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Consultant Physician in Diabetes & Endocrinology


Main area
Diabetes & Endocrinology
Full time - 10 Sessions
Job ref
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals
£84,559 - £114,003 per annum
Salary period
16/08/2022 23:59

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is situated on the west coast of Lancashire, with services covering the local authority areas of Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre. The Trust is part of the Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care System (ICS) supporting a population of around 1.6 million people.

We have three main hospitals providing acute services to around 330,000 local residents. The organisation also provides specialist tertiary care for cardiac and haematology services, delivers community health services to over 445,000 residents including those in North Lancashire and hosts the National Artificial Eye Service across England. Plus, we provide urgent and emergency care services to an estimated 18 million people who visit the seaside resort each year. We employ over 7000 people from 68 different countries.

We welcome and encourage application from anyone with protected characteristics, as well as supporting reservists and Veterans who are looking for a rewarding and challenging career within the NHS.

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals encourages flexible working in all our roles to support staff in maintaining healthy home-life balance.  Working patterns such as: part time working, self-rostering, compressed hours, annualised hours, term time, reverse term time and flexitime working can be explored. 


Job overview

It is an exciting time to join our Diabetes & Endocrinology team within the IMPF Division at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation NHS Trust, which is looking to appoint a consultant physician to work with consultant colleagues and wider multi-disciplinary teams to provide a wide range of diabetes and endocrine services including inpatient diabetes across the Fylde Coast. 



Main duties of the job

The clinical commitments of this post will include responsibility for inpatient diabetes & endocrinology care, outpatient clinics, acute medical take on call commitments. The post-holder will work with colleagues to manage a clinically effective and financially responsible service. The post-holder will take part in clinical audit, service evaluation and clinical governance.

The post-holder will work with service colleagues to evaluate the patient outcomes and respond to the finding with appropriate service changes. It is anticipated that there will be significant evolution of the service, particularly in the early years. All members of the team will be expected to have a flexible approach to the necessary service changes.

The post-holder will support medical trainees and other members of the service with their continuing educational needs and personal development.

There is an active Clinical Audit programme in the Medical Directorate under the supervision of the Head of Department. All consultants are expected to participate in the design of audit within their specialty and to attend all audit presentations of the directorate

There is a requirement to participate in annual appraisal in line with GMC regulations.

The successful applicant will be encouraged to participate in research on clinical and/or service issues relating to Diabetes and Endocrinology. The Trust is supported by an active Research and Development department.

For further details please see Job Description

Working for our organisation

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ideally situated just a forty five minute drive from Manchester. The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology patients.

As one of the United Kingdom’s largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents – it’s not just a good place to work; it’s a great place to live. In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The post holder will have an opportunity to develop diabetes renal service, multidisciplinary adrenal, and pituitary service with a liaison with Manchester and Preston. The department will support the post holder to gain experience in sub-specialty of their interest.


This new position has been created to play a major role in the delivery of diabetes with focus on expansion of inpatient diabetes and diabetes technology, and endocrine services.


Fur further details please see job description attached.

Person specification

Professional qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Full registration with the General Medical Council.
  • Primary Medical qualification. MRCP, or equivalent.
Desirable criteria
  • MD, PhD or other relevant qualifications Entry on Specialist Register or within six months of receipt of certificate of completion of training (CCT) in general (internal) medicine by the date of the interview.


Desirable criteria
  • Any specialist interest.

Research/audit/ publications.

Essential criteria
  • Ability to supervise audit projects.
  • Understanding of principles of research and audit. Regular attendance at audit meetings.
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of recent research activity and publications. Recent personal involvement in audit


Essential criteria
  • Enthusiasm and commitment to the specialty
Desirable criteria
  • Membership of appropriate societies

Personal Skills

Essential criteria
  • Ability to work well as a member of a team. Ability to work as team leader when required. Possess good organisational and teaching skills. Possess good verbal and written communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively in English
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of supervision of other staff.
  • Understanding of principles of Clinical Governance


Essential criteria
  • Awareness of Management issues in the NHS
Desirable criteria
  • Management training


Essential criteria
  • Agreement to live within 10 miles of the Trust or within reasonable access by car. Car owner with full driving licence.

Employer certification / accreditation badges

No smoking policyDisability confident employerDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - SilverVeteran Aware

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.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr McGhee
Job title
Divisional Director
Telephone number
01253 955519
Additional information

Interested applicants should contact Dr David McGhee via 0125955615