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Consultant in Gastroenterology


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Full time - 10 sessions per week
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£84,559 - £114,003 per annum
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Join us at an exciting time for Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust! We have recently been awarded an improved CQC rating of Good and are proud of what we’ve achieved. We have an ambitious plan for our journey to Outstanding and are looking for aspirational, committed individuals to join us, making a real difference to both staff and patients.

As a former winner of England for excellence award: Tourism destination of the year, the beautiful city of Gloucester and the scenic regency spa town of Cheltenham are fantastic places to work and live.

As a hospital Trust we are currently involved in over 100 clinical trials and studies, whilst also providing acute elective and specialist services to a population of over 620,000.

By joining Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust new colleagues can look forward to a warm welcome and a future full of opportunities and support.


Job overview

The purpose of the posts is to provide additional Consultant input to the Trust's gastroenterology and endoscopy services. As a senior employee of the Trust, the post-holder will work in close co-operation with, and support, other clinical, medical and managerial colleagues providing high quality healthcare to the Trust's patients.   

Integral to the responsibilities of the posts are the following requirements; to ensure the provision of a first class clinical service, to provide effective leadership to all staff engaged in the specialty, to sustain and develop teaching and research wherever appropriate. 

Main duties of the job

The appointee will be expected to share responsibility for the delivery of high quality care to the patients presenting to the Gastroenterology and Endoscopy Service. This will include participation in the on call rota, Gastroenterology of the Day cover including referral management and advice and guidance, as well as an inpatient list and rotational ward consultant work. What are we looking for?
We would welcome applications from candidates with any subspecialty interest but are particularly keen to increase our hepatology, nutrition and EUS services. We are keen to recruit a colleague with a subspecialty interest that complements and enhances one or more of these services. 
We have 4.5WTE consultant hepatologists and are a level two hepatology centre for training purposes. We have close links with the tertiary unit at Queen Elizabeth's Hospital, Birmingham. We are keen to expand further.

We have a rapdily expanding nutrition service with increasing numbers of patients on parenteral nutrition. Currently this service is led by one WTE consultant with support from a specialist dietetic/ pharmacy nutrition team along with a consultant clinical biochemist. We would welcome a second colleague with a specialist interest in nutrition to join us to support this service. 

The EUS service is delivered by colleagues in upper GI surgery. An appropriately qualified and experienced appointee will embrace the opportunity to develop and drive this service forwar

Working for our organisation

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest providers of secondary care services in the UK. We provide a full range of acute, subacute and chronic disease management services. We are closely integrated with our colleagues throughout Gloucestershire and in primary care.

The gastroenterology service for Gloucestershire is organised on a countywide basis. The Consultant Gastroenterologists are: Dr John Anderson, Dr Alex Di Mambro, Dr Richard Makins, Dr Trevor Brooklyn, Dr Hashir Kriel, Dr Ashish Sinha, Dr Roland Valori, Dr Ian Shaw, Dr Paul Dunckley, Dr Coral Hollywood, Dr Simon Hellier, Dr Duncan Napier, Dr Luke Materacki and Prof Jonathan Brown. The  Gastroenterology Clinical Lead is Dr Richard Makins, Specialty Director for the service line is Dr Preetham Boddana.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Responsibilities - example of likely breakdown of sessions (each PA - 4 hours as per the Consultant Contract, averaged per week)
1) Endoscopy 3.2 sessions/week    3.2 PAs
2) Outpatients 2 sessions/week     2.0 PAs
3) Admin        1.3 PAs
4) Inpatient Ward rounds (2 weeks every 14)              0.8 PAs
5) Weekday referral cover on GRH site (1:10)   0.5 PAs
6) Out of hours endoscopy on-call (1:10)    0.2 PAs
7) SPA        1.5 PAs
8) Weekend Ward rounds & scopes (1:10)                 0.5 PAs
Total 10 PAs

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • MBBS or equivalent
  • Full GMC registration with a licence to practice
  • Entry onto specialist register or CCT date within 6 months of interview date
Desirable criteria
  • Additional degrees or diplomas relevant to specialty


Essential criteria
  • General training leading to CCT (or equivalent) in Gastroenterology.
  • Ability to take full and independent responsibility for clinical care of patients
  • Expertise in standard diagnostic endoscopic procedures
Desirable criteria
  • Expertise in nutrition, hepatology or endoscopic ultrasound
  • Ability to lead research projects, GCP and previous research experience


Essential criteria
  • Communication skills, written and verbal.
  • Ability to work in multi-disciplinary team.
  • Ability to show initiative and enthusiasm. and work under pressure
  • Flexibility, able to adapt to changing circumstances.
Desirable criteria
  • Specialist interest in nutrition, hepatology or Endoscopic Ultrasound

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Richard Makins
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Consultant & Clinical Lead
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