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Fixed Term Consultant Urological Surgeon

Job Reference: 179-MSC08-19

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
Bury St. Edmunds
£77,913 to £105,042 pa

About the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

Here at theWest Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (WSFT), we’re all about quality. Our vision is simply to deliver the best quality and safest care to our community.

The commitment, care and compassion our staff hold is reflected in our Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection results. We’re one of a handful of trusts across the country to have been rated as ‘outstanding’ – and we are exceptionally proud to hold this accolade.

Serving a rural population of around 280,000, we aim to provide the right care, in the right place, at the right time – whether in the hospital or community settings across west Suffolk. We deliver high-quality services in a variety of settings including people’s own homes, care homes, day centres, schools, GP surgeries and health centres, as well as the Newmarket Community Hospital inpatient unit and clinics, and our main site, the West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds.

And we do everything we can to make our Trust a great place to work – we truly care about you and your wellbeing.

Feedback from our colleagues that already work here tells us we’re generally getting it right; using our results from the latest NHS Staff Survey (2018), the prestigious Health Service Journal scored us as having the best staff engagement score in the East of England, and the fourth best in the country. They’ve also branded us as “the best small hospital in the country” – and we get consistently good feedback from our patients too, who recommend us as a place to receive care.

Join us – what will you #BeKnown for?

An opportunity has arisen for a Fixed Term Consultant Urological Surgeon. The appointee will be expected to actively participate in the development and all other activities of the department. This post will take the number of Consultants to six providing comprehensive core urology plus specialist stone work, female urology, andrology and green light laser prostatectomy.


Candidates should be on or eligible for inclusion onto the GMC Specialist Register for Urology or be within 6 months of their expected date of obtaining a CCT (or equivalent) at the time of the interview.


This is a great opportunity to work in an award winning Trust recently rated as ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC and to build on an already high level of patient satisfaction, staff engagement and public confidence. A quarter of a million people are served by the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust. With over 3,000 staff and a vision to deliver the best quality and safest care for our community, the Trust offers a full range of district hospital services together with specialist cancer and surgical services in conjunction with the neighbouring teaching hospitals.


Our vision is to deliver the best quality and safest care for our community – which we benchmark against the best. Our values, developed with staff and patients, have been clear since 2008 - FIRST - Focused on patients; Integrated team working; Respectful and courteous; Staff focused and supportive; Two-way open communication. We live these values and it shows in our key achievements below.



Key achievements


  • In 2018 our trust received an ‘Outstanding’ rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) – one of just seven general hospitals in England, and the only one in the Midlands and East region, to hold this accolade.


  • We are one of the top 10 sites in the country for hip, knee and joint replacement outcomes


  • Top performing trust in UK in terms of best practice in Hip Fracture as identified by NHFD.


  • Our Trust has scored top in the East of England for doctors’ overall training satisfaction in acute trusts in the GMC national training survey 2018


  • West Suffolk Hospital Foundation Trust was named as one the CHKS Top Hospitals for 2018.


  • In the NHS staff survey results for 2016, we emerged as the acute trust with the best performance engagement score throughout the whole of England. 85% of staff would recommend the Trust for the treatment of a friend or relative and 75% would recommend the Trust as a place to work.


  • As a global digital exemplar, we have invested in an e-Care system that will make us one of the first paperless hospitals and health systems in the NHS.


  • Our trust was recently awarded a contract to develop an alliance to run local community services


  • We have had the best early detection of cancer in the country for three years running


Bury St Edmunds is a beautiful market town that is regarded as ‘the jewel in the crown’ of East Anglia. It has excellent schools, shops and restaurants.

West Suffolk Hospital is a University of Cambridge Teaching hospital foundation Trust and is a busy and popular hospital; recently awarded a score of ‘Outstanding’ by the Healthcare Commission for the quality of its services.


The Trust has close links with Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge and Cambridge University Medical School. Situated in the heart of East Anglia, the Cathedral town of Bury St Edmunds provides sophisticated facilities in a traditional and unspoilt rural town setting. There is also easy access to the Midlands, London and the East Coast.


We would welcome any applicants wishing to visit the department and this can be arranged via Miss Wilson’s secretary (Urology lead consultant) on 01284 713520 or secretary on 01284 712549






We will endeavour to notify you on the progress of your application. Please note that this could be via email or post; therefore you should ensure you regularly check your email account for new messages.

We are an equal opportunities employer, with a range of flexible working options.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS clearance (Disclosure and Barring Service - Police checks) will be required for relevant posts.

Final Salary Pension Scheme and Life Cover.

Key Worker Living Housing Initiative available to applicable staff groups.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces community.

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 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 Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department 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, must 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) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

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