Joint RCS/Circulation Foundation Research Fellowship
The Royal College of Surgeons and the Circulation Foundation are delighted to announce a two year Joint Research Fellowship.
Deadline - 5 July 2019.
The Circulation Foundation is the major charity for peripheral vascular disease, funding and promoting research into the causes, treatment and prevention of vascular disease. It is supported by the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland and was established in 1992 by vascular surgeons committed to eradicating vascular disease.
The Vascular Society / Circulation Foundation are about to launch a Quality Improvement Framework (QIF) for peripheral arterial disease and specifically critical limb ischaemia (CLI), based on high numbers of amputations and relatively poor pathways identified by the Getting it Right First Time (GIRFT) report on vascular surgery. GIRFT identified significant delays in assessment, investigation and treatment of this patient group. It also identified significant variation in practice across England. The QIF aims to identify and share good practice and thereby improve pathways and outcomes for patients with CLI. The aim of the fellowship is to investigate the clinical and cost effectiveness of the QIF.
The successful applicant will be based at the RCS England and work closely with the Vascular Society, the QI Team and the Clinical Effectiveness Unit at the RCS. The post will be jointly supervised by Prof I Chetter, Prof D Cromwell and Mr J Boyle.
The award covers basic salary, N.I and superannuation contributions, as well as a grant of up to £3k pa for consumables and a travel allowance of up to £500 pa to present the work at a scientific meeting.
At the end of the each year of the fellowship period you will be asked to submit a report of your work including details of presentations and publications. Please note the second year of the fellowship is subject to satisfactory performance at the end of the first year.
- A member, affiliate or ad eundem of Royal College of Surgeons of England, or you may have an ad eundem application in progress
- A member of the Vascular Society
- Have a training number in vascular surgery
For further details please contact
Mr Jonathan Boyle (firstname.lastname@example.org), Chairman of the Audit and Quality Improvement Committee or
Prof Ian Chetter (email@example.com) Chairman of the Research Committee of the VSGBI
How to apply
- 1 copy of the application form Part A, Part B, Part C
- 1 copy of part D
- One equal opportunities form
- Terms and Conditions
For applicants with a NTN in Vascular surgery, a statement from TPD expressing support for OOPR beginning October 2019 should your fellowship application be successful
Submit all documents as an electronic file to firstname.lastname@example.org, with ‘Application for RCS/Circulation Foundation fellowship’ in the subject line by 5 July 2019.