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Consultant Ophthalmologist - interest in Paediatric / motility subspecialty

Consultant YC72

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Consultant YC72
Part time: 10 Sessions
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£79,860 - £107,668 pa
02/03/2020 23:59

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ideally situated just a forty five minute drive from Manchester. The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology patients. We employ more than 6,500 staff, have approximately 900 beds and have a planned turnover in excess of £410m for 2017/2018.

As one of the United Kingdom’s largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents – it’s not just a good place to work; it’s a great place to live. In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.

Our strategic vision for 2020 is:

As a high performing Trust, operating as part of an integrated care system, we will provide high quality, safe and effective care. This will be achieved in a financially sustainable way, through our skilled and motivated workforce”.

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals encourages flexible working in all our roles to support staff in maintaining healthy home-life balance.  Working patterns such as; part time working, self-rostering, compressed hours, annualised hours, term time, reverse term time and flexitime working can be explored.  We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview


We are looking to appoint a Consultant Ophthalmogists who will be keen to strengthen and expand the department to meet the increasing demand in eye care around the Fylde Coast.

Blackpool is Britain’s premier holiday resort with a 333,000 resident population and up to 16 million visitors per year. Surrounding the town is the rural Fylde, with excellent housing and schools. There are good motorway, rail and air links to Manchester, Liverpool and the English lake Districk which are all within a 1 hour drive and London and Scotland within 3 hours.

As well as being the local general hospital, the Trust includes the Lancashire Cardiac Unit, a tertiary referral centre.

Applicants must be on the GMC Specialist Register or be within 6 months of gaining CCT. FRCOphth or equivalent and relevant experience, or fellowship in the relevant speciality is expected.

AAC date: TBC

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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

Mr Ahmad Khalil secretary on 01253 953650