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Consultant in Gastroenterologists

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£99,532 to £131,964 per annum
Closing date
3 Jun 2024

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Specialist doctor, Gastroenterology
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We are looking for enthusiastic doctors to lead the gastroenterology service at North Manchester General Hospital (NMGH). NMGH is the newest part of Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT). Its gastroenterology services have been disaggregated from the Northern Care Alliance service that previously provided gastroenterology care to the hospital.

The post-holders in NMGH will join an established team of 32 gastroenterologists in MFT who deliver inpatient care to three large acute hospitals (NMGH, Manchester Royal Infirmary and Wythenshawe Hospital) and outpatient care across Manchester and Trafford.

Preferred Clinical Sub-Specialties

This job is open to applicants with any sub-specialty interest in gastroenterology, however, the structure of the existing clinical gastroenterology team in MFT mean that applications from colleagues with sub-specialties in luminal gastroenterology (all aspects including, IBD, nutrition, neurogastroenterology and advanced luminal endoscopy) and hepatology will be favoured.

Main duties of the job

The exact duties of the appointees will be subject to discussion, but a proposed programme of weekly sessions is based on a working week of 10 PAs (units of Professional Activity) in accordance with the Terms and Conditions - Consultants (England) 2003. It is expected that PAs will be worked flexibly flexibility in job planning is of particular importance for this roll because of the need to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

About us

MFT is England's largest NHS Trust with a turnover of £2.5bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research and innovation through the introduction of Hive our brand-new Electronic Patient Record system which we've launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our new Green Plan which will set out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description
Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the NHS England website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification
Qualifications - Academic / Professional

  • Full GMC registration with a licence to practice


  • Entry on the GMC specialist register for gastroenterology (or proposed CCT date within 6 months of the date of interview), essential for substantive appointment, but fixed term locum appointment to achieve CESR would be considered.

Research Experience

  • Ability to apply research outcomes to clinical problems


  • Higher degree
  • Research publications and/or funding

Clinical Experience

  • Ability to take full independent responsibility for clinical care patients
  • Ability to perform upper GI diagnostic and haemostatic endoscopy with JAG patients


  • Experience of working in specialist units (e.g. intestinal failure experience advanced endoscopic practice, liver or intestinal transplantation centre activity, specialist IBD centre).

Management and Administrative Experience

  • Ability to organise and manage clinical priorities
  • Ability to manage and lead a medical team
  • Evidence of Audit


  • Formal leadership qualification (e.g. through the NHS leadership academy or institute of leadership and management).

Teaching Experience

  • Experience of supervising foundation year trainees or equivalent
  • ability to teach clinical and endoscopic skills experience of teaching clinical skills to undergraduates


  • GMC clinical and educational supervisor accreditation
  • JAG train the trainer accreditation
  • Clinical education qualification
  • Previous endoscopy academy experience

Personal Attributes

  • Ability to work flexibly within a team
  • Enquiring critical approach to work
  • Caring attitude to patients
  • Ability to communicate effectively with patients, relatives, GPs, nurses and other agencies
  • Commitment to continuing medical education
  • Willingness to undertake additional professional responsibilities at local, regional or national level

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Company info
0161 291 4470

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