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Consultant in Luminal Gastroenterology

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£99,532 to £131,964 Per Annum
Closing date
17 Jun 2024

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Specialist doctor, Gastroenterology
Contract Type
Full Time

This is an exciting opportunity to join a talented team of 37 consultant gastroenterologists and hepatologists. This post is to support the development of luminal gastroenterology services for Manchester. .

Our department delivers comprehensive gastrointestinal services at Manchester Royal Infirmary, Wythenshawe Hospital and North Manchester General Hospital, along with outpatient services at Trafford and Withington Community Hospital.

You will be joining one of the largest gastroenterology and endoscopy services in England with, for example, the largest IBD biological service in the country. We provide tertiary services to 3.5 million people.

We are keen to see applications from colleagues with interests in any aspect of luminal gastroenterology, but we have identified specific needs for further development in IBD, nutrition and upper GI gastroenterology.

Main duties of the job

The post-holder will assume a continuing responsibility for the care of patients in his/her charge and the proper functioning of his/her department. The postholder will have full secretarial support and a dedicated office space with IT facilities.

The post-holder must take reasonable care of his/her own health and safety and any other personnel who may be affected by his/her omission. Trust policies and regulations must be followed at all times.

About us

MFT is one of the largest NHS Trust In England with a turnover of £2.6bn & 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 Electronic Patient Record system which 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 Green Plan which sets 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 you'll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that you're even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, you'll 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 you'll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

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 practices and entry on the GMC specialist register for gastroenterology (or proposed CCT date within 6 months of the date of interview).

Clinical Experience

  • Clinical training and experience equivalent to that required for gaining UK CCT (details provided in JCHST specialty curriculum for Hepatology and Gastroenterology) ability to offer expert opinion on a range of problems, both emergency and elective in Gastroenterology and/or Hepatology
  • Ability to take full independent responsibility for clinical care of patients
  • Ability to perform upper GI diagnostic and haemostatic endoscopy with JAG certification


  • Experience of working in specialist centres (e. 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
  • Understanding of clinical governance network
  • Evidence of audit

Teaching Experience

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


  • A higher teaching qualification

Research Experience

  • Ability to apply research outcomes to clinical problems


  • A postgraduate degree (eg PhD, MD).

Personal Attributes

  • Ability to work flexibly in a team
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • 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 levels

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