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Locum Consultant Surgeon in Plastic Surgery


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12 months fixed term
10 PAs per week
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Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Royal Free Hospital
£77,913 - £105,042 p.a. + L.W.
25/01/2019 23:59

Our trust has around 10,000 staff serving 1.6 million patients. It comprises Barnet Hospital, Chase Farm Hospital, the Royal Free Hospital and more than 30 services in the community.  This larger scale organisation provides an unprecedented opportunity for us to continue our pioneering work, particularly in finding ways to deliver even better care to our patients.

 Our mission is to deliver world class care and expertise in our clinical services, underpinned by world class teaching and research and we will continue to measure our progress against our five governing objectives: excellent outcomes, excellent patient and staff experience, excellent value for taxpayers’ money, being safe and meeting our external duties, and building a strong organisation.

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Locum Plastic Surgery Consultant

The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust runs three hospitals in London:
Barnet Hospital
Chase Farm Hospital
Royal Free Hospital

The Royal Free Hospital was founded in 1828 to provide free healthcare to those who could not afford medical treatment. The title 'Royal' was granted by Queen Victoria in 1837 in recognition of the hospital's work with cholera victims.

In April 1991 the Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust became one of the first NHS trusts established under the provisions of the NHS and Community Care Act 1990. On 1 April 2012 the trust was authorised as a foundation trust, under the name Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. In 2014, Barnet Hospital and Chase Farm Hospital joined our foundation trust, bringing further medical expertise and local care to the NHS services we provide.

Barnet Hospital first provided healthcare in an infirmary in the Barnet Union Workhouse in 1838. Chase Farm Hospital began as a home for pauper children in 1884. In 2004 Chase Farm made European history, by carrying out the first total hip replacement procedure with the patient leaving hospital in just 27 hours. At the time in the UK, the average length of stay following a total hip replacement was 11 days.

Across our three London hospitals, our vision is clear: to deliver world class expertise and local care. We combine globally recognised clinical expertise with local and friendly hospital care to represent the NHS at its best. Our mission is to be world class in terms of healthcare treatment, clinical research and teaching excellence. We aim to deliver and develop leading local healthcare in all three of our hospitals, to improve lives and help people thrive.

The Plastics Surgery department is based within a clinical network that has been established the Royal Free Hospital as the hub of inpatient and complex care and a number of spokes around North London, and the Home Counties.

In addition to the Royal Free Hospital, the trust manages plastic surgery services in the following locations:
Mount Vernon Hospital
Watford General Hospital
St Albans City Hospital
Barnet Hospital
Chase Farm Hospital

Services are also provided at the following sites:
Northwick Park Hospital
Hillingdon Hospital
Edgware Community Hospital
Luton & Dunstable Hospital
Whittington Hospital
University College Hospital
Heart Hospital
Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital
Harefield Hospital

The service is configured such that inpatient work, day case work involving general anaesthetic and specialist outpatient services are generally delivered from the Royal Free Hospital. At each ‘spoke’ in the network there are a combination of general outpatient services, operating under local anaesthetic and in some cases clinical partnerships with consultants in other specialties for joint operating. Ongoing network developments including may allow development of further inpatient and outpatient services at hospitals within the sector.

Successful candidates will join a team of 18 consultants. The department has a strong reputation for provision of care for patients in breast reconstruction, skin malignancy, hand surgery, facial palsy, sarcoma reconstruction, ear reconstruction and abdominal wall reconstruction. The unit offers support to a wide variety of specialties both within the Royal Free and across our wider network.

We are looking to recruit a locum consultant to start as soon as possible. We are particularly interested in applicants with the expertise in a wide range of plastic surgical conditions. The successful applicant will focus on delivering care across Hillingdon, Harefield, and Royal Free Hospitals.

The post is advertised as full-time (10 Programmed Activities).

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Shadi Ghali, Plastics Clinical Service Lead (, or Stephen Hamilton, Clinical Director for Breast and Plastics Surgery, ( on 020 7794 0500 ext 31198.

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