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Locum Diabetes and Endocrinology Consultant

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

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The Leeds Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinology is seeking to appoint a Locum Diabetes and Endocrinology Consultant. The successful candidate will be working as part of the Diabetes and Endocrinology team delivering outpatient care to people living with diabetes and endocrinology conditions. The post will comprise general endocrinology clinics alongside general diabetes clinics. The post will be 10 PA. The initial appointment will be until 31st March 2024.

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the development of Leeds Diabetes & Endocrinology, alongside established members of the team, to progress national and local outpatient transformation objectives.

The successful candidate will join an enthusiastic and supportive endocrinology multi-disciplinary team with 6 consultant colleagues, 6 specialist registrars and a large team of Diabetes and Endocrinology specialist nurses.

Main duties of the job

The post focuses on the delivery of core diabetes and endocrinology. The post holder will:

* Deliver care to people living with Diabetes and Endocrinology conditions.

Out-patient clinics

Contribute to specialist multi-disciplinary team meetings

Contribute to the care of general medical in-patients.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate a high level of clinical experience and competence in all aspects of diabetes and endocrinology. Excellent communication and team working skills, a strong commitment to teaching and service development are essential.

The successful applicants should hold accreditation in Membership of the Royal College of Physicians or equivalent, and should be on the Specialist Register.

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 ensures 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.

The Endocrinology service is a regional tertiary centre which provides high quality care for people living with endocrinology conditions. The endocrinology department consists of 6 consultants and 8 specialist nurses with the service currently delivering around 14,600 outpatient appointments

Leeds Teaching Hospitals is committed to our process of redeploying 'at risk' members of our existing workforce to new roles. As such, all our job adverts are subject to this policy and we reserve the right to close, delay or remove adverts while this process is completed. If you do experience a delay in the shortlisting stage of the recruitment cycle, please bear with us while this process is completed, and contact the named contact if you have any questions.

Job description
Job responsibilities

This is a 10 PA locum appointment for a Consultant Physician in Diabetes and Endocrinology. This post will be available until 31st March 2024

This post will deliver 10 PAs supporting the Diabetes and Endocrinology team. The post-holder will form part of a rota whereby they will be working on the ward for 1 week, and then off the wards for 7 weeks. During the week on ward, the post holder will spend an estimated 6.5 PAs a week on the ward and 2 PAs providing out-patient clinics or care, in addition to 1.5 SPAs.

During the off ward period the post holder will concentrate on Diabetes and Endocrinology Outpatient services without clinical responsibility for general medical wards.

The post will be based at St Jamess Hospital.


2.1 To assist in the provision of multi-disciplinary out-patient services / clinics in Diabetes and Endocrinology, ensuring we meet our objectives of a responsive, patient centred, and high quality service.

2.2 To contribute to the development and modernisation of Diabetes and Endocrinology services with the aim of improving capacity and quality of services to both the local Leeds and regional populations.

2.3 To contribute to research, teaching and new developments within the Diabetes and Endocrinology department. The post holder will be encouraged to facilitate and contribute to the current clinical research programs on going in the department.

2.4 To promote patient and public involvement into the services provided by the Diabetes and Endocrinology Department, including involvement with local and national patient support groups.

2.5 The successful candidate will be one of the team looking after General Medical in-patients under the care of the diabetes and endocrinology team, including on-call cover.

2.6 To contribute to the out-of-hours provision of acute medicine on a rota alongside consultant colleagues from acute medicine, respiratory medicine, cardiology and infectious diseases.

2.7 To participate in the education, training, and supervision of staff of all grades and disciplines, including contributing to the design of programs and logistics of local and regional diabetes and endocrinology training meetings.

2.8 The precise duties and responsibilities of the post may be varied depending on circumstances and subject to negotiation with the Lead Clinician and Clinical Director.


3.1 General Training and Qualifications

The appointee must hold accreditation in Diabetes and Endocrinology in the Royal College of Physicians or equivalent, and have completed higher specialist training (or equivalent) if currently in a training programme within the UK.

Applicants must be on the Specialist Register or within six months of being admitted to the Register for trainees if currently in a training programme within the UK, or have references which have been authorised by the Deputy Medical Director and Clinical Director.

Applicants must provide information regarding their status from the GMC and/or relevant Royal College at the time of application, in order for their application to be progressed further.

3.2 Experience

The appointee must be able to demonstrate a high level of clinical experience and competence in all aspects of Endocrinology and appropriate experience in Diabetes and General Medicine. It is desirable that the candidates have experience in the conduct of clinical trials.

3.3 Person specification

See person specification document.

3.4 Clinical Audit

The appointee will be expected to contribute and, where appropriate, take the lead in the following:

Mortality and morbidity meetings

Clinical audit programmes

Development and application of agreed clinical guidelines.

This is to be included in allocated time in the individuals job plan as a supporting programmed activity. It would be expected that the time allocated for this would include attendance at the relevant departmental audit meeting(s) and that such attendance would be recorded (in accordance with the Trusts clinical audit policy).

In the discharge of these responsibilities the candidate will be expected to maintain and update his/her skills and knowledge through appropriate continuing medical education.


The Trust as a teaching hospital recognises the importance of links with the University of Leeds, School of Medicine for the undergraduate teaching and all Consultant and medical staff are required to provide an appropriate contribution to the undergraduate teaching programme.

The post-holder will be required to participate in the undergraduate teaching programme for the school of Medicine, University of Leeds, which is organised on a speciality or clinical area basis.

The post-holder will be required to collaborate with clinical colleagues to deliver appropriate undergraduate teaching in accordance with the Trust contract with the NHS Executive in association with the University of Leeds.

The appointee will be expected, with colleagues to also contribute to the teaching of postgraduates, including the teaching programme for SpRs in Diabetes and Endocrinology in the Local Education and Training Board.

Person Specification

  • MB BS (or equivalent)MRCP or equivalent qualification.


  • Higher degree e.g. MD/PhD relevant to the subspecialty.


  • Must be able to demonstrate a high level of clinical experience and competence in endocrinology & diabetes and relevant sub-specialities.
  • Evidence of continuous career progression consistent with personal circumstances.
  • Experience of participation in regular clinical audit

Eligibility, Fitness to practice, and Language Skills

  • Eligible for full registration with the GMC at time of appointment and hold a current licence to practice
  • Eligibility to work in the UK
  • All applicants to have demonstrable skills in written and spoken English adequate to enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues.

Clinical, Academic, and Personal Skills

  • Well organised and skilled in good time management.
  • Effective interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrate ability to relate to and work within a team.


  • Service Development Experience. Attendance on a recognised management course.

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