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Consultant Gastroenterologist

Job Reference: 177-MDEMER-2065170

James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
James Paget Hospital, Gorleston

The James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust serves a population of around 230,000 people in the Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft and Waveney areas. The Trust provides an integrated hospital and community children’s service.
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Friendly and enthusiastic consultant team

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We are looking for a dynamic and motivated Consultant Gastroenterologist to join our friendly and enthusiastic gastroenterology team at the James Paget University Hospital.

We are located in Gorleston in Norfolk; a stone’s throw away from beautiful sandy beaches and just minutes from the Norfolk Broads and rural countryside, offering the perfect work life balance. The medieval town of Great Yarmouth and the nearby city of Norwich provide a large variety of cultural and culinary higlights.

The JPUH have been given an overall rating of “Good,” following the Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection which took place in August 2018. This places us in the top 30% of acute trusts in the country.

This is an opportunity to join a highly motivated gastroenterology team in providing a comprehensive service of the highest quality. Given the range of interests amongst the current consultants in post and close working relationships with the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, most subspecialty interests would be supported.


We can accommodate a consultant with an interest in ERCP and an interest in hepatology but neither is essential. Other special interests such as endoscopy, nutrition, research and teaching would also be welcome

Facilities available include a modern fully JAG-accredited 4-room endoscopy suite equipped with an image intensifier, new videoscopes, two colonic scope-guide imagers, YAG laser, APC, bipolar and heater probe, endoclips, colonic, biliary, oesophageal and duodenal stents. We will be commencing Bowelscope screening as part of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Programme this year. The Trust has recently purchased two new CT scanners and new MRI scanner.


The appointee will have responsibilities on the out-of hours GI bleed rota as well as having a partial role in the acute medical on-call (hybrid system with most on-calls for GI bleeds rather than GIM), and will be given the opportunity to play a significant teaching role in the Norwich Medical School.

The James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (JPUH) provides medical services for a population of approximately 230,000 living in South East Norfolk and North East Suffolk, plus a large number of visitors to the coast and Broads National Park during the summer months. In addition, it provides approximately 1/3 of the secondary care teaching for the new Norwich Medical School.


James Paget University Hospital is a research active trust recruiting, on average, approximately 700 patients per year into studies. Participation in research is actively encouraged and supported by the Trust Board and Governing Body and we are particularly interested in recruiting clinicians with experience of applying for research grants both as named and lead applicants.

Prospective candidates should be within 6 months of obtaining a CCT, or be listed on the Specialist Register of the GMC, for Gastroenterology and General (Internal) Medicine. The Trust is an equal opportunities employer and operates a no smoking policy.


For further details / informal visits contact:

For an informal discussion or visit please contact: Dr Matthews Williams (Lead Consultant Gastroenterologist, 01493 453753)

The James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust recognises the requirement to promote health and reduce ill-health. The Trust is committed to the principles of improving working lives through a number of initiatives such as job share, flexible working and the development of a culture of openness and transparency. The Trust is committed to ensuring that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of their gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation or identity, and religion or belief.

Tier 2 Sponsorship : We are pleased to consider applicants who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK but it is unlikely that we would be able to appoint if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available. Applying for entry clearance into the UK, must provide 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.

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification before making your application.

By applying for this post you are agreeing to "name of trust" transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system. Please note all communication regarding your application will be made via email. You authorise the Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process. In accordance with and to the extent permitted by Data Protection Legislation in order for the Trust to perform its obligations under this application. Personal data relating to you may be kept electronically or in hard copy format.

Should we experience a high level of interest in this post, the vacancy may be closed prior to the stated closing date.

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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