Consultant Respiratory Physician job at Barts Health NHS Trust

A new post of Consultant Respiratory Physician specializing in asthma and severe asthma has been created at Barts Health NHS Trust. In North Central and North East London, severe asthma care is provided through a Hub-and Spoke network (North Central and East London Severe Asthma Service) including St Bartholomew’s Hospital, as the mandated center, is the hub. We provide expert coordinated care to area patients with difficult to control asthma, with detailed patient assessments leading to specialized therapies targeted to improve asthma control for our patients. We have a large MDT including 3 existing consultants, 4 specialist nurses, 2 pharmacists, a speech therapist, an ENT surgeon, a dietician, a physiotherapist and a psychologist

Main duties of the position

Outpatient clinics, virtual reviews, multidisciplinary meetings and inpatient rounds of patients with difficult and severe asthma at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team.

General Asthma and Respiratory Medicine Outpatient Clinics at Newham University Hospital.

Inpatient and on-call visits to Respiratory and General Medicine at Newham University Hospital.

Provide clinical leadership in the management of acute asthma admissions across the Trust, including contributing to guideline development, training of multidisciplinary colleagues, leading/supervising NACAP (Asthma ); and developing links with primary care in local CCGs.

Assist the Severe Asthma Service Manager with supervision and professional appointments within the Severe Asthma Service.

About Us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country and one of Britain’s leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on its journey of improvement to become an exceptional organization with a world-class clinical reputation. Having emerged from the special measures, we now have the momentum and respite to chart a new course in which we continually strive to improve all of our patient services.

Our vision is to be a high performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and to deliver safe and compassionate care to our patients in East London and beyond. This means being a provider of excellent patient safety, recognized for consistently delivering high standards of safe care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an exceptional workplace, in which our WeCare values ​​and behaviors are visible to all and guide us in the way we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values ​​and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive work environment where staff treat each other with dignity and respect. We aim to create a fair work environment where every individual can fulfill their potential.

job description

Professional responsibilities

Ongoing responsibility for patient care under his/her care, including all administrative duties associated with patient care.

Leadership, development and organization of the services for which he is responsible in accordance with the business plans of the trusts. Liaison and communication with relevant Clinical Directors, General Managers and General Managers at the sites where the incumbent works.

Development of own interests and sub-specialties, including active participation in research programs.

Corporate and individual responsibility for the professional management of physicians-in-training, including approving and monitoring on-call rotations and locum appointments.

Provide evidence-based care to all inpatients and outpatients.

Comply with clinical and quality standards at all times.

Liaise effectively and in a timely manner with GPs, Community Services and all healthcare agencies and work collaboratively in East London as required.

Maintain and promote teamwork and multidisciplinary work in other relevant specialties, in close collaboration with consulting medical staff.

Participate fully in the management of departments and liaise closely with general managers and clinical directors.

Play an active role in teaching and training within the department and trust at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Person specification



  • GMC Registration
  • MBBS or equivalent
  • MRCP or equivalent
  • CCT in Respiratory Medicine and General (Internal) Medicine, G(I)M, (or within 6 months of eligibility at time of interview) or be on the Specialist Register


Relevant experience


  • Evidence of general training in respiratory and general medicine.
  • Severe Asthma experience in a recognized specialized center.


  • At least one year of experience at a senior level in a Severe Asthma specialist unit
  • Experience with laryngeal dysfunction, breathing pattern disturbances, and complex shortness of breath

Skills, Audit, Teaching


  • Evidence of participation in clinical audit, quality improvement and teaching.
  • IT skills and IT culture


  • Previous research and clinical trial experience
  • Peer-reviewed publications

BMJRef: BMJ-67480/259-MED0325SBH-A

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