Consultant in Rheumatology


Applications are invited for two substantive consultant posts in Rheumatology at Barking, Havering & Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust. This exciting opportunity to recruit a new staff members to the department has arisen from recent expansion to the service and a change in staff numbers.

BHRUT is one of the largest acute trusts in the UK, providing care for over 700,000 people. The Rheumatology department is a dynamic and forward thinking team comprising 6.2 WTE consultants, one associate specialist, four clinical fellows, one Rheumatology specialist registrar and a large team of specialist nurses and administrative support staff.

The Rheumatology service is delivered predominantly from the Queen’s Hospital and King George Hospital sites. The successful applicants will have the opportunity to be involved in the delivery of the Early Arthritis service. There is also excellent opportunity to develop a subspecialty interest or utilise the departmental ultrasound machine to develop ultrasound clinics. The Rheumatology department has developed innovative Virtual clinics for biologic commencement and is in the process of expanding Virtual clinics to cover other areas of the service.

The department has a monthly Rheumatology Academic meetings and attendance is also encouraged at the monthly Essex Rheumatology Association meetings.

These are full time 10 PA posts, however, we are happy to consider applications for less than full time work / flexible job plans. There is also the possibility to expand the job to more than 10 PAs and interested applicants should contact the Clinical Lead to discuss all possibilities to enhance the job plan.

There is no GIM or on call commitment. There is the opportunity to combine one of these posts with Acute Medicine providing a 50:50 shared job plan for applicants on request.

The trust will reimburse relocation expenses for successful applicants.

Applicants must have full GMC Registration and be on the specialist register for Rheumatology or be within six months of their CCST date at interview.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Informal visits are encouraged. To discuss the post please contact: Dr Louise Daniels, Clinical lead for Rheumatology on 01708 435000 ext 2722 or email

For Further Details / Informal Visits Contact

NameDr Louise DanielsJob titleClinical LeadEmail number01708 435000, extension 2722Additional contact information

Informal visits are encouraged. To discuss the post please contact: Dr Louise Daniels, Clinical lead for Rheumatology on 01708 435000, extension 2722 email