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Consultant in Paediatric Gastroenterology

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 a year
Closing date
23 Sep 2023

Job Details

Required to fill these two new, 10PA consultant posts within the Paediatric Gastroenterology department at Leeds General Infirmary.

The department provides expertise in the management of Inflammatory Bowel disease (IBD), intestinal failure (IF) - being one of the first established IF centres in the country, enteral nutrition, dysmotility, functional GI disorders, eosinophilic GI disorders and GI problems in children with neurodisability. We provide onsite assessments for a broad range of paediatric subspecialties (Hepatology, Nephrology, Cardiology, Neonatology, Paediatric Surgery, Oncology, PICU etc.). There are very close working relationships with three specialist Consultant Paediatric Colorectal Surgeons, 3 bowel nurses, adult gastroenterologists with transition clinics and excellent support from Radiology (including 3 Interventional Radiologists) and Histopathology.

The successful candidates will deliver gastroenterology clinics and contribute to the on-call rota.

Main duties of the job

You should accreditation in paediatric gastroenterology in the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health if currently in a training programme within the UK, be included on the Specialist Register or within 6 months of CCT at the time of interview, if currently within a training programme within the UK. In accordance with the consultant appointment regulations, all other categories of doctors must be on the Specialist Register.

Applicants should have established skills in paediatric gastroenterology. Excellent communication and team working skills, a strong commitment to teaching and service development are essential.

A strong commitment to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and a research interest is desirable.

Consideration will be given to applicants who wish to work full or part time and those wishing to job share.

If shortlisted, you will be required to give a 10-minute presentation on:

Developing a first-class Paediatric Gastroenterology Service at Leeds Children's Hospital.

Please describe what you think could be done to achieve this and improve the gastroenterology service at Leeds Children's Hospital.


About us

Leeds Teaching Hospitals is one the largest teaching hospital trusts in Europe, with access to leading clinical expertise and medical technology. We care for people from all over the country as well as the 780,000 residents of Leeds itself. The Trust has a budget of 1.1 billion. Our 20,000 staff ensure that every year we see and treat over 1,500,000 people in our 2,000 beds or out-patient settings, comprising 100,000 day cases, 125,000 in-patients, 260,000 A& E visits and 1,050,000 out-patient appointments. We operate from 7 hospitals on 5 sites all linked by the same vision, philosophy and culture to be the best for specialist and integrated care.

Our vision is based on The Leeds Way, which is a clear statement of who we are and what we believe, founded on values of working that were put forward by our own staff. Our values are to be:






We believe that by being true to these values, we will consistently achieve and continuously improve our results in relation to our goals, which are to be:

1. The best for patient safety, quality and experience

2. The best place to work

3. A centre of excellence for specialist services, education, research and innovation

4. Hospitals that offer seamless, integrated care

5. Financially sustainable

Job description
Job responsibilities

The paediatric gastroenterology department at Leeds is a regional service for the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of children who have, or may have, inflammatory bowel disease, intestinal failure, coeliac disease, and a wide range of miscellaneous gastrointestinal conditions such as gastroesophageal reflux disease, eosinophilic oesophagitis, gastroparesis, chronic diarrhoea, severe constipation, feeding difficulties, and functional disorders including recurrent abdominal pain, irritable bowel syndrome and cyclical vomiting.


To deliver care to patients with gastroenterological and nutritional disorders at the Leeds Children's Hospital

Out-patient clinics

Supervision of patients on a 1:5 Consultant on-call rota to provide telephone advice and daily ward rounds

Contribute to Specialist Multi-disciplinary team meetings

Person Specification

  • Membership examination of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) or equivalent qualification.


  • Relevant higher degree.

Other requirements

  • Medically fit to fulfil aspects of the post, and be able to respond quickly to emergencies, as necessary. Meets professional health requirements (in line with GMC standards/Good Medical Practice).
  • *Hold full GMC Registration with a license to practice.
  • *Entry on the GMC Specialist Register via:
  • -CCT (proposed CCT date must be within 6 months of interview) CESR (or) international applicants should comply with the GMC specialty registration process:


  • Must be able to demonstrate a high level of clinical experience and competence in paediatric gastroenterology.
  • Specifically, must have experience in nutrition and in managing patients with intestinal failure and be confident with upper GI endoscopy and colonoscopy
  • Evidence of continuous career progression consistent with personal circumstances.

Eligibility & FTP

  • Eligible for full registration with the GMC at time of appointment and hold a current licence to practice.
  • Eligibility to work in the UK.
  • Is up to date and fit to practise safely.

Training, Research, Teaching & Audit

  • Should have completed a recognised training programme in paediatric gastroenterology and nutrition including endoscopy.
  • Evidence of the ability to carry out medical research.
  • Experience in training undergraduate medical students and postgraduate doctors.
  • Experience of participation in regular clinical audit.


  • Previous experience of supervising research by junior staff.
  • Previous attendance on Appraisal Techniques and Small Group Teaching Workshops.

Management & Interpersonal Skills

  • Understanding of current issues in the NHS.
  • *Well organised and skilled in good time management.
  • *Effective interpersonal skills.
  • *Demonstrate ability to relate to and work within a team.


  • Attendance at recognised management course.

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