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Consultant Gastroenterologist

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£99,532 to £131,964 per annum pro rata
Closing date
10 Jun 2024

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Specialist doctor, Gastroenterology
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

The Trust is seeking to appointment a substantive Consultant Gastroenterologist. This appointment will join the existing 15 Gastroenterologists, predominantly based in Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital, although an element of cross site working may be required. The current fourteen consultants provide sub speciality interests in upper and lower therapeutic endoscopy, inflammatory bowel disease, hepatology, nutrition, Pancreatic-biliary and motility/functional disease. Existing services include bowel cancer screening, ERCP and spyglass, endoscopic ultrasound, advanced GI physiology and capsule endoscopy.

We are looking for a post holder with a special interest in Neuroendocrine Tumours.

The post holder will be involved with in-patient gastroenterology and GIM and participate in approximately 1:5 acute GI bleed on call.

Main duties of the job

Example Job Plan for Consultant Gastroenterologist

On Wards: 5 ward rounds. 1 OPD. MDTs (UGI, lower GI, IBD)

Off wards. 3 endoscopy, specifics dependent on skills/interests. 3 OPD. MDTs (UGI, lower GI, IBD)

Lunchtime sessions will generally be free sessions, unless at MDT, but if administrative pressures are high, the consultant will normally do administration over lunch and take time off in lieu during other admin sessions, possibly at a later date.

There is provision for CPD within the job plan.

HHFT operates a Trust Mentoring scheme

HHFT is committed to the revalidation process

About us

The Trust has three Clinical Divisions, each managed by a Divisional Director (Senior Clinician). This role is supported by a full time Operational Service Manager and a full time management accountant. The approach, in line with Department of Health guidance, devolves as much day to day operational management to the Divisional Management Boards as possible. When appropriate, individual consultants are encouraged and indeed expected to liaise closely with their Divisional Director and clinical colleagues to resolve operational issues. Each Divisional Director is a member of the Trust Executive Board, chaired by the Chief Executive.

Divisional Structure:

The Gastroenterology business unit is part of specialty medicine and includes endoscopy and Sterile Services and it sits within the Medicine Division.

Divisional Clinical Director: Mr Kevin Harris

Clinical Director: Dr Tahir Akbar

Clinical Lead (Gastroenterology): Dr Frank Murphy

Clinical Lead - Endoscopy: Dr Mike Reynolds

Operational Service Manager: Mark Summers

There are monthly business meetings including Endoscopy Users Group to discuss administrative and management issues as well as a monthly Governance Board meeting.

Job description
Job responsibilities

A detailed job description and main responsibilities of the job are included within the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification
Professional Qualifications

  • MBBS or equivalent
  • MRCP
  • Entry onto the GMC Specialist Register, or within 6 months of completion of CCT at time of interview
  • Full GMC registration


  • An appropriate higher degree, e.g. an MD, PhD or equivalent
  • Completed UK training programme in GI/hepatology
  • Previous NHS experience

Clinical Experience and Knowledge

  • Broad experience in Gastroenterology and endoscopy
  • JAG accredited in upper and lower endoscopy
  • Able to endoscope acute GI bleeding patients
  • Evidence of research and audit

Clinical Skills & Ability

  • Provide a good standard of clinical care
  • Maintain good medical practices
  • Willingness to contribute to education of trainees and colleagues





About Us

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (HHFT) is an NHS provider providing wide acute health services for a population of over 600,000 across Hampshire and parts of Berkshire.

Hampshire Hospitals, which came into being in January 2012 as a result of the integration of Basingstoke and North Hampshire NHS Foundation Trust – which achieved Foundation Trust status in 2006 – and Winchester and Eastleigh Healthcare Trust.

The trust’s vision is to provide outstanding care for each and every patient, ensuring our patients are well-cared for across the boundaries between our organisation and other providers. In order to provide this, it’s vital that we focus on the care that we provide to the staff who care for our patients, and we need to do all this within our inclusive CARE values, treating patients, colleagues and partners with compassion and respect.

Working for HHFT offers a rewarding career, nationally agreed employment terms and conditions and a range of additional benefits as part of our extensive reward package.

We aim to ensure staff have training and development opportunities to enable them to provide safe, effective, high quality care to our patients, whilst also creating an environment of health and wellbeing. In addition to this, all staff members are able to access a range of benefits and discount services.

Being a part of the Hampshire Hospitals family is also an opportunity to experience what Hampshire has to offer. Hampshire lies between England’s south-central coastline and the North Wessex Downs and is well-equipped and well-connected to meet the needs of everyone. You will also be spoilt for choice by the wealth of parks and woods, historical attractions, cultural landmarks, modern shopping centres, cosmopolitan restaurants and sports facilities, all in easy reach.

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