Senior Clinical Fellow in Neurosurgery

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£51,017 a year per annum
Closing date
5 Jun 2023

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We are seeing a Senior Clinical Fellow (Registrar Grade) to join our Neurosurgery department, based at the Royal Preston Hospital.

The Contract of employment will be for fixed term of 12 months in the first instance, potentially renewable annually based on requirement and performance. Salary will be based upon the appropriate Specialty Registrar scale (MT04) and will be based at the Royal Preston Hospital.

You will be working at registrar level to ensure effective delivery of clinical care within the department. This post is for an experienced neurosurgical trainee able to work at registrar level. It offers significant surgical and clinical exposure to enhance experience, and will provide opportunities for training and career advancement. Educational and research activity will be encouraged.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will:
  • Specifically adopt, in conjunction with colleagues, an active role in the delivery of the neurosurgery service for the Directorate.
  • Provide direct input to patients contribute to multi-disciplinary teams and participate in the delivery of routine neurosurgical care and urgent demand
  • Participate in the Neurosurgery on-call rota on the middle-grade tier
  • Focus on educational and training requirements, as specified by the Assigned Educational Supervisor
  • Assume a continuous commitment for the care of patients, even if employed less than full-time and ensure that adequate arrangements are made for leave and off duty periods.
  • Promote high professional standards of clinical care for patients, both through direct patient care and by the maintenance of continuing professional development.
  • Contribute to the development of specialist elements of the services to reflect perceived priorities within available resources.

About us

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the major acute trusts in the North West, with all of the usual specialties on site, as well as being a Tertiary Centre for Lancashire and South Cumbria in the Departments of Neurosciences, Nephrology, Oncology, Plastic Surgery and Burns.

Undergraduate medical student teaching commenced in Oct 2003. We offer the full range of acute outpatient and inpatient services to the 380,000 people living in Central Lancashire. The Neurosurgery Department serves a population of 1.68 million.

The Department is staffed by 14 Consultants there are 12 Middle Grades which include 4 Training posts (ST4-8) and 7 Trust appointments and one Spinal Fellow. They rotate between each Consultant/team every six months. There are 3 ST1-3 and 5 Clinical Fellows . The role is supported by Nurse Practitioners and Specialist Nurses.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Although these are not formal training posts, this post will allow you full opportunities for training in a structured fashion similar to recognised training posts, including attending clinics and theatres. Please see the Job description for full details and person specifications.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Mr Arup Ray, Consultant Neurosurgeon, on tel: 01772 528337 or email

Person Specification



  • Full GMC Registration and Licence to Practice
  • MRCS or equivalent


  • Higher neurosurgical degree - FRCS(Neuro.Surg) or equivalent
  • Additional Neurosurgical qualifications

Experience & Skills


  • Minimum of six years' experience in Neurosurgery - equivalent to ST6 or beyond.
  • UK experience
  • Experience in emergency neurosurgical operating procedures
  • Ability to manage acute on-call referrals


  • Registrar level experience
  • Experience in Neurosurgery Out-patient clinics
  • Evidence of participation in Clinical Audit
  • Interest in teaching
  • Evidence of elective operating

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

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

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

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Preston Hospital

Sharoe Green Lane



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