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Post CCT Advanced Laparoscopic Fellow in Colorectal Surgery

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
£51,017 to £58,398 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Job summary

This Royal College of Surgeons of England and ACPGBI approved Senior Clinical Fellowship at the Colorectal Surgical Unit (CSU) at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital is for 12 months with the opportunity for 6-month extension by mutual agreement. This is a non-training grade post but has been specifically designed for surgeons who have completed their training but would like the opportunity to extend their laparoscopic and sub-specialist colorectal experience.

Main duties of the job

This appointment is a post CCT Fellowship in Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery and is fully accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons of England as a Senior Clinical Fellow post. This is a non-training grade post but has been specifically designed for surgeons who have completed their training but would like the opportunity to extend their laparoscopic colorectal and sub-specialist experience. The post will also enable the appointed candidate to gain extended experience in different areas of colorectal sub-speciality interest before taking up a consultant post.

About us

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) is the main provider of acute hospital services for around half a million people in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales.

Encompassing some of the most picturesque parts of England and Wales, the Trust's catchment stretches from the Cambrian Mountains in the west, to Newport and the fringes of the Black Country in the east. The main towns include: Bridgnorth, Ludlow, Market Drayton, Oswestry, Shrewsbury and Whitchurch (in Shropshire); Newport, Telford and Wellington (in Telford & Wrekin); and Newtown and Welshpool (in Powys) - all beautiful and unique.

Our main service locations are the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford and the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) in Shrewsbury which are located 20 minutes' drive apart. Together they provide 99% of our activity. Both hospitals provide a wide range of acute hospital services including accident & emergency, outpatients, diagnostics, inpatient medical care and critical care.

We also provide services such as consultant-led outreach clinics at the Wrekin Community Clinic, Telford, the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Gobowen and the Bridgnorth, Ludlow and Whitchurch Community Hospitals.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post-holder will be expected to contribute to the General Surgery full-shift rota. The 1in13 (with planned expansion to 14) rota is compliant with the terms and conditions of the 2016 Junior Doctor Contract, 2008 & 2021 Specialty Doctor Contracts and WTR and has been carefully designed to maximise training opportunities for doctors whilst maintaining a safe and efficient service, with an even spread of long days and nights. The post holder will be 1 of the 13 doctors contributing to the full shift rota with a weekend frequency of 1:4.5 with 7-night shifts across a 9-week reference period and is prospectively covered for annual and study leave.

Person Specification



  • MBBS, MB ChB or equivalent medical qualification
  • FRCS


  • Ph.D or evidence of higher education
  • Post graduate research degree

Entry Criteria


  • Full Registration and a licence to practise with the General Medical Council (GMC)
  • Wide clinical training and experience in General Surgery with previous level III training in Colorectal Surgery


  • Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) (the proposed CCT date must be within 6 months of the interview) - Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR)
  • Sub-specialist interest in colorectal surgery to complement current service provision
  • JAG Accreditation in Colonoscopy
  • Basic competence in index laparoscopic colorectal resections

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