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Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

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Consultant Obstetrics and Gynaecology
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Full time - 10 sessions per week
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Royal Preston Hospital
£84,559 - £114,003 per annum
Salary period
03/11/2021 23:59

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Lancashire Teaching Hospitals which is one of the largest providers of healthcare in the area offering new ‘state of the art’ facilities and has a complement of over 1100 beds for a local population of 390,000 and a regional population of 1.5 million.

Main duties of the job

Two whole time substantive post for Obstetric and Gynaecology Consultant resulting from a vacancy available in Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.  Recognised for strengths in education, research and a tertiary centre for neonatal services and gynae oncology; the Women’s Health directorate would welcome enthusiastic and dedicated colleagues with special interests to complement those already offered. We are a team of 14 consultants including 3 gynae-oncologists responsible for a local population of 1.5 million. You would join a 1:11 on-call rota.

The maternity service has beacon status and offers all four choices of birth place. The Trust is nationally recognised for its leadership development scheme for new consultants. Preston (the North West’s best city to live and work in) has good rail and road links, excellent schools and is surrounded by areas of outstanding natural beauty.

Applicants should have an appropriate CCT or be on the General Medical Council’s Specialist Register. RCOG approval is in place.

Please see our advert on the NHS jobs website for full job descriptions and how to apply.

For further details / informal visits contact: Informal enquiries and requests to visit the department are encouraged, and can by made by contacting Dr Fatimah Soydemir CD Obstetrics, or Dr James Rowland CD Gynaecology.

Working for our organisation

Our team is our work family. At Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, you will be working as part of a collaborative, friendly and caring team of incredible people who are committed to providing excellent care with compassion. We celebrate diversity, encourage everyone to contribute, and you are valued for who you are.

Our mission is to provide excellent care with compassion.

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trusts is one of the major acute Trusts in the North West with all of the usual specialities on site as well as being a Tertiary Centre for Lancashire and South Cumbria in the departments of Respiratory medicine, Neurosciences, Oncology, Plastic Surgery, Burns, Renal Medicine, Vascular surgery and Trauma medicine. Undergraduate medical education forms a core part of the Trust’s educational roles, which the appointee will be expected to be involved in. 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job description, Person specification and Specialty/ Trust Brochure for further details on:

  • What we can offer
  • Job Plan/On-call Requirements
  • The Team

The applicant must have demonstrable skills in listening, reading, writing and speaking in English that enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues, as set out in the GMCs Good Medical Practice (2013). Non-UK applicants must possess the IELTS/OET exam before obtaining a GMC licence to practice.

If you are successful in obtaining a position with our Trust which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check. As a registered body with the DBS, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will conduct the administration of this application on your behalf and the cost will be recovered from your salary, either as a one-off payment or over 3 months. Currently the charges made by the Disclosure and Barring Service for an Enhanced DBS check is £48.20.

Successful applicants will be contacted by e-mail. Please ensure that email addresses are provided for your referees wherever possible.

As we often have many applicants for jobs at LTHTR, we regret that we will only be able to contact those applicants who are short-listed for interview.  Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, then please assume that you have not been short-listed for interview on this occasion.

The NHS Constitution outlines what staff working in the NHS can expect from their employer and what is expected of you. Lancashire Teaching Hospitals is committed to the NHS Values and Pledges as expressed in the Constitution.

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. An interview is guaranteed to any applicant with a disability who meets the essential criteria of the person specification.      

If you have any difficulty applying on line, please contact the Medical Workforce Team        

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Full GMC Registration and Licence to Practice
  • MBBS or equivalent
  • Must be entered on the Specialist Register (or entry within 6 months)
  • Experience of working in NHS
  • ASTM in Advanced Labour Ward Practice
  • Additional ATSM in special interest
  • Attendance at MOET or PROMPT course
  • Teaching Experience
Desirable criteria
  • Higher degree – eg MD
  • Teaching Qualification eg PGCert
  • MOET instructor

Experience & Skills

Essential criteria
  • Full range of Obstetric Skills
  • Trained Clinical Supervisor
Desirable criteria
  • Trained Educational Supervisor
  • OSCE examiner
  • Intermediate Scanning – obstetric/early pregnancy


Essential criteria
  • Evidence of Clinical Leadership
  • Evidence of commitment to audit and improving clinical practice/service development
  • Attendance on management or leadership course
Desirable criteria
  • Prizes/presentations of Audit
  • Trained in quality improvement methodology
  • Qualification in management or leadership

Research & Development

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of interest in personal development e.g. through research and/or publications
Desirable criteria
  • Publications in peer reviewed journals
  • Evidence of original research


Essential criteria
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Good organisation skills.
  • Works well within a multi-disciplinary environment
  • Resident within 30 minutes travel time to Chorley/Preston.
Desirable criteria
  • Communication skills tutor
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

James Rowland
Job title
Clinical Director - Gynaecology
Email address
Telephone number
01257 245296
Additional information

Fatimah Soydemir 

Clinical Director - Obstetrics