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Main area
Gastroenterology
Grade
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Contract
Permanent
Hours
10 pa
Job ref
382-DOC112-17
Employer
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Town
Blackpool
Salary
YC72
Closing
08/01/2018 23:59
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Consultant in Gastroenterology

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is situated on the west coast of Lancashire, and offers a full range of district hospital services and community health services to a population of 1.6 million in Lancashire and South Cumbria.

The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology services across the wider region.

We employ more than 6,500 staff, with a turnover in excess of £370m in 2014/2015 and have approximately 900 beds.

Our main activities are

  • Cardiovascular care at our Cardiac Centre.
  • Accident and Emergency at Blackpool Teaching Hospital
  • Community Midwifery and Women and Childrens Services.
  • Clinical research with an 80-strong team of nurses and doctors
  • Community nursing ans school nursing
  • Recovery and rehabilitation for a variety of conditions including brain injury, stroke and elderly care.
  • Sexual health and family planning services
  • Wellbeing and lifestyle including mental health services, heart health campaigns, and smoking cessation services.
  • End of life and palliative care.

Between April 1 2014 and March 31 2015 we treated 100,662 day cases and inpatients (elective and non-elective), 329,257 outpatients and had 83,303 A & E attendances. The total number of community contacts was 1,228,494.

The Trust houses a state of the art Simulation & Skills Facility that provides training for all grades of staff to improve the safety and quality of the service that we offer our patients.

We run a portfolio of in-house courses that can be accessed by all staff to enhance their professional development needs. The training is supported by the use of modern equipment including part task trainers for such skills as venupuncture and full body manikins for the practice of emergency drills.


This is a Consultant Gastroenterologist post working across the geographical areas covered by the Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Blackpool Victoria Hospital is a large district hospital with attached Lancashire Specialist Cardiothoracic Centre. It provides services to a population of 330 000 people and is situated in the popular seaside resort of Blackpool on the Lancashire Coast. There are good transport links and we are within easy reach of Manchester, Liverpool and the Lake District. The surrounding area includes the affluent townships of Poulton and Lytham St Annes which are both in short commuting proximity with highly rated schools of Excellent by Ofsted, good quality dining, many picturesque locations, affordable high quality housing and offer a varied range of outdoor, cultural and social activities. Remuneration packages may be applicable to allow for relocation.
The appointee will join a team of 6 existing Consultant Gastroenterology colleagues and will also participate in an ‘out of hours’ GI Bleed Service. There will support from existing Consultant colleagues and opportunities to develop areas of specialist interest, including through ongoing post-CCT in-house training and mentorship from experienced Consultant colleagues (inclusive as part of SPA).
The successful candidate will join a multi-professional team based on the Blackpool Victoria Hospital site and will also give clinical opinions at community hospitals within the Trust when requested by Consultant colleagues.
Applicants should possess full GMC registration and be registered on the Specialist Register or within 6 months.
The post holder will be employed by the Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

The AAC Interview will take place all day on 3rd October 2017

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Senthil Murugesan
Head of Department
Telephone : 01253 951639
dr.murugesan2@bfwhospitals.nhs.uk

If you have problems applying, contact

Telephone
01253 957015