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Locum Consultant in Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology

Job Reference: 387-WC-4190-DP

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (formerly University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust)
Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, Bristol
£79,860 - £107,668 pa pro rata

There really has never been a more exciting time to join us; University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust and Weston Area Health NHS Trust have merged together to be come one organisation. Our newly merged Trust has a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff, aiming to deliver exceptional local services for local people and specialist services across the South West and beyond. Together, we form one of the largest NHS trusts in the country.

Applications are invited for a Full time (10 PA) Locum Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist for 6 months with a possibility of an extension, to join a thriving and dynamic multidisciplinary paediatric Gastroenterology team. This post has arisen following the retirement of Professor Sandhu with the intention of a FT Substantive Consultant Post to be advertised in the near future. This locum post will be available to start anytime.

He/she must possess CCT in general paediatrics and have undergone at least 2 years sub-specialty training in paediatric gastroenterology, hepatology & nutrition. He/she must be trained in diagnostic endoscopy and be able to operate independently. However other experienced consultants in the department are keen to support ongoing development of a new colleague and support transition to the consultant role. Enthusiasm and flexibility of working within a progressive team with vision of delivering high quality service to patients within our large geographical region within South West clinical network is essential.

The University Hospitals Bristol & Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) consists of a variety of hospitals predominantly on a single campus close to the city centre and the University, including the Bristol Royal Infirmary and Bristol Royal Hospital for Children. The majority of clinical specialties are represented in the hospitals of the Trust which serves a catchment population of over 1 Million children region wide. The UHBristol provides healthcare for the local community and a wide range of specialist services for regional, national and international patients. Hospitals within the Trust are closely linked with the University of Bristol and University of the West of England (UWE) and are the principal teaching hospitals in the Region. An active undergraduate and postgraduate education facility is situated at the UHBristol. Research is supported

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Christine Spray and /or Dr Dharam Basude 0117 342 9450 – email;


University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust is CQC rated Outstanding. As one of the largest acute Trusts in the country and the major teaching and research centre for the South West, we have over 13,000 staff, over 100 different clinical services. Working in ten hospitals across Bristol and Weston, we offer a wide range of careers and jobs. Together we support the delivery of excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond.

Our hospitals are based across Bristol and Weston-super-Mare, meaning you can enjoy the very best of both worlds; city living within a stone’s throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, with easy access to all that the South West has to offer.

UH Bristol and Weston is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust is an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we’re meeting our pledge.

To comply with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 all applicants must be able to speak fluent English to an appropriate standard which will be assessed at Interview.


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