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Clinical Fellow in Pleural Medicine

NHS Medical & Dental: Senior Clinical Fellow

Main area
Respiratory Medicine
NHS Medical & Dental: Senior Clinical Fellow
Fixed term 12 months
40 hours per week
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£31,217 - £41,300 per annum
23/12/2018 23:59

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 20,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of nine hospitals across six separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology Cancer, Paediatrics, Women’s Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:

  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider

An exciting opportunity exists for a Clinical Fellow in Pleural Medicine focused within the Manchester Thoracic Oncology Centre. Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (South site – Wythenshawe Hospital) is one of three major teaching hospitals in Manchester and houses regional and supra-regional services in Lung Disease, and the North West Thoracic Surgical Unit. It has clinical and academic consultants in Respiratory Medicine, Allergy, and Infection. A major pulmonary oncology unit is on-site focused on systemic therapy, both palliative and adjuvant for NSCLC, SCLC and mesothelioma. The multi-disciplinary team has strong working relationships with The Christie Hospital and is a research partner of the Manchester Cancer Research Centre’s Lung Cancer Group. The appointee will be expected to contribute to the research portfolio, including Cancer Research UK’s Lung Cancer Centre of Excellence Early Detection work stream.

This post will be available from early 2019. The successful applicant will join an established team of physicians serving a population of over 3.2 million. The Thoracic Oncology Unit is responsible for the care of patients with suspected thoracic malignancy, assessing over 1000 new patients annually through the award-winning RAPID hub. It is a regional tertiary referral centre for pre-malignancy, lung cancer diagnostics and staging, airway management and mesothelioma. It currently provides autofluorescence and narrow band imaging, a comprehensive quality assured endobronchial ultrasound service, medical thoracoscopy, photodynamic therapy and intraluminal brachytherapy. The unit is also commissioned to deliver the first NHS lung cancer screening programme in the UK.

The post holder will work along-side Dr Jayne Holme, Lead Pleural Physician, the lead lung cancer clinician, Dr Richard Booton and additional consultant colleagues, Dr Phil Crosbie, Dr Phil Barber, Dr Judith Lyons & Dr Matt Evison. As part of this post along with other colleagues the post holder will provide support and guidance for lung cancer specialist nurses, specialist pleural nurse, research nurses and speciality trainees.

The Unit has a reputation for clinical & translational research and has close ties to the NIHR Clinical Research Facility and the MCRC, Manchester Institute and Cancer Research UK’s Lung Cancer Centre of Excellence. You are expected to develop, support and/ or contribute to the existing research themes.

South Manchester has an excellent location close to the Lake District, Peak District and North Wales. It is at the heart redevelopment as part of the National strategy, travel links are excellent, with the hospital within 2 miles of the international Airport and motorway network to North, South and West. A tram connection between the hospital and city centre is on the perimeter of the Hospital site.

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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

Dr Jayne Holme – Pleural Service Lead, Consultant Respiratory Physician - tel: 0161 291 2721 or e-mail:

If you have problems applying, contact

0161 291 4053