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Leadership and Innovation Fellow in Anaesthetics and Perioperative Medicine

Specialty Doctor

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Specialty Doctor
Full Time -40 Hours
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Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
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Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Hospital
£37,923 - £70,718 p.a excl. LZ
30/08/2019 23:59

Guy’s and St Thomas’ is among the UK’s busiest and most successful NHS foundation trusts. We provide a full range of hospital and community services for people in Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham, as well as specialist care for patients from further afield including cancer, renal, orthopaedic and cardiovascular services.

Guy’s is home to the largest dental school in Europe and a £160 million Cancer Centre opened in 2016. As part of our commitment to provide care closer to home, in 2017 we also opened a cancer centre and a kidney treatment centre at Queen Mary’s Hospital in Sidcup. St Thomas’ has one of the largest critical care units in the UK and one of the busiest emergency departments in London. It is also home to Evelina London Children’s Hospital.

The commitment of our 17,100 staff is key to our success. We are one of the largest local employers and we aim to develop and support all our staff so they are able to deliver high quality, safe and efficient care. The 2018 NHS staff survey results show that we have one of the most engaged and motivated workforces in the NHS. We know this has a positive impact on the care provided to our patients.

Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
Leadership and Innovation Fellow in Anaesthetics and Perioperative Medicine
From- £39,060 to £72,840 Plus London zone
Specialty Doctor
Full time- 40 Hours per week
Fixed term- 12 months 


Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust is made up of two of London’s best known teaching hospitals and employs over 13,000 staff and has over 2 million patient contacts a year. Our annual turnover is now £1.2 billion. Within the Trust also sits the specialist paediatric hospital; the Evelina Children’s Hospital London. 

Guys and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing, internationally renowned teaching hospital in London that provides specialist surgical services for most specialties including cardiothoracic and vascular, airway, ENT/maxillofacial, paediatrics, women’s health, renal, cancer, gastrointestinal, plastics and orthopaedics. The Anaesthesia department has over 100 consultants and services are provided across two sites; Guy’s Hospital situated in London Bridge and St Thomas’ Hospital in Westminster.

Fellows will have the opportunity to work in a department with a strong reputation for leadership at a national and international level, inclusive of Amit Pawa; President of Regional Anaesthesia UK, Imran Ahmad; Secretary, Difficult Airway Society; Claire Shannon and Claire Mallinson; Royal College of Anaesthetists Council Members, Kariem El-Boghdadly and Craig Bailey; Editorial Team, Anaesthesia and Ramai Santhirapala; Academy of Medical Royal Colleges/Centre for Perioperative Care and many more who hold senior leadership positions within the Trust.

As a directorate, we are committed to developing our services in ways that best suit the needs of our patients.

This is a new opportunity for anaesthetists to lead on a national pilot of an international initiative.

This post is intended for anaesthetists who are near or finished completing their training and want further experience in leadership. We welcome applications from overseas candidates who have had equivalent training and have GMC registration.

This role is designed to develop future medical leaders by supporting them in a 12 month project based at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust. Working with the Executive Board and Medical Directors Office at GSTT, the post holder will have dedicated time to deliver a national pilot initiative aiming to implement shared decision making into the National Health Service. Alongside there may be opportunities to attend meeting at NHS England and the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence, alongside the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges. The post holder will also have to opportunity to support work within preoperative shared decision making inclusive of a local pilot and bridging links with the Centre for Perioperative Care at the Royal College of Anaesthetists.

The post holder will have the option to spend one day a week on clinical activities which are flexible to the needs of the post holder within Perioperative Medicine. These include preoperative assessment clinics, anaesthesia for the high risk surgical patient and post-operative critical care. There are no on-call commitments during this fellowship.

The fellowship is due to start in February 2020, though earlier starts can be negotiated upon mutual discussion between the successful applicant and fellowship lead. The post is for a period of 6 months in the first instance, renewable up to 1 year. The post holder will work within the Guy's and St. Thomas' Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. 

The post holder will have regular contact with vulnerable adults and/or children (0-18 years) and therefore this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

As an organisation, we are committed to developing our services in ways that best suit the needs of our patients.  This includes asking certain groups of staff to work more flexibly so that we can offer services to patients in the evenings and at weekends.  We regard this flexibility as essential if we are to continue to provide first class patient care in the future.  As a result, any offer of employment to a consultant post will be subject to you agreeing to work a new more flexible pattern of working in the future if required and in accordance with the provisions of the new Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust consultant contract.

To apply online, please visit our website  quoting reference number 196-MED1941.

Closing date: Friday 30th August 2019 Midnight

Interview date: Tuesday 24th September 2019



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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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, please contact  Dr Ramai Santhirapala,, Dr Paul Kelly,, Clinical Director for Theatres, Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine or Dr Jonathan Watkiss,


The main telephone number for recruitment is 0207 188 1700.

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