Consultant Gastroenterologist with specialty interest in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Bournemouth, Dorset
£76,761 - £103,490
29 Jun 2017
30 Jul 2017
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

This is an exciting opportunity to join a department that currently comprises of 10 consultants and one staff specialist. Accreditation in General Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology is required, although participation in the out of hours acute medicine rota is optional.

The successful candidate will play a full part in the IBD team at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital. An additional interest in nutrition, capsule endoscopy and / or therapeutic colonoscopy is desirable but not necessary. There is an expectation that the post holder will take part in leading some research trials. This is a replacement post that forms part of a reconfiguration to support an expanding IBD service. The successful candidate will be joining a team of three consultants with a special interest in IBD, one staff specialist, three WTE IBD nurses and one WTE research nurse. We work closely with our five colorectal surgical colleagues.

The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in general gastroenterology services including the gastroenterology on call rota, delivery of inpatient/outpatient care, and independent endoscopy sessions. ERCP/EUS skills are not required.

Bournemouth has a large and well-developed IBD service with a national reputation for supporting and presenting research. We have in excess of 2000 patients registered on the EMIS / HICSS database which is becoming integrated with the IBD registry with which we are fully registered. We took a major part in the IBDQIP and IBD audit and benchmark very favourably with other centres.

We have in excess of ten trials to which we are actively recruiting and have a skilled IBD nurse team. The unit is supported by an excellent infusion service located in our treatment and investigation unit. We have capsule endoscopy on site and an interest in this would be desirable. For patients referred from our local paediatric service we hold regular transition clinics.

In relation to nutrition we are part of a hub and spoke service with Southampton who provide a supra-regional intestinal failure service and hold an intestinal failure clinic in Bournemouth alongside our clinicians. We have a specialist gastroenterology dietetic service covering ward and outpatients. A nutrition ward round happens twice per week and is supported by a nutrition nurse.

The Trust has well-developed specialty services in colorectal surgery, UGI surgery and hepatology. Our JAG accredited endoscopy unit performs over 15,000 procedures per year.

Patients are cared for in an adjacent 22-bed gastroenterology ward with an integral GI bleed unit. We also benefit from having a regional interventional radiology service based on site with 24-hour access to TIPSS and embolization.

The Royal Bournemouth Hospital is situated in Dorset and as such the surrounding area is a major tourist attraction with outstanding beaches, extensive shopping areas and close proximity to the New Forest. The travel time by rail to London (Waterloo) is approximately 1 hour 50 minutes.

For further information or to arrange an informal visit, interested candidates should contact Dr Sean Weaver (, Dr Earl Williams (

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Closing date: 30 July 2017.

Interview date: Friday 27 September 2017.