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22/03/2019 23:59



CLOSING DATE: Friday 22nd March 2019

The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust are seeking to appoint a substantive post in Endocrinology, Diabetes and General Medicine. Applicants will be considered for a full time NHS post or a post that would be split with the University of Exeter, the academic sessions set according to the academic record of the applicant. This post has been has become available due to an expansion of specialist work and a change in job plan for existing colleagues as well as a desire to continue to be at the forefront of diabetes and endocrine care and research.

The academic department of Diabetes and Endocrinology is a particular strength within the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital with strong clinical and research teams. The diabetes and genetics research have an international reputation, led by Prof Hattersley and there is a firm commitment to collaborative working between the clinical and research teams. Most clinics and endocrine testing is held in the MacLeod Diabetes and Endocrine Centre situated on the main hospital site. We currently have 10 consultant physicians, 3 of whom are employed by the University of Exeter. This post will be NHS funded but up to 50% may be provided by the university depending on the candidate’s academic record.


We run a range of general and specialist diabetes and endocrinology clinics, supported by a strong multidisciplinary team including specialist nurses (diabetes and endocrine), specialist dieticians, senior podiatrists and a psychologist. Adrenal, thyroid and parathyroid surgery is carried out on site. Bariatric and pituitary surgery is carried out in Taunton and Plymouth (respectively) but all routine care and MDT discussion carried out in Exeter.


We are looking for a diabetes and endocrinology consultant with skills in general diabetes and endocrinology and a specialist interest in antenatal, pump and the diabetes foot. In addition clinics will be in diabetes, thyroid and general endocrinology and virtual clinics in the community. We are also keen to support a candidate to develop their own skills and interests and therefore this job plan can be flexible to meet the needs of the individual candidate (whilst supporting the service) and allowing a separate research profile if suitable. MDTs to support this job will include weekly thyroid, diabetes, endocrine MDTs and monthly biochemistry meetings, occasional joint vascular meeting and 3 monthly regional endocrine network meetings. As part of our commitment to supporting North Devon District Hospital, the new appointment may be asked to contribute to care to support specialist services in North Devon (along with other established Exeter consultants). The general medical and inpatient commitment will be one week in seven on the wards (with cancelled clinical activity) with potential additional winter pressures work and a 1 in 12 weekends on call with an additional 4.3 weekends over the year with an asymmetry over the winter months (depending on the candidate’s academic commitment)


The research component will be to join the outstanding Diabetes research team in Exeter under Prof Andrew Hattersley’s leadership. This team are at the forefront of diagnostic testing in diabetes internationally with their work on molecular genetic diagnosis, C peptide measurement and the Type 1 diabetes genetic risk score.They have pioneered precision medicine approaches in all types of diabetes and are a global health centre for diabetes in Africa.They work closed with international experts based in Exeter that work on polygenic risk for T2D and related traits, Type 1 diabetes aetiology, vascular complications, and CNS response to hypoglycaemia. There is along tradition of expertise in mentorship and development of young researchers with the RD Lawrence lecturer for best young UK diabetes researcher coming from Exeter in 7 of the last 15 years.There is no restriction on the area of diabetes research that the applicant works in: there is considerable research support within the medical school for all aspects of experimental medicine, cell and molecular science as well as health services related research.The amount of time available will depend on the candidate’s academic track record, especially grant income.


The vibrant Cathedral city of Exeter has theatres, pubs and cinemas, as well as a highly rated University (Russell Group), good Ofsted rated schools, independent schools and abundant family amenities. It is situated in the middle of the South West Region with easy access to the countryside including Dartmoor and the coasts of Devon and Cornwall. It is well served by rail, road and air links and just over 2hrs from London.


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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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Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Trust
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