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Consultant Endocrinologist

Job Description

Surrey & Sussex NHS Trust

Our Trust

We provide emergency and non-emergency services to the residents of East Surrey, north-east West Sussex, and South Croydon, including the major towns of Crawley, Horsham, Reigate and Redhill; a community of over 535,000 people.

At East Surrey Hospital in Redhill we provide acute and complex services and a range of outpatient, diagnostic services whilst Crawley Hospital and Horsham in West Sussex and Caterham Dene Hospital and Oxted Health Centre in Surrey provide less complex planned services. East Surrey Hospital is also the designated major trauma centre for Gatwick Airport.

We are one of the best performing Trusts in England:

  • The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has given us a good rating .
  • We are one of the safest hospitals in the country according to CQC’s intelligent monitoring
  • Our patients are likely to recommend us as we have the best Friends and Family score in the region
  • We achieved 100% for cleanliness in the latest PLACE scores
  • Our staff are among the most motivated in the country and are proud to recommend our Trust as a place to work and be treated, according to the latest staff survey. This has helped us become one of the top 100 NHS employers according to the HSJ.


  • East Surrey Hospital
  • Full time - 10 PAs per week
  • £76,001 - £102,465 per annum

We are seeking to appoint a whole time (10 PAs) Consultant in Diabetes & Endocrinology. This is a new post to meet the increasing demand within the specialty, and the successful applicant will join a team of 3 existing full-time consultants. The post holder will be based at East Surrey Hospital and, together with the existing team, will participate in the management of specialty and general medical inpatients at East Surrey Hospital, and provide outpatient services at the Earlswood Community Diabetes & Endocrinology Centre, and at Crawley Hospital. The post holder will also be involved in the general medical on-call rota.

We are looking for applicants with a wide experience in general adult diabetes and endocrinology who will actively participate in clinical service development, and who will work collaboratively with colleagues to develop innovative pathways and improve patient experience. We would welcome applicants that would be keen to develop a specialist interest, and in particular to lead on improving inpatient diabetes care across the trust.

The post-holder will join the well-established diabetes and endocrinology multidisciplinary team based at the Earlswood Community Diabetes and Endocrinology Centre, adjacent to the main hospital site. At present the consultants are on the ward 1 month in 3 (proposed to change to 1 in 4), and while on the ward conduct 2 full ward rounds weekly, with morning board rounds and review of new patients on the remaining 3 weekdays. Outpatient clinic commitments are reduced while on the ward accordingly.

This additional post will offer exciting opportunities to develop and improve services. In particular, we wish to focus on improving inpatient diabetes management across the trust, and the post-holder will support the inpatient DSN and also develop guidelines and pathways for patients with diabetes across different departments. There are also opportunities to improve liaison with Renal Medicine, including with local dialysis units, and to develop sub-specialty clinics, depending on the interests and experience of the successful applicant.

Applicants should be on the GMC Specialist Register for Diabetes & Endocrinology and G(I)M, or within 6 months of obtaining CCT (or equivalent) at the time of interview.

For further information or to arrange a visit, please contact Dr James Clark, Consultant Endocrinologist and Clinical Lead for Medical Specialties on  ( Phone number removed ) , or email ( Email address removed )

Interview date: Friday 2nd December 2016, East Surrey Hospital

“Equality of opportunity is our policy, irrespective of age, disability, gender, race and ethnicity, religion or belief and sexual orientation”.

“We welcome applications that reflect our diverse local population and the communities we serve, especially those from an ethnic minority background or those with disabilities. We can make reasonable adjustments and offer support and advice in a variety of ways throughout the application process”.

If you are an SpR applying for a Consultant post, please ensure you provide either your Medical Director or Clinical Director as one of your referees.

Please apply online using the link below unless directed otherwise in the advert.

Benefits include on-site car parking for staff, restaurant facilities, full educational library services, on-site nursery at East Surrey Hospital and excellent rail and bus links. We also participate in a car sharing scheme and provide lockable storage for cycles.

We are unable to obtain work permits for positions within this Trust unless otherwise specified in the advert. If you require a work permit and have one currently please note these are not transferable between NHS Trusts or other organisations.

Some vacancies may expire before the advertised closing date. This is in line with the Department of Health's policy.

Unfortunately we are unable to send out regret letters to all applicants. Therefore, if you have not received a reply within 4 weeks of the closing date you will not have been shortlisted. However, this should not deter you from applying for similar positions within the Trust in the future.

We are committed to Improving Working Lives and Equal Opportunities. This Trust is a designated No Smoking site, for further information please see our No Smoking Policy.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

UK Registration

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