Doctors - Consultant Cardiologist

  • Department Cardiology
  • Salary £77,913-£105,042 Per Annum
  • Closing Date 04/09/2019
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and The Royal Wolverhampton Hospital
  • Grade NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
  • Job ref 223-MC436
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Full Time 40 Hours

Consultant Cardiologist with an interest in Intervention

The Role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic Consultant Cardiologist with an interest in Intervention to work with The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust and the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust. There has recently been allocation from the Department of Health and Social Care of £312 million to improve the healthcare infrastructure within Shropshire. As part of this funding there are plans for major developments to the Cardiology Services available in the County. Accordingly we are open to candidates who offer a variety of skills that would support and advance our existing services. Bespoke assistance will be given to the successful candidate in the development of their interests as appropriate.

Candidates for this role must have GMC registration and is desirable that you have recent experience within the NHS.

The Department

You will be part of a team of nine Consultant Cardiologists serving a 560,000 population across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin and Mid-Wales. The post will have a cross County commitment, with sessions at both the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford and the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital in Shrewsbury. You will also be an active member of the primary PCI rota provided by the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust.

Our Hospitals

We are entering an incredibly exciting period here at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH).

We have been guaranteed more than £300 million pounds to develop our hospitals into two state-of-the-art facilities that will offer greatly improved environments, more sustainable staffing and better facilities.

The Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford will become a dedicated Planned Care site and the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) will become a specialist Emergency Care site. 

This will allow specialist doctors to treat the most serious cases on the Emergency Care site, which is proven to be safer, provide better results for patients and reduce the amount of time people have to stay in hospital.

By having a separate Planned Care site, patients will wait less time for their appointments and beds would be protected for planned operations, meaning that is highly unlikely operations will be cancelled due to emergency admissions. 

In addition, patients will be able to access 24-hour urgent care services at both hospitals. This means that the vast majority of patients will continue to go to the same hospital as they do now for emergency and urgent care.

We have been building the foundations of a better future through our work with Virginia Mason and our own transforming care institute (TCI). We have introduced a leadership academy with more opportunities for development so all our leaders support, coach and perform at the highest levels, celebrate the hard work of our staff and recognise the wonderful improvements that are being made each and every day. This is a vital stepping stone to ensure we are equipped for our better future and realising our vision of providing the safest and kindest care for our patients. Leadership is about supporting teams to be the best they can be. As we move forward together it is vital all our teams understand their important role in delivering this brighter future for everyone.

The Royal Wolverhampton Hospital:

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust is one of the largest acute Trusts in the West Midlands. The purpose-built Heart and Lung Centre, which opened in October 2004, is one of four Cardiothoracic Units in the region, and the first in the UK to deliver an integrated Cardiothoracic and Cardiology service. As the most productive unit in the West Midlands, the Centre delivers approximately 1,000 adult cardiac surgical cases, 500 thoracic surgical cases, 1,400 PCIs and 1,300 diagnostic angiograms. It has provided a 24/7 Primary PCI programme since April 2007 and more recently commenced a TAVI programme, with more than 200 patients successfully treated to date. Our facilities comprise three Catheter Laboratories and a dedicated Pacing Theatre supported by a 16-bed Day Ward, 37-bed Cardiology Ward and 31-bed surgical ward with 14-bed ICCU and 3 dedicated cardiothoracic theatres.


Shropshire is a beautiful county located between the West Midlands and North Wales. Whilst rural and home to the Shropshire Hills it is anything but sleepy. The county is bustling with idyllic towns including Shrewsbury, Oswestry, Bridgnorth and Ludlow, with plenty to do regardless of your interests. More information can again be found under further links.

We are ideally located between the north and the south making travelling around the UK extremely easy. As well as being only a short distance from major cities and busy transport links including Birmingham airport, our county also borders with beautiful north Wales which is abundant in outdoor activities, brilliant beaches, and thrilling scenery.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Further details / informal visits contact

If you would like to find out more about the department and our hospitals, then we invite you to contact Dr Jayesh Makan on 01952 641222 ext 4592 or email  with any questions you may have or even to arrange a visit to the Departments. Please also take the time to read any supporting documentation to really get to know us.

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