Consultant in Diabetes Endocrinology and General Internal Medicine


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Diabetes and Endocrinology
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435|6046|Diabetes Medical Staff|ICG
£76,761 to £103,490 pa
28/01/2018 23:59

At East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care.  We currently provide high quality services and treat over 600,000 people across East Lancashire and the surrounding area. We employ over 7,000 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work.

Consultant in Diabetes Endocrinology and General Internal Medicine

Having successfully recruited 2 consultants into our department in the last two months we are looking to further expand our team by recruiting another 2 Consultant Physician's in Diabetes and Endocrinology and GIM. The post holder will work 10 programmed activities for East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust including 2.5SPA. The job plan works on a 6 week cycle. Weeks 1 and 2 are wards and clinic and then weeks 3 to 6 are clinics only. There is a commitment to the emergency duties rota for general (internal) medicine including out of hours on call on a 1:21 rota.

The department of Diabetes and Endocrinology provides a comprehensive service including a range of diabetes sub-specialty services on the two main hospital sites, two community hospital sites, and a number of other community sites. The service is supported by a team of 12 Diabetes Specialist Nurses along with Diabetes Specialist Dieticians and Podiatrists as well as a Diabetes Specialist Midwife. There is also a very active Clinical Trials Department supported by research nurses, admin and a medical team. Having been successful in our bid for national funding we are working to further expand the diabetes inpatient nursing and podiatry teams as well as increasing patient education in the community.

We are a Teaching Hospital and also a Royal College of Physicians Future Hospital site. The Trust was established in 2003 and is a major acute Trust located in Lancashire, in the heart of the North West of England. The Trust employs 7,000 staff, some of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work and achievements. We treat nearly three quarters of a million patients a year from the most serious of emergencies to planned operations and procedures using state-of-the-art facilities.

Subsequent to a vision to improve clinical leadership and access to Consultant and Diabetes Specialist Nurse led services across the East Lancashire Health Economy we are developing a fully integrated diabetes service. Commitment to clinics off the main hospital sites will increase. The philosophy of the department is the prompt and effective implementation of evidence and national guidance into practice. The department is also recognised for its strength in clinical trials activities.

The successful candidate would be encouraged to take on specific SPA roles as part of their 2.5 SPA per week.

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Applicant requirements

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 Margaret Christian, Consultant Physician
01254 735207
(Clinical Director of Diabetes & Endocrinology)

Dr Shenaz Ramtoola, Consultant Physician
01254 734469
(Chief of Medicine)

Mrs Pam Braham,
01254 732220
(Acting Business Manager)

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