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Consultant /Associate Specialist Gastroenterology

Job Reference: 403-CONS1027-B

Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton
£79,860 - £107,668 per annum

Consultant Gastroenterologist/Associate Specialist Gastroenterology

The Gastroenterology Team are looking to appoint a colleague who is committed to delivering high-quality services across the breadth of gastroenterology and hepatology. Depending on the candidate experience and qualifications this appointment may be made at either Associate Specialist or Consultant level. In addition we will consider flexible working, including a less than full time post, and / or a post with elective activity (clinics and endoscopy) only

This post has arisen due to increasing demand for endoscopy and outpatient activity. Any sub-speciality interest (including advanced or interventional endoscopy) will be considered. Appointing the right colleague, who will enhance and work within the team, is our primary aim.

The department of gastroenterology at Musgrove Park Hospital (Taunton and Somerset Hospital) runs a comprehensive gastroenterology & hepatology service to West Somerset (350,000 population) with over 2,000 new outpatient referrals to the department and almost 11,000 endoscopy procedures in the last. There are currently nine consultant gastroenterologists providing the full range of GI services. We are the regional hub for the NHS bowel cancer screening programme and have expanded to bowel scope screening.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Timothy Jobson

Clinical Service Lead for Gastroenterology

01823 342720


Mr David Mahon

Clinical Director for Acute Surgery and Gastroenterology

01823 342100

If you are successful for interview, you will be required to bring ID, proof of essential qualifications / relevant documents with you (More details will follow)

Our values are simple: Outstanding Care, Working Together, Listening and Leading

Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust are planning to merge and become Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, providing community and mental health services across Somerset and acute services from Musgrove Park Hospital. Any correspondence you receive from us may reflect our name change.

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