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Senior Clinical Fellow - Pituitary Neurosurgery

Senior Clinical Fellow

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Senior Clinical Fellow
Fixed term 12 months
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Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
£30,605 - £48,123
20/01/2018 23:59

Join us and be part of something bigger.

We have paved the way for excellence in Integrated Care and in July 2016 took the  pioneering step to form one of the first Integrated Care Organisations.  We now provide adult social care services alongside our established healthcare services, which has given us the chance to develop better, more joined up ways of working that deliver improved outcomes for the local community. 


Applications are invited for the 1 year post of Clinical fellow in Pituitary surgery and endoscopic anterior skull base surgery within the Dept of Neurosurgery.

The neurosurgical unit at the Salford Royal Foundation Trust (SRFT; formerly Hope Hospital) is one of the largest in the country, performing over 5000 procedures per year. The successful candidate would gain experience in all aspects of Pituitary and endoscopic anterior skull base practice in a unit that undertook in excess of 100 such procedures last year in adults and children. The candidate will be exposed to management of a full range of pathology affecting the anterior skull base including benign and malignant tumours, developmental anomalies, infections, meningocoeles and CSF leaks.

Direct responsibility would be to the 2 neurosurgeons undertaking pituitary surgery (Mr. Kanna Gnanalingham and Mrs Konstantina Karabatsou), working in conjunction with the rest of the multi-disciplinary skull base and endocrine team. Attendance at Pituitary surgery clinics, Pituitary MDT, and selected endocrine clinics will be expected.

In addition to the clinical role, it is expected that the successful candidate would also become involved in research, and contribute to ongoing clinical studies, with a view to publication and presentation at national and international meetings. It is also planned that the Pituitary fellow will have the opportunity to attend national and international courses and travel to other units to further his/her experience.

The post is designed for senior neurosurgical trainees, who intend to pursue a subspecialty interest in Pituitary and anterior skull base surgery at consultant level, or the equivalent for international applicants. For UK Trainees the post is currently not recognized by the SAC as a specialist training post, although recognition could be retrospectively applied for with the neurosurgical SAC on a named applicant basis for the successful appointee.

Interviews will take place mid February 2018

The post is paid at the equivalent of Registrar grade, working alongside the other 19 Neurosurgical registrars, 4 Specialist clinical fellows, 2 research fellows and 19 more junior ‘SHO level’ posts in the regional neurosurgical unit. There will be some involvement in general neurosurgery, and a 1:9 on call, as the second on call senior trainee, with a junior trainee as first on call.

Applicants must have full registration with the GMC, although successful applicants without GMC registration will be supported in obtaining this.

Candidates wishing to combine this fellowship with one of the other fellowships offered in Manchester (eg skull base, oncology etc) to run consecutively are advised to explore this further at an informal visit to the hospital.

In line with the Trust’s Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, religion, marital status, social back ground or trade union membership. However, as members of ethnicity minority  groups and individuals with disabilities are currently under-represented at this level of post, we would encourage applications from members of these groups.  Appointment will be based on merit alone.

Disability confident employerCare quality commission - Outstanding

Applicant requirements

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 Kanna Gnanalingham, Consultant Neurosurgeon & Clinical Lead for Pituitary Surgery on 0161 206 4340 or email kanna.gnanalingham@srft.nhs.uk
Mrs Konstantina Karabatsou, Consultant Neurosurgeon via email konstantina.karabatsou@srft.nhs.uk
Mrs Charlotte Hammerbeck-Ward, Consultant Neurosurgeon & Departmental Lead via email: charlotte.hammerbeck-ward@srft.nhs.uk

If you have problems applying, contact

0161 206 8128