Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

Locum Consultant in Integrated Sexual Health

Taunton, Somerset
£84,559 - £114,003 Pro Rata, Per Annum
12 Oct 2021
26 Oct 2021
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Part Time

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Locum Consultant in Integrated Sexual Health

  • 5 PAs
  • 12 Month Fixed Term Contract
  • Specialty Registrar applications are welcome (within 6 months of completing your specialist training)

Are you a Consultant that would like the opportunity to support a dynamic team to provide GU and contraception services? Or, possibly a Specialty Registrar that is within 6 months of completing your specialist training?

We are inviting someone like you to join our Integrated Sexual Health Service (Swish) as a Locum Consultant, for a period of 12 months.

This is an existing opportunity for you to work with an enthusiastic and dedicated multidisciplinary team, providing high quality integrated sexual health services within Somerset. You will work across the Level 3 services in Taunton and South Petherton, with experienced multidisciplinary colleagues. As well as taking pride in caring for our patients, we also prioritise taking care of our employees. You will be part of a dynamic team who understand the challenges of working in the SWISH department and the importance of supporting each other.

As well as leading a team, you will provide an excellent service to our patience which will include the diagnoses of sexually transmitted infections as per BASHH and BHIVA standards and you will offer contraception service including LARC to SWISH as per FSRH standards. In addition to your clinical work, your time will also be involved in supervising and teaching our undergraduates/postgraduates during their SWISH placement.

The SWISH main hub, where you will be based, is situated in Taunton, Somerset. As a service, we also hold clinics in community hospitals across the South West including Minehead, Bridgwater, Frome, Chard, South Petherton and eventually in Yeovil, where a new clinic is being planned. On average the service sees almost 18,000 attendances a year with males accounting for 33% of all attendees.

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust is the first NHS trust on the English mainland to provide community, mental health and acute hospital services. We work with health and social care partners in Somerset to ensure that we deliver outstanding services that meet the needs of our population.

Our trust was formed on 1 April 2020 when Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust merged.

Taunton is a beautiful area of the South West, located between areas of outstanding natural beauty. Somerset offers you the opportunity to live near some of the UKs most desirable locations; from the beautiful local beaches; to the vibrant cosmopolitan centres of Bristol, Bath and Exeter within easy reach.

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, and excellent educational facilities. Tauntons nightlife offers a great atmosphere with cosy pubs and trendy bars.

Taunton provides access to the M5 motorway and a mainline intercity rail link with trains to London Paddington in less than 2 hours, and Bristol in 30 minutes.

For further details / informal visits contact Emma O'Connell, Head of Community Families & Sexual Health on emma.o' or 07795 237608.

If you would like to discuss the application process for this role please contact Jordan Pollard, Medical Recruitment Consultant on or 07765 898212.

If you are an international applicant and would like to discuss the application process for this role please contact Katy Cleverley, International Medical Recruitment Consultant on

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