Interventional Fellowship

Cardiac Centre, Kettering General Hospital, Northamptonshire, UK

Supervisor: Dr Simon Hetherington (

How to apply: via application form in job advert on NHS jobs website

Next available vacancy: February 2017


This is a 1-year clinical fellowship post at Kettering General Hospital NHS FT with a current proposed start date of December 2015. This post will give dedicated high-intensity training in interventional cardiology and would be suitable for trainees who have completed at least 4 years of general cardiology training and have first operator experience in coronary intervention.

The post holder will spend a minimum of 6 sessions per week undertaking coronary intervention, under the supervision of the 7 in-house interventional Cardiologists. An expanding research and clinical trials program is in place, in which the successful candidate will be expected to participate fully, with 2 protected sessions for clinical research and audit in the timetable. The fellow will participate in one general cardiology clinic per week, and contribute to the on call middle grade cardiology rota. In addition, they will be offered supernumerary participation in the primary PCI rota.

There are 3 cardiac catheter laboratories used for PCI procedures. We have performed between 1100-1400 PCIs per year over the last 3 years, including 250-300 PPCI per year, and undertake a full range of advanced interventional techniques, including intravascular ultrasound, OCT, pressure wire assessment, rotational atherectomy, laser atherectomy, and complex CTO PCI. The majority of cases are performed via the trans-radial route.

The appointee will be assigned an educational supervisor. The appointee will also be encouraged to undertake research and audit, as well as attend regional and national educational meetings.  He/she will also actively participate in our busy educational program of teaching under- and post-graduates.

Kettering hospital & the surrounding area

Kettering General Hospital NHS Trust is an Acute District Hospital providing a service to approximately 400,000 people with 560 beds. Since becoming a Foundation Trust in 2008, the hospital has embarked on a program of progressive development and innovation.

The Cardiology department provides a wide ranging imaging service which includes a British Society of Echocardiography accredited department, cardiac CT and cardiac MRI. The department provides a regional service for a population of over one million for primary PCI. A fully integrated heart failure service, including dedicated Heart Failure Unit, supported by heart failure nurses has also been in operation for several years. This service is supported by a complex device service

The geographical area is largely rural, providing a housing market which remains very competitively priced and offers a number of market towns and many charming villages, all within easy reach of major cities – the best of both worlds. There is excellent educational provision in the area, both state and public and sports, leisure and recreational facilities to meet the needs of the whole family.

For further information or to register your interest, please contact Dr Simon Hetherington, Consultant Cardiologist (