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Locum Consultant in Acute and/or General Medicine/ Medical Specialties

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum
Closing date
2 May 2024

Manchester Royal Infirmary is looking to appoint enthusiastic, motivated and dynamic consultants to join our Acute and General Medical teams.

Flexible opportunities exist to appoint 10PA Acute and General Medical consultants or those with job planned time for specialist interests. There is potential to adjust job plans to the needs of suitable applicants, for this reason applicants are encouraged to make contact as early as possible.

This is an exciting time to join Manchester Royal Infirmary:

  • We have developed our acute medicine service significantly over the past four years, going from 6 to 20 consultants
  • The redevelopment of our Emergency Department is planned to be completed in 2025/26.
  • We are privileged to host several highly specialist and tertiary services such as Renal Medicine and Transplantation, Clinical Haematology including Haemoglobinopathy, Cardiology including Hypertension, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, HIV and Sexual health, Rheumatology, Diabetes, Endocrinology and Lipidology, Major Trauma, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Colo-rectal, Urology, ENT, Maxillofacial and Vascular Surgery. The multitude of specialties on site makes practising in MRI particularly exciting as high, cutting-edge medicine and surgery are practised, and there is always help to hand.
  • Our proximity to The University of Manchester and our long-established relationship as an academic centre of excellence means we attract and develop some of the best people in the world

Main duties of the job

MRI is continually striving to innovate, develop and improve the offering to our patients. In this aim we are constantly developing our medical models to expand consultant support and ensure consultant led care is available 7 days a week.Offered as 10PA posts, this includes weekend daytime ward sessions 1:8 or participation in the Acute weekend and evening rota which is also 1:8 frequency.

You'll thrive in our open, inclusive and collaborative environment where everyone matters, and is respected for who they are. We will help you to develop and support you to deliver your very best work.

The posts are based at Manchester Royal infirmary and provide senior medical support to our 48 bed Acute Medical unit, our Ambulatory Care Unit or sub-specialities aligned to our General Medical inpatient wards.

Within the 10PAs there is opportunity for dedicated PAs to support specialist interests, including but not limited to:


  • Cardiology
  • Diabetes
  • Elderly Medicine - Frailty sessions
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Renal Medicine
  • Respiratory Medicine
  • Rheumatology

We are looking for clinicians who may wish to take up roles in the following areas as part of their job plans to facilitate their further development:

  • Medical leadership
  • Medical education
  • Governance
  • Research

Example job descriptions and plans have been included in the attached documents. Candidates are encouraged to make contact when applying though to discuss options of flexible roles and specialist interests

About us

MFT is England's largest NHS Trust with a turnover of £2.5bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research and innovation through the introduction of Hive our brand-new Electronic Patient Record system which we've launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our new Green Plan which will set out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description
Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience you'll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that you're even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, you'll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information you'll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the NHS England website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you! Interested candidates are encouraged to have an informal chat with one or more of our leaders below and even visit to get a feel of the MRI.

Person Specification

  • Primary medical qualification (e.g., MBChB)
  • Full registration with the GMC with a Licence to practice
  • On the Specialist Register, holding CCT or expect to do within 6 months of interview
  • The appointee will hold the MRCP or show evidence of equivalent training and experience


  • A higher degree e.g., MD is desirable
  • Attendance at Advanced communication skills or similar course


  • Appropriate Home Office status to undertake a career post in the UK
  • Clinical expertise in Acute Medicine and broad knowledge of general medicine
  • Publication of research articles, demonstrating understanding of research methodology and commitments (desirable)
  • Evidence of teaching and training experience to support clinical supervisor status

Skills & Knowledge

  • Evidence of organisational and clinical leadership skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work well within a team
  • Clinical Governance understanding
  • Clinical expertise in a specialist area of Acute Medicine


  • Experience in leading service change or improvement

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.



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