Glaucoma Clinical Fellow


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Milton Keynes 


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£31,217 to £49,086 per year

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Glaucoma Clinical Fellow


Clinical Fellow

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the University of Buckingham, is a University Teaching Hospital; we conduct research and teaching on site to improve the care of our patients . The hospital is undergoing significant  investment and development including a new surgical ward, a new main entrance (allowing expansion of A&E services),  a new Academic Centre and a planned new Cancer Centre.

Milton Keynes is the fastest growing and most successful city in the country (visit for which we provide Emergency Medicine (including Paediatrics) from minor injury to major trauma, Critical Care, Cancer Services, General Surgery & Medicine, Women’s & Children Services (including Maternity, Paediatrics & Neonatal) and Renal Services.

The Health Service Journal recently named Milton Keynes one of the top performing NHS Trust to work in and we are proud to be rated “good” by the Care Quality Commission.

 You can expect a warm welcome, our staff are friendly and welcoming. We listen to each other and work together to embed our Trusts values and behaviors

Job Requirements:

The successful candidate will be responsible to, and work with and under the supervision of the Glaucoma Consultant, Specialty Doctors and Trainees in the Glaucoma Team. The successful candidate will complement existing SAS doctors and will be expected to play an active role in the delivery of service of the firm. The successful candidate will obtain training in glaucoma clinics, with emphasis on management of simple and complex glaucoma along with laser and surgical management options. The candidate should have good knowledge in general ophthalmology and in the management of acute ophthalmic conditions. The post will provide an excellent opportunity to develop Glaucoma experience and training in the management of ophthalmic emergencies.

This post will not involve the post holder in participating in an on-call rota but will participate in evening clinics with booked urgent patients. As a department we are keen to develop our doctors encouraging their own professional development and goals. Please note:  This post is non-residential but accommodation is subject to availability for which there will be a charge.

This eye department is sub-serving Milton Keynes and immediately surrounding areas.  It consists of an out-patient department and day case surgery.  In-patients are admitted at Stoke Mandeville Hospital at Aylesbury, approximately 20 miles away.  The Consultants at Milton Keynes Hospital are part of the Buckinghamshire group of Ophthalmologists consisting of 10 Consultant Ophthalmologists.  At Milton Keynes Hospital there is a daycase ward and most eye surgeries are performed, including phacoemulsifcation cataract surgery.

The out-patient eye department is in a self-contained spacious unit with 6 Consulting rooms (beside the orthoptic 6 rooms) and optometry (3 rooms) clinical areas and 2 treatment rooms which are fully equipped.  Equipment includes ultrasound A & B scans, YAG with SLT and new Argon lasers [with an indirect delivery system], fundus camera and an OCT retina camera.  There are 5 part-time Optometrists with contact lens and a Low Visual Aid Service.  Three full-time and 3 part-time Orthoptists support the department as well as the Community Orthoptic Screening Service. The Artificial Eye Service is supported within the prothesis laboratory of dental department. The Ophthalmic Coordinators is next to the eye out-patient department.

Continuous medical education at all levels is encouraged.  There is a monthly departmental audit.

This happy and self-contained unit is at present situated within the hospital campus with easy access and parking, and the railway station is nearby (MK to London ~40 minutes).  The Ophthalmic nursing staff play an active role in the out-patient department and procedures carried out in the depratment.



As it is appropriate for a unit of this size, all Consultants are General Ophthalmologists who are able to manage any ophthalmic problem that may arise, although each surgeon has a particular special interest.  Current Consultant interests are Glaucoma, vitreo-retinal, strabismus and paediatric ophthalmology and oculo-plastics.  There are optometry shared care clinics.  The Orthoptists beside their standard duties perform biometry.

The successful applicant will be expected to participate in teaching both under and postgraduate students associated with the University of Buckingham and will also be expected to support colleagues doing these activities as part of his or her arranged job plan.

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the University of Buckingham, is a University Teaching Hospital. This allows us to attract, train and retain the best doctors.

This is an important step towards establishing the Trust as a first class centre of teaching excellence. The first students arrived on wards in May 2015 .

This exciting new phase will include opportunities for undergraduate and post graduate teaching, enhanced research facilities.  A teaching and research background would be highly advantageous when applying for this position.

We believe the continued growth of the hospital will allow us to expand and improve our services to offer the very best care to the people of Milton Keynes, and beyond.

Located just 50 miles north of London, Milton Keynes has excellent access to the capital whilst being centrally located for Oxford and Cambridge and having ease of access to the north. Lying in attractive countryside, Milton Keynes offers first class facilities for sport, theatre, music, shopping and dining.

Potential applicants are encouraged to visit the department should they wish.


We reserve the right to close posts early if we receive a sufficient volume of applications. Unfortunately only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service Check.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Milton Keynes is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


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