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Senior spinal fellow - wessex spinal service

NHS Medical & Dental: Senior Clinical Fellow

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Spinal Service
NHS Medical & Dental: Senior Clinical Fellow
Fixed term: 12 months
Full time: 40 hours per week
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Southampton General Hospital
£49,036 per annum
Salary period
20/01/2021 23:59

The Wessex spinal service is looking to appoint a highly experienced and motivated individual to the post of senior clinical fellow (aimed at Year 6+ specialist registrars) in spinal surgery. 


UHS is the Regional Centre for complex spinal surgery and provides a wide range of specialist adult and paediatric services across the Wessex region.

The Wessex Spinal Service sits as a separate business unit within the division of Trauma and Specialist services. The unit consist of 9 spinal consultant (with orthopaedic or neurosurgical training) it has its own ward facilities, OP clinics, advanced nurse practitioner team & service manager. Junior doctor support comes from both the Orthopaedic and Neurosurgery departments.

Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust provides services to some 1.3 million people living in Southampton and south Hampshire, plus specialist services to more than 3 million people in central southern England and the Channel Islands. The Trust was designated as a Major Trauma centre from 2012.


The successful applicant will cover both elective and traumatic spinal conditions in both adults and children. It will be ideal for those who wish to enhance their operative skills and gain further specialist education in trauma and elective spinal surgery in final preparation for their appointment to the consultant grade. It is mainly a clinical based fellowship although there will be opportunities for research.

The fellow is expected to work closely alongside the team of specialist spinal surgeons and spinal nurse specialist.

The fellow is given active support with clinical research and will be expected to present and publish this work as appropriate. This post does not attract an NTN and does not lead to the award of CCT, requiring additional experience. Prospective educational approval from PMETB will need to be sought if time in this post is required to count for CCT.  Possession of FRCS (Tr&Orth or Neurosurgery) or equivalent is an essential requirement of the post


We are looking to appoint a highly experienced and motivated individual to the post of senior clinical fellow  (aimed at Year 6+ specialist registrars) in spinal surgery. 

You should be able to work flexible in supporting the functions of the unit and have a genuine desire to contribute to providing a quality service for our patients


As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.

As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.

UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.


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. 

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.


Interviews will be held on Thursday, 28 January 2021.


If you’re interested in applying for this role, we’d encourage you to get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert with any questions or if you would like to arrange an informal visit. Alternatively, if you’re ready to apply, please follow the link below to complete an application.

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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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Chris Dare
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Wessex spinal service clinical lead
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