Consultant Gastroenterologist /General Physician

Aberystwyth, Ceredigion (Sir Ceredigion)
£75,881-£98,515 Pro Rata
11 Jun 2019
07 Jul 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

We have exciting opportunities for highly motivated doctors to join us at Bronglais General Hospital in Aberystwyth. Applications are invited from suitably experienced physicians with relevant general medical expertise and subspecialty interest who have or are eligible for their CCT. These are new, innovative posts working along side our existing consultant colleagues to support and develop general physicians with a specialist interest. 

All subspecialty interests will be considered and developed as part of these exciting roles where clinical leadership is essential. 

Bronglais General Hospital is a 165 bed acute hospital that serves a core population of 125,000 in a geographically large and rural area. The summertime population approximately doubles due to the influx of holidaymakers and there are also a large number of university students based in Aberystwyth. Furthermore, approximately 70,000 permanent residents live in areas equidistant from Bronglais and other acute care sites, in areas to which enhanced outreach is planned as part of future development of services. 

Bronglais General Hospital provides a broad range of services in General Medicine, General Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Trauma and Orthopaedics. The Anaesthetic and Critical Care team interface with all specialties and provide a state of the art, consultant delivered ITU service. 

As a consultant in a rural district general hospital, the post holder will have the chance to practice a wide range of different aspects of medicine, care for a culturally and sociologically diverse range of patients and develop strong relationships with other healthcare professionals in your team and across the community. There are also opportunities to develop skills in communicating with tertiary centres from a distance and explore the use of telemedicine and to work closely with the Centre for Excellence in Rural Health at Aberystwyth University and Rural Health and Care Wales (RHCW) in developing a clinical model that provides high quality healthcare for the people of Mid Wales.

Aberystwyth is a unique place to live where the peace and quiet of rural living is balanced with a vibrant outdoor life style with the University facilities offering a wide selection of cultural activities. The town offers a variety of places to enjoy, from the hills and stunning beaches to a pier, castle ruins and a harbour. There is so much on offer from surfing in the morning to watching a dramatic sunset from the Iron Age fort taking in the striking views of nearby Cardigan Bay, as featured in the hit BBC1 drama Hinterland.
For more information about working and living in rural Mid Wales, please see the brochure prepared by Rural Health and Care Wales (RHCW) attached. 

Hywel Dda University Health Board is one of seven acute Health Boards in Wales serving a population of circa 384,000 with over 9,500 staff. It is an integrated health body, ensuring the delivery of high quality primary, community, mental health and secondary care services, and it is responsible for the health and wellbeing of people across Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire. It also provides a range of services for people living in south Gwynedd and Powys. Integrated health boards are a key first step in creating a world class NHS in Wales. Primary care and community services are delivered through: 55 GP practices, 51 Dental practices, 100 Community pharmacies, 52 Optometry premises, 8 Community hospitals, 11 Health centres.

The Health Board is fully committed to supporting employees to achieve an appropriate work/ life balance. We are continually developing ways in which to support greater flexibility. Job sharing and part time working is already widespread throughout the organisation. Training and education are central to the function of the Health Board, forming a core element of the Clinical Governance Strategy. Hywel Dda is the prescribed connection for approximately 800 doctors and has a dedicated medical appraisal and revalidation lead and manager who works across all Health Board sites. There is also a team of 52 trained appraisers to conduct appraisal meetings. Appraisal workshops and training sessions are regularly provided across the Health Board. 

The Health Board has university status with strong links to Swansea, Cardiff and Aberystwyth University to promote research and development and multi-professional teaching. We recently appointed our first chair in Respiratory Medicine, with further appointments for the future. We are the first Health Board in Wales to appoint Bevan Fellows. This innovative programme aims to engage and capture the enthusiasm and commitment to our up and coming clinicians in addressing Prudent Healthcare in Wales. 

Please ensure that you read the person specification carefully and that you meet all the essential criteria prior to applying. We encourage pre-interview visits.

Scheduled Interview: TBC

For further details / informal visits contact:

If you are interested in progressing your career and contributing to the development of innovative models of healthcare please contact:

Dr Annette Snell, Consultant Physician and Orthogeriatrician/Clinical Hospital Director, Bronglais General Hospital. Tel/Email 01970 635443 -

Mr Awad - Consultant Gynaecologist/ Clinical Hospital Director, Bronglais General Hospital. Tel/Email 01970 635636 -

Dr Mark Narain, Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist, Bronglais General Hospital. Tel/Email 01970 635981 -

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