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Consultant in General Medicine

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

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General Medicine
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Full Time
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Yeovil District Hospital
£79,860 - £107,668
28/01/2020 23:59

I’m delighted that you’re thinking about joining the team here at Yeovil Hospital, recently rated the best Trust in the NHS for staff health and wellbeing.

Working in the NHS is both challenging and rewarding. That’s why we’re committed to giving our staff the best possible balance between a stimulating career and a relaxing personal life, enabling you to make the most of our picturesque surroundings and arrive at work energised each day.

Looking after you helps you look after our patients, and enables us to achieve some of the best performance in the NHS. For instance, we are regularly one of the top-three hospitals in England for emergency care, and we have a global reputation for research and development, and innovative partnerships with primary care.

If this is your first role in the NHS, we’ll show you why we’re one of the most respected healthcare systems in the world. And if you’re joining us from another Trust, we’ll remind you why you wanted to work in healthcare in the first place.

I look forward to working with you


Jonathan Higman, Chief Executive


Thank you for your interest in the role of Consultant in General Medicine.


This is an exciting time to be part of an innovative new general medical team within Yeovil District Hospital. In line with the five year plan we have reviewed our Gastroenterology and General Medical provision and are taking the opportunity to work differently. Our new model will allow you to support our key services whilst developing and contributing to your own research in your specialist interest.


This role will be pivotal in providing essential decision making around the best treatment for the patients admitted to the ward and will be responsible for referring and coordinating specialist input.

The post will be integrated within the gastroenterology team which currently consists of 4 consultants and 7 Specialist Nurses


The team currently provide the following inpatient and outpatient services:

  • Inflammatory bowel disease supported by 2 CNS’ who run face to face and telephone follow-up clinics
  • Hepatology supported by 1 CNS including treatment of Hepatitis B & C patients and use of fibroscans

Alcohol and Substance misuse supported by a uniquely experienced nurse specialist prescriber recognised at National level

  • Nutrition supported by 2 CNS’ with twice weekly Consultant led nutritional rounds
  • Upper & Lower GI conditions
  • ERCP’s undertaken by 2 Consultant physicians twice weekly
  • GP Advice and Guidance provided via Consultant Connect


Our joint venture with our subsidiary company Daycase UK is leading the way in providing world-class care to our Endoscopy patients; including the National Bowel Cancer Screening Programme.


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

We really value the impact that you as a Consultant will have on our patients and services; we therefore offer an enhanced benefits package (subject to criteria) which includes:

  • Welcome to Yeovil payment.
  • A generous relocation package, including Visa and travel costs.
  • 10 hours of paid time for professional development every week.
  • £700 personal budget for training and development every year.

For a no obligation chat, further information regarding the vacancy or to arrange a visit to the hospital please contact:

Dr Jon Tipping - Clinical Director on 01935 384784

For information regarding our enhanced Benefits Package please contact:

Carol Gill, Medical Recruitment Officer via email: