Senior Clinical Fellow

NHS Medical & Dental: MN37

Main area
Lung Cancer
NHS Medical & Dental: MN37
Fixed Term
40 hours per week
Job ref
Wythenshawe Hospital
£30,605 - £48,123 p.a.
08/04/2018 23:59

From 1st October 2017, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) and the University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust (UHSM) has joined together to create a new Foundation Trust which has been named Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. 

Our new organisation will provide a single hospital service across the city of Manchester and in 12- 18 months will also include the services currently provided by North Manchester General Hospital.  These changes will make a real difference to the health outcomes and quality of life for the people of Manchester.  That’s why this really is an extremely exciting and challenging period in the delivery of health and social care in Greater Manchester and one that provides a wealth career opportunities for great people right across our Group. 

Manchester Thoracic Oncology Centre North West Lung Centre Wythenshawe Hospital Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Senior Clinical Fellow in Respiratory Medicine & Thoracic Oncology


Salary: per annum


REF: 349-UC012MD-18


An exciting opportunity exists for a Senior Clinical Fellow in Respiratory Medicine focused on the diagnosis, staging and optimal management of suspected thoracic malignancy 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 new post will be available from 1st May 2018. The successful applicant will join an established team of lung cancer 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. A business plan is approved for navigational bronchoscopy. The unit is also commissioned to deliver the first NHS lung cancer screening programme in the UK. The post holder will work along-side the lead lung cancer clinician, Dr Richard Booton and Dr Jayne Holme, Lead Pleural Physician, and additional consultant colleagues, Dr Phil Crosbie, Dr Phil Barber, Dr Judith Lyons & Dr Matt Evison.

The post holder will have responsibility for co-delivering the lung cancer service alongside existing colleagues, and will involve designated lung cancer clinics and bronchoscopy/ thoracoscopy sessions. The service has an innovative RAPID programme for assessing suspected malignancy run jointly with Consultant Thoracic Radiologists, led by Dr Anna Sharman. 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.

Applicants must be senior speciality trainees competent in diagnostic bronchoscopy, or post-CCT. Postgraduate degree study can be considered (MD or PhD), subject to funding.

In this role, you will be required to focus on the delivery and maintenance of clinical excellence and clinical governance as well as the development of protocols for the new unit. You will be required to plan, implement and evaluate evidence based care, and contribute to the audit and research agenda. You will also participate in, and may coordinate multidisciplinary MDTs for patients with thoracic malignancy. Education and training to staff, students and junior doctors will be an essential part of the role, and there will be opportunities to get involved in a more formal role in regional and National education programmes for the appropriate applicant. In-patient responsibilities will include the assessment of internal referrals, and the day-to-day care of respiratory medicine in-patients on the Pulmonary Oncology Unit.

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 due for completion shortly.

 This post is subject to Criminal Record (CRB) Disclosure. We are an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will be expected to provide evidence of ability to communicate effectively in English.


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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 informal enquiries or to arrange a visit please contact:

Dr Richard Booton – Lead Lung Cancer Clinician & Consultant Respiratory Physician on 0161 291 2116

Angela Watts - Directorate Manager for Respiratory Medicine on 0161 291 2378

CLOSING DATE: 16th March 2018

If you have problems applying, contact

0161 291 2331