Bariatric Fellowships – apply now

Applications are invited from surgeons with full GMC registration for Clinical Fellowships in laparoscopic bariatric surgery, administered by Phoenix Health ( under the supervision of Professor David Kerrigan. Phoenix Health delivers bariatric surgery in partnership with two NHS Foundation Trusts; NHS work accounts for approximately 70% of our clinical activity. The Phoenix Fellowship programme is now in its 8th year and has a solid reputation for high quality hands-on training and clinical research.

Duration:                   6 or 12 months

Start Date:                 1 April 2016

Location:  Post A: Countess of Chester Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Chester.

Post B: Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool.

Person Spec: Applicants are expected to possess experience in laparoscopic fundoplication and/or intracorporeal suturing, to have meticulous clinical standards and an excellent work ethic.

Job Description:  Each of the two units will treat approximately 300 NHS/self-funding patients per year. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to work in both units during their Fellowship programme.

Fellows are responsible for supervised day-to-day ward and outpatient care of patients and will receive comprehensive training in all aspects of bariatric surgery, including supervised hands-on laparoscopic training. It is expected that Fellows will be able to independently perform gastric banding, gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy by the end of the attachment.

Fellows will be encouraged to contribute to our active clinical research programme and receive mentoring in clinical research methodology.

A tax-free Educational Bursary equivalent to £2,500 per month will be awarded to successful applicants for the duration of their Fellowship.

Interested applicants should apply electronically with a CV and covering letter explaining their interest/experience in bariatric surgery which includes the names of two referees to Professor David Kerrigan, CEO Phoenix Health at

Closing Date:   Midnight, Friday, 20 November 2015

Interview Date:        Friday, 27 November 2015