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Consultant Gastroenterologist


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Full time 10PAs
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Gastro - Med Staff (Dept)
Milton Keynes
£79,860 to £107,668 per annum
12/07/2020 23:59

You can expect a warm welcome at Milton Keynes University Hospital, our staff are friendly and welcoming. We listen to each other and work together to embed our Trusts values and behaviours. At MKUH we appreciate our staff and reward them with an outstanding benefits package including:

Free on-site parking
Free tea and coffee
Great flexible working opportunities
Discounted gym membership
Generous annual leave and pension scheme
On site nursery (chargeable)
Extensive staff health and well-being programme

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the University of Buckingham, is a University Teaching Hospital; we conduct research and teaching on site to improve the care of our patients . The hospital is undergoing significant  investment and development including a new surgical ward, a new main entrance (allowing expansion of A&E services),  a new Academic Centre and a planned new Cancer Centre.

Milton Keynes is the fastest growing and most successful city in the country (visit for which we provide Emergency Medicine (including Paediatrics) from minor injury to major trauma, Critical Care, Cancer Services, General Surgery & Medicine, Women’s & Children Services (including Maternity, Paediatrics & Neonatal) and Renal Services.

Job Title:  Consultant Gastroenterologist

Department: Gastroenterology

Location: Milton Keynes

Salary: £79,860 to £107,668 per annum

Programmed Activities: 10


Applications are invited to apply for a Consultant Gastroenterologist at Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

This post offers 10 programmed activities. Additional programmed activities may be available upon agreement.

The purpose of this replacement post is to maintain a dynamic gastroenterology service and expanding therapeutic endoscopy service with colleagues.  If the applicant have a special interest or experience in EUS it would complement the department very well.  The EUS equipment is already procured and protocols have also been developed. The post will also enhance the provision of gastroenterology services and in meeting the demands of expanding endoscopy service. The department is also willing to support other interests like IBD.  The role encompasses responsibilities gastroenterology clinics, endoscopy sessions, and care for in-patients under gastroenterology service. The candidate will be expected to embrace the other aspects of DGH gastroenterology including attendance and involvement with MDTs, and will be required to partake in the 1:6 out of hours GI bleeding endoscopy rota and a planned future expansion to a 7 day service. There is no commitment to general medical rota but we provide in-reach service to AMU 6 days a week.

We welcome candidates with CCT or equivalent in gastroenterology, with experience and or interest in EUS but this not mandatory.

There is a 25 bed gastroenterology ward (ward 8) looked after by 2 GI teams. Currently there is in-reach service to Medical assessment unit on Saturday mornings linked with out-of-hour GI bleeding rota on 1 in 6 basis. The in-reach service only supports the review of gastroenterology ill-patients in MAU.

The team is well complimented with 4 middle-grades, 2 Oxford deanery registrars, 1 CMT, 2 SHOs/FY2 and 2 FY1 doctors. We also have 2.5 IBD nurse specialists, 2 UGI cancer nurses and 1.5 Nutrition nurses. We have 3 nurse endoscopists who take on the bowel scope screening. They also support the symptomatic service. Colorectal nurses and stoma nurses from surgical department also help support the colorectal cancer and IBD patients. We are the lead Bowel cancer screening centre for Buckinghamshire with 3 sites at Milton Keynes, Stoke Mandeville and High Wycombe.  

The hospital is the premier teaching hospital for the newly created University of Buckingham Medical School. The first students graduated in 2019 and currently all years of medical students are being taught at the hospital. There are significant opportunities in the field of medical education both in the delivery and organisation of teaching.  A teaching and research background would be highly advantageous when applying for this position.

We believe the continued growth of the hospital will allow us to expand and improve our services to offer the very best care to the people of Milton Keynes, and beyond.

Located just 50 miles north of London, Milton Keynes has excellent access to the capital whilst being centrally located for Oxford and Cambridge and having ease of access to the north. Lying in attractive countryside, Milton Keynes offers first class facilities for sport, theatre, music, shopping and dining.


Please submit your CV by attaching it to your NHS Jobs application.


Closing date for receipt of applications:  12th July 2020

Interview Date: 29th July 2020


This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service Check.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Milton Keynes is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


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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

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Ravi Madhotra, Clinical lead for Gastroenterology, Direct line: 01908 997103 or at