Consultant in Paediatric Gastroenterology

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Closing date
4 Dec 2023

Applications are invited for a full time (10PA) post of Consultant in Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, part of Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CUHFT).

We are seeking a motivated paediatric gastroenterologist / hepatologist to join an established team of 5 consultants in a referral unit serving a population of over 1.5m children and young people in the East of England.

Main duties of the job

You will be fully registered with the GMC and ideally have a CCT in Paediatric Gastroenterology (or CCT equivalent qualification/competency), or be within six months of award of CCT at the time of interview. Applications are welcomed from those unable to work full time for personal reasons or those wishing to job-share.

As part of our commitment to supporting the medical workforce in the part they play in delivering an excellent caring service to patients, all newly appointed Consultants attend our five-day Consultant Development programme within a year of joining the Trust. Leadership is a key requirement of doctors’ professional work and this innovative programme is designed to support Consultants to hone the leadership and management skills they need to succeed at CUH.

Working for your organisation

The applicant must have demonstrable skills in listening, reading, writing and speaking in English that enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues, as set out in the GMC’s Good Medical Practice (2013). Non-UK applicants must possess the IELTS/OET exam before obtaining a GMC licence to practice.

Applications from job seekers who require skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

It is a requirement for skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The successful candidate will join a friendly and enthusiastic team of around 30 individuals, including clinicians, specialist nurses, therapists, psychologists, research scientists and international fellows. The ideal candidate should have experience in endoscopy and will be supporting a regionally networked service that includes dedicated IBD, HPN and Nutrition teams. Expertise and areas of interest will complement the existing team and should align with the vision of the current service. The successful candidate will also provide shared care liver services with outreach support from King’s College, London.

Our team is passionate about the continuous improvement of our service, working with patients and parents, commercial partners and the third sector to find new ways of achieving better patient outcomes and experience.

The Unit includes a fully-integrated translational research laboratory focused on paediatric gut health. We have an active clinical trials program coordinated by a full-time research nurse, with research activities forming an essential aspect of our service. We have significant collaborations across the biomedical campus and internationally, attracting a steady stream of highly talented clinical and research staff.

We fully support each team member in developing their personal skills and areas of interest, whether contributing to research, taking part in our educational events, or collaborating with national/international centres of excellence to acquire new knowledge.

CUH, together with Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Foundation Trust and Cambridge University are well on the way in developments to build a new Cambridge Children’s Hospital on the Addenbrookes campus. This will include a fully integrated physical and mental health wards, as well as dedicated University space for paediatric research. Work is underway with the building expected to open in 2028.

For further details / informal visits contact: Rob Heuschkel -

Informal enquiries about this post should be addressed to Dr Rob Heuschkel, Service Lead & Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist ( or Dr Anna Maw, Clinical Director for Medical Paediatrics, Consultant Paediatric Neurologist (

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