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Gastroenterology ST1 and ST3+, ACF - 2011

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Rotation: London

NIHR TCC Academic Clinical Fellowship (ACF) Training in Gastroenterology

Applications are invited for appointments as NIHR TCC Academic Clinical Fellows on the Specialty Training Programme in Gastroenterology, in London for Gastroenterology & Hepatology ST3+ at Imperial College London at Charing Cross, Hammersmith & St Mary’s hospitals (1 post), for Gastroenterology ST3+ at Queen Mary, University of London at Barts and The London NHS Trust (1 post) and Gastroenterology ST1 at University College London (1 post). 

Applicants to 2011 awards must be eligible to commence training as per the timeframes stipulated in the national person specification. Successful candidates will receive an Academic National Training Number (NTN (A)). Those with existing NTNs in Gastroenterology at ST3+ are also eligible to apply.

Please note that the ST1 programme is offered as two years in Core Medical Training (CMT) with progression to ST3 in Gastroenterology subject to satisfactory progression. Applicants will be assessed and scored against the CMT person specification with panel representation from clinicians in Gastroenterology.

Application process

London Deanery is coordinating the local process for recruiting trainees into an Academic Clinical Fellowship. This is for completion of CCT / CESR (CP) subject to satisfactory progression through the complete duration of clinical training as per the College curriculum.

Application forms are now available online at:

Please note, applications must be received no later than 5.00pm (UK local time) on 3 December 2010.

Late applications will not be considered.

Before applying please read the Medical Specialty Training person specification and the attached ACF person specification to assess your suitability for this post.

In the event of further training opportunities becoming available within this specialty in any of the programmes managed by the London Deanery, shortlisted candidates may also be considered for these posts.

Non UK / EEA applicants should ensure that they are aware of changes to the immigration rules. For further information on how this may affect your application please visit or contact the Home Office's UK Border Agency by e-mail:

Please note that the vacancies advertised may be subject to change prior to interview.

Additional information

Post numbers
Indicative number of posts

  • 1 (ST1) 
  • 2 (ST3+)

Indicative number of interview slots* -

  • 3 (ST1) 
  • 6 (ST3+)

Please note: information may be subject to change.
* based on estimated number of vacancies

Key dates and information

Applications open: 1 November 2010 at 3.00pm (UK local time)
Applications close: 3 December 2010 at 5.00pm (UK local time)
Interview dates: 17 December 2010
Interview venue: Lion Court

ST1 posts commence: - August 2011
ST3 posts commence: - 1 April 2011 - 31 March 2012

Successful completion of this placement will lead to the achievement of acquiring competencies in Gastroenterology.

The expected duration of this programme is three years, however the actual duration may depend on the circumstances of the individual.

Please note that London Deanery has a strict application policy and will not accept applications submitted after the submissions deadline.

The Postgraduate Dean confirms that this placement and / or programme has the required educational and Dean’s approval. The Training Programme is equally open to those who may, either from the outset or subsequently, wish to train flexibly or job share.  Approval must be sought from the Deanery prior to interview and this is subject to availability of suitable training placements.

Interview process

Document checking: A list of documents required for interview is available on the interview pages of the website.
Length of interview: To be confirmed
Interview structure: To be confirmed
Preference form: A preference form will be provided prior to interview.

Pay scales

All doctors in training should be paid monthly at the rates set out in the national terms and conditions of service for hospital medical and dental staff and doctors in public health medicine and the community health service (England and Wales), “the TCS”, as amended from time to time. The payscales are reviewed annually. Part-time posts will be paid pro-rata.

Current rates of pay for junior doctors may be viewed on the NHS Employers website.


For further information regarding the Gastroenterology ST1 programme at the University College London please contact Dr Jean McEwan at or Professor Alistair Forbes at

For further information regarding the Gastroenterology & Hepatology ST3+ programme please contact Professor Mark Thursz at Imperial College London.

For further information regarding the Gastroenterology ST3+ programme please contact Professor Ian Sanderson at Queen Mary, University of London.

During the recruitment episode please visit the London Deanery website regularly to access up-to-date information relating to this vacancy. You may also find the Frequently Asked Questions helpful in answering your query.

For any queries that cannot be answered by the methods above please contact: Please ensure you refer to the specialty you are enquiring about when emailing the team. Failure to include this information will result in an email seeking clarification and may delay the enquiry response time. If you require an application form in large font please contact the recruitment enquiries team and you will be emailed an updated version.

Training programmes

Gastroenterology & Hepatology ST3+
Imperial College London at Charing Cross, Hammersmith & St Mary’s hospitals

Gastroenterology ST3+
Queen Mary, University of London at Barts and The London NHS Trust

Gastroenterology ST1
University College London post

The Closing date for applications is strictly 05:00 PM on Friday 03 December 2010 Late applications will not be considered. We are actively pursuing equal opportunities.

Important instructions:

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  • Failure to comply with these instructions will result in your application being rejected.