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Consultant Chest Physician COPD Lead

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

Main area
Respiratory Medicine
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Full time - 11 sessions per week (This post is part of a 7 day working 1:12 rota and a 1:24 GIM on-call.)
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Lancashire Teaching Hospitals
£84,559 to £114,003 pa
29/12/2021 23:59

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Trust, which was awarded NHS Foundation Trust status with effect from 1 April 2005.  It 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.

This is a substantive consultant appointment, to support the Lancashire Chest Centre’s (LCC) to enhance the care we provide for our local and regional patients and for the respiratory service to move to a 7 day inpatient model of care. The LCC offers tertiary services in several subspecialties of Respiratory Medicine.  You will join a thriving and fully integrated Medicine Directorate comprising of 43 consultants, including 15 Respiratory consultants across the two hospital sites

Main duties of the job

The post currently available is to lead the Trust’s COPD service and link with our in-house, regional interventional pulmonology and long term ventilation services. The role will also need to support our expanding integrated care pathways directly linking to care in the community. You will be part of as well as leading an evolving COPD MDT structure supporting complexity, long term and end of life care delivery, alike. As part of the department of respiratory medicine you will be part of a closely linked group of clinicians who are transforming care delivery within the Trust and also for the wider community.  We are looking for dynamic and innovative colleague who wish to shape the future process of respiratory care in our region.  There are evolving links to our local Universities and potential for academic/educational sessions to be part of your job plan. 

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
  • MRCP
  • CCT in Respiratory and General Medicine

Experience and Skills

Essential criteria
  • Wide experience in Respiratory and General Medicine with evidence of Acute Medicine and Respiratory training. Recognised Specialty training programme.
Desirable criteria
  • Subspecialty experience


Essential criteria
  • Evidence of commitment to audit and improving clinical practice/service development
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of Clinical Leadership
  • Management course attended/certification

Research and Development

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of interest in personal development
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

Dr A Vyas
Job title
Consultant Chest Physician and Clinical Director
Email address
Telephone number
01772 523474
Additional information

Informal enquiries and requests to visit the Hospitals are welcome and should be made, following shortlisting, with Dr. Geraldine Skailes, Medical Director and Kevin McGee, Chief Executive (01772) 522692.