Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

Consultant Endocrinologist

Taunton, Somerset
£82,096 - £110,683 Per Annum
11 May 2021
08 Jun 2021
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

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Are you a Consultant Physician with a specialist interest in Diabetes, Endocrinology and Obesity?

We are excited to invite applications for this new post, where you will join our team of five other Endocrinologists.

We provide an extensive range of services for the specialist diagnosis, treatment and care of patients with diabetes, endocrine and obesity problems. This includes the regional Tier 3 medical weight management service, feeding into our Tier 4 surgical service. Weight management work covers complex obesity for the whole of the Southwest and includes the management of post-bariatric surgery complications. We provide an insulin pump service and co-ordinate a successful cross-Trust multidisciplinary specialist diabetes foot service. We provide a large pituitary service, connecting with that National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery Pituitary MDT.

You will be expected to develop a particular interest in specialist aspects of diabetes, endocrinology and obesity management in the outpatient setting. There are opportunities for you to be involved in specialist services according to your interests, in particular within the medical antenatal service supporting the current lead for antenatal diabetes services. Opportunities to develop an additional specialist interest(s) would be given strong consideration.

You will also be expected to participate in the running of inpatient general medical (ward) services and contribute to the acute medicine on call rota. The trust is also working towards 7 day working and the successful candidate would be expected to participate in this when it commences.

Musgrove Park is a successful and progressive District General Hospital, the largest in Somerset, with an excellent reputation for providing a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and specialist services. Work is currently underway on a new £80 million surgical, critical care centre and acute assessment hub, with a further £450 million funding earmarked for Musgrove Park Hospital as part of the Government’s health and infrastructure plan. This is an exciting opportunity to improve facilities and models of care within diabetes and endocrinology in Somerset over the next 10 years.

We are the first NHS trust on the English mainland to have merged our community, mental health and acute hospital services.

We are the first NHS trust on the English mainland to have merged our community, mental health and acute hospital services.

Musgrove Park can offer you a great working environment, flexible working packages and a chance to develop, challenge and further your career.


Taunton is a beautiful area of the South West, located between areas of outstanding natural beauty. Somerset offers you the opportunity to live near or visit some of the UK’s most desirable locations; from beautiful local beaches; to the vibrant cosmopolitan centres of Bristol, Bath and Exeter, all within easy reach. There is an abundance of outdoor pursuits such as walking, cycling, surfing, climbing to name but a few.

The County town of Taunton boasts a wide range of local amenities including; an extensive range of shopping, a wide range of local restaurants, sporting and recreational facilities including Somerset County Cricket Ground, Taunton Racecourse and The Blackbrook Theatre. Taunton’s nightlife offers a great atmosphere with cosy pubs and trendy bars.

There is an outstanding range and quality of education available both primary and secondary level and state and private provision.

Taunton also provides access to the M5 motorway and a mainline intercity rail link. Travel connections are convenient with the main line station offering trains to London Paddington in less than 2 hours.

Contact Details:

For further information or to arrange a visit please telephone or email Dr Paul Lambert, Clinical Service Lead for Endocrinology on 01823 342037 or

If you would like to discuss the application process please contact Jordan Pollard, Medical Recruitment Consultant -