropolitan Hospital - the perfect demonstration of our vision for the future. And we are investing in far more than buildings. We are dedicated to investing in you. It matters to us that you enjoy the training, support and opportunities you need to fulfil your total potential and build the career you really want. We’ll make that happen by trebling our training budget. We’ve developed new career path frameworks and new ways to recognise your achievements. Because you’re part of our family, we want the best for you.Our organisation has nine care promises that reflect how we expect each other to treat patients, visitors and colleagues. We know these promises embody our caring ethos because they were developed by our own frontline staff. These are our promises: 

I will

… make you feel welcome
… make time to listen to you
… be polite, courteous and respectful
… keep you informed and explain what is happening
… admit to mistakes and do all I can to put them right
… value your point of view
… be caring and kind
… keep you involved
… go the extra mile

Research and Development: a jewel in SWBH’s crown

SWBH has a long and proud track record of delivering world class research that has made a real difference to the quality and safety of care provided to patients locally, nationally and internationally. The Trust was the recipient of the West Midlands Clinical Research Network’s award for outstanding overall performance in 2017-18.The Trust has an ambitious R&D plan, fully supported by the Trust Board, to continue to develop R&D with a focus on a range of domains including:

  • Increasing the internationally recognised excellence of our research portfolio.
  • Increasing the breadth of our clinical research portfolio and the range of health care professionals contributing to it.

Researchers at the Trust have the full support of the Trust’s R&D department and its large and highly motivated team of research nurses, clinical trials practitioners and data coordinators and well as its research management and governance team.

Professor Karim Raza talks about our reputation for world class research

Birmingham as a place to live and work

Birmingham and the borough of Sandwell are great places to live. City Hospital  and the Midlands Metropolitan Hospital site are close to Birmingham City Centre and the popular suburbs of Edgbaston, Bearwood, Harborne and. Moseley. There are six towns that serve Sandwell, they are Oldbury, Rowley Regis, Smethwick, Tipton, Wednesbury, and West Bromwich. Each have their own individual character and attractions. There are a huge range of places to live with easy access via road or public transport all serving the Trust sites well. Housing in the area is very affordable with transport links in and around the city and Sandwell are excellent. Birmingham boasts a range of places to socialise in, with a range of top/great restaurants and bars. And the second city is fast-becoming a shopping haven, with a vast array of choice, from designer to unique independently-run shops. Birmingham boasts a number of outstanding schools including the King Edwards VI collective grammar schools and independent schools. The city is also home to the Birmingham Royal Ballet, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Midlands Arts Centre  (MAC), Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre and a number of museums including the Art Gallery, and the Thinktank.  Musical stars frequently perform at the Genting Arena, whilst at the adjacent National Exhibition Centre (NEC) there is a comprehensive diary of events. Birmingham offers an impressive range of sporting facilities including cricket, football, golf, rugby, sailing, tennis and has a 50 metre swimming pool. Birmingham and Sandwell have excellent transport links with the International Airport, major rail routes and easy access to motorways. Trains run direct to London from Birmingham New Street, and Sandwell & Dudley with the fastest route taking just one hour 24 minutes. In addition Stratford Upon Avon, rural areas of Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Worcestershire are within easy reach.

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