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Locum Consultant Physician with interest in Diabetes

Head Medical
Gibraltar (GB)
Very Competitive
Closing date
27 Dec 2023

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Locum Consultant Physician with interest in Diabetes

1 year fixed term contact from April 2024


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Qualifications Required

1) Membership of the Royal College of Physicians or equivalent

2) Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training in General Internal Medicine +/- and Diabetes




1) The post-holder will be required to provide a comprehensive specialist medicine service to the residents of Gibraltar.

2) The post-holder will have clinical governance responsibilities involving audit, teaching and administration, with special emphasis on clinical quality improvement and risk management.

3) To undertake any other reasonable duties and responsibilities, as requested by GHA Management, or the Principal Secretary for the Minister for Health.


1) To provide an Endocrine and Diabetes Service with a 1:5 acute medicine on-call commitment.

2) To provide clinical leadership and co-ordination to multidisciplinary teams both in-patient and community particularly in endocrinology and diabetes.

3) To liaise actively with general practitioners, hospital consultants and other staff to ensure the best practice in clinical care of patients with endocrine disorders and diabetes.

4) To liaise with the general practitioners, specialist nurse practitioners and statutory bodies and non-statutory agencies, with a view to providing seamless care for adult and paediatric diabetic patients.

5) To provide domiciliary care if necessary, including assessment and monitoring, in conjunction with general practitioners and other staff

6) To provide advice and information as required to clinical colleagues and other staff.

7) To develop admission, treatment and discharge protocols esp. endocrine/diabetic disorders.

8) To provide outpatient clinics from Primary Care.



1) To practise clinical audit in general medicine/diabetes and take lead responsibility for personal continuing Professional Development.

2) To contribute to the teaching of junior medical staff, student nurses, and pupil nurses, etc., and to the continuing education of professional colleagues (such as general practitioners).

3) To share responsibility for the supervision, training and professional development of multidisciplinary teams.


1) To contribute to the efficient and effective management of health resources.

2) To provide the professional advice for clinical and related managerial matters, including the development of clinical policies and service planning.

3) To discharge statutory responsibilities associated with the post



Gibraltar is a British dependency home to some 30,000 residents, but its rich history and temperate climate attracts large numbers of casual visitors throughout the year. Its small area (6.5 sq. km.) makes it very compact and self-sufficient, but the open border with Spain enables free trade. Tourism, construction, and finance are the main industries. Schools follow the UK National Curriculum and the standard of education is very high, with performance averages consistently better than the UK. The crime rate is very low.


The Gibraltar Health Service is not part of the UK NHS, although it is organised and run on very similar lines. It is well supported by the government, consuming some 17% of government expenditure. A full range of primary care and secondary care services are provided locally, with patients being sponsored by the government to the UK and Spain for tertiary care. As in the UK, the Health Authority is responsible for health care, but there is no internal market and all hospital, primary care, and community services are directly managed.


St. Bernard’s Hospital is the acute hospital, newly commissioned in February 2005, with about 170 in-patient beds, outpatient services, accident and emergency facilities, up-to-date diagnostic equipment, and investigative facilities. It has a department of medicine with 7 consultant Physicians, each covering a medical specialty with 5 providing an acute general medical service, a general medical ward, and medical investigation unit. The hospital has a Critical Care Unit serving the needs of patients needing coronary care as well as those with multiple organ failure or ventilation. It has four main operating theatres and a day surgery suite. The Primary Care Centre has recently relocated adjacent to the hospital and provides for the primary care needs of Gibraltar.



Acute medicine

Acute medical services have been provided by 7 consultant physicians who have a special interest in different areas e.g. Gastroenterology, Respiratory medicine, Geriatrics and Endocrine & diabetes, Cardiology, Renal, and Haematology.

Visiting specialists from the UK supplement the service by providing additional sessions. Patients are sponsored to centres of excellence in the UK and to a lesser extent in Spain for their tertiary care needs


Older people

In the integrated model of care, older people receive conventional primary and secondary care services as the rest of the population, but individuals who are frail or elderly (or both) are recognised and provided the special care they need. People requiring post-acute rehabilitation are usually treated in the general medical wards.



The Consultant Physician will work closely with the other physicians, with a 1:5 out-of-hours rota arrangement to cover the general medicine service for persons of adult age. There are 7 Non-Consultant Hospital Doctors (NCHDs) in medicine, shared across all branches of medicine.


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+44 (0)131 226 2200
2 Manor Place
United Kingdom

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