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Paediatric Medicine
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Full Time - 10PAs per week
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St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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St Georges Hospital
£76,761 - £103,490
11/02/2018 23:59
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Consultant in General Paediatrics and Paediatric Gastroenterology

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

St. George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the regional specialist care provider for south west London, Surrey and beyond. The trust provides a high quality, comprehensive range of health services from leading edge tertiary and trauma care to community services.

With national and regional referrals added to our local 3.5m catchment, we serve a population of around 5m.

Co-located with St George’s, University of London and with both organisations now in a formal strategic alliance with King’s Health Partners, the trust delivers with its partners high quality research and education both of which contribute to the healthcare provision of tomorrow.

Acute and tertiary health services are delivered from over 1,000 beds across two sites, by around 8,000 staff.

St. George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a major acute hospital that offers very specialist care for complex injuries and illnesses, including trauma, neurology, cardiac care, renal transplantation, cancer care and stroke. It has a helipad which opened in spring 2014 and the work of its emergency department can currently be seen on Channel 4’s ‘24 Hours in A&E’ programme. The hospital also provides all the usual care you would expect from a local NHS district general hospital.

We also provide services at Queen Mary’s Hospital in Roehampton. These include outpatient rapid diagnostic and treatment facilities, a minor injuries unit, limb fitting services and 70 elderly, intermediate care and rehabilitation beds.

As well as hospital services, we provide a wide variety of specialist, maternity and community services to children, adults, older people and people with learning disabilities. These services are provided from St John’s Therapy Centre, 11 health centres and clinics, schools, nursing homes and people’s own homes. The trust also manages the healthcare service at HMP Wandsworth.



Consultant in General Paediatrics and Paediatric Gastroenterology

Children managed at St George's Hospital (SGH) are either local, or regional tertiary patients. There has been a steady increase in the number of paediatric attendees in the Accident and Emergency department, in inpatient emergency admissions and outpatient referrals for local children. This reflects the increasing young population in SW Thames. Tertiary children’s services at SGH include endocrinology, gastroenterology, infectious diseases, neurology, oncology, allergy, paediatric surgery, PICU, trauma and respiratory medicine. The hospital is the second Trust in London with a helipad.

The department has its own outpatient’s department, the Dragon Centre; a child development centre; 4 wards with 57 inpatient beds; a developing Children’s Ambulatory Unit; a 10 bed PICU/HDU and 36 cot NICU. There are 35 paediatric consultants and a fully staffed and compliant trainee rota, composed of grid trainees, regional trainees, fellows and F1 doctors.

Job Summary:
This is a 10PA full-time post based at St. George’s Hospital to support the general paediatric and paediatric gastroenterology services.

The postholder’s duties will be shared between general paediatrics and paediatric gastroenterology. The general paediatric work will include contribution to the out of hours rota and care of inpatients on the children’s wards. The paediatric gastroenterology work will consist of specialist outpatient clinics, endoscopy and leading MDT care of complex inpatients admitted under the gastroenterology team. The non-service weeks will also include other academic and management activities.

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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

Visits are actively encouraged and can be arranged by contacting:

Dr Luci Etheridge, Care Group Lead General Paediatrics, on

or Rachael Bolland Care Group Lead Paediatric Specialties, on or 0208 725 4636

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