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Trust Registrar in Urogynaecology

Trust Registrar

Main area
Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Trust Registrar
Fixed term: 6 months (possible extension until February 2024)
Part time - LTFT 80% working pattern
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Gloucestershire Hospitals NHSFT
£51,017 - £58,398 Per annum
Salary period
19/08/2022 23:59

Join us at an exciting time for Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust! We have recently been awarded an improved CQC rating of Good and are proud of what we’ve achieved. We have an ambitious plan for our journey to Outstanding and are looking for aspirational, committed individuals to join us, making a real difference to both staff and patients.

As a former winner of England for excellence award: Tourism destination of the year, the beautiful city of Gloucester and the scenic regency spa town of Cheltenham are fantastic places to work and live.

As a hospital Trust we are currently involved in over 100 clinical trials and studies, whilst also providing acute elective and specialist services to a population of over 620,000.

By joining Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust new colleagues can look forward to a warm welcome and a future full of opportunities and support.


Job overview

Trust Registrar in Urogynaecology, Obstetrics and Gynaecology

We are looking for a Trust Registrar (ST5 or equivalent) in Obstetrics & Gynaecology with an interest in developing their skills and knowledge in Urogynaecology.

Starting: February 2023 for 6 months – with review at 4 months and possible extension to February 2024 working at LTFT 80%.

Gloucester Royal Hospital is a busy District General Hospital. The Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department has specialist services in gynaecological oncology, fertility, fetal medicine and Urogynaecology.

This post will offer an exciting opportunity to develop skills and experience in Urogynaecology in preparation to undertake the Urogynaecology ATSM or subspecialist Training. The trainee will also have an opportunity to be involved in Gynaecology Risk and Governance.

Main duties of the job

This is an obstetrics and gynaecology role for an obstetrics and gynaecology doctor, working at senior registrar level to develop specialist skills in urogynaecology, with the intention of then undertaking either the urogynaecology ATSM or subspecialist training.

The post holder should have completed at least four years of specialist training at middle-grade level. There will be opportunities for both supported and independent practice in regular urogynaecology clinics, outpatient cystoscopy and operating lists. There is a 1:8 on call commitment (This is an 80% LTFT equivalent post and therefore on call and working times will be proportional to the FT 1:8 rota) on the registrar rota at senior registrar level in both obstetrics and gynaecology.

The post holder will be expected to undertake a quality improvement or service development project in urogynaecology and to support and teach junior trainees. 

The post will be based mainly at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital/Cheltenham General Hospital some clinical commitments will also take place at some community sites.

The contract for this post will be held by Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (GHNHSFT). 

Working for our organisation

We are a large organisation providing acute services from Gloucestershire Royal Hospital in Gloucester and Cheltenham General Hospital to a population of 652,475* in Gloucestershire as well as caring for patients from surrounding counties and beyond.

Our workforce is almost 8,000 strong and our caring and dedicated staffs are recognised as providing good and outstanding patient-centred, high quality emergency, elective and specialist care across a range of clinical areas.

 We are committed to recruiting the best people to work with us to achieve our Vision of providing Best Care for Everyone and our success depends on the commitment and dedication of our staff, many of whom are world leaders in healthcare, teaching and research.  You could make a real difference to our patients’ lives by joining our team. 

*Figures based CCG data on the number of people registered at a GP surgery in Gloucestershire

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Job purpose

Integral to the responsibilities of the post are the following requirements:

  • To conduct clinical practice in accordance with contractual requirements and within the parameters of the Trust’s service plans
  • To provide effective leadership to all staff engaged in these specialties
  • To sustain and develop teaching and research wherever appropriate
  • To undertake all work in accordance with the Trust’s procedures and operating policies

Clinical responsibilities

To work at Senior Registrar level in providing clinical care for women in the outpatient and inpatient setting. The expectation is that the post holder will develop their skills and knowledge in urogynaecology prior to applying for a either the urogynaecology ATSM or subspecialist training in urogynaecology. There will be annual appraisals and assessment of progress.  

Please see attached job description for more details 

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Full GMC Registration and a licence to practise
  • MBBS or equivalent medical qualification
  • Clinical Knowledge & Expertise: 4 years minimum training at middle-grade level in O & G
Desirable criteria
  • Intercalated BSc, BA or equivalent
  • MSc involving time taken from standard five-year undergraduate medical curriculum

Essential Knowledge, skills & atrributes

Essential criteria
  • Up to date knowledge and experience in obstetrics and gynaecology at St5 level.
  • Knowledge of evidence-based practice
  • Broad range of Information Technology skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Able to provide leadership within a team and able to work as a team member
  • Ability to self-motivate
Desirable criteria
  • Awareness of current relevant strategy Awareness of current relevant strategy and policy developments within the NHS.
  • Calm under pressure

Communication & Language Skills

Essential criteria
  • Capacity to communicate effectively
  • Capacity to take in others perspectives and treat others with understanding
  • Contribution to team work (particularly within obstetrics and gynaecology)
  • Capacity to manage acute situations under pressure
  • Demonstrates initiative & resilience to cope with changing circumstances
  • Capacity to achieve a balance between urgent and important demands

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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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.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Rebecca Swingler
Job title
Consultant Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Email address
Telephone number
0300 422 5534