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Northamptonshire NHS Consultant Post CCT ST7+ Paediatric Diabetes & Endocrinology United Kingdom

Northamptonshire NHS Consultant Post CCT ST7+ Paediatric Diabetes & Endocrinology United Kingdom via Workplace Doctors on a fixed term/ permanent basis.

***Location: Northamptonshire – United Kingdom
***Speciality: Paediatrics- Diabetes & Endocrinology Paediatrician
*** 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.

Applications are invited for the post of Consultant in Paediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes based at the a NHS Hospital in Northamptonshire.

The appointee will join colleagues in supporting other Consultants and healthcare professionals on a variety of hospital sites around Northamptonshire to provide specialist endocrine input as and when required. Alongside the multidisciplinary team, the post holder will be expected to undertake some activity at some local hospitals as part of our commitment to provide specialist support at a regional level. The appointee will also work with the multidisciplinary paediatric diabetes team providing care for children from Northamptonshire with diabetes.

The hospital providing a paediatric endocrinology service for the local population of Northamptonshire as well as providing a comprehensive tertiary service. All major paediatric specialties are also provided including allergy, cardiology, ENT, gastroenterology, urology, nephrology, neonatology (level 3), neurology and neurosurgery, orthopaedics (including spinal), paediatric intensive care, paediatric and neonatal surgery, diabetes, respiratory medicine, radiology and oncology / haematology. The hospital offers ample opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and excellent facilities for research and clinical care.

Although this post is full-time, consideration will be given to applicants who require flexible working arrangements.

Applicants should either be on the Specialist Register or be a Specialist Registrar within six months of their expected date of receipt of a CCT / CESR(CP) at the time of interview.


The Paediatric Diabetes service in Northamptonshire provides secondary level care to children with Diabetes from the facilities catchment area, up to the age of 17 years.  The service cares for around 220 children.  94% of the patients in the service have type 1 diabetes, 3% have type 2 diabetes and the other 3% consist of patients with CF related diabetes, Maturity Onset Diabetes of the Young and iatrogenic diabetes.  The facility accepts referrals from other tertiary paediatric services in Northamptonshire for children with tertiary level diabetes as defined by the BSPED. The facility also provides in-patient care for children with diabetes from around Northamptonshire undergoing surgery in the regional surgical service in Cardiff.

There is an established insulin pump service for our patients and 40% of our children now manage their diabetes using insulin pumps.  The majority of the rest of our patients use MDI insulin regimens.  There has been increasing use of CGM and Flash Glucose Monitoring, all of which has Health Board funding.  They have an established Transition process for our patients to pass to adult services once they reach their 18th birthdays.

There are 3.6 WTE Paediatric Diabetes Specialist Nurses and 1.0 WTE Paediatric Diabetes Dietitians, 0.6 WTE clinical psychology and 1.0WTE youth worker. The service is one of 14 services across Northamptonshire which form the Children’s and Young Persons Diabetes Network

General Duties– guideline only

  • You will provide with consultant colleagues (as appropriate) a service in the speciality to the hospitals so designated, with responsibility for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of illness and promotion of health.
  • You will have continuing responsibility for the care of patients in your charge in liaison with consultant colleagues and for the proper functioning of the department in line with the Operational Policy and Strategic Plan (as amended from time to time).
  • You will be responsible for the professional supervision and management of junior medical staff. If appropriate the post holder will be named in the contracts of junior staff as the person responsible for overseeing their training and as an initial source of advice to such doctors regarding their careers.
  • You will be required to participate in continuing medical education in ways which are acceptable to the Chief Executive. The hospital supports the requirements for continuing professional development and is committed to providing time and financial support for these activities in line with the hospital Policy.
  • You will be required to participate in and contribute to Clinical Audit in line with the hospital’s policy on the implementation of Clinical Governance.
  • Domiciliary consultations – as appropriate to Cardiff and Vale residents in accordance with the Hospital’s Policy.
  • The successful candidate will contribute to a 1 in 3 day-time and telephone advice out-of-hours rota for tertiary endocrinology to cover the in-patient service and the wider paediatric endocrine network for Northamptonshire.
  • You will be required to cover for consultant colleagues’ periods of leave.
  • Any other duties with other agencies that have been agreed with the employing hospital. (e.g. Prison Service).

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.

A draft job plan is provided below. The job Plan will be reviewed and agreed with the post-holder at appointment.

Day Time Activity DCC SPA


Endocrine/oncology clinic (12 per year)
Diabetes clinic, Ystrad Fawr (6 per year)


Tuesday am
Diabetes clinic
Diabetes Team meeting (1 per month)


Wednesday am
Endocrine clinic
Endocrine clinic admin
Thursday am


Endocrine MDT
Diabetes MDT
Diabetes Clinic Admin
Friday am
Peripheral clinic (see below)
Audit/training/job planning/appraisal.
Total 5.1 2.0

Total = 8 DCC sessions (including on-call) and 2 SPA sessions per week.


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

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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.

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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.

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