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Lancashire NHS Consultant Post CCT ST7+ Medicine Rheumatology Rheumatologist United Kingdom

Lancashire NHS Consultant Post CCT ST7+ Medicine Rheumatology Rheumatologist United Kingdom via Workplace Doctors on a fixed term/ permanent basis.

***Location: Lancashire – United Kingdom
***Speciality: Medicine – Rheumatology Rheumatologist
*** Role: Consultant / ST 7+ / Post CCT / CESR
***Duration: Fixed Term / Permanent (NOT Locum Basis)
***Pay rate: £NEGOTIABLE (dependent on experience £79,860 to £110,465 a year)
***Start date: ASAP
*** GMC Registration Required ( General Medical Council) Essential
*** Specialist Register entry on the GMC Register
***CESR / CCT or Post CCT (within 6 month of job offer) or equivalent overseas qualification.


This is an exciting opportunity to join a department who are in the process of expanding and developing the service. The Trust has clear objectives in terms of delivering excellent, safe and effective patient care and aims for services that are positively rated by patients, families and stakeholders. Furthermore the Trust aims to ensure a first class educational experience alongside financial security over the longer term. Staffing is firmly embedded within this process.

The department is staffed by four consultants, plus the successful post holder, a specialist registrar on rotation within the North West training rotation. A small number of rheumatology inpatient beds are supported by junior medical staff shared with the gastroenterology team. There are four rheumatology nurse specialists who undertake nurse led clinics and a medical day unit team to assist with infusions and day case therapies. There are departmental plans to broaden the multidisciplinary team to include further specialist Allied Health Professional and Pharmacy support.


There is no on-call commitment with this post. All new appointment will be based upon a 10 PA activity plan. All new job plans will be offered within 8.5 DCC, 1.5 generic SPA. A job plan review meeting will be conducted within 6 months of appointment


  • GMC Registration
  • CCST (or within 6 months of award) in Rheumatology
  • MCRP

Our Lancashire NHS client prides itself on being a friendly and caring place to work where the aim to combine our patient first approach with innovative and creativity against a backdrop of holistic team working, as encapsulated in their vision and values.

Lancashire is an attractive area to live and has many facilities available locally. The cities of Manchester and Liverpool are within easy reach. Recreational facilities are many and varied, with the Lake District, Ribble Valley, Yorkshire Dales and Fylde Coast nearby.

General Duties– guideline only

The NHS hospital expect the post-holder to develop and lead a robust service in order to provide high quality care to patients in a timely manner:

  • To provide expert opinion and management advice for patients with rheumatic and connective tissue diseases newly referred n an out-patient basis by General Practitioners and hospital colleagues.
  • To supervise the cases of some existing follow up patients with RA and other connective tissue disease
  • Oversee the structured follow up, increasingly on a multi-disciplinary basis, of patients with chronic inflammatory joint disease and connective tissue disorder
  • To share responsibility of the smooth running of the Early Arthritis Clinic and to oversee the transition of patients from that clinic to nurse-led follow up clinics according to NICE guidelines
  • To oversee the safety monitoring of patients receiving potentially toxic therapies
  • To provide expert opinion and supervision on request for patients suspected of having rheumatic conditions admitted to hospital under the care of other consultants
  • To undertake intra-articular and soft tissue injection therapy as appropriate
  • To be responsible for medical input to rheumatology inpatients as required
  • To conduct clinical practice in accordance with contractual requirements within the parameters of our Division’s and Trust’s agreed objectives

Job Plan

Regular job planning meetings will be undertaken with the post holder to ensure that the appointee is remunerated for any additional activities undertaken and that the job plan accurately reflects the overall workload undertaken by the post holder.

The supporting professional activities (SPAs) allocation within the provisional job plan is an illustrative guide and will be finalised following individual agreement with successful candidates.

Further discussion on supporting professional activities will depend on the Trust’s requirements and the individual’s particular expertise.

A draft job plan is provided below. The job Plan will be reviewed and agreed with the post-holder at appointment.

Day Time Work Category No. of Pas
Monday 08.00 – 12.00



Clinical Discussions with Nursing team
Biologics Registration/prescriptions
Vetting of new referrals
X-ray meeting
DCC 1.25
13.00 – 14.00 Patient admin DCC 0.25
14.00 – 17.00 Outpatient clinic DCC 0.75
Tuesday 09.00 – 13.00 Outpatient clinic DCC 1.0
13.00 – 14.00 Patient admin DCC 0.25
14.00-17.00 Vetting of new referrals
Ward Referrals
DCC 0.75
Wednesday 09.00 – 13.00 Outpatient clinic DCC 1.0
14:00 – 15:00 Patient admin DCC 0.25
15:00 -17:00 Ward referrals
Clinical Discussions with Nursing team
Biologics registration/prescriptions
DCC 0.50
Thursday 09.00 – 13.00 Outpatient clinic DCC 1.0
13.00 – 14:00 Patient admin DCC 0.25
14.00 – 15.00 Ward Referrals
DCC 0.25
15.00- 17.00 Teaching
Supervision of Juniors
SPA 0.50
Friday 09.00 – 13.00 Outpatient clinic DCC 1.0
13.00 – 17.00 CPD / audit/ educational supervision/ other SPA SPA 1.0
TOTAL PAs 10.00


This is as described in the Medical and Dental Terms and Conditions, in line with the Consultant Contract (2003). The current full time salary scale (as of July 2020) ranges from £79,860 to £110,465 a year with eight thresholds.

The on call supplement is Category A and attracts a supplement of 5% of basic salary.

Office Accommodation

Office accommodation will be provided for the appointee with secretarial support.

Management Responsibility

All Consultants are required to attend the monthly Directorate Meetings. Post holders will be expected to share in administrative duties allocated by mutual agreement within the Directorate. As part of the Consultant Team, the consultant  will offer mentoring support and lead the existing clinical team through, one-to-one support, individual case management and complex cases, identifying development needs and suggesting CPD (Continuous Professional Development) opportunities and responding to clinical enquiries via e-mail and telephone.


The consultant will be required to participate in programmes for teaching clinical students, training junior doctors and in clinical examinations. The post-holder’s contribution to teaching, training and research will be included in the regular job plan review. Teaching will take place during programmed activities and flexibly at other times.

  • To provide conditions for improved training opportunities in line with national and local recommendations arising out of GMC and related requirements
  • To supervise and manage the work of his/her junior medical staff and participate in the training and development of these staff to the standards required by the Royal Colleges.

Clinical Governance & Audit

The consultant will participate in clinical governance activities, including clinical audit, clinical effectiveness, risk management, quality improvement activities as required by the Trust, and external accrediting bodies. There are 6 half day clinical governance meetings per annum which substitute regular fixed sessions. There is a weekly consultant meeting before MDT on Friday to discuss any issues during the week and to plan for next week.

Personal & Professional Development

The post-holder will be required to keep himself/herself fully up-to-date with their relevant area of practice and be able to demonstrate this to the satisfaction of the Trust.

The Trust supports the requirements for continuing professional development as laid down by the Royal College of Physicians and is committed to providing time and financial support for these activities.

Medical revalidation is the process by which the General Medical Council (GMC) confirms the continuation of a doctor’s licence to practise in the UK, provides greater assurance to patients, the public, employers and other healthcare professionals that licensed doctors are up-to-date and fit to practise. It is a key component of a range of measures designed to improve the quality of care for patients.

The Trust supports Royal College guidance on provision of mentors for new consultants in line with GMC recommendations. All newly appointed consultant staff are provided with a list of locally trained mentors who are available for ongoing support as required.

Personal Responsibilities


All confidential information, including patient records, individual staff records, details of contract prices and terms and any other confidential information, must under no circumstances be divulged or passed on to any unauthorised person or persons. The penalty for breach of confidentiality will normally be summary dismissal.

Workplace Doctors are looking for medical professionals with UK & Overseas experience: that possesses the following qualities:


*** Ability to act as part of a team
*** Ability to cope with a varying work load
*** GMC Registration Essential (General Medical Council) – We can provide guidance if needed
*** Specialist Register entry on the GMC Register
***Post CESR or CCT obtained (CCT – Certificate of Completion of Training) or (CESR- Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration)
****IELTS and PLAB Exam Part 1 & 2 (IELTS, overall score 7.5) – overseas doctors
****GMC Registration Essential (General Medical Council) – We can provide guidance if needed

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Note: The Trust operates a policy whereby all employment for staff that have access to children/vulnerable adults will be subject to a satisfactory DBS Disclosure (Disclosure and Barring Service) The Criminal Records Bureau ( CRB ) and the Independent Safeguarding Authority ( ISA ) have merged to become the Disclosure and Barring Service ( DBS ). CRB checks are now called DBS checks. Overseas candidates will require an international police check or character reference.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test.

At Workplace Doctors we welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion.  Candidates will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post.

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We look forward to helping you progress your career and find you the ideal position.

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