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Obstetrics & Gynaecology
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Full time - 10 sessions per week
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Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Musgrove Park Hospital
£84,559 - £114,003 per annum
Salary period
04/12/2022 23:59
Interview date

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Obstetric & Gynaecology Consultant

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

Our award winning trusts recognise that our colleagues are our most valuable resource, we are proud of the excellent levels of service our Trust provides to our service users and the dedication and conscientiousness of our colleagues. With over 10,000 colleagues working for our trusts in a very wide range of services, we aim to provide a supportive, inclusive environment in which our colleagues can thrive.

Potential Trust Merger

Our trust is consulting on a proposed merger to enable Yeovil District hospital and Somerset Foundation Trust to become one combined organisation. If the merger is confirmed your employment will transfer to the newly formed trust in April 2023

Job overview

The Obstetric and Gynaecology team are looking to appoint a new colleague for a full-time post based at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton. We are currently in the process of a Merger with Yeovil District General Hospital and attendance at this hospital for clinics etc may be required.  

The post holder will join a team of 12 consultants and will have accreditation in Obstetrics and Gynaecology with the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and be on the specialist register.

A keen interest in Obstetrics and labour ward management is essential. Subspecialist accreditation or ATSMs in labour ward management, high risk pregnancy, maternal medicine or fetal medicine would be desirable. Interest and experience in clinical leadership would be of benefit in this appointment as well as willingness to be involved as necessary in other departmental positions such as PROMPT training and medical student teaching.

You will be part of the tier 3 on-call rota for both Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Main duties of the job

To provide, to a high standard, the full range of specialist diagnostic and treatment services to patients requiring obstetric and gynaecology services, as outlined in the proposed programme. This includes management of obstetric patients at consultant level ie labour ward management and decision making regarding high risk obstetric patients. The applicant should be competent in dealing with emergency gynaecology cases including laparotomy, diagnostic laparoscopy, management of miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy, ovarian torsions, and pelvic abscess.

To organise, manage and be responsible for the diagnosis and treatment of patients at Musgrove Park Hospital. Attendance at Yeovil District hospital or other community hospitals may be required to participate in clinics etc.



You will be provided with shared office accommodation and will share a secretary.

We run a 1:12 on call rota to provide cover for both obstetrics and gynaecology which will include an evening ward round on Labour Ward at 20:00-21:30 in compliance with Ockendon requirements. When not on call we may ask you to return for an emergency in exceptional circumstances. The on-call rota commitment may be subject to change depending on the needs of the service.



Working for our organisation

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust is the first NHS trust on the English mainland to provide community, mental health and acute hospital services. We work with health and social care partners in Somerset to ensure that we deliver outstanding services that meet the needs of our population.

Our trust was formed on 1 April 2020 when Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust merged.


Taunton is a beautiful area of the South West, located between areas of outstanding natural beauty. Somerset offers you the opportunity to live near some of the UKs most desirable locations; from the beautiful local beaches; to the vibrant cosmopolitan centres of Bristol, Bath and Exeter within easy reach.

The County town of Taunton boasts a wide range of local amenities including; an extensive range of shopping, a wide range of local restaurants, sporting and recreational facilities, and excellent educational facilities. Taunton’s nightlife offers a great atmosphere with cosy pubs and trendy bars.

Taunton provides access to the M5 motorway and a mainline intercity rail link with trains to London Paddington in less than 2 hours, and Bristol in 30 minutes.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For more detailed information on the main  responsibilities of this role,, please see the attached job description.

Person specification

Clinicla Experience

Essential criteria
  • Clinical training and experience in general obstetrics and gynaecology equivalent to that required for a UK CCT


Essential criteria
  • Full GMC Registration
  • MRCOG or appropriate Specialist Qualification
  • Relevant CCT or equivalent (“equivalence” must be confirmed by PMETB/GMC by date of AAC)

Clinical Skills and knowldedge

Essential criteria
  • Competent to work without direct supervision where appropriate
  • Understanding of clinical risk management
  • Shows knowledge of evidence-informed practice

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Mr Hadi Haerizadeh
Job title
Consultant Obstetricina and Gynaecologist
Email address
Telephone number
01823 342565
Additional information

Mr Adel Naguib

Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist


Tel: 01823 342565

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