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Locum Consultant Gastroenterologist

South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience Dependant on experience
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and dynamic colleague to support the gastroenterology service at South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust.

The gastroenterology department currently comprises 6 whole time consultants and two working less than full time.

Main duties of the job

In-patient gastroenterology services are based on Castle ward, a 25 bedded General Medical/Gastroenterology ward. Castle has a heavy bias towards Gastroenterology. The ward operates a self-admission policy for patients known to the unit with specific gastrointestinal problems (IBD, chronic liver disease, GI malignancy in particular).

Out-patient gastroenterology is spread between the Warwick and Stratford sites with a progressive move towards specialisation (e.g. IBD clinic, hepatology, viral hepatitis, two-week wait, coeliac/nutrition clinic). We have a continuing commitment to developing patient education programmes in IBD and chronic liver disease.

The medical gastroenterology service is supported by 2 SpR, 1 IMT2, 1 FY2 and 2 FY1 doctors.

About us

With our central location and great transport links we are closer than you might think. We are located in the heart of England with easy access to the motorway network and a good railway service. Warwickshire is accessible from many nearby cities including Birmingham, Leicester, Northampton, Oxford and Worcestershire.

Surrounded by a collection of picturesque towns and villages, there is always a lot to see and do across the County. Numerous sport and leisure venues, theatres, parks and great shopping facilities make Warwickshire an idyllic place to work and live.

As well as enjoying where you work, we want all our staff to lead happy and healthy lives. That's why we offer many benefits to support this, such as flexible working opportunities, and onsite subsidised restaurant at our hospitals in Warwick and Leamington Spa, as well as a number of recognition awards.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The appointment will be 10 PAs and will be based at South Warwickshire NHS Trust.

There is no commitment to acute (internal) medicine or out-of-hours general medical on-call.

As a locum consultant, you will be expected to be flexible and take an equal share in responding to the identified needs of the service. They will be expected to support emergency care with providing out-of-hours endoscopy. This is currently undertaken on a 1:6 basis, however there is an expectation to reduce the frequency to 1:8 in the near future to support a sustainable 7-day service.

Please see the job description for full details

Person Specification
Professional Experience

  • Gastroenterology
  • Gastrointestinal endoscopy

Academic achievements

  • MRCP or equivalent


  • Higher degree in a field allied to gastrointestinal disease





Come and join a Trust rated Outstanding by the CQC. South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust have been rated as outstanding following our latest inspection by the CQC and we are recruiting new staff to come and help us improve even further.

We are one of the best perfoming NHS Trusts nationally and our staff think this is a great place to work and we hope you will agree.

We provide services across Warwickshire and beyond ranging from Hospitals in Warwick, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Royal Leamington Spa and Shipston-on Stour to Community Services across the whole county. We are a progressive, expanding organisation with great ambition around improving quality, integrating pathways and delivering high levels of productivity. Over 4800 people work for the Trust and many of them have been here a long time. People find they don’t need to go elsewhere to find a fulfilling career in healthcare.

The first thing you will notice about us is how we take our values seriously. We believe that our values underpin everything we do. If you are interested in a role with us you need to make sure our values match your own.

Our values can be summed up in one sentence. We are ‘Trusted to provide safe, effective and compassionate care’. Throughout the recruitment process you will be asked to think about how you demonstrate these values and how they impact on your work. It doesn’t matter what role you do, whether it is patient facing or not, we are all working in the same way with our values at the core.

To keep up to date on our latest recruitment activity follow us on twitter @swftrecruit or look us up on Facebook (Recruitment - South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust).

Company info
01926 495321

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