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Consultant in General and Colorectal Surgery

Barts Health NHS Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum
Closing date
19 May 2024

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Specialist doctor, General surgery
Contract Type
Full Time

We are delighted to offer an opportunity for a highly motivated, ambitious individual to join the General Surgical team at Barts Health NHS Trust (Whipps Cross Hospital). The post holder will also be involved in the General Surgery service provided at Whipps Cross Hospital and be part of the 8 member surgical team covering the hospitals non-elective and elective patients across the day case, endoscopy, benign and colorectal specialities. Successful candidates will also take part in the surgery on call rota with a 1 in 8 frequency.

In its centenary year, it is an exciting time to join the General surgery team as we develop our surgical ambulatory pathways in conjunction with opening a Surgical Assessment Unit. In 2018 a major refurbishment of the colorectal theatre complex was undertaken, and the Whipps Cross redevelopment plans for a new hospital are currently in progress.

Candidates will be provided with great opportunities and facilities to develop their careers and interests. Applicants should be eligible for full registration with the General Medical Council and be on the specialist register and possess a CCT in General and Colorectal Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons or equivalent, or be within 6 months of obtaining it.

Main duties of the job

The post-holder is required to have and maintain full registration with the General Medical Council. Medical Staff are advised to continue membership of one of the medical defence organisations.

To share the running of the Barts Health General Surgery Service at WXH including in-patient and out-patient practice

To undertake weekly outpatient clinics, endoscopy list and operating sessions and pre/post-operative ward rounds.

To participate in the general surgery on-call rota

To participate fully as a member of the benign multi-disciplinary team in the Colorectal surgical specialty

To deputise for and provide cover for leave for the other consultants as appropriate

To assist in the development and evaluation of new procedures and keep appropriate records of data obtained, in accordance with the requirements of the ethics committee and the data protection act.

To help developing the emergency surgery department

Possibility to carry out commitments at any of the Barts Health Hospital site

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s below.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

Job description
Job responsibilities

As per job plan, which will be flexible in the first instance in order to cover the department on a full time basis.

The post-holder is required to undertake outpatient clinics, theatre lists and endoscopy according to service requirements within a maximum of 10PAs.

The post holder would be a valuable and equal part of this department with an allocated clinical workload.

Person Specification

  • MB BS, or equivalent
  • FRCS or equivalent
  • CCT (or within 6 months of date of interview)
  • JAG accreditation in colonoscopy


  • Higher degree e.g. MS/MD/PhD


  • Widespread broad based knowledge of all aspects of General & Colorectal  Surgery
  • Evidence of subspecialty knowledge of Colorectal and Emergency surgery
  • Proven competency in emergency General Surgery
  • Evidence of participation in projects


  • Evidence of team working

Training Expected

  • Higher Specialist Training in General & Colorectal Surgery
  • Evidence of subspecialist training and independent competency in open and laparoscopic major bowel resection in benign and malignant disease
  • Experience in advanced coloproctology: EPSIT, FILAC, SILAC, VAAFT
  • Experience in training undergraduates and postgraduates


  • Evidence of formal educational training qualification

Management/Audit Experience

  • Able to provide evidence of clinical audit and demonstrate understanding of impact and challenges this brings
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge and awareness of current and future NHS challenges and strategy
  • Ability to support team members in business planning via collaboration and discussion


  • Evidence of innovative approaches to healthcare
  • Experience of audit management

Academic Achievements

  • Ability to demonstrate personal experience of clinical research and describe and discuss finding and impact
  • Experience of research, presentations to learned societies on topics related to surgery
  • Ability to apply research outcomes to clinical /surgical problems


  • Publications in peer reviewed medical journals

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