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Clinical Fellow Ophthalmology

Clinical Fellow

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Clinical Fellow
fixed term
40 hours per week
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Manchester Royal Eye Hospital
£34,061 per annum
06/02/2019 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

This is an exciting opportunity for 2 fellowship posts in Medical Retina based at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital (MREH), the largest provincial ophthalmic unit in the UK, to commence as soon as possible for a period of 12 months. MREH is one of the only two dedicated Eye Hospitals in the UK, with a track record of excellence in clinical quality and innovation and an active and ambitious research program.


The postholder will be involved in the core Medical Retina service and further experience in other related sub-specialities including Uveitis and Genetics eye disease can also be accommodated based on the candidate’s interest. MREH has also recently set up the Stereotactic Radiotherapy (IRay) service for patients with Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration and the postholder will get the opportunity to be part of this exciting new development. Furthermore, macular clinics at MREH have expanded into the community to establish a network in Greater Manchester which is a pioneering undertaking to facilitate high quality, safe and patient-centred care for the local population. There will be ample opportunities to get a unique management experience in managing capacity issues in this ever-growing sub-speciality.


MREH is at the forefront of imaging technology, including digital wide-field fluorescein and indocyanine-green angiography, enhanced-depth swept-source OCT, anterior segment OCT and ultrasound, and OCT angiography. The postholder will be exposed to a range of existing research studies and will be encouraged to develop their own research interests.


All applicants must have passed FRCOphth or equivalent. This post will be especially useful for those coming to the end of their training (Post-CCT/CESR) who plan to sub-specialise in medical retina at consultant level or those who wish to enhance their research experience.  Specific training in Consultant post skills, management and interview skills can also be arranged as required.


The salary will be £34,061 per annum.


Informal enquiries to Ms Romi Chhabra 0161 276 5580, Professor Tariq Aslam 0161 276 5619, Mr Sajjad Mahmood 0161 276 8044.


These posts are not recognised for training and do not carry deanery educational and training approval; however the Trust has recently developed an Education and Training Contract, which outlines the Trust’s commitment to each junior. Each junior on the scheme also has a named Educational Supervisor. Study/ exam leave together with financial support for exam courses may be provided.


Your application will not be considered if you have not fully completed an Application Form.  


The successful candidates will be required to apply for an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Disclosure.


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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

Informal enquiries to Ms Romi Chhabra 0161 276 5580, Professor Tariq Aslam 0161 276 5619, Mr Sajjad Mahmood 0161 276 8044.

If you have problems applying, contact

Cobbett House
0161 276 6198