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Locum Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Closing date
20 Mar 2023

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for 2 full time consultants to join a growing service. Nottingham Children’s Hospital is part of Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and is based at the Queen’s Medical Centre. It has the full range of specialist paediatric services including paediatric intensive care, oncology, neurology and neurosurgery, rheumatology, ENT, plastic surgery, cardiology, renal transplant and surgery. The expansion in consultant PAs has been brought about to support a busy nutrition service.

The Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition (PGHAN) service within The Nottingham Children’s Hospital is a growing service serving a population of a large part of the East Midlands including Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, and Derbyshire, and a population base of 2.6 million. The department provides with its network partners in the region, the full specification of a tertiary PGHAN service. Within the children’s hospital, the department provides the full range of diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic services, including urgent and emergency endoscopies. It works closely with the neonatal surgical service and runs the nutritional rehabilitation programme including looking after children on home PN.

The appointee will be responsible for the following:

  • Provision with Consultant colleagues of a comprehensive elective and emergency Paediatric Gastroenterology/Hepatology & Nutrition service during normal working hours. The appointee will be responsible for the management of emergency / elective patients admitted under his / her care.
  • Provision of reciprocal cover for periods of leave.
  • Continuing responsibility for the care of patients in his/her charge and participation in quality improvement programmes within the department.

There is a collaborative working arrangement with the adult gastroenterology department with who we look after a growing cohort of adolescents with IBD going through transition. The department has access to 8 endoscopy lists each month and this will be expanding with the increase demand on the service. In addition to Nutritional consults the specialty provides consultations for a number of co-located services including surgery, renal transplant, paediatric intensive care, spinal surgery, oncology and general paediatrics.

Hospital services for children in Nottingham merged onto a single site at Queen’s Medical Centre and Nottingham Children’s Hospital was created within it. 

We provide a comprehensive range of specialist services for children in Nottingham, together with tertiary paediatric and neonatal services to the adjacent areas of Lincolnshire, Derbyshire and North Nottinghamshire (Trent SHA catchment area), surgical services for Stoke on Trent in the Midlands and neurosurgical services for Leicestershire. We also provide supra-regional services for paediatric spinal surgery, rheumatology, nephro-urology and cystic fibrosis.  Paediatric cardiac surgery and hepato-biliary surgery are not resourced locally.

The Childrens Hospital is situated in East Block on D and E floors, with out-patient departments on B floor and comprises:

  • Eight wards - 121 Beds, including critical care
  • Critical care unit – 14 beds
  • An Oncology Day Case Unit with anaesthetic facilities,
  • A Short Stay unit for observation of the acutely ill child
  • A large Hospital school.
  • The Academic Division of Child Health (University of Nottingham School of Human Development). 
  • A 22-bedded Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (situated on B floor adjacent to the delivery suite)
  • A separate children’s Emergency Department sees in excess of 40,000 children per year and a new purpose built facility has been built as part of the Accident and Emergency extension plans (situated on A floor).
  • 2 outpatient areas on B Floor, South and Eas

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The service benefits from its links with the Adult GI department and runs 14 adolescent/transition clinics per year.  This is set to expand with the growing cohort of IBD cases. The links with the Nottingham Digestive Diseases Centre and the NIHR funded Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) creates opportunities for collaborative research, and the department participates in research studies, and commercial pharmaceutical trials.


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