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Consultant Rheumatologist

Job Reference: 259-MED0069WXH

Barts Health NHS Trust
Leyton, London
£77,913 to £105,042 pa

With a turnover of £1.4 billion and a workforce of around 16,000, Barts Health is the largest NHS trust in the country, and one of Britain’s leading healthcare providers. The Trust’s five hospitals – St Bartholomew’s Hospital in the City, including the Barts Heart Centre, The Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, Newham University Hospital in Plaistow, Whipps Cross University Hospital in Leytonstone and Mile End – deliver high quality compassionate care to the 2.5 million people of East London and beyond.

Recent improvements has led to a stronger focus on providing Safe and Compassionate care to our patients and this has increased opportunities available to learn, develop and expand your career. We believe that providing excellent education, training and development for our staff is essential. We offer a wide range of benefits for example access to childcare vouchers, home-electronic scheme giving you discounted prices for home –electronics, salary sacrifice for cars, season ticket loans and access to staff discount for local restaurants and gyms

So while we are improving, you can too - within a professionally challenging yet exciting environment.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Consultant Rheumatologist based at Whipps Cross University Hospital Site. We are looking to recruit a replacement for Rheumatology Consultant with GIM (8 PA rheumatology and 2 PA medicine).


The successful applicant will support and develop the high quality rheumatology service and be responsible for providing general in-patient and outpatient adult rheumatology care.


Rheumatology sits within the ECAM (Emergency Care and Acute Medicine) directorate. Barts Health Rheumatology Service has been established for over 50 years and during that time has become recognised as a leading national and international rheumatology centre of excellence. Many members of the teams are leading UK experts in their fields and all provide high quality specialist care.


The Department catchment area covers East London, Essex and further afield and is the 2nd largest department in the UK. It hasbeen awarded the BSR Best Practice award in the category of emerging best practice and has also won multiple NIHR awards for clinical research.


The department provides for a broad spectrum of specialist areas including: Ankylosing Spondylitis, early arthritis clinic, psoriatic arthritis, chronic pain management, sports medicine, osteoporosis, complex spinal problems, connective tissue diseases, vasculitis, adolescent rheumatology and obstetric rheumatology.There are a wide range of opportunities for the post holder to develop a clinical interest.


We have an active clinical research unit on site, in which the post holder would be encouraged to participate. We are also a major teaching centre for medical students from QMW, University of London and the post holder will have responsibility to manage undergraduate teaching in the department.


The medicine component would involve a 1 in 10 cover of acute medicine and the post holder will participate in the medical on call (currently 1 in 27 weekdays and 1 in 20 weekends). There will be no rheumatology clinical commitment during these weeks.


Our mission is to bring excellence to life through the use of pioneering technology, evidence-based medicine and first class clinical care.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Applicants are very welcome to visit the department. For an informal discussion, please contact Dr Hasan Tahir, Consultant Rheumatologist and Clinical Lead at Whipps Cross University Hospital. Telephone 020 8535 6615 or

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential.

As an Equal Opportunities Employer we actively support applications from individuals’ who apply under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme and will process your application as appropriate.

We reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once a sufficient number of applications has been received and we regret that we are unable to provide notification if your application is unsuccessful.

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Barts Health is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and to child protection. The Trust aims to ensure as far as is possible that anyone, paid or unpaid, who seeks to work in our organisation and who gains access to children, is safe to do so. As such, you may be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Check as part of the recruitment process if appointed to a post with direct access to children or vulnerable adults.

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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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.

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