Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

Consultant Gastroenterologist

Taunton, Somerset
£84,559 - £114,003 Per Annum
24 Nov 2021
22 Dec 2021
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Contact Details

Are you a passionate and enthusiastic Consultant Gastroenterologist looking to join a supportive and dynamic team?

We are looking for a full time Consultant Gastroenterologist to join our team based at Musgrove Park Hospital, due to colleague retirement and also in response to increasing local demand for endoscopy and outpatient activity. We are looking for someone who has an interest in inflammatory bowel disease, however additional sub-specialty interests will be welcomed.

Interviews will be held on Monday 10th January 2022.

We run a comprehensive gastroenterology and hepatology service to West Somerset with over 4,500 new outpatient referrals annually. We are also the regional hub for the NHS bowel cancer screening programme and offer a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures within a friendly DGH setting.

We have recently received substantial investment from NHS England, which has enabled us to purchase state of the art endoscopic equipment for all our procedure rooms. We have secured investment to increase the size of our satellite endoscopy unit which will soon have 3 procedure rooms.

The Trust is currently undergoing significant modernisation with a new £80million surgical centre/critical care build (due completion 2023) incorporating a new endoscopy suite on the Musgrove Park Hospital site. There has been a further £450million funding secured for site developments currently in discussion.

The hospital has an excellent reputation regionally for teaching and training, provides a number of region wide services and has a truly patient centred care focus throughout the organisation supported by excellent managers and a dedicated clinically run Improvement Network. Our services are highly rated by patients, families and stakeholders and for a large DGH the hospital provides an incredibly friendly supportive and collegiate atmosphere to work in.

About Us

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


Taunton is a beautiful area of the South West, located between areas of outstanding natural beauty. Somerset offers the opportunity to live near or to 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, and climbing.

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 outstanding range and quality of education available both primary and secondary level and state and private provision. Cost of housing is relatively low for the South West and crime rates are very low, all of which contributes to excellent standards of living for families and the opportunity for great work life balance.

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.

For further details / informal visits, please contact Dr Timothy Jobson, Clinical Service Lead for Gastroenterology, on

If you would like to discuss the application process for this role please contact Jordan Pollard, Medical Recruitment Consultant on 07765898212 or

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