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Infectious Diseases
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Full time - 10 sessions per week (10 PAs)
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Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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Royal Liverpool Hospital
£82,096 - £110,683 £82,096 - £110,683 per annum
23/03/2021 23:59
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COVID-19 Vacancy Consultant in Infectious Diseases

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was created on 1 October 2019 following the merger of two adult acute Trusts, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.

The merger provides an opportunity to reconfigure services in a way that provides the best healthcare services to the city and improves the quality of care and health outcomes that patients experience.

The Trust runs Aintree University Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool University Dental Hospital and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

It serves a core population of around 630,000 people across Merseyside as well as providing a range of highly specialist services to a catchment area of more than two million people in the North West region and beyond.

In its most recent inspection, the Care Quality Commission gave the Trust an overall rating of Good.

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Applications are invited to apply for post of NHS Consultant in Infectious Diseases.This post will combine with the current team of academic and  non- academic infection specialists. They will facilitate the movement of the Tropical and Infectious Disease Unit TIDU) into a brand new ‘Royal’ due to open in 2022. This brand new unit will be one of the largest in the UK.

The post will be based in the Tropical and Infectious Disease Unit and associated wards of the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, part of Liverpool University Foundation Trust. The Directorate combines the clinical expertise of the Tropical & Infectious Disease Unit (TIDU) and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), Clinical Pharmacology and Sexual Health.

The TIDU is a tertiary referral unit including admissions from the clinics of the LSTM and manages a large spectrum of community acquired and healthcare associated infection in two dedicated wards at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital. There is a combined infection consult service with clinical microbiology and virology colleagues, supported by specialist pharmacists to enhance antimicrobial stewardship. There are formal multi-disciplinary care pathways and clinics for tuberculosis, hepatitis C, bone infection and chronic fatigue as well as a large Royal HIV service, which acts as the hub for the Cheshire, Mersey and North Wales HIV Clinical Network. The Unit is also commissioned to provide High Consequence Infectious Disease care, as part of the national network.

Inpatient duties include working on the Infectious Disease wards, consults and OPAT for approximately half of the year. Half is also spent on the associated Clinical Pharmacology/General Internal Medicine unit. All ward responsibilities and clinics are shared with other consultant colleagues and supported by a large cadre of NHS and academic medical trainees and multidisciplinary teams. There are many NHS based teaching, training and research opportunities including links to internationally recognised research and teaching expertise in Infection, Tropical Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology. A Clinical Research Unit is located in current RLUH, and can undertake phase 1 studies.

We are looking for talented, enthusiastic and committed physicians who enjoy both infectious diseases and general internal medicine, to join the Directorate. The appointed individuals will have training and experience to consultant level in Infectious Diseases (and/or Tropical Medicine) and General Internal Medicine. Additional specialist interests including overseas experience would be desirable. They will have excellent interpersonal and management skills and enthusiasm to engage in and develop complex multidisciplinary care networks.

The appointments will be Consultants in Infectious Diseases and General Internal Medicine, within the sub-Directorate of Tropical and Infectious Diseases, Clinical Pharmacology and Sexual Health within the Specialist and Academic Medicine Care Group. The candidates must have MRCP (or equivalent) and be present on the specialist registries with the GMC in Infectious Diseases or Tropical Medicine, and GIM, or be within six months of CCT at the time of the appointment.

The post holder will be allocated 10 programmed activities (PA) per week, of which 8 will be dedicated to clinical activities and 2 supporting (SPA) for clinical professional development and other supporting professional activities, which may increase to 2.5 SPA on negotiation.  The Directorate is committed to seven day service and additional weekend ward based care (approximately 1 in 8 weekends) and non-resident on call duties will attract extra remuneration as agreed.

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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

Dr Tom Blanchard
Job title
Clinical Director for Infectious Diseases & Clinical Pharmacology
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Telephone number
0151 706 3836 (secretary)
Additional information

Dr Mark Lawton (Care Group Director) on 0151 706 2629.

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