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Fixed Term 12 Months
Full time: 40
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University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
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Leicester Royal Infirmary
£49,036.00 per annum
27/08/2020 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Trust Clinical Fellow ST3+ in Ophthalmology


Trust Clinical Fellow ST3+ in Ophthalmology- Medical Retina and Uveitis

This advert is for a 12 month fellowship, 6 months in medical retina and 6 months in Uveitis

Applications are invited for the above post which offers advanced specialist training in Medical  Retina and Uveitis to be based at the Leicester Royal Infirmary, at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust. The post is to commence as soon as possible for a fixed-term period of one year. UHL serves a population of over one million people and attracts both secondary and tertiary referrals from Leicestershire and surrounding counties. The fellowship will provide extensive experience in Medical Retina and Uveitis.

Medical retina

The post is suitable for applicants wishing to improve their knowledge and skills in Medical  Retina management. Applicants should be at Registrar or equivalent level and nearing the end of training.

The post comprises of full time training in Medical Retina under the supervision of 3 Consultants. At the end of the training period the Medical Retina Fellow will have acquired advanced skills to be able to work as a Consultant providing a sub-specialist service in this field.


The fellowship encompasses clinical training and diagnosis of ocular inflammatory conditions using cutting edge technology and broad experience in management of patients with uveitis and immune mediated diseases. Fellows will be involved in management of immunosuppressive regimes and continued follow-up of their patients. They will have dedicated theatre time where they will have the opportunity to operate on complex uveitic cataracts and give intravitreal/ peri-ocular steroids.

Applicants need not be in possession of CCT to be eligible, though must have FRCOphth/MRCOphth or equivalent. A commitment to a subspecialist career in Medical Retina is desirable. As this post is regulated by the Protection of Children Act 1999, The Criminal Justice Courts Act 2000 and / or the Care Standards Act 2000 an enhanced police criminal records disclosure will be requested by the Trust in the event of a successful application.

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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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Medical Retina

Mr V Konidaris (Consultant Ophthalmologist) via email at


Mr T Empeslidis (Consultant Ophthalmologist) via email at


Mr B Kapoor (Consultant Ophthalmologist) via email at