Client Name: North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust

Role: Substantive Consultant in Gastroenterology

Salary: £99,532 – £131,964 per annum

Hours: Full time, part time and flexible working considered

Location: Cumberland Infirmary

Job summary

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust is looking for a dynamic and motivated Locum Consultant gastroenterologist to join our team of consultant gastroenterologists and gastrointestinal surgeons to provide an integrated digestive diseases service across north Cumbria. The North Cumbria GI Service is a new, cohesive and integrated department, combining the services of gastroenterology and endoscopy, upper gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, colorectal, emergency GI surgery.

The successful candidate will join a team of gastroenterologists supported by nurse specialists in IBD & hepatology across North Cumbria NHS Trust. Associated with the transformation of all our services across the Trust, and in conjunction with the introduction of our model for acute medical care, it is envisaged that future configurations will focus complex in patient work at the Carlisle site, and elective outpatient services (endoscopy and outpatient clinics) will be provided by all of the team across the Trust. Sub specialty interest will be encouraged where this contributes to and complements the department and Trusts’ service needs.

While appointees will be appointed to a base unit, all members of the team will be expected to contribute to all aspects of the general gastroenterology service across the Trust.

Main duties of the job

The department has two dedicated GI wards within the Cumberland Infirmary at Carlisle for the treatment of inpatients. The plan in the near future is to have all GI areas co-located. There is a dedicated 3-room endoscopy unit at The Cumberland Infirmary and the new endoscopy unit at West Cumberland Hospital, Whitehaven has 2 dedicated rooms in a new, state of the art facility. There is a specialist GI physiology lab on both sites.

The Trust has also just been successful in a national bid for a new 5 room Endoscopy Unit planned to open in 2025 at the Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle.

Job description

The On-call commitment includes Out of Hours GI Bleed cover. The standard job plan attracts 10-12 PA’s.

Relocation assistance of up to £4,000 may be available for successful applicants moving to the region.

The post currently attracts a discretionary recruitment premium of up to 10% (based on basic salary) per annum.This is pensionable, payable for up to 4 years and is reviewed by the Trust on an annual basis.

Please see full job description and personal specification for details.

  • Please ensure that you document evidence of meeting all the essential criteria in the supporting information.
  • If sufficient response is received this post could be closed earlier than the specified closing date, please apply as soon as possible to ensure that your application is considered.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • oMBBS, MBChB or equivalent
  • oFull GMC or GDC registration
  • oRoyal College Membership
  • oConsultant, SAS Doctor or General Practitioner
  • oOn the GMC Specialist Register


  • oManagement Qualification or an equivalent portfolio of evidence
  • oCCT or equivalent

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications

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