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Consultant in Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Job Reference: 360-A-901

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust
£77,913 - £105,042


Acute Medical Care Division

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic individual to join an existing team of nine Gastroenterologists at West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust which serves a population of 500,000. The candidate should be on the Specialist Register for Gastroenterology and General (Internal) Medicine, or be within six months of acquiring CCT.


We are a body of nine enthusiastic Gastroenterologists each practicing general gastroenterology with sub-specialist interests and are looking for a colleague with sub-speciality training in Hepatology. We hope to strengthen and develop Hepatology services within the treatment of portal hypertension, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, alcohol services and viral hepatitis. We have well established links with the Royal Free Hospital Liver Unit which will be strengthened by the new appointment. We hope also to increase the Hepatology research profile of our unit.


We provide a 24/7 GI Bleed rota and are not on the acute GIM rota. Our state of the art Endoscopy Unit was JAG re-accredited in February 2018 and provides BCSP, Bowel Scope, EUS, RFA, Laser, oesophageal physiology, Fibroscan and EMR services in addition to traditional endoscopy services. We have also recently commenced JAG endoscopy training courses for which the consultants act as faculty. We have actively promoted Nurse Specialist training and have fully trained seven nurse endoscopists, four IBD nurses and one specialist Hepatology nurse.

Prospective applications are encouraged to visit the department which can be arranged by contacting Dr Mohamed Shariff, Clinical Lead for Gastroenterology, telephone: 01923 217893, or Dr Anthony Leahy, Consultant Gastroenterologist, telephone 01923 217291. Interview date 16 October

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust provides acute healthcare services to a core catchment population of approximately half a million people living in west Hertfordshire and the surrounding area. Overall, the population served by the Trust is relatively affluent, but there are some areas of deprivation.

The Trust also provides a range of more specialist services to a wider population, serving residents of North London, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and East Hertfordshire.

As an employer of over 4,000 people the Trust is one of the biggest employers in the area and sees nearly a million patients each year.

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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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