+441234889213 Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 4NS Mon - Fri 9.00 - 18.00. Saturday & Sunday CLOSED

Northamptonshire NHS Consultant Post CCT ST7+ Genitourinary Medicine Physician United Kingdom

Northamptonshire NHS Consultant Post CCT ST7+ Genitourinary Medicine Physician United Kingdom via Workplace Doctors on a fixed term/ permanent basis.

***Location: Northamptonshire – United Kingdom
***Speciality: Medicine – Genito-Urinary Physician
*** Role: Consultant / ST 7+ / Post CCT / CESR
***Duration: Fixed Term / Permanent (NOT Locum Basis)
***Pay rate: £NEGOTIABLE (dependent on experience £79,860 to £110,465 a year)
***Start date: ASAP
*** GMC Registration Required ( General Medical Council) Essential
*** Specialist Register entry on the GMC Register
***CESR / CCT or Post CCT (within 6 month of job offer) or equivalent overseas qualification.


Our Northamptonshire NHS client prides itself on being a friendly and caring place to work where the aim to combine our patient first approach with innovative and creativity against a backdrop of holistic team working, as encapsulated in their vision and values.

This is a 10PA NHS Consultant Post in Genitourinary Medicine/Sexual Health for twelve months. The post holder will be employed by a hospital based in Northamptonshire. The appointee will be joining a team of consultants to provide sexual health and HIV services (if appropriate skillset). The appointee will be expected to participate in Clinical Governance and will have the opportunity to participate in research supported by our research lead and dedicated research nurse.

The job plan is subject to discussion but has been designed to support applicants who may wish to travel from outside the local area.

The successful candidate must be fully registered with the GMC, hold a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) or equivalent, or be within 6 months of CCT in Genitourinary Medicine.


Sexual Health facilities at the hospital is among Level 3 Sexual Health service provider for Northamptonshire.  The Centre is housed in a dedicated clinic with 20 consulting rooms.

The department is combined in one Directorate together with the Tropical and Infectious Disease Unit, Clinical Pharmacology and LSchool of Tropical Medicine. This is part of the Unscheduled Care Division. The Clinical Lead, is supported by a senior management team consisting of the interim General Manager, Consultants, Associate Specialists, Lead Nurse and the Information Manager. The Directorate also has a full complement of administrative, clerical & secretarial staff headed by the Deputy General Manager.

The service has a total attendance of approximately 32,000 patient visits per year with approximately 21,000 new cases. It also provides care for over 600 people living with HIV. The department is open 5 days a week and provides open access Sexual health clinics. There are specialist clinics available for HIV, men who have sex with men (MSM), Long acting reversible contraception (LARC) and Genital Dermatology.

The centre works closely with the community based Sexual Health service, who provide specialist contraception services including ultrasound assisted LARC, psychosexual therapy, Sexual Health education with So-to-Speak and Armistead specialist support services. Joint training programmes to include working across services have been developed for both medical and nursing staff to expand knowledge and expertise in both Contraception and GUM. A level one 7 day/week walk-in sexual health service in The Beat in the centre of the city is provided by the Community Health. Further evolving integration is expected with the development of a sexual health strategy for Northamptonshire.

Outreach Services

The service provides a consultant-led outreach service to Women’s hospital maternity unit for ophthalmological screening for STIs. In 2003, an outreach GUM/Sexual health service was developed in collaboration with the local council to deliver a Level 2 Sexual Health Service by Nurse Practitioners. They also have a SLA to provide a GUM service to the prison service.

General Duties– guideline only

The appointee must hold the MRCP or equivalent and hold Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) or equivalent and/or specialist registration with the GMC in Genitourinary Medicine, or be within six months of CCT at the time of the appointment.

It is expected the consultant will deliver appointment clinics in integrated sexual health. The post holder would also be expected to deliver one evening clinic per week. Consultant clinics will consist of booked appointments for referrals from other members of the clinical team, or GP’s. Due to the more complex nature of the consultant clinics, appointments are scheduled for 30 minutes.

A four hour clinic would consist of 7 appointments and a 30 minute clinical administration period. There is no direct in-patient responsibility with this post. Attendance at the HIV MDT with local consultant colleagues is encouraged to discuss inpatients currently managed by the Infectious Diseases team. The appointee will be expected to work with the multidisciplinary team to identify clinical governance and training needs. This may involve development of local training programmes to support staff attain appropriate FSRH or BASHH accreditation. Therefore experience motivating teams and in delivering teaching is essential.

Job Plan

Regular job planning meetings will be undertaken with the post holder to ensure that the appointee is remunerated for any additional activities undertaken and that the job plan accurately reflects the overall workload undertaken by the post holder.

The supporting professional activities (SPAs) allocation within the provisional job plan is an illustrative guide and will be finalised following individual agreement with successful candidates.

Further discussion on supporting professional activities will depend on the Trust’s requirements and the individual’s particular expertise.

The job Plan will be reviewed and agreed with the post-holder at appointment.


This is as described in the Medical and Dental Terms and Conditions, in line with the Consultant Contract (2003). The current full time salary scale (as of July 2020) ranges from £79,860 to £110,465 a year with eight thresholds.

The on call supplement is Category A and attracts a supplement of 5% of basic salary.

Office Accommodation

Office accommodation will be provided for the appointee with secretarial support.

Management Responsibility

All Consultants are required to attend the monthly Directorate Meetings. Post holders will be expected to share in administrative duties allocated by mutual agreement within the Directorate. As part of the Consultant Team, the consultant  will offer mentoring support and lead the existing clinical team through, one-to-one support, individual case management and complex cases, identifying development needs and suggesting CPD (Continuous Professional Development) opportunities and responding to clinical enquiries via e-mail and telephone.


The consultant will be required to participate in programmes for teaching clinical students, training junior doctors and in clinical examinations. The post-holder’s contribution to teaching, training and research will be included in the regular job plan review. Teaching will take place during programmed activities and flexibly at other times.

  • To provide conditions for improved training opportunities in line with national and local recommendations arising out of GMC and related requirements
  • To supervise and manage the work of his/her junior medical staff and participate in the training and development of these staff to the standards required by the Royal Colleges.

Clinical Governance & Audit

The consultant will participate in clinical governance activities, including clinical audit, clinical effectiveness, risk management, quality improvement activities as required by the Trust, and external accrediting bodies. There are 6 half day clinical governance meetings per annum which substitute regular fixed sessions. There is a weekly consultant meeting before MDT on Friday to discuss any issues during the week and to plan for next week.

Personal & Professional Development

The post-holder will be required to keep himself/herself fully up-to-date with their relevant area of practice and be able to demonstrate this to the satisfaction of the Trust.

The Trust supports the requirements for continuing professional development as laid down by the Royal College of Physicians and is committed to providing time and financial support for these activities.

Medical revalidation is the process by which the General Medical Council (GMC) confirms the continuation of a doctor’s licence to practise in the UK, provides greater assurance to patients, the public, employers and other healthcare professionals that licensed doctors are up-to-date and fit to practise. It is a key component of a range of measures designed to improve the quality of care for patients.

The Trust supports Royal College guidance on provision of mentors for new consultants in line with GMC recommendations. All newly appointed consultant staff are provided with a list of locally trained mentors who are available for ongoing support as required.

Personal Responsibilities


All confidential information, including patient records, individual staff records, details of contract prices and terms and any other confidential information, must under no circumstances be divulged or passed on to any unauthorised person or persons. The penalty for breach of confidentiality will normally be summary dismissal.

Workplace Doctors are looking for medical professionals with UK & Overseas experience: that possesses the following qualities:


*** Ability to act as part of a team
*** Ability to cope with a varying work load
*** GMC Registration Essential (General Medical Council) – We can provide guidance if needed
*** Specialist Register entry on the GMC Register
***Post CESR or CCT obtained (CCT – Certificate of Completion of Training) or (CESR- Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration)
****IELTS and PLAB Exam Part 1 & 2 (IELTS, overall score 7.5) – overseas doctors
****GMC Registration Essential (General Medical Council) – We can provide guidance if needed

Doctors guide to working in the UK – Click here

Note: The Trust operates a policy whereby all employment for staff that have access to children/vulnerable adults will be subject to a satisfactory DBS Disclosure (Disclosure and Barring Service) The Criminal Records Bureau ( CRB ) and the Independent Safeguarding Authority ( ISA ) have merged to become the Disclosure and Barring Service ( DBS ). CRB checks are now called DBS checks. Overseas candidates will require an international police check or character reference.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test.

At Workplace Doctors we welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion.  Candidates will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post.

Workplace Doctors is a recruitment agency that offers locum, fixed term, permanent & locum medical jobs to cover the NHS, HSE, public and private sectors for Doctors and Nurses, AHP medical professionals.

We look forward to helping you progress your career and find you the ideal position.

Call us today on +44 (0) 1234 889213 to discuss this vacancy or email your CV along with your GMC Registration to info@workplacedoctors.co.uk  You are able to also apply online (see below)