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Consultant in Rheumatology


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Full time 10 PAs per week
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King's Mill Hospital
£77,913 - £105,042 per annum pro rata
30/05/2019 23:59

Sherwood Forest Hospitals (SFH) We are a multiple award-winning, modern and friendly trust, with a growing reputation for providing outstanding care across our three hospitals and in the Mid Nottinghamshire community. We have a stable leadership team, a clear sense of direction and we are working very closely with our health and local authority partners in the Mid Nottinghamshire Integrated Care Partnership (ICP), to deliver a better future for the population we serve. Our staff and volunteers strive to ensure patients are at the centre of our decision making.

At SFH we value our staff.  We know happy, well supported staff provide high quality care to patients. We want all patients to receive the level of care we expect our friends and family to receive and we are making progress with this aim. We have the highest staff engagement scores across the Midlands and in 2018 the Care Quality Commission assessed us as Good Overall and Outstanding for the Care we provide.

We offer a growing range of staff benefits, excellent training facilities and a modern, well equipped working environment. We are committed to supporting colleagues to maximise their potential and enjoy satisfying careers, underpinned by our staff health and wellbeing strategy; ‘Happy, Healthy, Here’. 

If our vision and values appeal to you, now is the time to join #Team SFH. 


Want to work as part of an award-winning team at one of the happiest Trusts in the country?

At Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust you get to be part of the team helping shape the changing structures of health and social care today.

The role

A whole-time or part-time Consultant Rheumatologist is required and will be based at King’s Mill Hospital in Sutton in Ashfield and also providing clinical services at Newark Hospital.

This appointment is a new substantive consultant and to sustain existing and future demand in Mansfield & Ashfield, Newark & Sherwood and rural Nottinghamshire. The appointee will join Consultant Rheumatologists Dr Anindya Gupta, Dr Ken Lim, Dr Clare Wilkinson and Prof David Walsh.

This is a pure Rheumatology job with no GIM, no on-call commitments and no OOH work.  Details of the possible job plan are outlined in the attached job description and person specification.

This is a full-time position but candidates wishing to work part-time or in job-share are encouraged to apply. If a part-time or job-share person is appointed modification of the job content will be discussed with the appointee on a personal basis. They will be required to devote substantially the whole of his/her time for the appointed sessions to the duties of the post and to give them priority at these times.

The department

Our Rheumatology Department is a busy and progressive musculoskeletal unit. We provide a comprehensive outpatient specialist service for patients with non-surgical musculoskeletal conditions and connective tissue disease. 

As well as general adult rheumatology clinics, there are regular specialist clinics including rheumatoid arthritis annual review and combined consultant clinics with Dermatology and Paediatrics. You will have the opportunity to develop your own special interest as well as an ultrasound service. There are also nurse-led clinics in general rheumatology, biologic therapies and DMARD monitoring. A weekly joint injection clinic is run by the extended scope physiotherapist.

We pride ourselves on having established a seamless multi-disciplinary approach to the care of patients with chronic inflammatory rheumatic conditions. Recent peer-review and patient feedback have been very positive and we are highly regarded as a department in the region for providing an excellent service. We, also, have an active CME program with 2-weekly radiology meetings with our specialist musculoskeletal radiologist, and monthly HRCT meeting with respiratory consultants and respiratory radiologist. We also contributes to weekly medical division grand rounds, audit and clinical governance sessions. There is a quarterly regional rheumatology audit meeting with presentations of audits, hot and cold cases.


In order to be eligible to apply for this post you must:

  • Have entry on the GMC Specialist Register via either CCT (proposed CCT date must be within 6 months of interview), CESR or European Community Rights
  • Have success in Intercollegiate Specialty Examination or equivalent
  • Understand all aspects of the diagnosis and management of adult rheumatic conditions
  • Have the ability to supervise or undertake clinical research projects
  • Have demonstrable ability as a teacher

When you join SFH you also join a team passionate about improving care and treatment options for patients today and in the future. You could make a difference to people like Roger who’s been part of our prostate cancer study for the last five years. You can see the massive difference research has made to him and his family here.

So if you are looking to join a team at a modern and innovative Trust which is easy to get to then let us be your next career move.

For further information please refer to the attached job description and person specification.

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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 information or informal visits contact

Dr Ken Lim Tel:01623622515


Dr Clare Wilkinson Email: Tel:01623622515