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Central London Consultant NHS ST7+ Post CCT Ophthalmology Ophthalmologist United Kingdom via Workplace Doctors on a fixed term/ permanent basis.

*** GMC Registration Required (General Medical Council) Essential
*** Specialist Register entry on the GMC Register
***Location: Central London - United Kingdom
***CESR / CCT or Post CCT (within 6 months of job offer) or equivalent overseas qualification. 

***Speciality: Surgery: Ophthalmology Ophthalmologist
*** Role: Consultant / ST 7+ / Post CCT / CESR
***Duration: Fixed Term / Permanent (NOT Locum Basis)
***Pay rate: £NEGOTIABLE (dependent on experience £82,096 - £110,683 a year)
***Start date: ASAP
*** Exact location details provided upon receipt of application / CV


We are seeking to appoint a Consultant with complementary skills to the local and regional requirements. This offers an excellent opportunity for someone with the appropriate subspecialist skills to join the team to cover a potential catchment area of our client’s NHS facility.

Applicants must hold full registration and a licence to practice with the GMC.

Candidates for Consultant posts must also be on the GMC Specialist Register (including via CESR/European Community Rights) or will have a CCT/CESR(CP) date within 6 months of interview.

Glaucoma Consultant Ophthalmologist (Fixed Term 1 year)

Our NHS client prides itself on being a friendly and caring place to work where the aim to combine our patient first approach with innovative and creativity against a backdrop of holistic team working, as encapsulated in their vision and values.

Central London (also known colloquially as “Central”) is the innermost part of London, in England, spanning several boroughs. Over time, a number of definitions have been used to define the scope of Central London for statistics, urban planning and local government. Its characteristics are understood to include a high density built environment, high land values, an elevated daytime population and a concentration of regionally, nationally and internationally significant organisations and facilities.

London is the capital and largest city of England and the United Kingdom. The city stands on the River Thames in the south-east of England, at the head of its 50-mile (80 km) estuary leading to the North Sea. London has been a major settlement for two millennia, and was originally called Londinium, which was founded by the Romans

London is one of the world's most important global cities. It exerts considerable influence upon the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, professional services, research and development, tourism and transportation. It is one of the largest financial centres in the world and in 2019, London had the second highest number of ultra high-net-worth individuals in Europe, after Paris. And in 2020, London had the second-highest number of billionaires of any city in Europe, after Moscow. London's universities form the largest concentration of higher education institutes in Europe, and London is home to highly ranked institutions such as Imperial College London in natural and applied sciences, the London School of Economics in social sciences, as well as the comprehensive University College London. In 2012, London became the first city to have hosted three modern Summer Olympic Games.

London has a diverse range of people and cultures, and more than 300 languages are spoken in the region. Its estimated mid-2018 municipal population (corresponding to Greater London) was roughly 9 million, which made it the third-most populous city in Europe.

London contains four World Heritage Sites: the Tower of London; Kew Gardens; the site comprising the Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey, and St Margaret's Church; and the historic settlement in Greenwich where the Royal Observatory, Greenwich defines the Prime Meridian (0° longitude) and Greenwich Mean Time. Other landmarks include Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Piccadilly Circus, St Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square and The Shard. London has numerous museums, galleries, libraries and sporting events. These include the British Museum, National Gallery, Natural History Museum, Tate Modern, British Library and West End theatres. The London Underground is the oldest rapid transit system in the world.

Department- Service Configuration and Planning

Approximately 2500 day cases take place at the hospital while the Consultant led clinics provide support to over 55000 outpatient attendances. Specialist clinics in diabetes, glaucoma, oculoplastics and paediatrics are held at the hospital and this is complemented by a laser list and well developed paediatric care.

Ophthalmic emergencies are attended at Hospital between 9.00am and 5.00pm by A&E staff and medical staff in ophthalmology. The small minority of cases requiring admission for inpatient care are transferred to the Eye Hospital where necessary. The Eye Hospital is easily accessible to hospital residents and is well served by rail, tube, bus and road routes. The service offer a taxi service for all hospital residents requiring in-patient care at the Eye Hospital in the absence of transport not being available from a family member or friend.

Day case admissions provide the majority of ophthalmic care for hospital residents. Day case surgery at Hospital is currently undertaken for cataracts, augmented trabeculectomies, combined cataract and glaucoma surgery, needling of failing trabeculectomies, repair of leaking blebs, autologous blood injections, squints, lid surgery, Paediatric Surgery, Squints and other more minor ophthalmic procedures. There are 2 ophthalmic theatres with modern equipment including Zeiss microscopes and phacoemulsification equipment. Furthermore there are a variety of IOL banks, including toric IOLs.

Every patient for cataract extraction is considered as a potential candidate for day case surgery and then assessed to see whether their particular circumstances fulfil day case criteria.

There is a busy outpatient’s service at the hospital with up to seven examination stations being used for nine sessions per week. The clinics have been computerised for electric record keeping. There are computer workstations at all examinations stations. The department is very well equipped with three Humphrey Field Machines, widefield digital retinal photography:2 Clarus Camera, OCT, autorefractor, autokeratometer with corneal topography and lens analyser. Other equipment includes YAG and Argon lasers, corneal pachymetry, ‘A & B’ scan ultrasound machines.

Ophthalmic casualty attendances are dealt with between 9.00am and 5.00pm by A&E staff or the ophthalmic doctors. Three follow-up clinics are held in the department each week for A&E referrals at The Hospital.

General Duties- guideline only

The post-holder will be responsible to the Divisional Director of Surgery and Anaesthetics at The Hospital and job plan negotiated annually. It is a 6 PA post – 4.75 direct clinical care (DCC), 1.25 supporting professional activities (SPA), the latter includes clinical and educational supervision, audit and personal CPD. Personal CPD must be included as part of annual appraisal which is mandatory and required for the revalidation process


The post holders will, together with his or her consultant colleagues and other health care professionals in the Directorate, provide an effective and comprehensive service for our patients and support continuing service developments.


The post holders will be a part of the on-call ophthalmology rota of North West London Consultant Ophthalmologists. The post holder will be required to support the Glaucoma Unit


Job Plan

Regular job planning meetings will be undertaken with the post holder to ensure that the appointee is remunerated for any additional activities undertaken and that the job plan accurately reflects the overall workload undertaken by the post holder.

The supporting professional activities (SPAs) allocation within the provisional job plan is an illustrative guide and will be finalised following individual agreement with successful candidates. Further discussion on supporting professional activities will depend on the Trust's requirements and the individual's particular expertise.

A draft job plan is provided below. The job Plan will be reviewed and agreed with the post-holder at appointment.








AM (Morning)

Glaucoma Clinic 1.25DCC

Virtual Clinic Review 1 DCC


Glaucoma Clinic 1.25DCC

Glaucoma Clinic 1.25DCC

PM (Afternoon)

Theatre 1.25DCC

Theatre 1.25DCC


Glaucoma Clinic 1.25DCC

Glaucoma Clinic 1.25DCC


All SPA (CPD, Teaching) and DCC activity must be clearly defined in the Job Plan as per the

Consultant Job Planning Policy (Policy number 879, ratified October 2017).

This Job Plan consists of 8 DCCs and 2 SPAs (Equivalent of 8 DCC: 2SPA)

Clinic Time: 09.00-13.00, 13.30-17.30

Theatre time: 08.30-12.30, 13.30-17.30



This is as described in the Medical and Dental Terms and Conditions, in line with the Consultant Contract (2003). The current full time salary scale (as of July 2020) ranges from £82,096 - £110,683 a year with eight thresholds.

The on call supplement is Category A and attracts a supplement of 5% of basic salary.

Office Accommodation

Office accommodation will be provided for the appointee with secretarial support.

Management Responsibility

All Consultants are required to attend the monthly Directorate Meetings. Post holders will be expected to share in administrative duties allocated by mutual agreement within the Directorate. As part of the Consultant Team, the consultant  will offer mentoring support and lead the existing clinical team through, one-to-one support, individual case management and complex cases, identifying development needs and suggesting CPD (Continuous Professional Development) opportunities and responding to clinical enquiries via e-mail and telephone.


The consultant will be required to participate in programmes for teaching clinical students, training junior doctors and in clinical examinations. The post-holder’s contribution to teaching, training and research will be included in the regular job plan review. Teaching will take place during programmed activities and flexibly at other times.

·       To provide conditions for improved training opportunities in line with national and local recommendations arising out of GMC and related requirements

·       To supervise and manage the work of his/her junior medical staff and participate in the training and development of these staff to the standards required by the Royal Colleges.

Clinical Governance & Audit

The consultant will participate in clinical governance activities, including clinical audit, clinical effectiveness, risk management, quality improvement activities as required by the Trust, and external accrediting bodies. There are 6 half day clinical governance meetings per annum which substitute regular fixed sessions. There is a weekly consultant meeting before MDT on Friday to discuss any issues during the week and to plan for next week.

Personal & Professional Development

The post-holder will be required to keep himself/herself fully up-to-date with their relevant area of practice and be able to demonstrate this to the satisfaction of the Trust.

The Trust supports the requirements for continuing professional development as laid down by the Royal College of Physicians and is committed to providing time and financial support for these activities.

Medical revalidation is the process by which the General Medical Council (GMC) confirms the continuation of a doctor’s licence to practise in the UK, provides greater assurance to patients, the public, employers and other healthcare professionals that licensed doctors are up-to-date and fit to practise. It is a key component of a range of measures designed to improve the quality of care for patients. 

The Trust supports Royal College guidance on provision of mentors for new consultants in line with GMC recommendations. All newly appointed consultant staff are provided with a list of locally trained mentors who are available for ongoing support as required.

Personal Responsibilities 


All confidential information, including patient records, individual staff records, details of contract prices and terms and any other confidential information, must under no circumstances be divulged or passed on to any unauthorised person or persons. The penalty for breach of confidentiality will normally be summary dismissal.

Workplace Doctors are looking for medical professionals with UK & Overseas experience: that possesses the following qualities:


*** Ability to act as part of a team
*** Ability to cope with a varying work load
*** GMC Registration Essential (General Medical Council) - We can provide guidance if needed
*** Specialist Register entry on the GMC Register
***Post CESR or CCT obtained (CCT - Certificate of Completion of Training) or (CESR- Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration)
****IELTS and PLAB Exam Part 1 & 2 (IELTS, overall score 7.5) – overseas doctors
****GMC Registration Essential (General Medical Council) – We can provide guidance if needed

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Note: The Trust operates a policy whereby all employment for staff that have access to children/vulnerable adults will be subject to a satisfactory DBS Disclosure (Disclosure and Barring Service) The Criminal Records Bureau ( CRB ) and the Independent Safeguarding Authority ( ISA ) have merged to become the Disclosure and Barring Service ( DBS ). CRB checks are now called DBS checks. Overseas candidates will require an international police check or character reference.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test.

At Workplace Doctors we welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion.  Candidates will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post. 

Workplace Doctors is a recruitment agency that offers locum, fixed term, permanent & locum medical jobs to cover the NHS, HSE, public and private sectors for Doctors and Nurses, AHP medical professionals.

We look forward to helping you progress your career and find you the ideal position.

Call us today on +44 (0) 1234 889213 to discuss this vacancy or email your CV along with your GMC Registration to  You are able to also apply online (see below)

Please note that should we experience a high level of interest in the post, the vacancy will be expired early. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted as soon as possible after the closing date.

This job description is not an exhaustive document but is a reflection of the current position. Details and emphasis may change in line with service needs after consultation with the postholder.