Consultant Bariatric Physician with a Special Interest in Diabetes
It’s an exciting time to be joining the newly formed Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust which has resulted from the merger of The Luton and Dunstable University Hospital and Bedford Hospital NHS Trusts on 1 April 2020.
Both hospitals will retain their individual identity and key services will remain the same on both sites and be managed as single teams across the whole Bedfordshire catchment area.
The appointees will join the Directorate of General Surgery and Obesity as part of an obesity service development plan that includes re-establishing clinical research programme in COR. Bariatric Medicine is an evolving specialty in UK and you’ll be expected enhance this specialty with the support of existing Bariatric Centers in UK.
You’ll also complement the current consultant capacity in diabetes services and will be expected develop close working relationship with colleagues in endocrinology.
Appointees will join a team of seven existing Upper GI consultants, one bariatric fellow, one physician, obesity nurse specialists, dietitians, psychologists, administration and secretarial staff in providing a comprehensive obesity service; the service is due to be moving into its new accommodation two minutes’ walk from the main Luton and Dunstable Hospital site by March 2021.
The Hospital has always been renowned for its friendly atmosphere and good working relationships. The Trust has University Hospital status with UCL and the Royal Free, which provides an opportunity to strengthen our teaching and R&D programme and brings a more academic environment to the hospital. This department is fully committed to teaching and training both undergraduate medical students and postgraduate doctors.
Luton & Dunstable Hospital is a busy University Teaching Hospital situated adjacent to Junction 11 of the M1 Motorway. There’s very good access to Central London by road or rail and the Midlands and the North via the M1 and A1. The hospital is within twenty minutes of London Luton Airport. Residence is required within reasonable travelling time of the hospital.
Applicants must be fully registered on the UK General Medical Council’s Specialist Register or be within six months of CCT at the date of interview. Travel between hospital sites may be required.
An informal visit may be arranged by appointment with Mr Douglas Whitelaw, Clinical Lead for Obesity by contacting 01582 497104.
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Closing Date: 25 October 2020