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Consultant Physician General Medicine and Respiratory Medicine

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

Main area
Integrated Medical and Patient Flow
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Full time - 10 sessions per week (See Job Description)
Job ref
£88,364 - £119,133 per annum
Salary period
12/01/2023 23:59

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is situated on the west coast of Lancashire, with services covering the local authority areas of Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre. The Trust is part of the Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care System (ICS) supporting a population of around 1.6 million people.

We have three main hospitals providing acute services to around 330,000 local residents. The organisation also provides specialist tertiary care for cardiac and haematology services, delivers community health services to over 445,000 residents including those in North Lancashire and hosts the National Artificial Eye Service across England. Plus, we provide urgent and emergency care services to an estimated 18 million people who visit the seaside resort each year. We employ over 7000 people from 68 different countries.

We welcome and encourage application from anyone with protected characteristics, as well as supporting reservists and Veterans who are looking for a rewarding and challenging career within the NHS.

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals encourages flexible working in all our roles to support staff in maintaining healthy home-life balance.  Working patterns such as: part time working, self-rostering, compressed hours, annualised hours, term time, reverse term time and flexitime working can be explored. 


Job overview

Please ensure you read the Job description and Person Specification attached to the advert in full before applying.

Main duties of the job

We have an exciting opportunity for a respiratory physician to join our Respiratory Department at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals. This is a new position within respiratory and provides the successful candidate with the opportunity to develop their own area of sub-specialisation.

Along with established specialised Cardio-thoracic Surgical and Sleep Medicine services (including polysomnography), the trust has approved the development of a dedicated Medical High Care Unit (MHCU) alongside our recent acute Respiratory Assessment Centre (RAC) and a dedicated Pleural Diseases service. We are currently setting up a community respiratory service that will include our respiratory virtual ward.

The successful candidate will be involved in part of the new service providing support to the virtual ward through participation in the daily virtual ward MDT and will be involved in developing and expanding this exciting new service further.


Working for our organisation

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ideally situated just a forty five minute drive from Manchester. The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology patients.

As one of the United Kingdom’s largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents – it’s not just a good place to work; it’s a great place to live. In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please ensure you read the Job description and Person Specification attached to the advert in full before applying.

Person specification

Legal Requirements

Essential criteria
  • Primary Medical Qualification
  • Full registration with the GMC
Desirable criteria
  • MD, PhD or other relevant qualifications

Qualifications and Training

Essential criteria
  • Primary Medical Qualification
  • MRCP or equivalent. Entry on Specialist Register or within 6 months of receipt of certificate of completion (CCT) in respiratory and general (internal) medicine by the date of the interview
Desirable criteria
  • MD, PhD or other relevant qualifications
  • Membership of appropriate societies


Essential criteria
  • Broad exposure to General and Respiratory Medicine
  • Ability to supervise audit projects. Understanding of principles of research and audit. Regular attendance at audit meetings.
  • Enthusiasm and commitment to the speciality
Desirable criteria
  • Any specialist interest in Respiratory Medicine
  • Evidence of recent research activity and publications. Recent personal involvement in audit


Essential criteria
  • Publications and presentations in the field of surgery
  • Ability to supervise audit projects
  • Recent personal involvement in audits
  • Understanding of principles of research and audit
  • Regular attendance at audit meeting

Skills and Abilities

Essential criteria
  • Ability to work well as a member of a team. Ability to work as team leader when required. Possess good organisational and teaching skills. Possess good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Awareness of management issues in the NHS
  • Agreement to live within 10 miles of the Trust or within reasonable access by car. Car owner with full driving license
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of supervision of other staff. Understanding of principles of Clinical Governance
  • Management Training

Management skills

Essential criteria
  • Awareness of NHS organisation and core values of NHS
  • Understanding of the management responsibilities of NHS consultants
  • Participation in a management training course

Employer certification / accreditation badges

No smoking policyDisability confident employerDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - SilverVeteran Aware

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 Bongers
Job title
Deputy Divisional Director
Email address
Telephone number
01253 956889
Additional information

For further details / informal visits, please contact Dr T Bongers, Clinical Lead Respiratory