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Consultant Diabetes, Endocrine & GIM

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£95,828 to £128,443 a year 95828
Closing date
12 Mar 2024

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Specialist doctor, Diabetes & Endocrinology
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Specialty Medicine Care Group

Site: PRUH & South Sites

Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinlogy

£95,828 - £128,443 p.a incl. of London Zone Allowance

Full-time 10 PAs


The Diabetes and Endocrinology Department at the Princess Royal University Hospital, a division of King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, are looking for an enthusiastic and committed Consultant to join the team. These roles will provide an exciting opportunity to join a new team in the development of the existing services at the PRUH.

This is a replacement post and there is an opportunity to develop an interest in other areas of diabetes and endocrinology depending on interest and experience. We are flexible so please contact us to discuss any details prior to interview

Main duties of the job

The purpose of this role is to support and further develop the Diabetes & Endocrine department at the PRUH and to provide senior decision making to ensure optimal and early review of patients. The appointee will work in collaboration with the other Diabetes & Endocrine consultant, junior doctors and Diabetes Specialist Nurses, Dietitians, Podiatrists and Pharmacist in the department and Trust.

Delivering outpatient and inpatient Diabetes & Endocrine services to the local population of Bromley and surrounding areas.

Specific duties will include rotational cover for 20 bed General Medicine ward, Endocrine outpatient clinics, Diabetic Foot inpatients and outpatients, pregnancy and transition clinics and Inpatient diabetes. The consultant team work with Bromley Healthcare to deliver the Community Diabetes outpatients service.

About us

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's largest and busiest teaching Trusts with a turnover of c£1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 15,000 staff based across South East London. The Trust provides a full range of local and specialist services across its five sites. The trust-wide strategy of Strong Roots, Global Reachis our Vision to be BOLD, Brilliant people, Outstanding care, Leaders in Research, Innovation and Education, Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at the heart of everything we do. By being person-centred, digitally-enabled, and focused on sustainability, we aim to take Team King's to another level.

We are at a pivotal point in our history and we require individuals who are ready to join a highly professional team and make a real, lasting difference to our patients and our people.

King's is committed to delivering Sustainable Healthcare for All via our Green Plan. In line with national Greener NHS ambitions, we have set net zero carbon targets of 2040 for our NHS Carbon Footprint and 2045 for our NHS Carbon Footprint Plus. Everyone's contribution is required in order to meet the goals set out in our Green Plan and we encourage all staff to work responsibly, minimising their contributions to the Trust's carbon emissions, waste and pollution wherever possible.

Job description
Job responsibilities

  1. Together with other colleagues, to provide a high quality care service to patients. This includes all aspects of treatment and relevant management duties for the proper functioning of the Care Group.
  2. Shared responsibility with other colleagues for providing 24 hours, 7 days a week cover for the Unit on a rota basis. Responsible also for covering colleagues periods of annual leave and short-term sickness as detailed in your contract.
  3. Provide clinical supervision of junior medical/dental practitioners as a shared responsibility with other consultant colleagues.
  4. Responsible for carrying out teaching, examination and accreditation duties as required and contributing to CPD and clinical governance initiatives.
  5. Responsible for outpatient clinic commitments in peripheral hospitals as agreed with the Care Groups management team where part of the service structure.
  6. Contribute to the Care Groups research interests in accordance with the Trusts R& D framework.
  7. Contribute to the audit programmes, Morbidity and Mortality, Clinical Governance programmes and Learning from Deaths.
  8. Take an active role in the formulation, implementation and monitoring of the Care Groups Business Plan. This may include assisting with discussions regarding service plans and developments with internal and external agencies.
  9. Conduct all activities within the contracted level of service and operating plan for service(s).
  10. Exercise professional leadership for all staff working in the specialty. This will include fostering and developing projects focused towards these ends and ensuring that the momentum of post-qualification professional education and other appropriate training is maintained.
  11. Work in conjunction with clinical and other professional colleagues to ensure that the productivity of staff within the specialty is maintained and their job satisfaction is enhanced. This may include involvement in the appraisal process for peers and/or junior colleagues.
  12. Undertake Care Group management duties as agreed with the Care Group/Departmental Manager/Clinical Director.
  13. Be aware of, and comply with, all Trust infection prevention and control policies, to include hand hygiene, personal hygiene, environmental and food hygiene.
  14. Prepare for and undertake the protective interventions that you are responsible for in a manner that is consistent with evidence-based practice and maintaining patient safety.
  15. Kings is committed to providing Consultant led 7-day services and in the event of future developments the post holder would be expected to contribute equally with other Consultant colleagues.


  1. You have a general duty of care for the health, safety and well-being of yourself, work colleagues, visitors and patients within the hospital in addition to any specific risk management or clinical governance responsibilities associated with this post.
  2. You are required to observe the rules, policies, procedures and standards of Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust together with all relevant statutory and professional obligations, including complying with statutory and Trust core training.
  3. You are required to observe and maintain strict confidentiality of personal information relating to patients and staff.
  4. You are required to be responsible, with management support, for your own personal development and to actively contribute to the development of colleagues.
  5. The postholder has an important responsibility for, and contribution to make to, infection control and must be familiar with the infection control and hygiene requirements of this role. These requirements are set out in the National Code of Practice on Infection Control and in local policies and procedures, which will be made clear during your induction and subsequent refresher training. These standards must be strictly complied with at all times.
  6. All employees must hold an '' email account, which will be the Trust's formal route for email communication. You are therefore required to check this regularly and to deal with such communication promptly.
  7. The Trust is commited to the Health and Wellbeing of all its staff and offer a range of guidance and services to support them, including
  • Local occupational health support
  • Employee Assistance Programme which provides a wide range of support for work and personal issues, including relationship problems (personal and at work) anxiety/depression finance/debt work overload legal matters bullying consumer issues bereavement pressure/stress child care and care of the elderly/disabled.
  • Wellbeing hubs
  • Proactive local organisational systems to support staff following a serious incident
  • Availability of local initiatives and resources to promote workforce wellbeing
  • Coaching and mentoring, peer review groups and participation
  1. This job description is intended as a guide to the general scope of duties and is not intended to be definitive or restrictive. It is expected that some of the duties will change over time and this description will be subject to review in consultation with the postholder.

Person Specification

  • Registerable medical qualification MRCP or equivalent


  • Other higher degree or diploma (e.g. MD)


  • Full registration with GMC.
  • Name on Specialist Register in respect of Diabetes & Endocrinology and General Internal Medicine on date of taking up appointment
  • On the day of interview applicants must be within 6 months of CCT or must have fully completed CESR application and be fully registered on the GMC Diabetes and Endocrinology and General Internal Medicine Register. Any applications not meeting these criteria will not be considered.

Training and Experience

  • Wide experience in all aspects of General Internal Medicine, culminating in award of Certificate of Completion of Training by GMC or award of Certificate of Eligibility for Specialty Registration (CESR) by GMC.
  • Completion of a Specialist training procramme in Diabetes & Endocrinology


  • Advanced experience in insulin pump management
  • Advanced experience in sub-specialty areas of diabetes or endocrinology
  • Accreditation as DAFNE doctor or evidence of equivalent experience of structured patient education


  • Experience in day-to-day organisation of general internal medicine and endocrine and diabetes services in a busy hospital.
  • Familiarity with information technology and general computer skills


  • Familiar with current structure of UK National Health Service and conversant with recent initiatives and changes

Management and Leadership

  • Able to demonstrate leadership capability within multi-disciplinary teams


  • Management course and/or qualification

Audit and Quality Improvement

  • Thorough understanding of principles of medical audit. Must have undertaken and completed audit projects.


  • Audit publications

Research and Publications

  • Experience of clinical research.
  • Publication of relevant review articles or case reports.


  • Relevant research experience in one or more aspects of GIM Diabetes or Endocrinology
  • Publication of relevant review articles or case reports


  • Experience of undergraduate and post-graduate teaching and exam preparation


  • Teaching skills course/qualification

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