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10 Sessions (plus 1 additional temporary session)
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£74,393 - £96,583 per annum/pro rata
30/05/2018 23:59

If you are successful at interview for this post you will receive your conditional offer of appointment and information pack via email.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post. If you are short listed for this post, you will be contacted via your email account you used to apply for this post, therefore please check your account regularly.

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All applicants are invited to apply in welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English.



Full Time 10 Sessions (plus 1 additional temporary session)

Consultant in Sleep and respiratory Medicine

Anticipated Start Date: Immediate

Based at Nevill Hall Hospital, Abergavenny, SE Wales


We are looking for an enthusiastic respiratory physician to join the Respiratory and Sleep Medicine team at Nevill Hall Hospital. This is a new post established to advance sleep medicine services within the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board. The appointee will complement and enhance the current service and contribute to the development of the specialty within the Health Board and Wales.   

The post will appeal to candidates who want to pursue their interest in respiratory medicine and are passionate to gain expertise in Sleep Medicine. The post will offer the opportunity to gain European Sleep Research Society accreditation in Sleep Medicine.

The Aneurin Bevan sleep Centre is currently the only comprehensive facility for Sleep Medicine in Wales. We provide a tertiary service for patients with complex sleep disorders from neighbouring health boards in South, West and Mid-Wales.  The Sleep Centre has a three-bedded PSG laboratory staffed by three full time sleep technologists. We have dedicated clinics for neurological sleep disorders as well as for sleep and breathing problems and Non-invasive Ventilation.  Appointment of a Clinical Psychologist is underway to develop a Behavioural Sleep Medicine Service.

The wider respiratory department is a dynamic, forward thinking unit, providing a comprehensive array of diagnostic tests including bronchoscopy, EBUS, medical thoracoscopy, the full range of pulmonary function tests including cardiopulmonary exercise testing and a nurse lead pleural service. Specialist clinics operate in lung cancer, ILD, asthma, cough, bronchiectasis as well as general outpatient work supported by two dedicated respiratory nurse specialists.

Nevill Hall Hospital is distinguished by its supportive and friendly culture and embraces innovation and service development. The hospital is located in Abergavenny, recently named as second place in the best places to live in Wales 2018 guide in the Sunday Times.

Free parking is available across all Aneurin Bevan University Health Board Sites.


Those wishing to discuss the post informally in the first instance or arrange a visit to the department should contact Dr Jose Thomas, Consultant in Sleep & Respiratory Medicine and Lead for Sleep Services, on 01873-732991.


This position involves Regulated Activity with adults as defined by the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act (amended by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012) and the following checks will be undertaken following any conditional offer:

  • Enhanced check with barred list information, including an adults barred list check


Applicants must hold full registration and a licence to practice with the GMCCandidates for Consultant posts must also be on the GMC Specialist Register (including via CESR/European Community Rights) or will have a CCT/CESR(CP) date within 6 months of interview.

This post is not included on the current UK Shortage Occupation List and is subject to the rules outlined in the attachment ‘Resident Labour Market Test Guidance’.


Vacancy Ref: 040-CON322-N                   

Closing Date for Applications: Midnight on 30/05/18

Published on NHS Jobs and Trac:       03/05/18

Published in BMJ: 12/05/18

Interview Date: 12/07/18


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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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Further details / informal visits contact

Those interested are strongly advised to contact us and arrange to visit the department. Please contact Dr Jose Thomas, Consultant in Sleep & Respiratory Medicine and Lead for Sleep Services, on 01873-732991.