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Urology Stone Fellow (ST5+ equivalent)

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Newcastle upon Tyne
£33,790 to £53,132 a year per annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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The post holder will undertake clinical duties within the Department of Urology. The individual will work closely with consultant trainers in Endourology and Stone Surgery (Mr A Rogers, Mr D A Rix, Mr D Thomas, Mr Luk, Mr Fitzpatrick and Mr M Shaw) in one of the biggest stone units in the UK. There will also be opportunity to undertake some training in the Interventional Radiology department. The post holder will be expected to undertake clinical research with the aim of presenting and publishing their work. There is also ample opportunity to take part in teaching and audits. The post is ideally suited to post-CCT trainees looking to develop a comprehensive practice in all aspects of endourology in preparation for Consultant job applications. The fellowship has been accredited as part of the Royal College of Surgeons Senior Clinical Fellowship programme, the only endourology fellowship in the UK to do so.

For an informal discussion and further information regarding the opportunity and Directorate, please contact: Mr Toby Page, Clinical Directoron 0191 2336161 or via e-mail or Mr Alistair Rogers, Consultant Urological Surgeon (Fellowship Lead) via e-mail at

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide clinical care and be trained in endourology and advanced stone surgery within the Department of Urology, concentrating on the endoscopic management of stones and upper tract TCC. In addition, the post holder will be expected to undertake clinical research with the aim of presenting and publishing their work at BAUS or an International Meeting.

For an informal discussion and further information regarding the opportunity and Directorate, please contact: Mr Toby Page, Clinical Directoron 0191 2336161 or via e-mail or Mr Alistair Rogers, Consultant Urological Surgeon (Fellowship Lead) via e-mail at

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification

About us

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with over 18,000 staff and an annual income of �1 billion. Rated 'Outstanding' by theCQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To provide a holistic, patient centred, all-encompassing experience in managing patients with urological conditions linked to Endourology.
  • To develop surgical skills. In a senior trainee who has completed their Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) or equivalent, to enable the fellowship post holder to apply for Consultant Urological Surgeon posts with a sub-specialty in Endourology.
  • To develop non-surgical clinical, organisational, inter-personal and teaching skills whilst working within a cohesive, busy endourology unit, appropriate to the level of a Consultant Urological Surgeon.
  • To enable the involvement in local, regional and national research and audit projects whilst providing opportunities for publishing and presenting departmental work.
  • To provide flexibility within the fellowship post so that the trainee can focus the aims above onto specific areas of interest in accordance with their PDP.

  • Regular sessions within the dedicated endourology/stone theatre with consultant trainers
  • Active involvement in Stone MDT meetings. Also opportunity to attend other MDT/meetings depending on trainees PDP.
  • Exposure to ESWL and training in delivery if desired
  • Involvement in managing stone patients in an outpatient setting. The aim is to develop skills to enable a fellow run independent clinic, depending on the experience of the trainee.
  • Small amount of service requirement (likely general urology theatre lists).
  • Depending on the aims of the trainees PDP there are also opportunities within the department for training in bladder outflow surgery and minimal invasive upper tract surgery.

  • Administrative work will be limited to enable maximal opportunities for clinical training
  • There are opportunities for service development projects including writing patient information leaflets, decision making aids and reviewing ureteric stone pathways.
  • The fellowship is accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons and therefore the post-holder will part of the RCS fellowship programme, which requires interaction with the programs outputs e.g. uploading logbook data.


The Urology unit at Freeman hospital has a big, active research and audit portfolio. It has been a key recruiter to a number of national trials (e.g. SUSPEND) and collaborated widely on Endourology projects. Opportunities include:
  • Leadership and supervision of local audit projects
  • Clinical research projects in collaboration with Nephrology with a focus on stone biochemistry
  • Projects on complex endourology and within renal transplantation
  • Surgical and ESWL outcomes data review
  • Involvement in national collaborative BAUS projects and audits
  • Assistance in grant application writing for potential stone related trials.
  • Presenting work at regional, national and international meetings (excellent departmental record of abstracts accepted to recent BAUS national congress).
  • Publication of suitable work to support fellows portfolio and career progression.


There will be opportunities for teaching and training outside of the clinical environment:
  • Regional FRCS teaching taught course sessions (if desired by the fellow).
  • Courses in the Cadaveric Newcastle Surgical Training Centre (e.g. Ureteroscopy, PCNL access)
  • National courses, BAUS congress and International courses/conferences.
  • Non-surgical skills simulation training

It is expected that the fellow will undertake teaching, as befits a post within a large teaching hospital:
  • Operative teaching of junior registrars in theatre in endourology procedures
  • Teaching of Foundation and Core trainees in departmental teaching
  • Taking part in undergraduate teaching as appropriate
  • Teaching sessions to GPs and community care workers

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • Primary Medical Qualification
  • Full GMC registration or eligibility to obtain this within 3 months (or within 6 months for non-EEA applicants)

Clinical Skills and Knowledge


  • Good history & examination skills
  • Able to formulate a working diagnosis
  • Able to order appropriate investigations
  • Image interpretation relevant to practice
  • Knows when to appropriately seek assistance from a senior colleague

Maintaining Clinical Competence


  • Written evidence of satisfactory training to date e.g. workplace assessments



  • Experience of teaching undergraduate medical students & Foundation Doctors

Clinical Governance, Audit and Research


  • Experience of audit projects

Communication, Relationships and Working with Colleagues


  • Ability to communicate and liaise effectively with patients and other people within a team
  • Ability to work as a team with professional colleagues in all disciplines

Personal Attributes


  • Alignment with the Trust's Core & Professional Behaviours
  • Flexible approach to service delivery and committed approach to development
  • A commitment to personal / unit CPD
  • Time management skills
  • Honesty, integrity, awareness of ethical dilemmas, respect for confidentiality


  • Evidence of leadership skills
  • IT literate

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

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UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Urology Specialty - FH

Newcastle upon Tyne


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