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Consultant in Diabetes & Endocrinology

Job Reference: 249-MED9990193

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Diabetes & Endocrinology
£77,913 - £105,042

The Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in Swindon is proud to have a team of highly skilled, kind and compassionate staff that deliver high quality care for our patients. The Trust provides acute services from the Great Western Hospital and community healthcare services across Swindon. We are an ambitious and progressive Foundation Trust, committed to continuing our quality journey so that we can exceed our patient’s expectations.

We have recently been successful in our bid for £30 million of national funding to develop an Integrated Front Door, expand our Emergency Department, purchase land for potential expansion and to help us develop new models of care, such as an intensive rehabilitation offer. And we have many more ambitious plans. This is a great and exciting milestone which will help us to maintain quality and safety for people in Swindon and the surrounding areas over the coming years.




We are inviting candidates to apply for the post of Consultant in Endocrinology and Diabetes to join the existing clinical team at the Great Western Hospital, Swindon.

This is a substantive and full time post offering clinical specialisation in Endocrinology and Diabetes clinics, Acute Medical on-calls and providing cover of 18 beds within an Endocrinology & General Medical ward base.


The job offers an opportunity for continued experience in General Endocrinology clinics, including Thyroid, Adrenal, Joint Pituitary and Parathyroid patients, with monthly Multidisciplinary meetings and discussions. In addition there is a well-established Diabetes service with clinics specialising in Young Adult/Adolescent Diabetes, Diabetic Foot, Weight Management, Antenatal and Gestational Diabetes. The Diabetes service is supported by a nurse led Pump Service and a team of Diabetes Specialist Nurses. An Endocrine Specialist nurse is in post supporting the Endocrine service with clinics and specialised testing.

The Great Western Hospital opened in 2002 with well-appointed accommodation for staff and patients. The hospital is a Teaching Hospital for undergraduate students from both Oxford and Bristol Universities. The Trust provides acute services to Swindon and the surrounding areas (catchment 350,000) and community services to Wiltshire (catchment 750,000).

Swindon is a thriving town set between the Cotswolds to the North and West, the Upper Thames Valley to the East and the Marlborough Downs to the South. London, Bristol and Oxford are all within easy reach, approximately one hour by car with good links by public transport. The rail journey to London Paddington from Swindon is approximately 55 minutes.

There are beautiful villages with excellent housing in the surrounding rural areas of Wiltshire and the Cotswold’s including Marlborough, a bustling market town located in Savernake Forest only 10 miles away from the Great Western offering a variety of housing and renowned educational institutions.

For an informal discussion interested applicants are encouraged to contact:

Dr Sahid Ahmed, Consultant in Endocrinology and Diabetes    

Tel: 01793 604311



Dr Beas Bhattacharya, Consultant in Endocrinology and Diabetes    

Tel: 01793 604298




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Working in healthcare is rewarding and we will work with you to maximize your potential. All we ask in return is that you live by our STAR values - Service, Teamwork, Ambition and Respect.

  • We invest in your training and development to pursue a successful and fulfilling career in healthcare.
  • As an NHS employer we offer one of the most competitive and flexible benefits packages offered in the UK.
  • Permanent staff receive at least 27 days' holiday each year, a generous pension, plus other benefits including flexible working options and exclusive discounts.
  • Bank workers receive one extra hours pay for every 12 hours worked in place of annual leave entitlement, plus other benefits including pension.
  • We offer an onsite Nursery

Application information:

The vacancy will close as soon as sufficient applications are received.

All new starters with the Trust will be subject to a six month probationary period, with the exception of medical and dental candidates.

Current employees should be aware that this position is advertised as a GWH position and appointment ends any TUPE protection.

All candidates are required to pay for their own DBS check where applicable. Standard DBS check costs £26 and will be recovered from your first pay; Enhanced DBS check costs £44 and will be split and recovered over the first 2 pay.

Bank posts requiring a DBS check; payment must be made prior to commencing.

Apprentices are exempt from payment.

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