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					                                          NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
                                          Recruitment Service
                                           th
                                          5 Floor, Tara House
                                          46 Bath Street
                                          GLASGOW
                                          G2 1HJ
                                          Fax Number: 0141 278 2704
                                                         0141 278 2705

PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL

                                                           Date:           As Postmark
                                                           Ref No:         0000021885D
                                                           Enquiries to:   Katie Agnew
                                                           Direct Line:    0141 278 2646



Dear Applicant

Post Title Consultant Ophthalmologist with a specialist interest in Primary Care Opthalmology. Job Ref No.
0000021885D

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
employer.

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.

Yours sincerely




Medical Recruitment
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
                              Information pack for the post of:

     Consultant Ophthalmologist with a specialist interest in Primary Care
                              Opthalmology

                           Based at Gartnavel General Hospital

                                      40.00 hours per week

                           Job Reference Number 0000021885D

                             Closing date: 17 September 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
    nhsggcrecruitment@nhs.net

   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 graeme.condie@ggc.scot.nhs.uk.

   For further information on this vacancy contact Dr John Murdoch on 0141 211 1041.

How to Submit Your Postal Application
   If you are unable to submit your application by email to nhsggcrecruitment@nhs.net 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
    envelope to:

               Job Reference Number 0000021885D and closing date 17/09/2010
               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).

     Speciality Doctor
     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
                                                                    PART A
Application for (job title): Consultant Ophthalmologist with Job Reference No:
a specialist interest in Primary Care Opthalmology           0000021885D
Location: Gartnavel General 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.
Personal Details
Surname:                                         Forename:

Name known                                                          Title:
by (if different)
Address:



                                                                    Post Code

Contact Telephone Numbers:                       Day:

Evening:                         Mobile:

E–mail
address (if we
may use this):
Work Permit
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
Health
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.

 Signature:                                                          Date:
Job Reference Number:              0000021885D                             PART B
Candidate Id Number:

     Footnotes & Declaration

     Footnote (1)
     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)




     Footnote (2)
     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.

     Declaration
     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

Signature:                                                     Date:
Job Reference Number:          0000021885D
Candidate Id Number:
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:

Female           Male

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?

No                Yes

If Yes, please describe here the nature of the disability and any special arrangements for
interview / work location:




       (Continued on next page)
Job Reference Number:       0000021885D
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
               Caribbean                          African
               Other Black background

E: other ethnic background
                Any other background

F: Prefer not to answer
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
                         OVERSEAS

_____________________________________________________
                         __

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
country.

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
declaration.

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

Name:

Post applied for: Consultant Ophthalmologist with a specialist interest in
Primary Care Opthalmology

Hospital:           Gartnavel General Hospital

                               DECLARATION

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 caution and

(b) fitness to practice proceedings taken                or   being   currently
contemplated by a licensing/regulatory body

   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?

YES              NO                     Tick appropriate box


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.


Signature*:

Print Name:

Date:

*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
                                           APPLICANTS

             Candidate Name:

             Post Applied For:       Consultant Ophthalmologist with a specialist interest in Primary Care
             Opthalmology

             Post Ref:               0000021885D

                       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
     section 7
     If you have answered YES, please read and sign the declaration at section 7

     RIGHT TO WORK IN THE UK

2 Do you have right to work in the UK ?          Yes     No

3 What is your Nationality?

     LEAVE TO REMAIN STATUS

4 Date Leave to Remain Issued                          Day:             Month:               Year:

     Date Leave to Remain Expires                      Day:             Month:               Year:

5. PLEASE INDICATE WHICH IMMIGRATION STATUS APPLIES TO YOU.


 Tier 1 General/Post Study Work – Points                       International Graduate
 Based System                                                  Scheme


 Tier 2 Certificates of Sponsorship ( formerly                 Refugee/ Asylum
 Work Permits )

 Student Visa/Tier 5 Points Based System                       Clinical Attachment or
                                                               Dental Observer

 Spousal/Dependant OR Ancestral Visa                           Medical Training Initiative



 Other eg Workers Registration Scheme
 (please specify)


6.     PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE APPROPRIATE DOCUMENTATION PRIOR
                              TO ANY APPOINTMENT BEING MADE.
     PLEASE NOTE THAT DOCUMENTS IN FOREIGN LANGUAGES MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY CERTIFIED
                                 TRANSLATIONS INTO ENGLISH
     Candidate Name:

     Post Applied For:        Consultant Ophthalmologist with a specialist interest in Primary Care
     Opthalmology

     Post Ref:                0000021885D



7.     DECLARATION



                I confirm that the information provided on this form is to the best of my knowledge
                 correct.

                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

       SIGNATURE                                                    Date
                      NHS GREATER GLASGOW and CLYDE


                          SURGICAL SERVICES DIVISION

                      CONSULTANT IN OPHTHALMOLOGY
Post of:                Consultant in Ophthalmology with an interest in Primary Care
                        Ophthalmology

Based at:               Gartnavel General Hospital, The New Victoria Hospital and
                        Stobhill General Hospital

                                          REF: 21855D


1. Brief Description of the Acute Services Division of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde


The Acute Division of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde is the largest group of adult acute
hospitals in Scotland. We provide a wide range of services from community-based care through
to the full range of general hospital services.

There is a significant amount of complex surgical work carried out, as we are home to a number
of the country’s tertiary and national services including heart and renal transplantation and
cardiothoracic surgery. Glasgow is also home to the world famous Beatson oncology centre.

We enjoy close links with Glasgow’s three universities and make a significant contribution to
teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Research also has a high profile within
the organisation. Excellent facilities for students and their tutors are provided in the brand new,
£15 million, state of the art, Wolfson Medical School, based at Glasgow University adjacent to
the Western Infirmary site.

Employing more than 14,300 staff, we serve a core catchment population of 560,000. Our
patients not only come from Greater Glasgow and Clyde but also, in some instances, from the
whole of the West of Scotland and for our national services, from the whole of Scotland.

We have eight hospitals north of the River Clyde, all with teaching responsibilities: Glasgow
Royal Infirmary (including Princess Royal Maternity Hospital), Western Infirmary, Stobhill
Hospital, Gartnavel General Hospital, Glasgow Dental Hospital and School, Drumchapel
Hospital, Blawarthill Hospital and Lightburn Hospital. South of the river are the Southern
General Hospital and the Victoria Infirmary. The Royal Alexandra Hospital is in Paisley, the
Inverclyde Royal Hospital is in Greenock and the Vale of Leven District General Hospital is
situated in Alexandria.

With an annual budget of over one billion pounds this is a particularly exciting time to be
joining NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. Over the next decade there is planned investment of
more than £750 million, this is the largest single investment programme in the history of NHS
Scotland – giving NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde hospital accommodation for 21st Century
health care.
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde plans to develop a new pattern of Accident & Emergency
Services for Glasgow that will see:
 Specialist Accident & Emergency and Orthopaedic teams sited 24 hours a day at two centres
   of excellence – Glasgow Royal Infirmary and Southern General Hospital;
 New rapid access for GP emergency referrals; and
 Five Minor Injury Units staffed by nurse practitioners under the guidance of Accident &
   Emergency Consultants at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Gartnavel General Hospital, Southern
   General Hospital and at the Ambulatory Care Hospitals to be built at Stobhill Hospital and
   the Victoria Infirmary.

As part of the Acute Services review, it has been decided that Ophthalmology in-patient services
will be concentrated in Gartnavel General Hospital with services being delivered in a “hub and
spoke” model.

2. Hospitals and Clinics where services are to be provided

Gartnavel General Hospital

There has been a long tradition of sub-specialist Ophthalmology based at The Tennent Institute
of Ophthalmology in Gartnavel Hospital on the North side of the Clyde. As the major teaching
and research department in the West of Scotland the department provides tertiary referral
services for a number of ophthalmic subspecialties for the entire West of Scotland and beyond.
These include vitreo-retinal surgery, glaucoma, oculoplastics, ocular oncology, retinitis
pigmentosa, diabetic eye disease, neuro-ophthalmology, uveitis and ocular motility. The corneal
service in the department undertakes the majority of corneal grafts performed in Scotland and
receives patients from the whole of Scotland and beyond. Not only are complex corneal cases
treated surgically but the unit also specialises in corneal and other ocular infections, as well as in
the treatment of scleritis and other severe blinding inflammatory corneal diseases. Also widely
known is the ocular oncology service, which was awarded the national contract for Scotland by
the National Services Division. This unit has also been responsible for the development of new
treatments of eye cancers. Allied to this is the oculoplastic service that provides a unique
combination of skills delivering a service to patients from all parts of Scotland. In addition there
is a medical retina service that provides photodynamic therapy for patients from all over
Scotland

Apart from the medical staff, there are ancillary facilities provided which may be considered
tertiary in nature. The optometry service provides a regional service in both Low Visual Aid
assessment and for medically indicated contact lenses. There is also a full artificial eye service.

Paediatric ophthalmology services in Glasgow are based at the Royal Hospital for Sick
Children at Yorkhill. However the orthoptic department in Gartnavel undertakes much
of the screening and management of children with suspected squint and amblyopia.

The electrophysiology service in the department has an international reputation and has grown
by over 300% in the last ten years. It has developed new diagnostic techniques and established
new standards in others.

There is also a specialist ophthalmic pathology service provided by Dr. Fiona Roberts who is
closely linked with the Eye department and provides significant teaching and research input.
   Victoria infirmary

   The Victoria Infirmary is a teaching hospital with an acute operational bed complement of
   approximately 360. The hospital is situated in the south-east of Glasgow providing a range of
   high quality health care services including Accident and Emergency, General Medicine
   (including sub-specialties), General Surgery (including sub-specialties), Medicine for the
   Elderly (including Assessment, Rehabilitation, and Day Services), Orthopaedics and of course
   Ophthalmology. The Eye Department is housed in the brand new £103 million purpose- built
   Acute Care Hospital (ACH) next to the old Victoria Infirmary. This state-of-the-art facility
   opened in June 2009 and houses the main out-patient centre and day surgery service for the
   south side of the city.      Ophthalmic facilities include a reasonably equipped outpatient
   department and Day Case theatre.

   Stobhill Hospital

   A new out-patient ophthalmology department and day surgery facility opened at Stobhill in May
   2009 in the Ambulatory Care Hospital It is well equipped and provides the successful candidate
   will be expected to do 1 glaucoma clinic here.


          Ophthalmology Consultant Staff

Consultant             Site                 Subspecialty Interest
Professor G Dutton     GGH + Yorkhill       Paediatric Ophthalmology & Ocular motility
Dr E Kemp              GGH                  Oculoplastics & Oncology
Dr H Hammer            GGH                  Vitreoretinal & Retinitis Pigmentosa
Dr J Murdoch           GGH + Stobhill       Vitreoretinal, Diabetic eye disease & Cataract
Dr B H Browne          GRI + Stobhill       Cataract & Medical Retina
Dr D Montgomery        GRI + Stobhill       Glaucoma
Dr M Gavin             GGH + Stobhill       Medical Retina & Uveitis
Dr Kanna Ramaesh       GGH + GRI            Corneal & Cataract
Dr Cliff Weir          GGH + Stobhill       Ocular motility
Dr Sanjay Mantry       GGH + Stobhill       Corneal and Glaucoma
Dr David Yorston       GGH + GRI            Vitreoretinal
Dr William Wykes       SGH + V Inf          Medical Retina & Cataract
Dr. Peter Kyle         SGH + V Inf          Orbital
Dr Iain Bryce          SGH + V Inf          Cornea and Cataract
Dr Tim Lavy            SGH + Yorkhill       Paediatric & Ocular Motility
Dr Sikander Sidiki     GGH + SGH            Glaucoma
Dr Kevin Croft         GGH + Stobhill           Oculoplastics
Dr Charles Diaper      SGH + VI                 Oculoplastics
Dr Fraser Imrie        Stobhill + GGH           Medical Retina& Uveitis
Dr Alan Cox            SGH + GGH                Neuro-ophthalmology
Dr Alan Rotchford      Victoria Inf + GGH       Glaucoma
Dr Paul Cauchi         SGH + GGH                Oculoplastics/Oncology
Dr Vikas Chadha        GGH + Stobhill           Macular disease & Oculoplastic Surgery
Dr Graeme              GGH + Southern +         Medical Ophthalmology
Williams               Victoria
3. General description of the post

This post is for a Consultant ophthalmologist with a specialist interest in Primary Care
Ophthalmology. The applicant will also be expected to contribute to the work of the glaucoma
service which has seen an increase in referrals due to changes in optometry working practices.
Although the job only comes with 1 fixed theatre session the successful applicant will be
expected to perform extra theatre lists to cover colleagues on leave. The applicant will also
contribute to the on call rota in Glasgow which is a 1:24 rota.


   4. The Clinical Program (fixed sessions) for the post is as follows: -

                  MORNING                                    AFTERNOON
 Monday           Primary Care Clinic                        Primary Care Clinic
                  GGH                                        GGH
 Tuesday          Glaucoma / Cataract Clinic                 Theatre
                  Victoria Infirmary                         Victoria Infirmary
 Wednesday        Glaucoma Clinic                            SPA Post grad teaching
                  Victoria Infirmary                         GGH
 Thursday         One stop cataract referrals / Clinical     SPA / Theatre
                  admin                                      GGH
                  GGH
 Friday           SPA / Theatre                              Eye Casualty / Theatre
                  Gartnavel General Hospital                 GGH


       With the re-organisation of the Ophthalmology services in Glasgow, the future location
       and nature of these sessions may change.

   5. Teaching and Research

The successful candidate may be asked to participate in undergraduate and postgraduate
teaching. Senior and junior ophthalmologists have Wednesday afternoons set aside for
Regional Postgraduate Teaching, which takes place at Gartnavel General Hospital.
Regular participation in audit and clinical governance sessions will be expected.


6. Contract

      This appointment is made under terms of the new consultant contract. The post attracts
10 PA’s that are distributed as follows;


                       Total PA’s                     10
                       Theatres                        2
                       OP Clinics                      6
                       On-call commitment            0.25
                       Admin                         1.25
                       Supporting PA’s                 1
The one SPA minimum will reflect activity such as appraisal, personal audit and professional
development occurring outside study leave time. Once the candidate has been appointed more
SPA time may be agreed for activities such as undergraduate and postgraduate medical training
which takes place outside direct clinical care, as well as research and/or management. These
activities must be specifically and clearly identified and be agreed with the candidate and
desired by the department.

7.        Terms and Conditions of Service

               1 This post is covered by the Terms and Conditions of Service of Hospital
          Medical and Dental Staff (Scotland)

                2   The employment is subject to three months’ notice on either side.

                3 In terms of NHS Circular 1989(PCS) 32 dealing with Medical Negligence,
          the Health Board does not require you to subscribe to a Medical Defence Organisation.
          Health Board indemnity will cover only Health Board responsibilities. It may however,
          be in your interests to subscribe to a defence body in order to ensure you are covered
          for any work which does not fall within the scope of the indemnity scheme.

                4   Private residence shall be maintained by you in contact with the public
                    telephone service. Reimbursement of certain telephone charges may be
                    payable on application to the Trust.

                5   Salary Scale: as per national rates

                6   Applicants must possess Fellowship of the Royal College of
                    Ophthalmologists and possess their CCT.

     8. Further information about the post can be obtained from:-

         Dr John Murdoch
         Lead Ophthalmologist
         Gartnavel General Hospital

         Tel: 0141 211 1041

9. RETURNED APPLICATIONS

     Completed Application Form, Equal Opportunities, Immigration and Fitness to Practice
     Forms with 12 CVs containing names and addresses of 3 referees to be returned to:

     NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
     Recruitment Services, (Medical and Dental)
     5th floor, Tara House
     46 Bath Street
     Glasgow
     G2 1HJ.
10. CLOSING DATE:

   The closing date for application is 17th September 2010

11. INTERVIEW DATE

  The interviews will be held on 13.10.2010 (p.m.)
                                                     SURGICAL SERVICES DIVISION

                                                           PERSON SPECIFICATION

JOB TITLE:                                                              SPECIALTY:
Consultant Ophthalmologist with interest in Primary Care                OPHTHALMOLOGY
Ophthalmology, Gartnavel General Hospital



                 FACTOR                                               ESSENTIAL                                                 DESIRABLE

QUALIFICATIONS                               Applicants must have full GMC registration, a licence to         Higher medical degree e.g. Ph.D., MD
                                             practice and be eligible for inclusion in the GMC Specialist
                                             Register. Those trained in the UK should have evidence of        Qualification in subject other than Medicine or
                                             higher specialist training leading to CCT in Ophthalmology       Ophthalmology
                                             or eligibility for specialist registration (CESR) or be within
                                             6 months of confirmed entry from the date of interview.
                                             Non-UK applicants must demonstrate equivalent training.



EXPERIENCE                                   Experience of teaching medical and non-medical under &           Recent publications
                                             post-graduates
                                                                                                              Documented personal surgical audit
                                             Experience of supervision of the surgical training of junior
                                             ophthalmologists                                                 Recent change in practice based on evidence or
                                                                                                              record of contribution to service change and
                                             Evidence of completion of sub-specialty training in              redesign
                                             Primary Care Ophthalmology
                                                                                                              Sub-specialty training in glaucoma
                                             Research skills

                                             Participation in audit

                                             Flexibility to respond to changing patterns of work in line
                                             with service change
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS                         Knowledge of clinical governance issues                          Ability to perform appraisal on colleagues /
                                                                                                              trainees
                                             Ability to organise efficient and smooth running of a
                                             specialist service                                               Recent attendance at management course
                                             Ability to cope with and effectively organise the workload
                                             of a consultant                                                  Knowledge or skill not already present in the
                                                                                                              department
                                             Ability to practice independently as a consultant

                                             Ability to take on responsibility and show evidence of
                                             leadership

                                             Ability to work under pressure and cope with setbacks

                                             Specific knowledge or skill to bring to the department

                                             Ability to safely perform surgical procedures independently.
DISPOSITION                                  Excellent communication skills                                   Evidence of recent 360 degree appraisal
e.g. Personal (transferable) skills
                                             Empathy and ability to work in multidisciplinary team            Evidence of Recently completed collaborative
                                                                                                              project
                                             Good knowledge of, and ability to use, spoken and written
                                             English                                                          No recent unexplained absences

                                             Ability to present effectively to an audience, using a variety   Recent acts of selflessness
                                             of methods, and to respond to questions and queries

                                             Good work attendance record

                                             Prepared to put needs and interests of patients / department
                                             before self interest

                                             Ability to be a flexible team member
OTHER   Commitment to goals of NHS                                      Familiarity with future service patterns in Glasgow

        Meets professional health requirements                          Familiarity with current issues in department

        Willingness to travel to and work in other sites necessitated   Evidence of interests outside medicine
        by the role



        Commitment to goals and targets of department

        Good work life balance

        Ability to adapt and respond to changing circumstances

        Awareness of personal limitations

				
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