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Consultant in Emergency General Surgery

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

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General Surgery
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
10 pas
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YM72 - £77,913 - £105,042 per annum
02/01/2019 23:59
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At NNUH it is our privilege to provide healthcare to over one million people across Norfolk and surrounding areas. Our vision is to ‘provide every patient with the care we want for those we love the most’, and if this inspires you and you share our values, we really want you to join our team. 

Our values support our vision and guide the behaviour of everything we do, these are:.


We look after the needs of our patients, carers and colleagues, to provide a safe and caring experience for all.


We act with care, compassion and kindness and value others’ diverse needs.


We take an honest, open and ethical approach to everything we do.


We work as one team and support each other to maintain the highest professional standards.


We continuously learn and improve to achieve the best outcomes for our patients and our hospital. 

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The General Surgical Directorate is seeking a new full-time consultant in response to increased volumes of work and plans to further improve clinical services. The successful applicant would join a team of thirteen gastrointestinal surgeons.

Applicants would be expected to have a broad training in general and laparoscopic surgery.

Applicants with an interest in Day Surgery would be welcome.  Experience of ultrasound or Emergency Ambulatory Pathways would be an advantage.

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides a full range of acute clinical services through the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (1,000 beds) and Cromer and District Hospital, including more specialist services such as oncology and radiotherapy, neonatology, orthopaedics, plastic surgery, ophthalmology, rheumatology, paediatric medicine and surgery.

Our staff of over 7,000 treat more than one million patients; people from Norfolk, neighbouring counties and further afield. Our patients are referred to us by around 100 local GP practices but also from other acute hospitals and primary care trusts around the country.

As a university teaching hospital we have developed our research and development strategy in partnership with the University of East Anglia.
We also work closely with our partners on the Norwich Research Park and Norwich Radiology Academy to take forward our ambitious targets for research and development.

Emergency surgery

The scope of work of the emergency general surgeons is limited to adult GI surgery and major trauma. There is a dedicated Surgical Emergency Admissions Unit (EAUS) which receives all acute surgical admissions. Minor procedures can be performed on the unit and there is an ambulatory pathway for abscesses requiring general anaesthetic.

A Surgical Emergency Clinic (Ambulatory Care) runs daily with dedicated Ultrasound slots. This is staffed jointly by the Emergency Consultants and a team of SAS surgeons.

There are two emergency theatres shared between all emergency non-trauma specialties with dedicated lists for emergency inpatient and urgent outpatient cholecystectomy.

Please attach a short CV. Closing date for applications is 02 January 2019.

The Advisory Appointment Committee will meet on 14 February 2019

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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

Richard Wharton, Clinical Director on 01603 286848 or Luke Evans, Consultant Emergency Surgeon on 01603 286961

If you have problems applying, contact

01603 289915