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Consultant Vascular Interventional Radiologist

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

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NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
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Oxford Road and Wythenshawe
£7,913 - £105,042
25/01/2019 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

Consultant Vascular Interventional Radiologists
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) was created in October 2017 as the result of a successful merger between Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust.

This dynamic move has made us the largest NHS Trust in England, resulting in an ambitious and achievable goal of delivering a high-quality ‘Single Hospital Service’ to the local communities in Manchester and Trafford. With other patients travelling from further afield to benefit from our exceptional specialist services, we are enjoying a fascinating period of transformation that promises to enhance the life outcomes of thousands of people. 

We are now delighted to invite applicants for Consultant Vascular Interventional Radiologists at the Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT). The Vascular Radiology service is currently delivered across 2 Trust sites namely the Oxford Road site (Manchester Royal Infirmary/ Royal Manchester Children’s, Saint Marys Hospital and Royal Manchester Eye Hospital) and Wythenshawe Hospital site.
Applications are sought from candidates who will help the team to deliver a high quality interventional and diagnostic vascular service.
The appointees will work alongside the 9 existing Vascular Interventional Radiologists: Dr Ray Ashleigh, Dr Stephen Butterfield (Clinical Lead), Dr Sam Byott, Dr Ananth Krishnan, Dr Dave Thompson, Dr Edward Lake, Dr Can Hazar, Dr Nirmal Kakani and Dr Dare Seriki.  The vascular radiologists form part of a team with thirteen vascular surgeons across the two sites.
The central site (MRI) team support vascular surgery, HPB surgery, Hepatology, Urology, paediatric intervention, renal and pancreatic transplant surgery Cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery, amongst other specialities. The South site (Wythenshawe) team support, vascular surgery, plastic surgery cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery including heart/lung transplant, and infectious disease unit.
The entire team offer a full range of intervention for patients with vascular disease including EVAR, PAD management, complex below knee vascularisation and FEVAR program. Additionally, vascular support is provided to HPB Surgery, Urology and Transplant services. As the country’s leading renal transplant and dialysis centre, it attracts a variety of related intervention such as transplant intervention, fistula creation/maintenance and complex vascular access. Both sites contribute data to registry’s as well as participating in recruitment to most vascular national trials.  Both sites were major recruiters/contributors to the EVAR I and II, IMPROVE, BASIL 1, 2 and 3, ROPE and ANCHOR registries. The team currently recruits world’s first RCT for pelvic vein incompetence. Other trials currently under way also include EMINENT, DIVA and CALM, all at various stages.

The Central site is a tertiary referral centre for complex aortic intervention (FEVAR), as well as a central hub for management of GI haemorrhage, offering complex embolization and TIPS.
It is a tertiary regional centre for HPB surgery and offers a wide variation of interventional oncology procedures such as TACE and Portal vein interventions. It is one of the largest renal and pancreatic transplant centres in the UK, in which vascular interventional radiology has a significant active role. The centre also attracts complex urology/renal surgery, which require regular vascular intervention input. A consultant lead paediatric intervention service is also available. This site also provides complex embolisation for HPB and urology including prostate embolisation.

Besides vascular intervention for aneurysm and peripheral vascular disease, Wythenshawe hospital is a tertiary referral centre for Plastic Surgery, Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery and Infectious Disease.  It is large a Heart and Lung Transplant Service, and a regional centre for Cystic Fibrosis. It is one of the five national ECMO centres as well as being the National Centre for Aspergillosis and Pulmonary AVMs. Vascular intervention at the Wythenshawe site supports all of the above specialties and is one of the country’s largest centres for bronchial artery embolisation and pulmonary AVM treatment.

The Oxford Road site has a 16 bedded Radiology Day Unit (RADU) for day case procedures and the Wythenshawe site has access to a 5-bed day unit with plans to develop this unit in the near future.  Vascular interventional service at both sites are supported by dedicated vascular beds and critical care units. 
The Oxford Road site has two Siemens angiography suites, a fixed arm Siemens non vascular suite and two high quality Siemens Hybrid theatres. The Wythenshawe site has two state of the art GE Discovery hybrid theatres which are currently used for Vascular Radiology and hybrid lists. There are current plans to replace and replenish equipment at the Wythenshawe site.

The current on-call service is a 1 in 8 on call commitment with a planned move to 1 in 10 covering the Trust providing the normal range of out of hours VIR interventions for aortic rupture, acute peripheral ischemia and visceral haemorrhage. The service also covers a further tertiary Hospital (Salford Royal) as a Major trauma outreach.

Both units undertake vascular training for both vascular radiology trainees and BSET vascular surgical trainees. The work is shared with a strong collaboration between vascular surgery and vascular intervention.

This role will initially be either based at MRI or Wythenshawe hospital, however with the development of the Manchester Single Hospital Service there will an accelerated cross site pattern of working and the new post holder will be expected to work at both Vascular hubs as well as help to expand and develop diagnostic and interventional services at the various spokes that MFT services. An interest in non-vascular intervention would also be desirable to support other hospital services.

There are major reconfigurations occurring throughout Greater Manchester, most notably in Vascular Services, Major Trauma and General Surgery. The development of the Manchester University Foundation Trust together with service reconfigurations will bring about major improvements in patient care for the 2.8 million population of Greater Manchester and those patients throughout the North West and beyond who are referred into the new single hospital service.

It is envisaged that the new post holders will help develop and improve existing services as well as introduce new technologies and interventions and complement the teaching and research opportunities that already exist.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Manchester Vascular Radiology Group.


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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

Please contact Dr Nirmal Kakani and Dr Stephen Butterfield, Clinical Leads for Vascular Radiology.
Informal visits are encouraged

Interviews will take place the first week of March 2019

If you have problems applying, contact

Human Resources Recruitment Department
Central Manchester NHS Foundation Trust
Trust Headquarters
Cobbett House
M13 9WL
0161 276 4987