Consultant in General & Colorectal Surgery


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General Surgery
Full Time
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East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
East Lancashire
£76,761 to £103,490 pa
28/05/2018 23:59

At East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care.  We currently provide high quality services and treat over 600,000 people across East Lancashire and the surrounding area. We employ over 7,000 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work.

Consultant in Colorectal & General Surgery

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust is seeking to appoint a Consultant in Colorectal and General Surgery.

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS trust is a very busy high volume colorectal unit providing all aspect of Subspecialist Colorectal and general surgical treatment with state of the art facilities. The successful applicant will join a team of 7 Colorectal surgeons and be involved in colorectal cancer, IBD or other subspecialties according to their interests. The appointees will be expected to further develop subspecialist service within Colorectal Surgery with particular focus on minimally invasive surgery. The Trust has established a colorectal robotic surgery service and is also in the process of setting up Robotic surgery within HPB surgery making this an exciting time for prospective candidates. As a department we are focused on developing specialist services for Transanal surgery and complex abdominal wall reconstructions. We also host the Lancashire Women’s & Newborn Endometriosis Centre in partnership with the gynecology department. A higher degree and ongoing research interests are desirable.

The appointee should be have a broad training in general surgery with competency in both elective and emergency general surgical procedures. The appointee will be expected to participate in the General surgical on-call rota which is currently 1:11. The applicants should be keen, hardworking and have willingness to work flexibly as a team member. This is especially important as the department is currently looking to deliver a transformed model of working in keeping with national requirements and clinical excellence. Please note the job plan advertised is based on the current working model. If you would like to discuss this work and the vision for the future please see the contact details below.

Any applicant should have entry on the GMC Specialist Register or be within six months of being placed on the Register. The post is based across our two main sites the Royal Blackburn Hospital and Burnley General Hospital. It also involves clinics at peripheral sites in the East Lancashire region.

Minimum Requirements:

Full registration with the General Medical Council (GMC) with license to practice
Entry on specialist register via: -
• CCT (proposed CCT date must be within 6 months of interview)
• CESR or European Community Rights
• FRCS or equivalent

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to Mr Lyndon Jones, Clinical Director for General Surgery on 01254 734120, Mr Adnan Sheikh 01254 734220 Consultant Colorectal Surgeon or Miss Nikita Pickard, Directorate Manager for General Surgery 01254 735151.
We are keen to reflect our local population and therefore applicants from all sectors of the community are welcomed.

The successful applicant is required to have an Enhanced Disclosure Check by the Criminal Records Bureau.

Please be advised that the recruitment team are unable to disclose the number of candidates that have applied for posts to any applicant that calls seeking this information. The recruitment team are also unable to discuss the interview panel as this will not be decided until after the shortlisting has taken place.

It is strongly recommended that you complete all areas of the application form and submit your application as soon as possible. It is a mandatory that a Curriculum Vitae be attached at the end of the completed application form prior to online submission. If not submitted your application will not be considered. The vacancy may be expired when enough suitable applicants have been received. All further correspondence from the Recruitment Team will be to the email address that you supply.

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust aims to promote equality of opportunity and is committed to treating all applicants for positions fairly and on merit regardless of age, gender, race, marital status, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or any offences that may have been committed which are unrelated to the position for which you are applying.

The Trust operates a Tobacco Control Policy and is a smokefree zone.

The Trust is currently reviewing its service provision in line with the Government’s initiative ‘Commissioning a Patient Led NHS’. As a result, there will be a necessity for all successful applicants to provide a degree of flexibility in terms of specific areas of work, the remit of their role and their base. The above will be discussed in more detail at the interview.



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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

For further information and arrangements to visit please contact:


Mr Lyndon Jones

Clinical Director for General Surgery

01254 734120 (PA: Helen Thompson)


Mr A Sheikh

Colorectal Lead

01254 734220 (PA: Nicola Barrett)


Mr Shahid Islam

Divisional Director for the Surgical Division

01254 734257 (PA: Mrs Carol Brennan)


Miss Nikita Pickard

Directorate Manager for General Surgery

01254 735151 (PA: Mrs Lynne Lofthouse)

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