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Consultant - Gastroenterology - FGH / RLI

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust
Lancaster or Barrow in Furness
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum
Closing date
12 Jun 2024

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Specialist doctor, Gastroenterology
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

For the full details of this vacancy please see the Recruitment and Advert Brochures attached

Both Lancaster RLI and Barrow FGH vacancies offer an attractive Recruitment and Retention package. Details of this can be discussed prior to application via

Do you want to be part of a Team with an appetite for innovation and driving change?

Are you looking for an interesting and rewarding job in a stunningly beautiful location with excellent transport links and within easy reach of Edinburgh, London (2 hour train journey), Manchester and Liverpool?

For those considering relocating, the area has many new housing developments, a bustling local business economy and a variety of dining, entertainment and leisure activities. As a Trust, we are keen to attract enthusiastic and committed individuals and in return, can offer an attractive relocation package to the right candidates.

Interview date to be confirmed

Application for this substantive post will only be accepted if you hold full GMC registration with a license to practice and entry on the Specialist Register or anticipating being in receipt of CCT/Professional Portfolio (formally CESR) within six months of interview.

Main duties of the job

You will join a team of eight existing consultants supported by 1 Nurse Consultant, 3 Advanced Nurse Practitioners and 7 Clinical Nurse Specialists. Our department has a reputation for being friendly and supportive with particularly good working relationships and there is capacity for a wide variety of sub-specialty interests to be accommodated and developed. Specialty interests of current Gastroenterologists include Bowel Cancer Screening, IBD, Hepatology and ERCP / Therapeutic endoscopy.

The Trust operates a 7 day bleeding service and the job plan for these posts include a 1 in 7 GI bleeding rota that incorporates a 24/7 bleed service at weekends whilst on-call.

There are two posts one will be based at Royal Lancaster Infirmary and the other at Furness General Hospital. Travel to our other sites to carry out Cross Bay GI Bleed cover and Endoscopy Sessions / Clinics will be required

The Trust has a keen interest and extensive involvement in Medical and Dental Education at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels. We work in partnership with Lancaster Medical School and Health Education England North West to provide quality education and training which meets the requirements of these regulatory bodies as well as the Trust's high standards of patient care. Consultant Gastroenterology Physicians must hold full GMC with a licence to practice and be on the Specialist Register or be within six months of obtaining your CCT award at the time of interview.

About us

We operate from three main hospitals - Furness General Hospital (FGH) in Barrow, the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI), and Westmorland General Hospital (WGH) in Kendal, as well as a number of community health care premises including Millom Hospital and GP Practice, Queen Victoria Hospital in Morecambe, and Ulverston Community Health Centre.

FGH and the RLI have a range of General Hospital services, with full Emergency Departments, Critical/Coronary Care units and various Consultant-led services.

WGH provides a range of General Hospital services, together with an Urgent Treatment Centre, that can help with a range of non-life threatening conditions such as broken bones and minor illnesses.

All three main hospitals provide a range of planned care including outpatients, diagnostics, therapies, day case and inpatient surgery. In addition, a range of local outreach services and diagnostics are provided from community facilities across Morecambe Bay.

Job description
Job responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay visiting our website

Person Specification
Education & Qualifications

  • Full registration with the General Medical Council, MRCP or equivalent. Entry on Specialist Register or in receipt of CCT within six months of interview (Gastroenterology and General Medicine)
  • Clinical training and experience equivalent to that required for gaining (UK) CCT in Gastroenterology and General (Internal) Medicine
  • JAG accredited for upper and Lower diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy.


  • Higher degree (MD, PhD) Specialist interest and expertise to complement colleagues
  • Membership of appropriate professional society (ies)


  • Broad exposure to Gastrointestinal diseases and the management of these.
  • Comprehensive patient management, ability to train/supervise junior medical staff and medical students


  • Experience of multi-disciplinary team work Attendance at educational skills or teaching course

Skills, ability and knowledge

  • Awareness of the managerial role of a consultant in the NHS Regular attendance and participation at audit meeting


  • Experience of multi-disciplinary team work Attendance at educational skills or teaching course





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