NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
5 Floor, Tara House
46 Bath Street
Fax Number: 0141 278 2704
0141 278 2705
PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL
Date: As Postmark
Ref No: 0000022019D
Enquiries to: Mary Shepherd
Direct Line: 0141 278 2647
Post Title Consultant Physician with an interest in Rheumatology. Job Ref No. 0000022019D
Please find enclosed a Job Description, Parts A & B of the Application Form, Equal Opportunities Addendum form,
Declaration Form regarding Fitness to Practice and Immigration Questionnaire.
The Organisation will be delighted to receive your application, and should you require any assistance please
contact the Recruitment Team on the contact number above who will be pleased to help.
It is important if you are posting your application that you enclose your current CV [see below for the
number of CV’s required for this post], return this along with Parts A & B of the Application Form, Equal
Opportunities Addendum form, Declaration Form regarding Fitness to Practice and the Immigration Questionnaire.
LAT/Clinical Fellows 2 CV’s required
Speciality Doctors 4 CV’s required
Dental 4 CV’s required
Locum Consultant 4 CV’s required
Consultant 12 CV’s required
You have been asked to provide three referees ONE of which MUST be your current or most recent
All completed applications are held with the Recruitment Team until the closing date. Shortly after the closing date
a panel will meet to prepare an interview shortlist for the post for which you have applied. Once this decision has
been made, letters will be sent to all shortlisted applicants inviting them to interview. These interview letters will
give as much notice of date, time and venue as possible. At the same time, letters will be sent to referees asking
for references. It would be helpful if you could include email addresses for referees as this will assist us in reducing
the lead time to receive your references.
It is anticipated that the process will take approximately 4 weeks from closing date. If you do not receive any
correspondence from us within this period of time, I would advise that your application has been unsuccessful and
wish you success in future applications.
I hope you find this information beneficial and I look forward to receiving your application.
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
Information pack for the post of:
Consultant Physician with an interest in Rheumatology
Based at Royal Alexandra Hospital/Vale of Leven Hospital
40.00 hours per week
Job Reference Number 0000022019D
Closing date: 15 October 2010
APPLICATION PACK CONTENTS
This Application Pack provides prospective candidates with details of the post and background
information about NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.
The contents of this pack are as follows:-
a) Job Description
b) Part A of the NHS Scotland Application Form & Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form*
c) Confirmation of Right to Work in the UK Statement**
d) Fitness to Practice
e) General Information
f) Terms and Conditions of Employment
*The Equal Opportunities Monitoring form is required for monitoring purposes only and will not be
made available to the interview panel during any part of the recruitment process.
* We are legally required to check that all prospective employees have the right to work in the
UK. Please see the Terms and Conditions for this post for further information.
HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR DOCUMENTION
The fastest way to return your completed documentation is by email to
Please return the documentation as soon as you have completed it and do not wait
until the closing date.
If your completed documentation is received by the closing date, it will be forwarded
for short listing.
You should note that NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde does not acknowledge receipt
of completed documentation unless the this has been submitted by email.
Please note that if you do not hear anything further within 6 weeks of the closing date
for the post, your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion and you will
receive no further correspondence.
For further information on the application process please see the General Information
for Applicants page.
NHS GREATER GLASGOW AND CLYDE GENERAL INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS
Decisions to shortlist candidates for interview are made ONLY on the contents of your CV. Please
ensure that you read the job description carefully, your CV must clearly demonstrate how you meet
the requirements of the post.
You must declare all periods of sickness absence in the last 12 months and ensure that you provide
complete and appropriate employment or character reference contact details including email link.
See the application form for further guidance.
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde operates a NO SMOKING Policy on all premises and grounds.
All offers of employment will be subject to the receipt of Satisfactory References, Fitness to Practice,
Occupational Health screening, Criminal Records Checks i.e. Disclosure Scotland clearance and
Eligibility to Work in the United Kingdom, if applicable.
Like other NHS Boards across the country, demand for car parking on our hospital sites far
outweighs availability. As a result, access to on-site parking is extremely limited and you may
therefore need to find alternative ways of travelling to work if you are selected for the post. To help
you do this we‟ve introduced a number of initiatives including car share and discounted public
transport schemes. For further information on these and other travel options available, including
park and ride facilities, please contact the Travel Plan Office on 0141 201 4818 or email
Douglas.Mcintosh@ggc.scot.nhs.uk. For further information on our car parking arrangements and
details of our car parking policy visit www.nhsggc.org.uk/parking or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information on this vacancy contact Professor M McIntyre, Clinical Director, ECMS Clyde,
Royal Alexandra Hospital on 0141 314 6826, Dr G Roberts, Consultant Rheumatologist, Royal
Alexandra Hospital on 0141 887 9111 (switchboard), Dr D Marshall, Consultant Rheumatologist,
Inverclyde Royal Hospital on 01475 505106 or Dr L Hutton, Consultant Rheumatologist, Inverclyde
Royal Hospital on 01475 505106.
How to Submit Your Postal Application
If you are unable to submit your application by email to email@example.com then you can
hand deliver it direct to the Recruitment Service located at the address below between the hours of
9 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday or return it by post quoting the job number and closing date on your
Job Reference Number 0000022019D and closing date 15/10/2010
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Recruitment Service
5th Floor, Tara House
46 Bath Street
Glasgow G2 1HJ.
Please note that when returning your completed documentation and associated
enclosures by Royal Mail you must ensure that the correct postage cost is paid.
Documentation with insufficient postage may not be delivered to the above address
by the closing date.
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Employee Benefits
NHS Scotland Superannuation Pension Scheme.
Staff Bursary Scheme to support continuing education and training.
Child Care Vouchers
Interest free loan to purchase Zonecard‟s - a flexible season ticket for unlimited travel by rail,
subway, most buses and even some ferries (details on public transport routes to NHS Greater
Glasgow and Clyde‟s sites can be found by visiting www.nhsggc.org.uk and select Transport
and Parking on the home page or visit www.spt.co.uk/travelinfo .
Cycle to Work Scheme, for staff to purchase a bicycle and any equipment needed and then
repay those costs through their salary.
For more information about the benefits and discounts available to NHS Greater
Glasgow and Clyde staff, visit www.nhsstaffbenefits.co.uk and www.nhsdiscounts.com
NHS GREATER GLASGOW AND CLYDE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
1. Terms and Conditions of Service
The terms and conditions applicable to this post are those of all NHS Employees.
2. Superannuation Pension Scheme
You have the option to join the NHS Superannuation Scheme, to participate in the State
Earnings Related Pension Scheme or to take out a Personal Pension. Employee‟s
contributions to the NHS Scheme are tiered based on your earnings and the employer‟s
contribution equates to 13.5 % of salary. Employees in the NHS Scheme are “Contracted-out”
of the State Earnings Related Pension Scheme and pay a lower rate of National Insurance
contributions. Employees who choose to participate in the State Earnings Related Pension
Scheme pay the higher rate of National Insurance contribution. A Stakeholder Pension is also
available. For more information on the Pension Scheme visit www.sppa.gov.uk
3. Salary - £74504.00 - £100446.00 (pro rata where applicable).
4. Grade – This post is a Consultant
5. Annual Leave
LAT/Clinical Fellows/SHO Dental
5 weeks‟ annual leave with full pay each year, for those on the 3rd Incremental point or above,
the entitlement will be 6 weeks per annum (pro rata where applicable).
Consultant & Locum Consultant
You will be entitled to 6 weeks‟ annual leave (pro rata where applicable).
5 weeks a year, for those who have completed a minimum of two years‟ service in the
specialty doctor grade and/or equivalent grades or who had an entitlement to 6 weeks annual
leave a year or more in their immediately previous appointments shall be entitled to annual
leave at the rate of 6 weeks a year (pro rata where applicable).
The leave year runs from the date of the doctor‟s appointment to the grade, or may be
adjusted to a common start date in force in that employment. No detriment to the doctor will
arise from any leave year adjustment.
For part time staff, this will be calculated on a pro rata basis based on the days and/or hours
worked per week. You shall also be entitled to statutory and public holidays. Other leave
entitlements are set out in the Terms & Conditions of Service for Medical & Dental Staff.
6. Hours of Duty - 40.00 Hours per week
7. Contract Type - This post is offered on a Permanent basis.
8. Right to Work in the UK - NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde has a legal obligation to ensure
that it does not employ any worker who has not been granted the relevant permission to work
in the UK. This permission is without exception granted by the UK Border Agency. We are
required to check the entitlement to work in the UK of all prospective employees, regardless of
nationality or job category.
ALL applicants regardless of nationality must complete and return the
Confirmation of Right to Work in the UK Statement with their completed
application form. You will be required provide appropriate documentation prior
to any appointment being made.
9. Disclosure Scotland and Criminal Records
NHS Scotland is exempt from the 1974 Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exclusions &
Exceptions) (Scotland) Order 2003. This means that unless otherwise stated in the job
description, person specification or application pack, applicants must tell us about any
previous convictions either classed as „spent‟ or „unspent‟ and this information will be
verified by Disclosure Scotland for relevant posts.
Applicants who have lived outside the UK within the last five years, if offered a
position, in addition to a Disclosure Scotland Check, will be required to provide a
completed police record check (Certificate of Good Conduct) from the police
authority in the country or countries in which they were resident.
Please note that documents in languages other than English should be accompanied by
certified translations into English.
If you are offered employment, failure to disclose convictions could result in dismissal or
disciplinary action. Any information you provide will be treated in the strictest confidence
and considered only in relation to the post for which this application form refers
Application for (job title): Consultant Physician with an Job Reference No:
interest in Rheumatology 0000022019D
Location: Royal Alexandra Hospital/Vale of Leven Hospital Candidate Id No:
Fair Treatment Statement
No applicant shall be unfairly discriminated against on account of their age,
cultural/religious/political belief, disability, ethnicity, gender, race, relationship status,
sexual orientation, and/or Trade Union membership/stewardship.
Only Part C of your application will be made available to short-listing panels.
Name known Title:
by (if different)
Contact Telephone Numbers: Day:
address (if we
may use this):
Do you need a work permit to take up this post? YES NO
Working in the UK
Are you eligible to work in the UK YES NO
Please give details of the number of episodes and the total days of sickness absence in
the last 12 months:
I have completed Parts A to D of this application form and the details I have supplied are, to the
best of my knowledge, true and complete. If appointed to this post this information will be kept as
part of my personal file record. I authorise you to obtain references to support this application if I
am identified as a preferred candidate following interview. I understand that details of Educational
Qualifications, Membership of Professional Bodies and Referee Reports will be verified in writing
via the establishments and individuals I have indicated.
Job Reference Number: 0000022019D PART B
Candidate Id Number:
Footnotes & Declaration
The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, provides for many people who have been
convicted of certain criminal offences the opportunity to have no need to refer to these
convictions or the circumstances relating to them in the course of their daily lives. Certain
convictions can, therefore, be regarded as “spent” after the lapse of a period of years
under the terms of the Act. The National Health Service employment for which you are
applying is excluded in the provisions of the Act unless otherwise stated in the job
description. Unless stated, you are required not to withhold information about
convictions which for other purposes are “spent” under the provisions of the Act. This
means that all previous convictions must be declared. If you are offered employment, any
failure to disclose such convictions could result in dismissal or disciplinary action. Any
information given, however, will be completely confidential and will be considered only in
relation to the post for which this application form refers.
I declare that I have: (a) No previous convictions
(b) Previous convictions – details of which I give below
(This information will be verified by Disclosure Scotland)
In processing any personal information or data we hold about you we will comply with the
requirements of the Data Protection Act 1988 (the “Act”). In particular all reasonable steps
will be taken to ensure data is processed fairly, kept secure, protected against loss or
damage & only disclosed (unless required by law or legal process) on a need to know
basis. Under the Act you are entitled to ask us in writing to provide copies of certain data
we hold about you, upon payment of the appropriate fee.
I declare that to the best of my knowledge the information contained in this form is
accurate and I consent to details being retained confidentially and used for specific and
lawful purposes as specified in the Data Protection Act 1998
Job Reference Number: 0000022019D
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Equal opportunities monitoring
We want to ensure that our job opportunities are open to all. The only way we can ensure
there is equal opportunity is to measure applications we receive. Therefore this form asks
you for your ethnic origin, gender, disability, religion, sexuality and age. The information
you provide in this part of the form (Part D), is confidential and is not used in the selection
process. It will be separated from the rest of the form when we receive it.
1) You are:
2) Do you consider yourself, or have you ever considered yourself as transgender? This
could include considering or intending to undergo gender reassignment surgery or not
identifying with your assigned birth gender.
No Yes Prefer not to say
3) What is your date of birth?
4) Do you have a physical or mental health condition or disability that has a substantial
effect on your ability to carry out day to day activities and has lasted or expected to last 12
months or more?
If Yes, please describe here the nature of the disability and any special arrangements for
interview / work location:
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Job Reference Number: 0000022019D
Candidate Id Number:
6) What is your ethnic group?
Choose one section from A to F, then tick the appropriate box to indicate
your cultural background
A: White Scottish Irish Other British
Other White Background
B: Mixed Any mixed background
C: Asian; Asian Scottish; Asian English; Asian .British:
Pakistani Indian Chinese
Bangladeshi Other Asian background
D: Black; Black Scottish; Black British
Other Black background
E: other ethnic background
Any other background
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7) What is your religion?
A) Buddhism B) Christianity - Church of Scotland C) Hinduism
D) Judaism E) Islam F) Christianity - Roman Catholic
G) Christianity (other) G) Sikhism H) Other faith / belief
I) Prefer not to answer
8) What is your sexual orientation?
Bi Sexual Lesbian/Gay Woman Heterosexual (straight)
Gay Man Other Prefer not to answer
NHS GREATER GLASGOW AND CLYDE
APPOINTMENT AND SCREENING PROCEDURE
MEDICAL & DENTAL STAFF
STATEMENT OF POLICY REGARDING THE DISCLOSURE OF FITNESS
TO PRACTICE PROCEEDINGS BY A LICENCING/REGULATORY BODY
AND RELATING TO CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS IN THE UK OR
Registration with the General Medical Council or General Dental Council
imposes on doctors and dentists the duty to provide a good standard of
medical care for, and to behave appropriately towards patients. NHS
Employers also have a duty to ensure that patients receive a good standard of
medical care and ensure as far as possible the safety of patients. In
accordance with NHS Circular PCS(DD) 2001/1, we therefore need to
establish if you have been found guilty of a criminal offence, been bound over
or cautioned or are currently the subject of proceedings which might lead to a
conviction, an order binding you over or a caution, in the UK or any other
Applicants for posts in the NHS are exempt from the Rehabilitation of
Offenders Act 1974. Application packs include a declaration for applicants to
compete declaring any previous or pending prosecutions or convictions,
including those considered “spent” under this Act. This will also include a
declaration of any cautions or bind overs. We also need to establish if you
have been the subject of any fitness to practise proceedings in the past, or if
any fitness to practise proceedings are being contemplated, by a licensing or
regulatory body in the UK or another country and this is also reflected in the
Attached is a declaration which you must complete and return with your CV.
Please note that your application cannot be processed unless this form
is received with your CV. This information will be treated in confidence and
will not debar you from appointment unless the selection panel considers that
it renders you unsuitable for appointment. In reaching such a decision we will
consider the nature of the conviction/action, how long ago it took place and
any other factors which may be relevant.
Failure to disclose a criminal offence, having been bound over or
cautioned or that you are currently the subject of criminal proceedings
which might lead to a conviction, an order binding you over or a caution,
or fitness to practise proceedings undertaken or being undertaken by an
appropriate licensing or regulatory body, may disqualify you from
appointment, or result in summary dismissal/disciplinary action and
referral to the General Medical Council [General Dental Council] for
consideration if such a discrepancy came to light.
If you would like to discuss what effect any previous convictions, police
investigations or fitness to practise proceedings taken or being taken either in
the UK or by an overseas licensing or regulatory body might have on your
application, you may telephone Anne Holmes, Medical and Dental Team
Lead, on 0141 278 2657 in confidence, for advice.
Name I confirm I have read this policy
NHS GREATER GLASGOW AND CLYDE
Post applied for: Consultant Physician with an interest in Rheumatology
Hospital: Royal Alexandra Hospital/Vale of Leven Hospital
Applicants for posts in the NHS are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act
1974. You are required to declare prosecutions or convictions, including those
considered “spent” under this Act and details of any prosecutions or convictions from
outside the in the UK. Successful candidates will be required to undergo Disclosure
Scotland screening. Candidates who have been resident in the UK for less than five
years or candidates who have spent more than six months living or working outside
the UK will be required to provide a certificate of good conduct from their
country/countries of non UK residence in additional to Disclosure Scotland screening.
Please note that Disclosure Scotland screening will produce a certificate, which will
disclose all conviction information including fines, cautions and warnings, and should
the chief constable deem it appropriate, disclose non-conviction information deemed
relevant to the position applied for.
You are required to disclose details of :
(a) any criminal offence, being bound over or cautioned, or current
proceedings which might lead to a conviction, an order binding you over or a
(b) fitness to practice proceedings taken or being currently contemplated by a
1. Have you been convicted of a criminal offence, been bound over or
cautioned or are currently the subject of any police investigations,
which might lead to a conviction, an order binding you over or a caution
in the UK or any other country?
YES NO Tick appropriate box
If yes, please provide details of the criminal offence, order binding you over or
caution or details of any current proceedings which might lead to a conviction, an
order binding you over or a caution, including approximate date, the offence, and the
authority and country which dealt with the offence.
1. To the best of your knowledge have you been or are you currently
subject to any fitness to practise proceedings by an appropriate
licensing or regulatory body in the UK or any other country?
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If yes, please provide details of the nature of proceedings undertaken, or
contemplated, including approximate date of proceedings, country where
proceedings were undertaken and the name and address of the licensing or
regulatory body concerned.
I hereby declare that the information given here is true.
*If your application has been submitted electronically and is short listed you
will be asked to sign this declaration at interview.
CONFIRMATION OF RIGHT TO WORK IN THE UK STATEMENT
PLEASE NOTE THIS DOCUMENT MUST BE COMPLETED AND RETURNED BY ALL
Post Applied For: Consultant Physician with an interest in Rheumatology
Post Ref: 0000022019D
We need to know if you are eligible for employment in the UK
PLEASE READ ALL QUESTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE COMPLETING THIS FORM
PLEASE TICK BOXES WHERE ANSWER IS YES/NO
1 Are you a British citizen or a European Economic Area National? Yes No
If you have answered NO, please answer all questions from 2 - 6 and read and sign the declaration at
If you have answered YES, please read and sign the declaration at section 7
RIGHT TO WORK IN THE UK
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TO ANY APPOINTMENT BEING MADE.
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TRANSLATIONS INTO ENGLISH
Post Applied For: Consultant Physician with an interest in Rheumatology
Post Ref: 0000022019D
I confirm that the information provided on this form is to the best of my knowledge
I understand that ALL applicants regardless of nationality are required to provide
proof of their Right to Work in the UK.
I understand that it is my responsibility to ensure that I complete this document
correctly and that I will be required to provide proof of my right to work in the UK
prior to any formal offer of employment being made.
I understand that Applications from candidates who require a Certificate
of Sponsorship will only be considered if no suitable UK or EEA national is
identified for this post. For further information on the UK Border Agency’s new
Points Based System which now governs the way individuals from outside
the EEA can work in the UK please visit www.bia.homeoffice.gov.uk
I understand that failure to enclose this completed form will mean my application
may not be considered for short listing
NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
Emergency Care and Medical Services – Clyde Sector
Consultant Physician with an interest in Rheumatology
Royal Alexandra and Vale of Leven Hospitals
This is a new post of Consultant Physician with an interest in Rheumatology based at the
Royal Alexandra Hospital (RAH), Paisley, five miles from the bustling West End of Glasgow.
The post has been developed as part of a planned expansion in Consultant numbers to support
unscheduled and planned medical services at the Vale of Leven Hospital (VOL) as well as
developments at the RAH. The successful candidate with dual accreditation in General
Medicine and Rheumatology will integrate into a team comprising four Consultants in Clyde
to deliver Acute Medicine at two sites and to further develop Rheumatology services. This
will offer a real opportunity for the successful candidates to be involved in the development
of a successful modern consultant led service across three Hospital sites.
1. General Information
The Royal Alexandra Hospital (RAH) is situated in Paisley and provides acute health
care services to Renfrew District (pop 205,000). The Hospital is a 968 bed modern
District General Hospital (DGH) which opened in 1986 and is one of the largest and
busiest non-teaching DGHs in Scotland. In addition the hospital is currently the base
for provision of surgical, orthopaedic, ophthalmology, paediatric and the majority of
maternity services to the population north of the Clyde served by the Vale of Leven
The hospital provides a wide range of District General Hospital specialties with
excellent support facilities. The hospital has a first class modern radiology department
and services. Pathology services for the Clyde are centered on this site. All
departments participate in undergraduate teaching and there is an active postgraduate
educational programme. The hospital enjoys an enviable reputation for undergraduate
teaching and is highly popular with training grades. There is a good medical library
service. At the beginning of 2005 Paisley University Nursing School left the RAH
campus. Proposals for the use of the vacant space at the heart of the hospital are being
sought and are likely to include the further development of ambulatory care, day
surgery, endoscopy services and improved educational facilities.
The Vale of Leven Hospital (VOL) is situated in Alexandria, an area of outstanding
natural beauty and serving a population in excess of 88,000 largely from Dumbarton,
Alexandria and Helensburgh. The Vale of Leven Hospital is undergoing a period of
re-configuration following the conclusion of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde‟s
consultation on the vision for the Vale of Leven Hospital and acceptance of the
recommendations in 2009. This vision includes the retention of unscheduled medical
care at the Vale of Leven Hospital, led by the Consultant Physician team based at the
Royal Alexandra Hospital and supported by GP and GP trainees. In addition there
will be inpatient medicine for the elderly beds, short stay surgical beds together with
day surgery and a full range of diagnostic and support services.
2. The Medical Unit
The Medical Unit at the Royal Alexandra Hospital has 178 beds. This includes a 12
bedded Coronary Care / Chest Pain Unit and a 30 bedded medical receiving ward .
The medical unit provides an acute service in general medicine with clinics in general
medicine, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology, cardiology, asthma,
respiratory medicine and haematology. With the transfer of some of the most acute
activity from the Vale of Leven Hospital, there are plans to open another 30 bed ward
and develop a medical assessment unit adjacent to the acute receiving ward.
The Vale of Leven Hospital medical unit will be reconfigured to include a Medical
Assessment Unit, 12 bed receiving unit with provision for monitored beds and a
further 27 general medical beds.
3. Workload of Adult Medicine ( Approximate to year ending March 2009)
Inpatients 12,394 New outpatients 3,907
Day Cases 190 (ex Scopes)
Inpatients 4,121 New outpatients 1,950
Day Cases 93 (ex Scopes)
4. Consultant Staffing
Both Dr David Marshall and Dr Lisa Hutton, Consultant Rheumatologists are
based at Inverclyde Royal Hospital but provide services across Clyde.
Between the RAH and VOL there are 22 Consultant Physicians with special interests
1. Dr Iain Findlay Cardiology
2. Dr Stuart Hood Cardiology
3. Dr Paul MacIntyre Cardiology
4. Dr Eileen Peat Cardiology
5. Dr Tony Stanton Cardiology
6. Prof Martin McIntyre Diabetes and Endocrinology
7. Dr James Boyle Diabetes and Endocrinology
8. Dr Neil McGowan Diabetes and Endocrinology
9. Dr Claire Harrow Diabetes and Endocrinology
10. Dr James McPeake Gastroenterology
11. Dr Mathis Heydtmann Gastroenterology
12. Dr Rizwan Hamid Gastroenterology
13. Dr Graham Naismith Gastroenterology
14. Dr Alistair Dorward Respiratory Medicine
15. Dr Jane Gravil Respiratory Medicine
16. Dr M Al-Shamma Respiratory Medicine
17. Dr D Grieves Respiratory Medicine
18. Dr G Ray Acute Care Physician
19. Vacany Filled by Locum Acute Care Physician
20. Vacancy Filled by Locum Acute Care Physician
21. Dr Gillian Roberts Consultant Rheumatologist
22. This Post Consultant Rheumatologist
5. Junior Staff
Specialist Registrars 4 (RAH)
ST/FTSTAs 5 (RAH)
Foundation Year 2 6 (RAH)
Foundation Year 1 22 (RAH)
GPST1 6 (VOL)
There are Specialist Nurses in Diabetes, Respiratory Medicine, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Cardiac
Failure, Haemato-Oncology, D.V.T and Chest Pain management and Inflammatory Bowel
disease across both Hospitals.
6. Rheumatology Services
6.1 It is intended that the new appointee will share responsibility for inpatient beds
at the RAH for continuing care of medical patients and for rheumatology. It is
planned to develop a day ward/infusion facility linked to this.
6.2 Staffing for Rheumatology services in Clyde area will be provided by four
Consultants (including this post). In addition, the service currently has support
from 1 Associate Specialist and 1 Staff Grade in Rheumatology.
6.3 Inverclyde has Rheumatology Nurse Specialist (2.3 wte) and Extended Role
Physiotherapy (1 wte) and Occupational Therapy (1 wte) support. The
intention is to integrate all Clyde staff in a Clyde Rheumatology Department.
There are plans to further develop Rheumatology Nurse Specialists at RAH.
6.4 Full DEXA services are sited at both RAH & IRH providing Fracture Liaison,
Direct Access GP scanning and Secondary Care referral DEXA with
Osteoporosis Nurses Specialists (1.7wte) across both hospitals.
6.5 There are plans to develop day unit facilities at RAH and VOL will full
biologic therapy support. IRH has a dedicated musculoskeletal ultrasound
service with dedicated Toshiba (fixed) and SonoSite (portable) scanners.
6.6 Currently clinics run at IRH (two general Rheumatology and rotating Sub-
specialty Clinics including Synovitis, Connective Tissue Disease and
Spondyloarthropathy clinics) and a further two general Rheumatology clinics
in RAH. The intention is to develop two further general clinics at RAH and
VOL as well as sub-specialty clinics on these two sites. Clinics will only run
outwith acute receiving weeks.
6.7 Outpatient activity figures in Rheumatology (RAH/IRH) in 2008/09 were:
New outpatients (including DNA‟s) - 1,212
Return outpatients (including DNA‟s) - 3,954
7. Acute Medical Services
The team of Consultant Physicians at the Royal Alexandra Hospital will have
responsibility for acute medical services at both the Royal Alexandra Hospital
and the Vale of Leven Hospital.
7.1 Acute Receiving Ward
Acute medical admissions are admitted to the acute medical unit (ward 2)at the
RAH, which is staffed by one of the consultants on a rotating „Physician of the
Week‟ basis Monday morning to Friday lunchtime. Patients are then triaged to
the appropriate specialty wards if not for early discharge.
Acute medical admissions at the VOL will be admitted to ward 3, which will
be staffed by a third consultant on a rotating „Physician of the Week‟ basis
Monday morning through to Friday pm. The Physician of the week will also
lead inpatient ward rounds at the Vale of Leven Hospital during this week.
Weekend cover will be provided by two Consultant Physicians with joint
morning ward rounds at the RAH and afternoon ward rounds at both the RAH
and VOL.The job plan includes a weekly session weekly for this.
7.2 Coronary Care Unit
Patients with acute myocardial infarction, acute coronary syndromes,
arrhythmias or congestive cardiac failure at the RAH are admitted to the 12
bedded coronary care unit, staffed during the day by one of the consultant
cardiologists on a rotational basis, supported by junior medical staff from the
7.3 Medical High Dependency Unit (HDU)
The RAH has three medical HDU beds at present within the combined 12
bedded HDU, with scope to increase to four or more medical HDU beds if
7.4 Junior Doctors out-of-hours
A Hospital @ Night service started at the RAH in August 2006. This is part of a
wider work assessing the impact of modernizing Medical Careers and implementing
plans to support the delivery of high quality sustainable services.
Junior medical support at VOL will be provided by GPST1 and GPs supported by the
HAN Practitioner service.
8. Medicine for the Elderly
Medicine for the Elderly is part of the Rehabilitation and Assessment Directorate, but
many of its activities and adult medicine are combined. In particular, out-of-hours
cover is provided by juniors from Medicine for the Elderly and adult medicine and
both department share educational meetings.
The Medicine for the Elderly consultants visit the acute receiving ward at the
RAH daily and arrange transfer to the Medicine for the Elderly Unit of those
appropriate patients. A Stroke unit (Ward 4) taking all age groups is led by Dr
The service at the Vale of Leven will support post-admission care of appropriate
patients with 37 rehabilitation beds which will also provide near to home
rehabilitation for patients admitted initially to the RAH.
9. Management Arrangements
Emergency Care and Medical Services Directorate – Clyde Sector, consists of
Accident & Emergency and General Medicine. The consultant appointed will
be expected to participate fully in the work of the Directorate.
The Clinical Director for Medicine across Clyde is Professor Martin McIntyre, based
at RAH. There are two Lead Clinicians across Clyde: Dr Stuart Hood at RAH/VOL
and Dr Chris Jones at IRH.
10. Summary of the Post
The appointee in conjunction with their colleagues, will provide consultant
leadership in Rheumatology for RAH and VOL. We would promote the
development of sub-specialty Rheumatology interests to complement the
current post holders,
10.1 Duties of the Post
Acute Medicine 2in 16 -1 in 8 Physician at both the RAH and VOL with no
Inpatient/Day case General Medicine, Rheumatology beds based at RAH
Outpatient Based at RAH and/or VOL
10.2 Suggested job plan
The job plan will be tailored to the successful candidate’s interests and
will be delivered conjointly with rheumatology colleagues to allow for
duties in acute medicine .The following should be taken as guidance. A
detailed job plan will in due course be agreed with the Clinical Director or
Associate Clinical Director and thereafter this will be subject to periodic
review and adjustment if necessary.
Ward Rounds/Day care 2.5
Weekend receiving 1.0
SPA & MDT 1.5
Acute Medicine- 1:16 at RAH and 1:16 at VoL with no other medicine nor
Rheumatology: 14:16 with internal cover for leave as arranged with colleague in
rheumatology. Continuing care of medical inpatients, rheumatology inpatients and
rheumatology day patients shared with colleague.
DAY AM PM
MON Med Ward/Day care RAH 0.5 pa Clinic (RAH) 1 pa dcc
Admin 0.5 pa dcc
TUE Clinic (RAH) Injection / MSUS 0.5 pa dcc
With LH 1 pa dcc Admin 0.5 pa dcc
WED Clinic and travel (VoL) 1 pa dcc SPA 1 pa
THU Med Ward/Day care RAH 1 pa
FRI Med Ward/Day care RAH 0.5 pa MDT 0.5 pa
dcc Educational supervision/students
Specialist clinic 0.5 pa dcc 0.5
Cover for study leave, holidays will be provided from within existing consultants
with clinical duties adjusted accordingly .
10.3 On call duties
The appointee will be expected to take a share with the existing Consultant
Physicians of the general medical workload in terms of out of hours cover.
The appointee would be expected to be on call every 10th weekend and be on
call from home for advice for RAH and VOL every 20th night.
10.4 Support staff
There is secretarial support for the consultant.Currently equivalent to 0.5 wte.
10.5 Specialty Interests
The unit will try and support the candidate in development of any specialty interest or
technique appropriate to the service .
11. Postgraduate and Undergraduate Training
The unit has a postgraduate programme which includes a weekly unit meeting,
monthly journal club and SHO tutorial sessions. There are weekly hospital
postgraduate meetings during term time. Mr Andrew Renwick is the postgraduate
The Medical Unit teaches a number of medical students from Glasgow
University. As part of the new curriculum teaching of years one to five is
12. Further information
For further information and arrangements to visit the Department,
Prof. Martin McIntyre Clinical Director, Medical Unit, VOL
Tel 01389 817607
Dr Gillian Roberts Consultant Rheumatologist, RAH/VOL
Tel 0141 887 9111 (switchboard)
Dr David Marshall Consultant Rheumatologist, IRH
Tel 01475 505106
Dr Lisa Hutton Consultant Rheumatologist, IRH
Tel 01475 505106
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
The conditions of service are those laid down and amended from time to time by the
hospital, Medical & Dental Whitley Council.
TYPE OF CONTRACT Permanent
GRADE & SALARY £74,504.00 - £100,446.00 per annum
New Entrants to the NHS will normally commence on
the minimum point of the salary scale (dependent on
qualifications and experience). Salary is paid monthly
by Bank Credit Transfer.
HOURS OF DUTY Whole Time
SUPERANNUATION You have the option to join the NHS Superannuation
Scheme, to participate in the State Earnings
Related Pension Scheme or to take out a Personal
Employee‟s contributions to the NHS scheme amount to
6% of salary (5% for manual staff) and the employer‟s
contribution equates to 14% of salary. Employees in the
NHS scheme are “contracted-out” of the State Earnings
Related Pension Scheme and pay a lower rate of
National Insurance contributions. Employees who
choose to participate in the State Earnings Related
Pension Scheme pay the higher rate of National
Insurance contribution. A Stakeholder Pension is also
A Personal Pension is a private arrangement agreed with
the pension provider that will be an organisation such as
a Bank, Building Society or Insurance Company.
OCCUPATIONAL Shortlisted applicants not currently employed by NHS
HEALTH SCREENING Greater Glasgow and Clyde will be required to complete
a medical questionnaire, following which they may be
required to attend the Occupational Health Service for
REMOVAL EXPENSES Assistance with removal and associated expenses may
be given and would be discussed and agreed prior to
EXPENSES OF Candidates who are requested to attend an interview will
CANDIDATES FOR be given assistance with appropriate travelling expenses.
Reimbursement shall not normally be made to
employees who withdraw their application or refuse an
offer of appointment.
TOBACCO POLICY NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde operate a No Smoking
Policy in all premises and grounds.
ASYLUM AND Under the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996, NHS
IMMIGRATION ACT Greater Glasgow and Clyde is required to carry out
1996 checks to ensure that all prospective employees are
entitled to live and work in the United Kingdom. You
will therefore be asked to provide appropriate
documentation prior to any appointment being made.
REHABILITATION OF The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 allows people
OFFENDERS ACT 1974 who have been convicted of certain criminal offences to
regard their convictions as “spent” after the lapse of a
period of years. However, due to the nature of work for
which you are applying this post is exempt from the
provisions of Section 4 of the Rehabilitation of
Offenders Act 1974 by virtue of the Rehabilitation of
Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions Orders 1975 and 1986).
Therefore, applicants are required to disclose
information about convictions which for other purposes
are “spent” under the provision of the Act in the event of
employment, failure to disclose such convictions could
result in dismissal or disciplinary action by NHS Greater
Glasgow and Clyde.
Any information given will be completely confidential.
DISABLED A disability or health problems does not preclude full
APPLICANTS consideration for the job and applications from people
with disabilities are welcome. All information will be
treated as confidential.
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde guarantees to
interview all applicants with disabilities who meet the
minimum criteria for the post.
You will note on our application form that we ask for
relevant information with regard to your disability. This
is simply to ensure that we can assist you, if you are
called for interview, to have every opportunity to present
your application in full. We may call you to discuss
your needs in more detail if you are selected for
GENERAL NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde operates flexible
staffing arrangements whereby all appointments are to a
grade within a department. The duties of an officer may
be varied from an initial set of duties to any other set,
which are commensurate with the grade of officer. The
enhanced experience resulting from this is considered to
be in the best interests of both NHS Greater Glasgow
and Clyde and the individual.
EQUAL The postholder will undertake his/her duties in strict
OPPORTUNITIES accordance with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde‟s
Equal Opportunities Policy.
FURTHER For further information on NHS Greater Glasgow and
INFORMATION Clyde, please visit our website on
APPLICATIONS Completed applications should be returned, ALONG
WITH 12 COPIES OF YOUR CV, AS SOON AS
POSSIBLE, to the Recruitment Team, NHS Greater
Glasgow and Clyde, Tara House, 46 Bath Street,
Glasgow, G2 1HJ.
e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
CLOSING DATE 15th October 2010
NHS GREATER GLASGOW & CLYDE
Statement of Policy regarding fitness to practice proceedings by a licensing/regulatory
body and relating to criminal investigations in the UK or overseas.
Registration with General Medical Council or General Dental Council imposes on
doctors and dentists the duty to provide a good standard of medicine care for, and to
behave appropriately, towards patients. NHS employers also have a duty to ensure
that patients receive a good standard of medical care and ensure as far as possible the
safety of patients. We therefore need to establish if you have been found guilty of a
criminal offence, been bound over or cautioned or are currently the subject of
proceedings which might lead to a conviction, an order binding you over on a caution,
in the UK or any other country.
Applicants for posts in the NHS are exempt for the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act
1974. Application forms will include a declaration for applicants to complete
declaring any previous or pending prosecutions or convictions, including those
considered “spent” under this Act. Forms will also include a declaration of any
cautions or bind overs.
We also need to establish if you have been subject to any fitness to practise
proceedings in the past, or if any fitness to practise proceedings are being
contemplated, by a licensing or regulatory body in the UK or another country and this
is also reflected in the declaration.
This information will be treated in confidence and will not debar you from
appointment unless the selection panel considers that it renders you unsuitable for
appointment. In reaching such a decision we will consider the nature of the
conviction/action, how long ago it took place and any other factors which may be
Failure to disclose a criminal offence, having been bound over or cautioned or that
you are currently the subject of criminal proceedings that might lead to a conviction,
an order binding you over or a caution, or fitness to practise proceedings undertaken
by an appropriate licensing or regulatory body may disqualify you from appointment,
or result in summary dismissal/disciplinary action and referral to the General Medical
Council for consideration if such a discrepancy came to light.
If you would like to discuss what effect any previous convictions, police
investigations or fitness to practise proceedings taken or being taken either in the UK
or by an overseas licensing or regulatory body might have on your application, please
contact the Recruitment Team.
QUALIFICATIONS Dual accreditation in GiM and
Must have full GMC registration,
a licence to practice and be
eligible for inclusion in the GMC
Specialist Register. Those trained
in the UK should have evidence of
higher specialist training leading
to CCT or eligibility for specialist
registration (CESR) or be within 6
months of confirmed entry from
the date of interview. Non-UK
applicants must demonstrate
MRCP or equivalent.
Clinical training and experience Sub-specialty interest.
CLINICAL equivalent to that required for
EXPERIENCE gaining UK CCT in General
Internal Medicine and
Ability to offer expert clinical
opinion on a range of clinical
problems in Rheumatology.
Ability to take full and
independent responsibility for
clinical care of patients.
Ability to advise on the efficient Attendance at
MANAGEMENT and smooth running of the management course for
AND Rheumatology Service. clinicians.
ADMINISTRATIVE Ability to organise and manage
EXPERIENCE ward patients and outpatient
Experience of audit management.
Ability and willingness to work
within NHS GG&C and NHS
Scotland performance framework
and access targets.
Experience of supervising Experience of MMC
TEACHING medical trainees. assessment tools.
EXPERIENCE Ability to teach clinical skills.
Ability to work in a team.
OTHER Good interpersonal skills.
ATTRIBUTES Caring attitude to patients.
Ability to communicate
effectively with patients,
relatives, GPs, nursing staff and
other relevant parties.
Commitment to the requirements
of clinical governance.