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Consultant Physician in Diabetes & Endocrinology

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

Main area
Diabetes and Endocrinology
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Full time - 10 sessions per week
Job ref
Southampton General Hospital
£84,559 - £114,003 per annum
Salary period
22/07/2022 23:59

Job overview

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic candidate to join our existing consultant team working within an exceptional multidisciplinary team at University Hospital Southampton.  The 10PA post will cover endocrinology, diabetes and general internal medicine, with a focus on further developing tertiary specialist endocrinology, developing a sustainable GIM inpatient model and building on integration with community diabetes services in Southampton. 

Appointed candidate will join our thriving teaching hospital and an award winning team of 5 existing diabetes and endocrine consultants, 2 academic consultants, 2 GIM consultants, a consultant pharmacist, 6 diabetes specialist nurses, 3 endocrine nurses and 2 specialist dietitians.  

Main duties of the job


Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the ‘Job Description and Main Responsibilities’ section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

Working for our organisation


As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care. 

We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities


  • The appointees will work across endocrinology, diabetes and general internal medicine providing senior clinical leadership and will be particularly encouraged to contribute towards research development, undergraduate and postgraduate education at Southampton School of Medicine and education programmes delivered internally at UHS or to primary care healthcare professionals.
  • Along with three existing consultant colleagues, appointees will form a new winter pressures GIM team which will cover 18 weeks of GIM every winter to ensure we continue to build a safe and sustainable inpatient medical model in Southampton.
  • The appointee will support GIM for 10 weeks per year covering the winter pressures GIM team and providing planned cover for the two existing general medical teams.
  • Each post will also provide 32 weeks of pure diabetes and endocrine specialty cover which will include general and specialty endocrinology, inpatient diabetes, specialist diabetes clinics, community diabetes advice and contribute to specialist advice and guidance both internally and externally.
  • Specialist endocrinology and diabetes clinical work will be based on appointees’ interests, skills and experience. 0.5PA of acute medical on call activity is needed to be covered by the appointee.


We are looking for candidates who are

  • fully registered with the GMC and already have a CCT in Diabetes and Endocrinology with GIM or be within 6 months of CCT.
  • Candidates should have good leadership skills, always be patient focused and excellent communicators.

Embody the UHS trust values of “Patients first”, “Working together” and “Always improving”.



Individuals wishing to apply must be fully registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) and should be either already on or within 6 months of eligibility to be included on the specialist register of the GMC.

The successful candidate will be employed under the terms and conditions of service for Consultants (England) 2003. 

Interviews will be held on TBC

Job Reference: 188-MT0739 - This vacancy closes on or before:  22nd July 2022

Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • MBBS or equivalent
  • MRCP or equivalent
  • CCT in Endocrinology and General (Internal) Medicine (or within 6 months)
Desirable criteria
  • MD or PhD in Endocrinology/Diabetes


Essential criteria
  • Sufficient specialist knowledge and experience to enable management, supervision and/or provision of expert, clinical opinion on range of emergency and elective presentations within Endocrinology and General Medicine
  • An understanding of general principles, scientific method and interpretation of literature.
  • Willingness to participate in commercial research
  • Teaching and formal assessment of medical student
  • Teaching and formal assessment of doctors in training
  • Formal training in teaching skills
  • Understand the principles of audit
  • Lead role in an appropriate audit project
  • Participation in Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • Working knowledge and experience of governance frameworks including; Francis report – including duty of candour
  • Mental capacity assessment and DOLS
  • Appraisal and revalidation
  • Experience of NHS management tasks and working with managers
  • Statutory and mandatory training
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of working on an emergency General internal medicine rota
  • Experience working in a large teaching hospital and tertiary referral centre
  • Publications in high quality peer-reviewed journals within the last 5 years.
  • Oral or poster presentation at scientific meeting
  • Desire to pursue a current research interest
  • Experience of presenting to large groups.
  • Teaching and/or training of allied health professionals.
  • NHS management course appropriate for Consultants
  • Involvement in a service development project in Endocrinology
  • Knowledge of finance, budgets and resource Constraints

Aptitudes and Skills

Essential criteria
  • Demonstrates capacity to work effectively
  • Able to work in multi-professional teams
  • Able to work flexibly to meet the needs of patients and the Trust
  • Can demonstrate ability to supervise and manage junior medical staff
  • Capacity to use logical and lateral thinking to solve problems and make decisions
  • Ability to take full and independent responsibility for the clinical care of patients with a range of Endocrine and GIM presentations
  • Clarity in written/spoken communication
  • Able to adapt language as appropriate to the situation
  • Able to build rapport, listen, persuade and negotiate.
  • Able to communicate effectively with patients, relatives, GPs nurses and other agencies in relation to the role.
  • Capacity to take in others’ perspectives and treat others with understanding
  • Sees patients as people
  • Capacity to manage and prioritise time and information effectively.
  • Capacity to prioritise own workload.
  • Intermediate level IT skills
  • Ability to lead a specialist service.
  • Ability to operate under pressure.
  • Initiative & resilience to cope with changing circumstances
  • Honesty and integrity at all times
  • Appreciation of ethical dilemmas
  • Capacity to take responsibility for own actions

Special Requirements

Essential criteria
  • GMC
  • Car driver, with full driving licence, or ability to travel between hospital sites or for necessary patient visits
  • Contactable on personal mobile phone

Trust Values

Essential criteria
  • Patients First
  • Working Together
  • Always Improving

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 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

Philip Newland-Jones
Job title
Clinical Director Diabetes & Endocrinology
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