West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

Consultant General Surgeon

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
£82,096 to £110,683
16 Dec 2020
26 Jan 2021
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Cambridge University teaching Hospital Trust

Subspecialty in Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery

Applications are invited for One Consultant General Surgeon with subspecialty in Upper Gastrointestinal surgery at West Suffolk Foundation Trust.

This post is full time substantive Consultant appointments (12 PAs).

The new appointee will join the existing General Surgeons with a special interest in upper GI, colorectal and laparoscopic surgery as part of the GI surgical team. Appropriate sub-specialty skills that complement the existing members of the team will be beneficial and encouraged.

Here at the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (WSFT), we’re all about quality. Our vision is simply to deliver the best quality and safest care to our community.

Serving a rural population of around 280,000, we aim to provide the right care, in the right place, at the right time – whether in the hospital or community settings across west Suffolk. 

We deliver high-quality services in a variety of settings including people’s own homes, care homes, day centres, schools, GP surgeries and health centres, as well as the Newmarket Community Hospital inpatient unit and clinics, and our main site, the West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds.

And we do everything we can to make our Trust a great place to work – we truly care about you and your wellbeing.

Key achievements

  • We are one of the top 10 sites in the country for hip, knee and joint replacement outcomes
  • Top performing trust in UK in terms of best practice in Hip Fracture as identified by NHFD.
  • Our Trust has scored top in the East of England for doctors’ overall training satisfaction in acute trusts in the GMC national training survey 2018 & 2019
  • As a global digital exemplar, we have invested in an e-Care system that will make us one of the first paperless hospitals and health systems in the NHS.
  • Our Trust was recently awarded a contract to develop an alliance to run local community services
  • We have had the best early detection of cancer in the country for three years running

 Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome. 

However, Non-EEA candidates who require Tier 2 sponsorship may not be shortlisted or appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post, as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill this post. For further information please visit the UK Border should be on or eligible for inclusion onto the GMC Specialist Register for Full and specialist registration (and with a license to practice) with the General Medical Council (GMC) in General Surgery or be eligible for registration (within six months of interview).

In submitting an application form, you authorise the Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process, should you be appointed to the post.

For further information, please contact Consultant Surgeon and Lead for General Surgery, Mr Nicholas Ward’s secretary on 01284 713223, or Mr Craig Vickery’s Secretary on 01284 713897

Closing Date: 26th January 2021

Interview Date: 4th March 2021
Please view the job description and apply online by clicking the apply button quoting reference number 179-MSC41-20


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