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Consultant in Emergency Medicine

Job Reference: 249-MED9990223

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Emergency Medicine
£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.

Consultant in Emergency Medicine

Great Western Hospital, Swindon


Applications are invited for the post of Consultant in Emergency Medicine. The appointed candidate will join the already existing team of 10 Consultants.

The appointee will participate in the general ED rota and workload and will be encouraged to develop a special interest relevant to Emergency Medicine so complementing current Consultants’ interests. We have an adjacent observation ward which is well served by colleagues from mental health and community services, allowing rapid and appropriate discharge of patients to the Community. The successful candidate will provide general clinical ED sessions and senior input into patient care, ensuring appropriate discharge and hospital admission, along with management and leadership responsibilities expected of Consultants in the specialty. The department saw over 89,000 new patients last year; of which approximately 18,000 were paediatric.

It is intended that the new Consultant will:

  • With other colleagues enable senior input into patients journey through the ED enhancing quality and Consultant ‘sign off’
  • Maintain the hours of availability of immediate Consultant opinion
  • Enhance the reputation of the department through multi-disciplinary education & training and research

This modern hospital has most specialities on site and has close Educational and super-speciality links with both Bristol and Oxford. The ED resuscitation room is state-of-the-art with overhead x-ray gantry, supported by a fully computerised digital PACS system for viewing x-rays.

Surrounded by the Cotswolds, the Upper Thames Valley and the Marlborough Downs, and being just one hour in either direction to London and Bristol, Swindon offers a real lifestyle choice, whether you choose city living or a country retreat, always within easy reach.

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a particularly friendly and effective unit and benefits from excellent relationships between management teams and clinical staff.

To discuss the post and arrange an informal visit please contact Dr Stephen Haig, Clinical Lead on 01793 605274 or email

Applicants to hold CCT or be within 6 months of CCT at the time of interview.

To apply please complete the application form and upload your CV.

Closing date for applications: 25th August 2019

All correspondence in relation to your application is via NHS jobs; any emails may default to your Junk inbox. Check your Junk file for any updates on your application.


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.

GWH NHS Foundation Trust is a safeguarding employer committed to safer recruitment practices to protect children, young people and vulnerable adults. As part of the organisation's commitment to Safer Recruitment, candidates may request copies of relevant policies and procedures by contacting the Recruitment Team.

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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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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