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Thoracic Surgery
10 PAs
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The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
Employer type
Heart & Lung Centre New Cross
£77,913 - £105,042 pa
04/03/2019 23:59
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Consultant Thoracic Surgeon


Great care can change everything. Like you, at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust we want to deliver truly brilliant, integrated care. And just like you, we are ambitious about what we do. We are continually striving to improve patients’ experience and outcomes.

Bring your dedication and determination here, and you will benefit from the support of an experienced and enthusiastic multi-professional team committed to the delivery of brilliant patient care.

We like to think we offer you the best of both worlds. We are a welcoming and friendly place that’s devoted to our vibrant, diverse community. But the plans for the future – yours and ours – are HUGE. We know where we’re going and we want inspirational, compassionate and caring individuals to join us on this journey.

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust is one of the largest NHS Trusts in the West Midlands providing primary, acute and community services. We have been nationally recognised for providing excellence in healthcare; we are home to the busiest and most technologically advanced Cardiac Centre in the West Midlands. We have a strong research focus; the Trust hosts the Clinical Research Network West Midlands (CRN WM), which is part of the National Institute for Health Research, the clinical research delivery arm of the NHS. This alliance makes sure that clinical research occupies the place it deserves and is a driver to improve patient care.

Will you join us on this journey? Here’s more about the role and what we are looking for.


Consultant Thoracic Surgeon

Heart & Lung Centre


The successful applicant will be part of a 1:3 thoracic on-call rota serving a population in excess of one million.  We are looking for an applicant who is keen to work as an adult thoracic surgeon.

You would be joining a dynamic team of six Cardiothoracic Surgeons in delivering secondary cardiothoracic services for the Wolverhampton population, and tertiary Cardiothoracic services for the Black Country and surrounds. The Unit has just been commended for achieving the highest NICOR survival rate for adult cardiac surgery of any NHS unit in the UK 2013-16

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust is one of the largest acute Trusts in the West Midlands. The purpose-built Heart and Lung Centre, which opened in October 2004, is one of four Cardiothoracic Units in the region, and was the first in the UK to deliver an integrated Cardiothoracic and Cardiology service. As the most productive unit in the West Midlands, the Centre delivers approximately 900 adult cardiac surgical cases, 500 thoracic surgical cases, 2,000 procedures in the cath labs. It has provided a 24/7 Primary PCI programme since April 2007 and has a well-established TAVI programme, with more than 700 patients successfully treated to date. We have a large device implant programme and our Electrophysiology service is rapidly growing treating approximately 300 cases per annum. 

Our facilities comprise 3 dedicated cardiothoracic theatres with 14 dedicated cardiac ITU beds and a 31 bed cardiothoracic ward. In addition the Centre has 3 Catheter Laboratories and a dedicated Pacing Suite supported by a 16-bed Day Ward and a 37-bed Cardiology Ward.

The successful candidate must have full GMC registration, and have or be eligible for inclusion on the Specialist Register. This post will be offered in accordance with the Terms and Conditions of Service (England) for the new Consultant contract.




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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 further information and informal discussions about the post, applicants are invited to contact:


Mr Yiu, Clinical Lead for Cardiothoracic Surgery, Heart & Lung Centre, tel: 01902 694202; email:



If you have problems applying, contact

01902 695442