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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 28/06/2020.

Consultant in Gastroenterology

Job Reference: 360-A-52

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust
£79,860 - £107,668

As an employer of nearly 5,000 staff, West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust is the place to be. Having have been shortlisted over the last three years for 18 national people related awards and most recently winning the Nursing Times award for Best UK Employer 2019 we are immensely proud of our achievements.

We have lots to shout about! Despite having lots of challenges, we’ve worked really hard to make West Herts a great place to work. The good news is we’re really starting to see the results of our efforts. We’re one of the few NHS organisations across the UK to have achieved a phenomenal 0% nurse vacancy rate within our adult inpatient areas. We have also recently secured over £450m capital funding to transform our sites and give our patients and colleagues within #teamwestherts the working environment they deserve.

Acute Medical Care Division


We are seeking to appoint a dynamic individual to join an existing team of ten Gastroenterologists at West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust which serves a population of 600,000. The candidate should be on the Specialist Register for Gastroenterology and General (Internal) Medicine, or be within six months of acquiring CCT.


We are a body of ten enthusiastic Gastroenterologists each practicing general gastroenterology with sub-specialist interests and are looking for a colleague with sub-speciality training in Nutritional Medicine. We hope to maintain the provision of Nutrition services following the retirement of our current Nutritional sub-specialist Gastroenterologist.


We provide a 24/7 GI Bleed rota and acute/emergency Gastroenterology weekend services. Our state of the art Endoscopy Unit was JAG re-accredited in February 2018 and provides BCSP, Bowel Scope, EUS, RFA, Laser, oesophageal physiology, Fibroscan and EMR services in addition to traditional endoscopy services. We have also recently commenced JAG endoscopy training courses for which the consultants act as faculty. We have actively promoted Nurse Specialist training and have fully trained seven nurse endoscopists, four IBD nurses and one specialist Hepatology nurse.


Prospective applications are encouraged to visit the department which can be arranged by contacting Dr Mohamed Shariff, Clinical Lead for Gastroenterology, telephone: 01923 217893, or Dr Anthony Leahy, Consultant Gastroenterologist, telephone 01923 217291.

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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.

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