Consultant Rheumatologist

Taunton, Somerset
£77,913 - £105,042 per annum
16 Apr 2019
30 Apr 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Rheumatology Consultant 

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Rheumatology Department within Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, a trust that has the highest GMC score for training in the South West. We are seeking a clinician with imagination, drive and commitment to be part of the team that creates and delivers new models of care.

New colleagues can look forward to a warm welcome and a future full of opportunities as well as working alongside a high calibre of staff, all of who focus on providing world-class care and the best services possible to our patients.

The Post:

The post is for a full-time contract (10 PAs) however part time roles or flexible working can be made available for the right candidate.

To offer the appropriate level of skills in general rheumatology whilst expertise in a sub-specialist area would be welcomed.

To provide, with consultant colleagues (as appropriate) a service in the specialty to the hospitals as designated, with responsibility for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of acute rheumatological illness.

To be responsible for undertaking the administrative duties associated with the care of patients and the administration of the department.

To participate in GCA Triage, Ward Rounds and Outpatient clinics on a rota basis.

The Hospital:

You will be joining the Rheumatology Department in a hospital that is the highest GMC scored Trust in the South West for training. Musgrove Park Hospital is an award winning, progressive and ambitious Foundation Hospital, the largest in Somerset providing acute and community services to over 340,000 people, with an outstanding reputation for the provision of a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and specialist services. Joining the 4000 strong team at Musgrove will offer you a stimulating and professional working environment in which to develop, challenge and further your career.

The Area:

You will get to experience life in the West Country, and to take advantage of easy access to some of the UK’s most desirable locations. From the beaches of North Devon, Dorset and Cornwall, to the cosmopolitan centres of Bristol, Bath and Exeter. Taunton itself offers you all the perks of life in the country while still being less than two hours from London. With great educational opportunities, an abundance of open country side, cultural festivals, local traditions, and throw in a cost of living that will see you afford a higher quality of life, we cannot think of anywhere better to be.

The Trust:

The Trust provides acute treatment and care for a catchment population of around 350,000 people in Taunton and the surrounding towns and villages of West Somerset. Our values; Outstanding Care, Working Together, Listening and Leading, represent our aspiration for the type of hospital we want to be and you can join our dedicated and talented staff to make this happen. 

You should also submit a copy of your curriculum vitae under separate cover to Your curriculum vitae must include your number on the GMC's Specialist Register / proposed CCT date.


For further information please telephone or email Dr Cathy Laversuch, Clinical Service Lead for Rheumatology on 01823 342131 email or Dr Sarah Foster – Associate Medical Director on or via 01823 344635.  We would encourage visits to the hospital prior to shortlisting.

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