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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 03/12/2020.

Locum Consultant Physician

Job Reference: 185-A-20-92073

Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust
Diabetes and Endocrine
£82,096 - £110,683 pro rata

We offer a fantastic benefits package with competitive pay rates with annual increases, annual leave of 27 days increasing to 33 days after 10 years, access to the NHS Pension Scheme to which you and the Trust contribute. Our Medical workforce has separate arrangements. Alongside this there are extensive training development opportunities with paid mandatory training, support for flexible working and access to an On-site Ofsted graded ‘Outstanding’ Nursery. We promote a healthy work life balance, provide an Occupational Health Service to support you at work and have a number of NHS discounts available either directly through ourselves or online through NHS Discounts. As part of our recruitment process we can tell you more about our benefits package and you will see that we offer everything you would expect and more!

The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) provides Acute and Community services across Exeter and East Devon serving a population of more than 450,000 people. In our latest CQC full inspection of our services, the RD&E received an overall rating of “good”. We were rated as “outstanding” for our Emergency and Critical Care services, and for Caring Trustwide.

The Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust has been ranked as the joint best performing non-specialist Trust in the country for overall patient experience of care in the 2016 Care Quality Commission (CQC) Adult Inpatient Survey.

The main hospital site is in the historical Cathedral city of Exeter that has abundant family amenities and beautiful surrounding countryside. It is situated in the middle of the South West Region with easy access to the countryside and coast of Devon and Cornwall. It is well served by rail, road and air links. Good educational facilities such as the University of Exeter and good Ofsted rated schools are available locally. Our Community sites are equally well positioned and are a good place to work.

Enjoy a good quality of life in the South West and be part of our caring workforce.

Applicants are invited for the post of Locum Consultant Physician in general medicine with an interest in Diabetes and Endocrinology at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust. The Endocrine department at the RD&E is a friendly, supportive and thriving department. We have 12 consultants with a range of sub-specialty, academic and leadership roles within the trust. The academic department of Diabetes and Endocrinology is a particular strength within the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital with strong clinical and research teams. The diabetes and genetics research have an international reputation, led by Prof Hattersley and there is a firm commitment to collaborative working between the clinical and research teams.


The advertised post is a fixed term post for 6 months to boast resilience throughout the winter and includes work on a winter pressures ward or general medical ward. There is the potential for opportunities in diabetes or endocrine clinics depending on the area of specialist interest and experience. We all participate in general medical on calls, as well as working within our specialty. It is a full time post with acute medical on call shifts on the acute medical ward. Applicants wishing to work less than full time are welcome to apply. Specialty on call includes cardiology, respiratory, gastroenterology and stroke.


We run a range of general and specialist diabetes and endocrinology clinics, supported by a strong multidisciplinary team including specialist nurses (diabetes and endocrine), specialist dieticians, senior podiatrists and a psychologist. Adrenal, thyroid and parathyroid surgery is carried out on site. Bariatric and pituitary surgery is carried out in Taunton and Plymouth (respectively) but all routine care and MDT discussion is carried out in Exeter.


The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust is a first-wave Foundation Trust that serves a population of 460,000 people in Exeter and surrounding areas, with some specialist services extending more widely. Further information on the Trust can be obtained from our website.


The Southwest is a wonderful place to live for those seeking a strong work-life balance. Exeter is a vibrant city set within Devon, a county with a beautiful coastline and National Parks. The local area is well suited to family life with great schools and an inspiring range of family-focused activities on offer. Exeter has excellent transport connections to London and Bristol, and a local airport. Exeter city has been voted one of the UK’s most desirable places to live.


Applicants must be registered medical practitioners and either be on the Specialist Register, or be within 6 months of completion of specialist training at the date of interview - you should provide evidence of this with your application. When applying please include the contact details of a minimum of 3 referees which should cover the last 3 years of employment; if you are a Consultant, one referee should be your current or most recent Medical Director, if you are a Locum Consultant one referee should be your Clinical Director. Additionally, the Trust will need to contact your current Trust's Responsible Officer in accordance with GMC Revalidation requirements so please also provide appropriate contact details of this individual.


Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Dr Antonia Brooke (Clinical Lead for Endocrinology and Diabetes) on 01392 403828 or , or Dr Helen Lockett (Interim Associate Medical Director) on 01392 406215. Final job description can be decided depending on a candidate’s interests and experience.

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During the course of this recruitment process, the Trust will be collecting your data and processing it in accordance with relevant Data Protection Legislation. Please see our website for more information with regards to the Trust’s Privacy Notice (RD&E website - Information Governance page). This Privacy Notice is designed to provide you with further information on how we will be using your data for this purpose and to comply with the relevant legislation.

The Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust will contact previous employers to confirm employment history to cover a period of at least 3 years. The Trust is only able accept written references; these will be requested via email. One of your referees must be your current line manager and all references must cover the previous three years work or study history.

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

UK Registration

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

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