Consultant Physician in Diabetes and Endocrinology & General Medicine

Worthing, West Sussex
12 Jun 2017
02 Jul 2017
Diabetes, Endocrinology
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for the above post of Consultant Physician in Diabetes and Endocrinology based at Worthing Hospital, part of the Western Sussex NHS Foundation Trust.  

There are 2 full time Consultants at St Richard's and this post is for a second full time Consultant at Worthing Hospital. The clinical workload is split roughly 50:50 between inpatient General Medicine and outpatient Diabetes with Endocrinology. We are looking for a Consultant with sub-speciality interests in ante-natal care, insulin pump treatment and transition from paediatric to adult diabetes services.

The Department Of Diabetes and Endocrinology is a fully integrated consultant and Diabetes specialist nursing service with cross site lead (Dr Deborah Bosman) to encourage good shared practice across both sites with strong governance processes and shared pathways.

Both departments have a keen interest in training and education and Dr Bosman as College Tutor and Training Programme Director for Diabetes and Endocrinology (HEKSS).

Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the only CQC-rated “Outstanding” hospital trust on the south coast and one of only four in the country. We’re an ambitious organisation that champions our people, equipping them with new skills to continually improve services for patients.

The CQC recognised our leading approach continuous improvement which encourages and supports innovation at all levels.  We are an acute trust with three hospitals; St Richard’s in Chichester and Worthing Hospital, where we provide emergency and inpatient care; and Southlands Hospital in Shoreham, where we provide out-patient care and day surgery.  We are a forward looking and innovative trust whose purpose is to provide high quality emergency and elective care for the people of West Sussex.  Foundation Trust Status was achieved in July 2013. 

Our hospitals are all situated along the beautiful Sussex coast, nestled against the South Downs National Park, and close to vibrant towns that are richly endowed with excellent cultural and sporting facilities, offering good transport links to London and Europe.

All newly appointed Consultants are mentored, via the “WSHFT Mentorship scheme for senior medical staff”.  

Applicants must be on the GMC Specialist Register or within 6 months of attaining Specialist Registration at the time of interview. Applications from candidates who, for personal reasons, are unable to work full-time will be eligible to be considered for this post.

For further information please contact: Dr Gordon Caldwell, Consultant Physician, Worthing Hospital. Tel: 01903 205111 ext 85543 or email Dr Katrine Hedges, Clinical Director. Email: 

To apply for this post please click the apply button. Please also download the attached document below for further information.

All applicants are required to provide the names and contact details of four referees; three will be clinical referees including one from the current employer (or most recent employer if not currently working) and the final referee will your current Responsible Officer for revalidation. 

Please note shortlisted applicants will be asked to provide an up to date CV for their interview.

Applications from Agencies will NOT be considered, therefore please do not send any directly to the department or Medical HR. Closing date: 2 July 2017. Interview Date: August 2017 (date to be confirmed).