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Consultant Subspecialist in Urogynaecology

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

Main area
Obstetrics & Gynaecology
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Full time - 10 sessions per week
Job ref
Southampton General Hospital
£84,559 - £114,003 per annum
Salary period
31/08/2022 23:59

Job overview

The aim is to appoint a subspecialist consultant in urogynaecology to join an established team within a major university teaching hospital. We are looking for a capable and enthusiastic colleague who will contribute towards the development of urogynaecology over the next decade and beyond. 

The well-established urogynaecology unit is recognised nationally and internationally as one of the leading centres in the UK. It provides a comprehensive clinical service for local and tertiary referrals including complex surgery for fistula. There is a strong research programme and you would be encouraged to contribute. There is a very well established regional Pelvic floor MDT with all the other necessary specialties represented.

Once appointed the successful candidate would be expected to help support an application for subspecialty training to further strengthen the unit.

Main duties of the job


You will be expected to provide outpatient services including outpatient cystoscopy, urodynamics and a dedicated perineal clinic. There is a dedicated outpatient tertiary and mesh referrals clinic

You will participate in the Urogynaecology, Pelvic floor and Mesh MDT’s.

There is a significant surgical component to this post and you will be expected to operate independently and jointly for more complex cases.

You will be expected to help in the provision of emergency gynaecology by participating in the gynaecological on call rota.

Teaching is an essential part of this position and there is opportunity to support development in both undergraduate and post graduate education.

Working for our organisation


As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care. 

We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities


This is a replacement post for a subspecialist consultant in urogynaecology to join an established team within a major university teaching hospital. You will be required to meet the training qualifications as per the personal specification demonstrating relevant experience to support the role.

This includes the delivery of clinical excellence within urogynaecology and leadership in all aspects of patient care, safety and risk management.

You will actively support and engage with ongoing research themes and projects in line with the expectations of a vibrant academic hospital.

Significant experience in leading service change and the training of medical and non-medical staff is also desirable.



Individuals wishing to apply must be fully registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) and should be either already on or within 6 months of eligibility to be included on the specialist register of the GMC.

The successful candidate will be employed under the terms and conditions of service for Consultants (England) 2003. 

Interviews will be held in September 2022

Job Reference: 188-MT0756 - This vacancy closes on or before:  31st August 2022

Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • • Experience in conducting urogynaecology operating lists independently
  • • Experience in delivering out-patient ambulatory urogynaecology services
  • • Accreditation in general obstetrics and gynaecology
Desirable criteria
  • • Experience in delivering formal undergraduate and/or postgraduate education


Essential criteria
  • • Leadership Qualities; enthusiastic, flexible, able to adapt to change and to lead service development
  • • Competence in spoken and written English
  • • Advanced understanding of Clinical Governance and Quality Improvement
  • • Good presentation and communication skills
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of previous relevant experience to make significant developments and contributions to established services with demonstrable output


Essential criteria
  • Able to demonstrate behaviours that meet the Trust Values  Patients First  Always Improving  Working Together


Essential criteria
  • • Entry on the Specialist Register or eligibility for entry within six months of the date of the advisory appointments committee
  • • Sub-specialty training in Urogynaecology
  • Full GMC Registration
  • • MRCOG or equivalent
Desirable criteria
  • • Accredited GMC educational supervisor
  • • Evidence of research and publications
  • • Further higher degree

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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