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Consultant Gastroentrologist

Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust.
£88,364 to £119,133 a year per annum
Closing date
8 Apr 2023

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Hospital, Gastroenterology
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details


The position described in this Job Description for full a full time Consultant Physician in Gastroenterology based at Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust.

This post is part of the further development of the Medicine Division at Northampton. This has included the building of a new clinician designed Acute Assessment hub for emergency admissions in 2018 and strengthening the specialist services supporting this.

The successful candidate will join the existing team of six Consultant Gastroenterologists and two Locum Gastroenterologists, with this post further enhancing the existing level of specialty expertise and allow further development of gastroenterology and endoscopy services in the hospital and wider South Northamptonshire area.

The appointee will be expected to deliver outpatient gastroenterology care to our local patients through regular clinics, currently based within the hospital and a nearby community hospital at Daventry. As our local STP develops they should be prepared to deliver this care flexibly and in line with the growth of more community based care for chronic conditions. They will be supported in this outpatient care by a comprehensive team of specialist nurses.

Main duties of the job

Job Purpose: This is a post to increase provision of gastroenterology services resulting in seven full time gastroenterologists. This enables the service to provide a daily GI opinion to the admissions units, gastroenterology ward, selecting appropriate patients for our ward and discharging patients for OPD management.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Please see attached Job Description

About us

NGH is one of the largest employers in the area and all of our divisions are committed to doing things better, with more efficiency as we update, modernise, and advance. We have also entered into a Group Model with neighbouring Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Being a large DGH with a proud history, we are big enough to get interesting cases, but small enough to care, coach and develop. With over 200 consultants, a similar number of trainees and approximately 60medical undergraduates throughout the year, NGH provides comprehensive care and extensive training opportunities.

With this in mind, we have built a state of the art emergency assessment unit (Nye Bevan building) and are developing new ways of working to streamline in-patient care and optimize working with our partners.

NGH also has a large library, gym with swimming pool, and a brand new entrance with Marks and Spencer, Subway and Costa on site.

Job description
Job responsibilities

As detailed in main duties of job. Further and additional description of responsibilities can be discussed with Dr Thomas and/or during an informal visit.

Person Specification
Qualifications and Training

  • Relevant specialty degree qualification
  • Completion of Specialty Training (CST or equivalent) or within 6 months of achieving it in relevant specialty


  • MD, PhD or other higher degree
  • Education / Medical Education Qualification (preferably at Masters level)

Other requirements

  • Full registration with General Medical Council

Teaching, Audit & Quality Improvement

  • Experience of Audit and Quality Improvement
  • Experience of Teaching Junior Staff
  • Experience of Undergraduate Teaching


  • Experience in Curriculum development and delivery

Management experience

  • Effective Team worker, valuing the experience and contributing
  • Demonstrable Team Leadership skills and experience


  • Understanding and experience of delivering organisational change

Academic achievements and research

  • Publications in recognised Medicine / Medical Education Journals or Presentations at National Level
  • Research experience relating to quality improvement

Interpersonal skills

  • High level Organisational Skills
  • Communication Skills

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About our University Hospitals of Northamptonshire NHS Group

Please watch our video of Heidi, our Chief Executive, explaining why it's great to work at NGH!

This is a video of Matt, our Medical Director and surgeon, explaining how NGH can attract the best clinicians to the Trust

Tom is the Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Medicine at the University of Leicester. In this video, Tom talks about an exciting opportunity for a clinical academic

Our mission is to provide safe, compassionate and clinically excellent patient care, by being an outstanding employer for our people, creating opportunities, supporting innovation, and working in partnership to improve local health and care services

Our Group is made up of two hospital Trusts with two main hospital sites and a number of services provided elsewhere within the community. We are proud to serve the people of Northamptonshire and beyond.

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (KGH) is an acute hospital with around 600 beds and a 24-hour Emergency Department (A&E). In addition to the full range of district general hospital care, KGH also provides some specialist services including cardiac care for the county. It has inpatient, day case, diagnostic, maternity and outpatient facilities with a dedicated children’s ward and outpatients. In 2019/20 teams at the KGH site cared for approximately 90,000 emergency patients and 120,000 patients referred to us for treatment.

Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust (NGH) is an acute hospital with around 790 beds and a 24-hour Emergency Department (A&E). In addition to the full range of district general hospital care, NGH also provides some specialist services including cancer and stroke services for the county. It has inpatient, day case, diagnostic, maternity and outpatient facilities with a dedicated children’s ward and outpatients. In 2019/20 teams at NGH cared for approximately 135,000 emergency patients and 140,000 patients were referred to us for treatment.

  • Our population Together, we will continue to serve our growing population of around 900,000 people across Northamptonshire. This population is varied with a range of needs from our services:
  • There are large and growing numbers of people aged over 70, as well as high numbers of people aged under 20 and newborns
  • Around 70% of our population live in urban areas, whilst 30% live in more rural areas
  • Our six boroughs and districts are diverse, with countryside and urban areas, different age groups between local communities, and differing levels of affluence
  • There are growing levels of ethnic diversity, particularly in more urban areas of the county

We are delighted to have achieved University Hospital status, working in partnership with the University of Leicester and the University of Northampton. This status will enable us to strengthen our existing research and clinical teams, ensure our staff have access to the latest training and techniques, and provide patients with access to cutting-edge treatment and research trials. As a result, this will improve the quality of care we are able to provide and enhance training and development opportunities for staff.

We have agreed five priorities for the Group. Everything we do across both organisations should contribute towards achieving goals within at least one of these priority areas. They represent the long-term objectives of the Group, and each has an ambition and a success measure that we can track. Every we will analyse our performance as a Group and set annual goals designed to make the biggest impact on each of these areas. Delivering our goals will move us closer to achieving our overall vision. More information on our Group Priorities can be found in our ‘Dedicated to Excellence’ brochure.

Patient - Excellent patient experience shaped by the patient voice.

Quality – Outstanding quality healthcare underpinned by continuous, patient centred improvement and innovation.

Systems and Partnerships - Seamless, timely pathways for all people’s health needs, working together with our partners.

Sustainability - A resilient and creative University Hospital Group, embracing every opportunity to improve care.

People - An inclusive place to work where people are empowered to make a difference.

Northampton General Hospital is located next to Becketts Park and the River Nene. Walking, running and cycling routes are within minutes of the hospital.

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