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Locum Consultant Rheumatologist

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

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NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Locum: 6-month contract
Full time: 10 sessions per week
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£89,378 per annum pro rata
31/05/2020 23:59

If you are successful at interview for this post you will receive your conditional offer of appointment and information pack via email.


We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post. If you are short listed for this post, you will be contacted via your email account you used to apply for this post, therefore please check your account regularly.


Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English


Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.


Aneurin Bevan University Health Board support flexible working.



Full Time (10 Sessions)

Locum Consultant Rheumatologist

Duration: 6 months

Based: Royal Gwent Hospital

This is a locum Consultant post with the possibility of extension to a substantive position.  The appointee will assist in providing a clinical service in Rheumatology to the population of the Gwent area. The job plan includes a weekly academic session at the University Hospital of Wales.  The post holder will be fully involved in education, research and development and clinical audit programmes and will be expected to play a major part in the academic development of the Rheumatology Service in South East Wales.  A specialist interest that complements existing areas of specialisation in Gwent (metabolic bone disease, early inflammatory arthritis, connective tissue disease) and at the University Hospital of Wales would be encouraged.

The Gwent Rheumatology Service endeavours to provide an equitable, Gwent-wide service for all patients.  The primary base of this post is the Royal Gwent Hospital which provides an inpatient, day case and outpatient service alongside emergency admissions.  Outpatient services are additionally provided at the Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr, Nevill Hall and St Woolos Hospitals.

A key feature of this service is the broad range of expertise in rheumatic disease that is available through our link with the University Hospital of Wales which provides a tertiary referral centre encompassing expertise in paediatric rheumatology.  All posts are strongly supported by clinical specialists in physiotherapy and occupational therapy in both North and South Gwent. 

Nevill Hall Hospital houses a six-bed Rheumatology day unit providing biologics infusion services.

The current Gwent Consultants are all strongly committed to the weekly South Wales, Cardiff-based academic programme and are also involved in a working party looking at the creation of a Wales Arthritis Rheumatology network. All existing Consultants are involved in teaching Medical Students from the University of Wales College of Medicine (UWCM) during the musculoskeletal block of their training in Gwent. Regular multidisciplinary meetings on a two monthly basis have also been established.

The non-consultant staff at Nevill Hall Hospital comprises one training registrar and a FP1 & ST1 (shared with Haematology). There are also seven clinical nurse specialists and two rheumatology support nurses providing specialist services, infusions and a telephone helpline service in the Gwent area.

Free parking is available across all Aneurin Bevan University Health Board Sites.

Those wishing to discuss the post informally in the first instance or arrange a visit to the department should contact Dr Eleri Thomas, Consultant Rheumatologist on 01633 238334

 This position involves Regulated Activity with children and/or adults as defined by the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act (amended by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012) and the following checks will be undertaken following any conditional offer:

  • Enhanced check without barred list information - an adults and children’s barred list check

Applicants must hold full registration and a licence to practice with the GMC.

Candidates for Consultant posts must also be on the GMC Specialist Register (including via CESR/European Community Rights) or will have a CCT/CESR(CP) date within 6 months of interview.


Vacancy Ref: 040-LCON353                     

Closing Date for Applications: Midnight on 31st May 2020

Published on NHS Jobs and Trac: 15th May 2020   


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Applicant requirements

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.

Welsh language skills are not necessary

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Eleri Thomas, Consultant Rheumatologist on 01633 238334.