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Consultant Ophthalmologist with Sub-Specialty in Glaucoma

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

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NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
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08/08/2019 23:59

Here at Southend University Hospital we strive to provide high quality care for every patient, every time.

We would be nothing without our staff. So it goes without saying that when it comes to recruiting new team members, we're looking for the best. We encourage staff to be innovative, to challenge the "as is" and to always put patients first.

We want staff who will live our trust values every day.

Care with compassion, Working together, Professional and accountable

This is an exciting time to join us. The three NHS trusts that currently run Broomfield, Southend and Basildon hospitals are planning to become a new single NHS organisation by mid-2019.

All three hospitals will continue to provide the services our patients use the most. These include outpatient appointments, children’s services and day-case surgery.  All three hospitals will continue to provide 24/7 A&E and maternity services.

By working as one team we will provide the same high standard of care and services for all of our 1.2m local residents. Using the same equipment, processes and IT systems means services will run more smoothly.  Single leadership, standards and new structures will speed up decision making.  Combined corporate services will reduce duplication and cut running costs. This means more money for front-line services and faster improvements.

Attracting new talent is key to our future and the scale of our organisation will give far  more career, training and development opportunities for all our staff.





2 WTE Consultant in Ophthalmology with a Specialist Interest in Glaucoma working across Mid and South Essex

From April 2019, the Ophthalmology Services within the MSB Group will be under one management structure serving a population of 1.3 million.


As part of the MSB, the Essex-wide Ophthalmology Steering Group is focussed on improving pathways and introducing new ways of working to shape the future of the service provision to the population of Essex. This gives an exciting opportunity to join our team and work across the region to develop sub-specialist interests as well as excellent research opportunities due to the large patient numbers within the service.


The successful candidate will be pivotal in determining, shaping and delivering the vision for the system-wide glaucoma service provision for patients across Essex including training and education to hospital and community based allied health professionals across Essex.

The existing ophthalmology services, led by 16 Consultants, provide a comprehensive range of ophthalmology services including Glaucoma, Cornea, VR, MR, Paediatrics and Oculo-plastics supported by a range of specialist trainees, specialty doctors, fellows and allied health professionals.

Links to Anglia Ruskin University provide the medical workforce with a unique opportunity to participate in medical faculty academic activities in a rapidly developing academic environment.

Our excellent Postgraduate Medical Centres carry a full programme of events and offer access to Medical Library’s.

Southend University Hospital Foundation Trust is a Teaching Hospital providing acute services to the people of South Essex, linked to the London University and is also the Cancer Centre for South Essex which is part of the Essex Cancer network.


Situated in South Essex, Southend is a vibrant seaside town offering a relaxed lifestyle, with a busy local airport offering a wide range of flights to European destinations as well as rapid and frequent transport links to London, the Essex countryside and beyond.

Mid Essex Hopsitals Trust is an Acute Hospital providing services to the people of the Mid Essex region and has a positive and successful approach to developing and delivering excellence in health care.


Situated in the heart of Essex, Broomfield Hospital is conveniently located in the City of Chelmsford offering vibrant options for shopping and leisure activities as well as a variety of family friendly attractions.


Essex boasts unrivalled countryside, wonderful surrounding parks and landscapes as well as a vast coastline.


The Essex area is served by 8 outstanding grammar schools which all rank within the top 100 state schools in the UK.


Applicants are invited to apply for Consultant Ophthalmologist positions with a specialist interest in Glaucoma at Southend University NHS Foundation Trust and are required to commence as soon as possible.


Interview Date:- TBC Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community

Please note that we do not pay interview expenses

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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Further details / informal visits contact

For further details / informal visits contact:

Informal enquiries would be welcomed by Mr Simon Ruben at Southend Hospital (01702 435555) and Mr Seyed Ghazi-Nouri at Mid Essex Hospital