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Consultant Plastic Surgeon with a Special Interest in Paediatric and Adult Hand Surgery

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

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Plasctic Surgery
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Full time - 40 hours per week
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St George's Hospital, Tooting
London, Tooting
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St. George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the regional specialist care provider for south west London, Surrey and beyond. The trust provides a high quality, comprehensive range of health services from leading edge tertiary and trauma care to community services.

With national and regional referrals added to our local 3.5m catchment, we serve a population of around 5m.

Co-located with St George’s, University of London and with both organisations now in a formal strategic alliance with King’s Health Partners, the trust delivers with its partners high quality research and education both of which contribute to the healthcare provision of tomorrow.

Acute and tertiary health services are delivered from over 1,000 beds across two sites, by around 8,000 staff.

St. George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a major acute hospital that offers very specialist care for complex injuries and illnesses, including trauma, neurology, cardiac care, renal transplantation, cancer care and stroke. It has a helipad which opened in spring 2014 and the work of its emergency department can currently be seen on Channel 4’s ‘24 Hours in A&E’ programme. The hospital also provides all the usual care you would expect from a local NHS district general hospital.

We also provide services at Queen Mary’s Hospital in Roehampton. These include outpatient rapid diagnostic and treatment facilities, a minor injuries unit, limb fitting services and 70 elderly, intermediate care and rehabilitation beds.

As well as hospital services, we provide a wide variety of specialist, maternity and community services to children, adults, older people and people with learning disabilities. These services are provided from St John’s Therapy Centre, 11 health centres and clinics, schools, nursing homes and people’s own homes. The trust also manages the healthcare service at HMP Wandsworth.


This new, full-time job represents an exciting opportunity to work in a busy, dynamic Plastic Surgery Department within a University Hospital and Major Trauma Centre. The Hand Unit is a specialist centre that manages elective and emergency hand and wrist pathology, receiving referrals from primary and secondary care locally and regionally.

The successful candidate is expected to have sub-specialist skills in adult and paediatric hand and wrist conditions, including upper limb congenital differences. The appointee should be proficient in complex reconstructive techniques including microsurgical, free tissue transfers.

The appointee will contribute to busy and diverse plastic surgery service and support all aspects of plastic surgery on call commitments. The new appointee will work closely with colleagues from the Orthopaedics, Hand Therapy and Radiology departments and be part of a truly multidisciplinary hand and wrist surgery team. The post attracts a 1:12 on-call commitment alongside a 1:12 Trauma Consultant of the week rota.

The appointee is expected to develop and undertake research in the field of hand surgery, teaching duties of undergraduate and postgraduate medical staff as well as allied health professionals. Participation in audit and research and Trust clinical governance programme will be essential.

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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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