Consultant Dermatologist

Applications are invited for a Consultant Dermatologist at Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

About the role:

This is an exciting opportunity for a Consultant Dermatologist to join our busy, innovative and friendly team to enhance Dermatology services across South Somerset.

This is a new post for a Consultant Dermatologist based at Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, and reflects the increase in workload in both general Dermatology and the increasing demand for skin cancer management. The Dermatology department works closely with neighbouring departments in Bristol and Exeter. We access Medical and Clinical Oncology services via our SSMDT at Taunton. Consultant Plastic Surgeons attend the skin cancer MDT and undertake surgical lists and outpatient clinics weekly at Yeovil District Hospital.

About the department:

Yeovil District Hospitals’ Dermatology department is actively involved in national research trials, under the supervision of Dr Rachel Wachsmuth, and supported by dedicated research staff.

You will join our Dermatology team of 3 Consultants, 1 Advanced Nurse Practitioner, 2 Nurse Specialists, 2 Nurse Specialist Trainees, 2 Hospital Practitioners and 1 Trainee Hospital Practitioner.

We currently provide a broad spectrum of outpatient activity including general adult and paediatric Dermatology and skin cancer services. We are closely supported by our Nurse Specialist team in the provision and monitoring of systemic therapies, including biological therapies and isotretinoin, and skin cancer diagnosis, support and follow up. Narrowband UVB phototherapy is provided at Yeovil District Hospital, and a local community hospital. PUVA and photodynamic therapy are available locally. We provide a busy patch testing service at the Yeovil site. We strongly encourage and support development of sub-specialty interests to augment our local service.

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise. Applicants must have entry on the GMC Specialist Register in Dermatology via CCT (proposed CCT date must be within 6 months of the interview date), CESR or European Community Rights.

For candidates who reside abroad you must have completed the necessary language test (IELTS / OET / NARIC) before applying to us. You must be able to satisfy the language test requirements of the UKVI remit.

Benefits Package:

We really value the impact that you as a Consultant will have on our patients and services; we therefore offer an enhanced benefits package (subject to criteria) which includes:

  • Welcome to Yeovil payment.
  • A generous relocation package.
  • 10 hours of paid time for professional development every week (SPA).
  • £700 personal budget for training and development every year.

About Yeovil Hospital:

We are an ambitious Trust with a family feel and our vision is to care for our patients as if they are one of our family. Our aim is for our Trust to be a fundamental part of a vibrant, sustainable, and collaborative healthcare community; patients’ first choice for acute health care, founded on a reputation of quality, safety and compassion. Running a highly-successful quality improvement initiative, we aim to drive innovation with patient-centred thinking.

Serving a population of approximately 220,000, the Hospital has enjoyed a successful history; trusted and respected by our patients, staff and commissioners. Our successful nurse recruitment campaign has put us in a strong position to care for our patients and our highly-regarded, active Research and Development department is involved in a wide range of local, national and international research studies, with record numbers of patients recruited onto trials this year.

Our iCARE model, which has established the principles of exemplary patient care and patient experience, has attracted national interest and is embedded in everything we do.

Please refer to the job description and person specification for further information. To apply please complete an online application form and attach a copy of your CV.

Agency CV's will not be accepted for this role.

For further details/informal visits contact:

Dr Felicity Edwards, Clinical Lead:

Telephone: 01935 384871



Liz King, General Manager:

Telephone: 07768 988195


It is recommended that candidates shortlisted to attend the assessment day should arrange a pre-interview visit to Yeovil Hospital to meet the Dermatology team and the AAC panel members. Where a visit cannot be accommodated you should undertake a telephone call with the Clinical Director and Medical Director.

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