Consultant in Gastroenterology

Southmead, City of Bristol
£76,761 to £103,490
14 May 2018
10 Jun 2018
Career Level
Contract Type

North Bristol NHS Trust wishes to invite applications for a fulltime Consultant Gastroenterologist position. The successful applicant will play a key role in extending the Gastroenterology service and will work closely with other specialists in Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Endoscopy, and Upper and Lower GI Surgery, to meet increased demand for ambulatory care, whilst also supporting inpatient and endoscopic services. It will be an advantage for the applicant to have a subspecialty interest in IBD, small bowel Endoscopy or nutrition.

Based in the newly opened Southmead Hospital Bristol, the post holder will be provided an opportunity to deliver care in one of Europe’s leading hospital facilities, afforded with comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities in endoscopy and interventional radiology. Serving a population of approximately 500,000, North Bristol NHS Trust is one of the largest in the country and is the largest in the South and West Region. The Trust has University Teaching status and has strong links with both the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England.

Applicants are required to be on the Specialist Register for Gastroenterology, have CCT in Gastroenterology, or be within six months of obtaining it by the interview date. Full Registration with the GMC is essential. Experience and familiarity with UK hospital systems and practices is essential. The successful candidate will be employed under Terms & Conditions of Service for Consultants (England) 2003. Further details are available from Dr Talal Valliani, Consultant in Gastroenterology/Hepatology & Specialty Lead, on telephone number 0117 414 6349.

To apply for this post, please click on the APPLY button.

If you are shortlisted we will contact you by email with details of your interview date. It is important that after submitting an application you check your online account regularly.

Closing date: 10th June 2018.

Interview date: 7th August 2018.

Please note:  CVs are not used in the shortlisting process. If you are shortlisted your CV will be made available to the Formal and Informal interview panel.


The following is applicable for ‘At Risk’ employees, who must meet the essential shortlisting criteria to be eligible for interview.

Those from within North Bristol NHS Trust who apply for this role will be considered for shortlisting in the first instance.

Those from within the BNSSG (Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire) who apply for this role will be considered in the second instance. 

Those covered by the South West Employment Transition Framework who apply for this role will be considered in the third instance.

If no applicant is appointed from the above ‘at-risk’ pools, those from the open market will then be considered for shortlisting. 

If you apply for this vacancy and have not received a communication from this Trust within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

Please note that this Trust does not reimburse travel expenses relating to interview attendance.

If you feel you meet the requirements of the Disability Act / Two Ticks scheme and require further support/advice, please contact us on tel 0117 4141151.

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

The successful applicant(s) will normally commence at the minimum of the scale unless they have previous NHS service at the same band. Progression through the scale is by annual increments.

Please note that stringent pre-employment checks are undertaken on all successful applicants prior to commencement in post. Please refer to the ‘Information for Prospective Employees’ attachment for information relating to DBS charges.

We are committed to Equal Opportunity - Job Share Applications are welcomed. 

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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