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Consultant in Paediatric Diabetes and Endocrinology

Job Reference: 358-2107781-CON

University Hospitals of Leicester
Paediatric Diabetes and Endocrinology
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
£79,860 - £107,668

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust provides acute and specialist paediatric services for Leicester and the surrounding hospitals in the South East Midlands including: allergy, congenital heart disease, endocrinology, ENT, gastroenterology, haematology, neurology, NICU, oncology, paediatric surgery, PICU, and respiratory medicine.

The paediatric Endocrine and diabetes service is a dynamic and ambitious team striving for the highest standard of care. We are a cohesive team comprising of 4 substantive NHS consultants split 2 sole endocrine/diabetes consultants, 1 endocrine and general paediatrics & 1 diabetes and general paediatrics. 

We also have 1 GRID trainee, 4 specialist diabetes nurses, 1 endocrine specialist nurse as well as a dedicated diabetes MDT with 3 dietitians, 2 psychologists as well as allied professionals.

We have a long-standing reputation for high quality clinical care, research and education, with our staff’s commitment to excellence reflected in our consistent performance at the highest level.

Working as a multidisciplinary team, we provide care a wider spectrum of tertiary level endocrine care from growth related disorders , pubertal disorder, DSD, late effect of cancer treatment, bone and adrenal disorders as well rarer disorders of glucose metabolism, inherited endocrine disease and syndromic endocrinology.

 We have a close quaternary relationship national centres and with QMC for children that need neurosurgery.

Our diabetes service offers expertise in not only routine diabetes care but also advanced technologies for sensor- augmented insulin pump therapy, CGMS and access to immunotherapy via our research program. We have a strong commitment to education around programs for structured education in type 1 diabetes as well postgraduate education via the Leicester diabetes centres MSC program.

Our paediatric investigation unit provides a comprehensive diagnostic service for endocrine & diabetes investigation. Including dynamic endocrine testing.

The successful appointee will be expected to participate in the paediatric Diabetes consultant of the week rota (including on calls for telephone advice), outpatient clinics, undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, research and clinical audit. As well as the East midland endocrine regional on call service (via telephone advice). They will be required to undertake management duties and work in a multidisciplinary team.


We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of application forms.

Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.”

Important Information

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Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you by email via a TRAC system account.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We especially welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitable EU/EEA candidate is successful. This is due to the fact that it is unlikely the Trust would be able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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