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Research & QI Fellow in Diabetes & Endocrinology

Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£55,329 a year pa
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

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Working Full time : 40 hours per week

We are seeking an enthusiastic, and highly motivated Clinical Fellow to join our current Diabetes and Endocrinology team.

The Countess of Chester is a highly ambitious Foundation Trust withan excellent reputation for innovative developments. Recognised nationally for being progressive and at the forefront of change. The Trust is committed to the provision of a high quality, Diabetes and Endocrinology Services. We have an established and high functioning multidisciplinary team includingSpecialist nurses, Specialist Pharmacist, a Research nurse, Dietitians, Psychology and Podiatry support.

We participate actively in the Merseyside and Cheshire Specialist network. There are a fully established Specialist clinics in the Specialist diabetes and Endocrinology, as well as community clinics.

The Department is very research active we recruit actively to NIHR adopted interventional and observational studies and to national databases. The candidate will be actively involved in a number of international, multi-centre clinical trials.

Applicants should ideally be doing Diabetes and Endocrinology Specialty Training or have significant experience in D & Ewith an intention to undertake Diabetes and Endocrinology Specialty Training. Applicants wishing to work part-time, or job share are also encouraged to apply.

The job will be offered full time however applications would be welcome from candidates wishing to work less than full time

Main duties of the job

The candidate would also be working within the various specialist clinics and contribute to the diabetes and endocrine ward rounds at appropriate times. They will be involved in various audits, quality improvement activities and projects being undertaken in the department.

The list below is to outline the main duties involved however, this is subject to change and will vary within the given role. We ask all employees to be flexible in their role, to always ensure we are delivering Safe, Kind and Effective care.

Candidates will be required to undertake regular participation in a number of diabetes and endocrine trials.

The opportunity to support the development of a diabetes and heart failure registry.

During the fellowship the candidate will have the opportunity to gain experience in a variety of different general and specialist diabetes and endocrine clinics. They will also be required to contribute to ward clinical work on an ad hoc basis.

About us

The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provides services to West Cheshire and to Welsh patients covered by Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board. The Trust works collaboratively within the wider Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership. Its services are provided from three locations:
  • The Countess of Chester Hospital: providing 438 general and acute beds.
  • Ellesmere Port Hospital: providing 56 beds as a rehabilitation, intermediate and outpatient facility.
  • Tarporley War Memorial Hospital: a base for community services which serve the local rural population.

The Trust employs over 6258 staff (headcount) which includes temporary bank staff and provides acute emergency and elective services, primary care direct access services and obstetric services to a population of approximately 407,000. This includes 357,000 residents in Chester and West Cheshire which includes Ellesmere Port and Neston as well as the Deeside area of Flintshire which has a population of approximately 50,000.

The Trust is a busy district general hospital and in 2022/2023, there were more than 503,342 patient attendances (inpatient, outpatient and diagnostic) ranging from a simple outpatient appointment to major cancer surgery. This is an increase of nearly 10,000 compared to the previous year when there were 494,387 patient attendances.

Job description

Job responsibilities

See Job Description for further details.

Recruitment selection processes are based on competence (see Person specification) and values.

Please note applicants will be required to pay for their DBS check. Costs are deducted from salary following appointment. The cost of the DBS application is �23 (standard) or �43 (enhanced), this cost will be deducted from your salary over the first three months of employment.

You are encouraged to enrol for the DBS Update Service. A small annual fee of �13 per year applies.

New entrants to the NHS will commence on the minimum of the scale stated above.

Applicants are advised to apply early as if a large number of applications are received for this post, we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised date.

Good luck with your application.

Person Specification



  • Full GMC Registration with a Licence to practice



  • MRCP


  • Speciality Certificate in Diabetes & Endocrinology

Knowledge & Experience


  • Experience in the management of Diabetes & Endocrinology patients


  • Experience in the management of Obesity
  • Research experience
  • Quality improvement experience

Employer details

Employer name

Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Countess of Chester Hospital

Liverpool Road



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