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NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Fixed term - 12 months
Full time
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Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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Chorley and South Ribble District General Hospital
£79,860 to £107,668 pa
12/02/2020 23:59

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Consultant Gastroenterologist

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

Do you want to join our dynamic team of seven Gastroenterology Consultants and to work in a supported team of professionals to develop your career?


You will join a thriving and fully integrated Medicine Directorate comprising of 39 consultants. The Medical Directorate is engaged in a comprehensive program of service improvement and we will see significant changes to the way we deliver our services. The scale and the pace of these changes provide an excellent opportunity for someone wishing to develop their career and gain experience in an expanding, progressive department.


The Gastroenterology service receives excellent support from the pathology and radiology departments and from the emergency surgical services based at the hospital.


We have specialist services in Nutrition, Viral Hepatitis and IBD. A Fibroscanner is also available with standard and XL probes. We have an established GI Physiology Service with High Resolution Manometry, and Impedance/pH capabilities, and a full range of lower GI testing and interventional modalities, including Biofeedback. Open access endoscopy services, straight to test fast track endoscopy, ERCP, EUS and Urea breath testing services are also well established.


The Gastroenterology Service has a well-established team of clinical nurse specialists specialising in:


- Inflammatory Bowel Disease (two posts);

- Hepatitis (two posts); and

- Alcohol Liaison (three posts).


In addition to the above Preston is the Specialist centre for Upper GI Oesophago-gastric cancer within the Lancashire and South Cumbria Cancer Network.


This is a full time, 12 month fixed term post; please see our job description today for further details.



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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

For further details / informal visits contact:

Informal enquiries and requests to visit the Hospitals are welcome and should be made, following shortlisting, with Dr. Geraldine Skailes, Medical Director and Karen Partington, Chief Executive (01772) 522692.



Clinical enquiries may be made at any time to Dr P Shields Consultant Gastroenterologist on 01772 522332.