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Consultant in Older People's Medicine (OPM)

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Older People's Medicine (OPM)
Full time - 10 sessions per week
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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
£84,559 - £114,003 per annum
Salary period
24/10/2021 23:59

At NNUH it is our privilege to provide healthcare to over one million people across Norfolk and surrounding areas. Our vision is to ‘provide every patient with the care we want for those we love the most’, and if this inspires you and you share our values, we really want you to join our team. 

Our values support our vision and guide the behaviour of everything we do, these are:


We look after the needs of our patients, carers and colleagues, to provide a safe and caring experience for all.


We act with care, compassion and kindness and value others’ diverse needs.


We take an honest, open and ethical approach to everything we do.


We work as one team and support each other to maintain the highest professional standards.


We continuously learn and improve to achieve the best outcomes for our patients and our hospital. 

Wish you were here? So do we.


Applications are invited for a consultant post in the Older People’s Medicine (OPM) directorate. This will be 1 of 2 replacement posts to primarily assist our increasing work in both Frailty Liaison and our core in-patient services.

The department has a wide range (or broad spectrum) of interests and responsibilities from a short stay unit, acute OPM wards encompassing an ortho-geriatric unit and rehabilitation within the local community hospitals. We have a dementia focussed ward and we have a dementia support team that provide holistic input into the care journeys of this patient group. Our OPED unit has had national press coverage for its innovative approach to care for frail elderly patients presenting to the ED.

There is the opportunity for flexible job plans and flexible working patterns, including job shares and part time work. Any specialist interest will be accommodated in particular short stay, frailty liaison and movement disorders.

We have close ties with the acute medical unit and can offer options for sessional work in these departments as part of a job plan if desired.

As a university teaching hospital we have developed our research and development strategy with the UEA and work with partners at the Norwich Research Park. There are numerous opportunities for the post holder to undertake teaching roles on sessional basis as well as research programmes.

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the biggest hospitals in England with approximately 1000 beds, situated in the heart of Norfolk. Norwich is a picturesque, pleasant City in the heart of Norfolk, London (1.5 hours by car, and train access is also less than two hours (From London Liverpool Street, no changes).

We’d encourage anyone interested to come and visit. Informal enquiries please contact Dr James Edwards, Service Director on 01603 287954.

To learn more about the Trust, please visit our web site.

We welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. 

Closing date for application is 24th October 2021

The Advisory Appointment Committee will meet on 10th December 2021

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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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