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Consultants in Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Role Summary

Looking to take part in research and innovation, service development or teaching within a Trust that prides itself on patient care, learning and development and rapid career progression?

The Royal Devon is seeking to appoint two consultants to our department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology based at North Devon District Hospital (NDDH) in Barnstaple.

About the Role

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role

Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust. The departments of Gastroenterology and Hepatology are now integrated providing core services to a population of 615,000 and specialist services to a wider population across the South West Peninsula. Consultants deliver face-to-face, and virtual care from both Barnstaple and Exeter sites.

Our Gastroenterology department is friendly, successful and ambitious. The Royal Devon is committed to developing services in Barnstaple and wants to bring the very best clinicians to Devon. Consultants will be supported by an established team of IBD, hepatology and nutrition specialist nurses and by nationally recognised surgical teams. The Trust has an electronic patient record (EPIC), a multi-million-pound research facility, a significant development budget and big plans for the future. The Trust will support new consultants to develop innovative new services and to pursue research and teaching interests.

We are based in Devon in the South West of England; a county renowned for its natural beauty, schools, infrastructure and quality of life. If you are interested in finding out more about the positions available, we’d love to hear from you and would be delighted to host your family for an exploratory weekend visit.

To find out more please read the attached consultant information pack or visit our website

We are trialling a shortened recruitment process for this role, which will allow us to accept CVs or online applications. Please contact Emily Simpson on 07958 931414 for a confidential informal chat in the first instance.

AAC: 4th March 2024

Working Pattern:  Please see attached information pack

Preference will be given to staff with 'Priority' and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.

About Us

Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford). Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within people’s own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

Our values are at the heart of everything we do, click here to find out more

It has never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as you will help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.


Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you are starting out in the NHS, you’ll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 34 days plus bank holidays depending on grade and years of service.

You will benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we will help you get there.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You will have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers. You will also have access to other benefits including:

  • National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.
  • Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter
  • Car lease schemes.
  • The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).
  • Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available – if the role is something you are interested in, we would love to hear from you.


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