Royal Liverpool Hospital inquiry into 'usual rubbish' advert

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The job advert for a fellowship in regional anaesthesia appeared online

A Liverpool hospital trust has launched an inquiry into how a job advert stating "the usual rubbish about equal opportunities" was published.

The advert, on the Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospital's website, invited applications for a trainee anaesthetist.

But it concluded by stating: "Usual rubbish about equal opportunities employer etc".

The description has since been updated to remove the statement.

A trust spokeswoman said: "The wording on this advert in no way reflects the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust's position in relation to equal opportunities, to which it is fully committed.

"The trust is conscious of its duty to promote equality and is a Stonewall Diversity Champion employer.

"The trust will be conducting an investigation into this incident to ensure that this cannot happen again."

The advert was for a one-year post as a fellow in anaesthesia.

As well as working alongside consultants at the two Liverpool hospitals, the successful candidate would also help more junior staff develop their careers.

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