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Consultant in Ophthalmology (Glaucoma)


Main area
Full time - 10 sessions per week
Job ref
Ophthalmology Medical Staff
£88,364 - £119,133 Per annum
Salary period
22/03/2023 23:59

At NNUH it is our privilege to provide healthcare to over one million people across Norfolk and surrounding areas. Our vision is to ‘provide every patient with the care we want for those we love the most’, and if this inspires you and you share our values, we really want you to join our team. 

Our values support our vision and guide the behaviour of everything we do, these are:


We look after the needs of our patients, carers and colleagues, to provide a safe and caring experience for all.


We act with care, compassion and kindness and value others’ diverse needs.


We take an honest, open and ethical approach to everything we do.


We work as one team and support each other to maintain the highest professional standards.


We continuously learn and improve to achieve the best outcomes for our patients and our hospital. 

Wish you were here? So do we.

We want all our staff to achieve a balance between work and personal life and understand how important flexible working can be.  We welcome applications on a full or part time basis, various shift patterns and hybrid working, where roles allow.


Job overview

Applications are invited for a full-time substantive Consultant in Ophthalmology at NNUH in response to service need. 

A candidate who is unable for personal reasons to undertake the duties of a whole-time post will receive equal consideration.  If such a candidate is appointed the job content will be modified as appropriate in consultation with consultant colleagues and local management.

We welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion.  Additionally, people with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post.  The Trust operates job share and flexible working. 

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will join a team of 14 Ophthalmologists.

This post is designed to combine service delivery with high quality training in general ophthalmology with an interest in glaucoma.

The appointee would be expected to contribute to the consultant on call rota. The appointee must be willing to travel to other units including Cromer Hospital and Central Norwich Eye Clinic as the service work dictates.

In addition, the department is moving to a core timetable which includes working evening and weekends and the appointee should expect a timetable that reflects this as standard.

The successful candidate will be expected to work with the other members of the glaucoma team to provide, and plan for, a high-quality glaucoma service for the population.  This will of necessity involve teamwork with people in many other roles (e.g., in alphabetical order: admin/ managerial/ medical/ nursing/ orthoptist/ optometrist/ technician/ etc., including of course the other Glaucoma consultants).  At times it may be necessary to care for patients who have also been cared for by other members of the glaucoma team. 

Working for our organisation

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides a full range of acute clinical services through the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (1,000 beds) and Cromer and District Hospital, including more specialist services such as oncology and radiotherapy, neonatology, orthopaedics, plastic surgery, ophthalmology, rheumatology, paediatric medicine and surgery.

Our staff of over 7,000 treat more than one million patients; people from Norfolk, neighbouring counties and further afield. Our patients are referred to us by around 100 local GP practices but also from other acute hospitals and primary care trusts around the country.

The Eye Department is located within the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Cromer Hospital and Central Norwich Eye Clinic. Ophthalmic outpatients, the Nelson Day Unit and eye theatres are all adjacent to each other and the ward (head and neck) is nearby.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description for the full details of the post and responsibilities along with the person specification.


Full GMC registration required with entry onto the Specialist Register.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Full GMC Registration
  • Entry on the GMC Specialist Register Via; • CCT (Proposed CCT date must be within 6 months of the interview) • CESR or • European Community Rights
Desirable criteria
  • An appropriate higher PhD/MD qualification


Essential criteria
  • Good communicator.
  • Capable of working in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Enthusiasm for service development and teaching.
Desirable criteria
  • Previous responsibility for service improvement.
  • Management skills


Essential criteria
  • Applicants who are Nationals from another European country or elsewhere overseas would have to show equivalence to the 5 years training period in the National Health Service required for the specialty.
  • Glaucoma Fellowship
Desirable criteria
  • Experience in research or published papers in area of special interest


Essential criteria
  • Flexible outlook on working hours.
  • Must live within a 15-mile radius of the base Trust or 30 minutes travelling time.
  • Full Driving License

Communications & Language Skills

Essential criteria
  • Ability to communicate effectively with clinical colleagues, colleagues in pathology and support staff
  • Good knowledge of, and ability to use, spoken and written English
  • Ability to present effectively to an audience, using a variety of methods, and to respond to questions and queries
  • Good presentation skills.

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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

Mr David Spokes
Job title
Service Director for Ophthalmology
Email address
Telephone number
01603 288311