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Consultant in Emergency Medicine

Job Reference: 403-CONS996

Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
Emergency Medicine
Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton
£77,913 to £105,042 per a

Consultant in Emergency Medicine


We are excited to be offering a full time Consultant position working in our Emergency Department (ED) at Musgrove Park Hospital which has Trauma Unit status as part of the Severn Trauma Network. The department has been expanded and refurbished and has a high quality 4 bed resuscitation room, dedicated paediatric resuscitation area, gantry x-ray, and a 12 bed majors area. Our Integrated Front Door provides consisting of both Emergency and Urgent Care streams enables our patients to be cared for by either GPs, ENPs, physiotherapists or ED doctors, based on need.


Our ambitious and enthusiastic ED Consultant team includes some of the biggest influencers in emergency care in the UK and who are active within national roles including the National Advisor (A&E) NHS England. As part of this team who actively contribute to peer reviewed research publications and are involved in a number of ongoing projects, you will have plenty of room for developing your specialty interests. We are also the South West’s highest scored trust for training by the GMC National Training Survey, with our own onsite academy linked to the University of Bristol. We are confident we can offer you one of the best environments to develop your career, along with enhancing our patient care with the skills you bring.


In addition to this, you will get to experience life in the West Country.
Nestled in the heart of Somerset as the County town, Taunton has recently been named as one of the new ‘Garden Towns’. This combines the best of both town and country life in one place and to take advantage of easy access to some of the UK’s most desirable locations. From the beaches of North Devon and Cornwall, to the cosmopolitan centres of Bristol, Bath, and Exeter, Taunton offers you all the perks while still being less than two hours by train from London.


Taunton itself has a diverse range of shopping and restaurants, hosts a number of arts and food festivals and is home to the county cricket ground regularly hosting international fixtures. If you like the outdoors, nearby you will find national hotspots for cycling from gentle meanders through the Levels to challenging climbs in the Quantock Hills, surfing at the beaches surrounding Burnham-on-Sea, or choose from over 1000 climbing routes at Cheddar Gorge. Straddled between areas of outstanding natural beauty and the idyllic rolling hills of Exmoor, there is plenty to keep you occupied.


Somerset offers some of the best schools in the country. Ranging from Public institutions such as Millfield, Queen’s College, Taunton School, King’s College, Wellington School and Blundell’s just across the border in Devon, to award winning state schools such as the Richard Huish College which has been ranked in the top 10 of A-level providers nationally for the last eight years, through to secondary schools ranking in the top 5% nationally such as The Castle school. With great educational opportunities, an abundance of open country side, cultural festivals and local traditions, we think there is nowhere better.


Throw in a cost of living that will see you afford a higher quality of life, and significantly lower than the national average crime rate, we like to think we can offer you the best of both worlds, professionally, and personally.

Our values are simple: Outstanding Care, Working Together, Listening and Leading.

We recognise that our staff are our most valuable resource, we are proud of the excellent levels of service our Trust provides to our service users and the dedication and conscientious of our staff.

Please ensure you read the attached document entitled NOTES FOR ALL APPLICANTS. This document includes essential information about the Recruitment Process.

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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.

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