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NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
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Full time: 10 PA's Per Week
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Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
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Yeovil / Sherborne
£79,860 - £107,668 per annum
04/06/2020 23:59

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Consultant Ophthalmology with Special Interest

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

I’m delighted that you’re thinking about joining the team here at Yeovil Hospital, recently rated the best Trust in the NHS for staff health and wellbeing.

Working in the NHS is both challenging and rewarding. That’s why we’re committed to giving our staff the best possible balance between a stimulating career and a relaxing personal life, enabling you to make the most of our picturesque surroundings and arrive at work energised each day.

Looking after you helps you look after our patients, and enables us to achieve some of the best performance in the NHS. For instance, we are regularly one of the top-three hospitals in England for emergency care, and we have a global reputation for research and development, and innovative partnerships with primary care.

If this is your first role in the NHS, we’ll show you why we’re one of the most respected healthcare systems in the world. And if you’re joining us from another Trust, we’ll remind you why you wanted to work in healthcare in the first place.

I look forward to working with you


Jonathan Higman, Chief Executive


Thank you for your interest in the role of Consultant in Ophthalmology with an interest in Glaucoma/Paediatric. 

The successful candidate (s) for this appointment will join an expanding department of Ophthalmology.  Close collaboration of all the consultants takes place with regular monthly team meetings and there is a close working relationship with the managers of the service

The Trust has heavily invested into the infrastructure of the department with IT software and hardware so we have achieved going paper light which enables us to provide a digital service virtually across the 3 sites that YDH ophthalmology department covers in East Somerset.  We have upgraded our diagnostic equipment and ensured that it is all links to the forum so all aspects of care are at your fingertips.

To compliment this, we have redesigned our nursing workforce and worked closely with our LOC to train optometrists to help deliver a quality service.

We are actively involved in research and development having 4 national trials in our portfolio.

All resulting in achieving NICE guidelines and National Targets .

If you feel that you want to be part on this exciting department and have ideas for helping us ensure that a small DGH is sustainable for our local population then come and join us !


We really value the impact that you as a Consultant will have on our patients and services; we therefore offer an enhanced benefits package (subject to criteria) which includes:

  • Welcome to Yeovil Payment
  • A generous relocation package, including Visa and travel costs
  • 10 hours of paid time for professional development every week
  • £700 personal budget for training and development every year

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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

Please do not send your CV direct. To apply for the role please submit your online application for consideration. 

If you want to discuss the role in further detail please contact the Ophthalmology General Manager Rebecca Whittaker.


For information regarding our enhanced Benefits Package please contact:

Carol Gill, Medical Recruitment Officer via email: