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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 28/09/2020.

Consultant in Rheumatology

Job Reference: 214-MED20-08-14

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
King's Mill Hospital, Sutton-In-Ashfield
£79,860 - £107,668 per annum pro rata

In May 2020, King’s Mill Hospital, where 90% of our services are based, was rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission and is the only Outstanding hospital in the East Midlands. Newark Hospital and Mansfield Community Hospital are both rated Good and all 15 of our services are rated Good for Safety with five Outstanding services.

Safe, patient centred care is delivered by well supported people and in 2018 and 2019 colleagues at Sherwood rated us the best Acute Trust in the Midlands. In 2019, in the Freedom to Speak Up Index, we were the top rated Acute Trust in the East Midlands.

We provide outstanding healthcare from modern buildings and increasingly across the community to 500,000 people in Mansfield, Ashfield, Newark, Sherwood and parts of Derbyshire and Lincolnshire. We work with 5,000 colleagues in our three hospitals – King’s Mill, Newark and Mansfield Community and we have well established relationships with partners in health and social care through the Mid Nottinghamshire Integrated Care Partnership.

We are growing an open, inclusive and diverse culture. We have an exciting future ahead of us and we would like you to be part of it.

Richard Mitchell, Chief Executive Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS FT - 2020


Want to work as part of an award-winning team at one of the happiest Trusts in the country?

At Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust you get to be part of the team helping shape the changing structures of health and social care today.

The role

A whole-time or part-time Consultant Rheumatologist is required and will be based at King’s Mill Hospital in Sutton in Ashfield and also providing clinical services at Newark Hospital.

This appointment is a new substantive consultant to sustain existing and future demand in Mansfield & Ashfield, Newark & Sherwood and rural Nottinghamshire. The appointee will join Consultant Rheumatologists Dr Anindya Gupta, Dr Ken Lim, Dr Clare Wilkinson and Prof David Walsh.

This is a pure Rheumatology job with no GIM, no on-call commitments and no OOH work.  Details of the possible job plan are outlined in the attached consultant job pack.

This is a full-time position but candidates wishing to work part-time or in job-share are encouraged to apply. If a part-time or job-share person is appointed modification of the job content will be discussed with the appointee on a personal basis. You will be required to devote substantially the whole of your time for the appointed sessions to the duties of the post and to give them priority at these times.

The department

Our Rheumatology Department is a busy and progressive musculoskeletal unit. We provide a comprehensive outpatient specialist service for patients with non-surgical musculoskeletal conditions and connective tissue disease. 

As well as general adult rheumatology clinics, there are regular specialist clinics including rheumatoid arthritis annual review and combined consultant clinics with Dermatology and Paediatrics. You will have the opportunity to develop your own special interest as well as an ultrasound service. There are also nurse-led clinics in general rheumatology, biologic therapies and DMARD monitoring. A weekly joint injection clinic is run by the extended scope physiotherapist.

We pride ourselves on having established a seamless multi-disciplinary approach to the care of patients with chronic inflammatory rheumatic conditions. Recent peer-review and patient feedback have been very positive and we are highly regarded as a department in the region for providing an excellent service. We, also, have an active CME program with 2-weekly radiology meetings with our specialist musculoskeletal radiologist, and monthly HRCT meeting with Respiratory Consultants and Respiratory Radiologist. We also contribute to weekly medical division grand rounds, audit and clinical governance sessions. There is a quarterly regional Rheumatology audit meeting with presentations of audits, hot and cold cases.


In order to be eligible to apply for this post you must:

  • Have entry on the GMC Specialist Register via either CCT (proposed CCT date must be within 6 months of interview), CESR or European Community Rights
  • Have success in Intercollegiate Specialty Examination or equivalent
  • Understand all aspects of the diagnosis and management of adult rheumatic conditions
  • Have the ability to supervise or undertake clinical research projects
  • Have demonstrable ability as a teacher

When you join SFH you also join a team passionate about improving care and treatment options for patients today and in the future. You could make a difference to people like Roger who’s been part of our prostate cancer study for the last five years. You can see the massive difference research has made to him and his family here.

So if you are looking to join a team at a modern and innovative Trust which is easy to get to then let us be your next career move.

If you would like this information in an alternative format or in a different language please contact us on 01623 622515 ext 3271. Please note that we no longer accept handwritten/paper applications and that the email address given on your application will be used for all correspondence regarding this post.

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close a vacancy before the closing date if a sufficient number of applications have been received.

Priority for vacancies at the Trust will be given to existing NHS employees of Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust whose roles are currently at risk of redundancy due to organisational change.

Only applications received on or before the vacancy's closing date will be considered for short listing. This is to ensure that the Trust meets its commitment to Equality of Opportunity.

In submitting an application, you authorise Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any current and previous NHS Service details and you agree to the Trust obtaining and transferring personal data held about you, including Occupational Health data (inoculations and screening tests). This data will be shared using the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and third party systems via an automated process and will only be used for the purposes of maintaining your employment record.

Please note if you are successful in obtaining this position and the post involves regulated activity you will be required to undertake a Disclosure & Barring Service check. The Trust will pay for the check initially and the money will then be deducted from your first month’s salary. The current price of a check is £47.50 plus VAT for an enhanced and £29.50 plus VAT for a standard check. Further details of the Disclosure & Barring Service check will be confirmed upon offer of employment.

For further information on the Trust, please visit our website.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

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