Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust Leadership and Innovation Fellowship

12 month fellowship for ST5+/post CCT anaesthesists wishing to develop leadership and further research skills. Main remit of the fellowship is leading a national Trust-wide pilot in Choosing Wisely UK/shared decision making working closely with senior leaders at a Trust and national level and the directorate of Theatres, Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine at GSTT.




GUY&39; HOSPITAL NHS TRUST LEADERSHIP AND INNOVATION FELLOW- Theatres, Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine


Title of Post:                                    Choosing Wisely - Leadership and Innovation Fellow

Grade:                                               ST5 + Anaesthesia (Post-FRCA or equivalent)/Post CCT Anaesthetist Level or equivalent

Salary                                               £39,060 to £72,840 Plus HCA £2,162


Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust is made up of two of London’s best known teaching hospitals and employs over 13,000 staff and has over 2 million patient contacts a year. Our annual turnover is now £1.2 billion.  Within the Trust also sits the specialist paediatric hospital; the Evelina Children’s Hospital London.  

Guys and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing, internationally renowned teaching hospital in London that provides specialist surgical services for most specialties including cardiothoracic and vascular, airway, ENT/maxillofacial, paediatrics, women’s health, renal, cancer, gastrointestinal, plastics and orthopaedics. The Anaesthesia department has over 100 consultants and services are provided across two sites; Guy’s Hospital situated in London Bridge and St Thomas’ Hospital in Westminster. 

Fellows will have the opportunity to work in a department with a strong reputation for leadership at a national and international level, inclusive of Amit Pawa; President of Regional Anaesthesia UK, Imran Ahmad; Secretary, Difficult Airway Society; Claire Shannon and Claire Mallinson; Royal College of Anaesthetists Council Members, Kariem El-Boghdadly and Craig Bailey; Editorial Team, Anaesthesiaand Ramai Santhirapala; Academy of Medical Royal Colleges/UCL Masters Programme in Perioperative Medicine and many more who hold senior leadership positions within the Trust.  Alongside Guy&39;s and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust is home to the Proactive Care of the Older People Undergoing Surgery (POPS) led by Jugdeep Dhesi. 

As a directorate, we are committed to developing our services in ways that best suit the needs of our patients. 

This is a new opportunity for anaesthetists to lead on a national pilot of an international initiative.

This post is intended for anaesthetists who are near or finished completing their training and want further experience in leadership. We welcome applications from overseas candidates who have had equivalent training and have GMC registration. Candidates without GMC registration can email expressions of interest the fellowship lead below. 

This role is designed to develop future medical leaders by supporting them in a 12 month project based at Guy&39; NHS Foundation Trust. Working with the Executive Board and Medical Directors Office at GSTT, the post holder will have dedicated time to deliver a national pilot initiative aiming to implement shared decision making into the National Health Service. Alongside there may be opportunities to attend meeting at NHS England and the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence, alongside the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges. The post holder will also have to opportunity to support work within preoperative shared decision making inclusive of a local pilot and bridging links with the Centre for Perioperative Care at the Royal College of Anaesthetists. 

This is an excellent opportunity for aspiring leaders to make links with several national organisations alongside being supported in delivering local quality improvements. 

The fellowship is due to start in February 2019, though earlier starts can be negotiated upon mutual discussion between the successful applicant and fellowship lead. The post is for a period of 6 months in the first instance, renewable up to 1 year. The post holder will work within the Guy&39;s and St. Thomas' Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Interested candidates can contact the fellowship lead Dr Ramai Santhirapala

As an organisation, we are committed to developing our services in ways that best suit the needs of our patients.  This includes asking certain groups of staff to work more flexibly so that we can offer services to patients in the evenings and at weekends.  We regard this flexibility as essential if we are to continue to provide first class patient care in the future.  As a result, any offer of employment to a consultant post will be subject to you agreeing to work a new more flexible pattern of working in the future if required and in accordance with the provisions of the new Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust consultant contract.

For further information, please contact, Dr Ramai Santhirapala, Dr Paul Kelly,, Clinical Director for Anaesthesia and Theatres or Dr Jonathan Watkiss,, Clinical Service Lead for Workforce.

Closing date: Friday 23rd August 2019

Interview date: Tuesday 10 September 2019

More information and application -

Need more information? Please contact Ramai Santhirapala

News | Posted 17th July 2019
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