Consultant in Gastroenterology

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
£76,761 to £103,490 pa
16 Apr 2018
15 May 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest hospital trusts in England, delivering services from two general hospitals in thriving Gloucester and beautiful regency Cheltenham. Gloucestershire has excellent transport links and stunning countryside, and was recently ranked in the top three places to live in the UK.

Gloucestershire Hospitals has a £500m annual operating income, 960 beds, over 125,000 emergency attendances and nearly 800,000 outpatient appointments each year. We have over 8,000 members of staff who are committed to providing high quality acute elective and specialist services under our vision of ‘Best Care For Everyone’ to a diverse population of almost 620,000.

Consultant Gastroenterologist with an Interest in IBD and Nutrition

An opportunity has arisen for a dedicated and professional Consultant Gastroenterologist with an interest in Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Nutrition to join our existing team of 11 Gastroenterology/ HepatologyConsultants in Gloucestershire. You will be a highly-valued member of our team bringing your expert specialist skills to the Trust. As a Gloucestershire Hospital Consultant you will have access to great work facilities and the opportunity to live in the vibrant and beautiful county of Gloucestershire.

The Gloucestershire GI unit has an outstanding reputation for providing high quality gastroenterology services, including a nationally recognised endoscopy training centre, access to research via an active R&D team, a countywide nutrition service, specialist hepatology and IBD teams with dedicated specialist nurse support, and full access to ERCP, EUS, capsule endoscopy and fibroscan. Our aim is to deliver excellent clinical care and our professional, friendly and compassionate team will do everything they can to ensure the patients treatment is of the highest standard.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Specialty Director for Gastroenterology the successful applicants will be required to work with the existing team to provide endoscopy and specialist outpatient clinics. The post will also include responsibility for inpatients on the dedicated gastroenterology ward on the Gloucester site on a 1 week in 7 basis, and participation in the 1:12 countywide GI bleed rota.

Skills Knowledge & Experience:

The successful applicant will be expected to hold (or be within 6 months of obtaining) a CCT in gastroenterology and to practice independently in endoscopy and outpatients, including standard diagnostic upper and lower GI endoscopy and provision of basic endoscopic therapy, including treatment of GI bleeding and colonic polypectomy. Appropriate sub-specialty training and/or accreditation in Hepatology would be desirable for the posts, though skills to complement the existing team would be considered. The successful applicant would be dynamic and flexible with a view to playing an active part in developing services further.

About Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust was formed in April 2002 and became a second wave Foundation Trust in July 2004. It is formed of Gloucestershire Royal Hospital and Cheltenham General Hospital, which collectively serve a population of around 600,000. Gloucestershire is well known for its natural beauty, cultural and leisure activities. The county has many excellent state and private schools as well as colleges of higher education and its own university. There are good rail and road access to Bristol, Birmingham, South Wales and London.

Endoscopy Facilities & Training Centre

Our endoscopy facilities are modern, employing the latest technology and friendly, professional staff. The Consultant team hold a number of national roles in IBD, Bowel Cancer Screening and JAG and run a fantastic training centre facility where courses can be made available to support ongoing training and professional development in a range of Endoscopic techniques

Closing Date: 15th May 2018

Anticipated AAC Date: 15th June 2018

To apply for this post, please click the apply button. You should also attach a CV to your online application form.Please note that this vacancy may close as soon as sufficient applications have been received, so please apply as soon as possible if you are interested. The Recruitment Team are unable to accept any applications after the position has closed on NHS Jobs.

Committed to safeguarding our community

If applicable for the post, all successful candidates will be required to pay for their own Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The cost will be £32 (standard checks) or £50 (enhanced checks), and will be recovered through two instalments from the candidate's salary. Please contact for further information.

The Trust is a safeguarding employer committed to the safeguarding and promotion of welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The Trust is committed to safe recruitment practices to protect children and vulnerable adults, and any appointment will be subject to satisfactory clearance. As part of the organisation's commitment to Safer Recruitment, candidates may request copies of relevant policies and procedures by contacting the Recruitment Team at

Committed to supporting service personnel

As part of our commitment to support Service Personnel, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, in collaboration with the Career Transition Partnership, offer a Guaranteed Interview Scheme for all qualifying Service and Ex-Service Personnel. To qualify for a guaranteed interview, candidates must meet the essential criteria for the post and be either a current member of the Armed Forces, or be within the two year period of resettlement. If this applies to you please email the job reference number and your AR number to the Recruitment Team at

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

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