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Specialty Doctor in Community Paediatrics

NHS Medical & Dental: Specialty Doctor

Main area
Community Paediatrics
NHS Medical & Dental: Specialty Doctor
5 PAs
Job ref
Royal Preston Hospital
£39,060 - £72,840 pa
22/11/2018 23:59

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join us at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which was awarded NHS Foundation Trust status with effect from 1 April 2005. This is a replacement post for less than full time (5 PAs) as a Specialty Doctor in Community Paediatrics, to commence as soon as possible. There is flexibility around the days worked. 

While paediatric experience would be advantageous, doctors who have relevant experience in other specialities, for example General Practice) may be considered. Successful candidates need an understanding of the National Health Service in the UK.

You will join a thriving and fully integrated Child Health Directorate comprising of 21.5 WTE Consultants, including 2 Paediatric Neurologists. There are 6 WTE Consultant Community Paediatricians and 3.6 WTE Specialty Doctors in Community Paediatrics (including this post).

The post is based mainly in Preston. There will be close working relationship with the Paediatric Neurologists and other Paediatricians. Duties include developmental assessment of children, assessment of children with neurodevelopmental problems including autism and ADHD, assessment of children with complex needs within special school, and providing advice to education regarding children with special educational needs.

There is also the possibility to accommodate an appointee’s special interest. So if the appointee would like to develop an interest in a specific area, e.g. Neurodisability or Audiology one of the community session could be changed to reflect that interest and further training could be arranged. These could include other areas of Paediatrics. There are no on call commitments for this post. The appointee is not expected to be involved in assessing children referred with safeguarding concerns.

We can offer you considerable opportunities for research and development within the Trust, there are active and developing links with the Universities of Manchester and Central Lancashire and as a department we are increasing our commitment to medical student teaching, being seconded to the Trust from the University of Manchester.

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust forms one of the major acute Trusts in the North West with all of the usual specialties on site as well as being a Tertiary Centre for Lancashire and South Cumbria in the departments of Neurosciences, Oncology, Plastic Surgery and Burns and Renal Medicine.

Not only is Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust a great place to work, Lancashire is also an attractive area to live. There are many facilities available locally and the cities of Manchester and Liverpool are within easy reach. Recreational facilities are many and varied, with the beautiful Lake District, Ribble Valley, Yorkshire Dales and Fylde Coast really close by.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Clinical Enquiries should be made to Dr John Agbenu, Consultant Community Paediatrician on 01772 777222 or email and Dr Karnam Sugumar, Clinical Director on (01772) 523551 or email

If you have problems applying, contact

01257 247728