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NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

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Acute Medical Unit
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
10 PAs
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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
£77,913 - £105,042
08/02/2019 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. 

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 We are seeking 6 enthusiastic and committed substantive consultants in Acute Medicine to join the current team of 7.9 WTE consultants at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. This is an excellent opportunity to join a team of passionate consultants and nursing staff that are determined to become even better at providing a truly excellent service within Norfolk.


We our proud to say that we have the ear and full support of our management and executive team. We genuinely believe that the next few years will be very exciting for us and the trust.


During the last 2 years, the trust and the Acute Medical Unit have expanded our Ambulatory Emergency Care clinic, which runs 7 days per week. We are currently seeing around 140 patients per week, we hope that all admissions to medicine will be treated as “ambulatory until proven otherwise” (our mission statement).


Although Norfolk is considered a quiet part of the country, the acute medical unit is one of the busiest single hospital units in the country. We see approximately 2200 patients per month, we are currently seeing around 20% in an ambulatory setting, we think we can do better. We aim to have consultants taking direct calls from gp (trials have been very successful) to enable management of as many cases as possible via ambulatory or other outpatient settings.


Patients admitted to the AMU are seen by the dedicated AMU team of juniors and reviewed by the middle grades +/- consultant and then triaged to either remain under AMU short stay (if likely to go home within 48 hours) or to one of the specialities we work closely with. The triage rounds occur twice daily and are consultant lead for the following specialties: cardiology, respiratory, endocrinology, nephrology, older peoples’ medicine, gastroenterology, neurology, haematology and oncology. This lends itself to a close working relationship where we all know each other by first names and get good support from our colleagues. Because we have such strong ties with our specialties, we can offer flexible job plans. For a 10 session post upto 2 can be allocated to sessions in other specialties/interests, this could be a clinic in diabetes/endocrine, an endoscopy session, etc. As acute medicine can be quite intense, we feel that each consultant with a 10 session contract should have 2 sessions off the unit (or similar) and upto 2.5 SPA, to ensure adequate balance to workload. This has been specifically agreed by our medical director, Erika Denton.

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital has 1,000 beds and serves a population of over 700,000. The hospital is adjacent to the University of East Anglia with a Medical School that was established in 2002. The curriculum is innovative and integrated. We have close ties with the medical school have joint posts with them.

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital is located on the periphery of the cathedral city of Norwich, which has a rich character and charm. It is surrounded by beautiful villages, unspoilt East Anglian countryside, the Norfolk Broads and beautiful beaches. There are excellent schools in and around the Norwich area and good transport links to Cambridge and London. There is now dual carriageway all the way from Norwich to London, which has significantly improved travelling times into and out of Norfolk.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

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Please refer to the ‘Job Description’ link to the right of the page for the full specification of responsibilities and requirements for this post.

For informal enquiries please contact Dr James Edwards, Service Director for Acute Medicine, on 01603 287955,

To learn more about the Trust, please see our web site

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

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Please attach a short CV.


The Advisory Appointments Committee will meet on a date yet specified, candidate invited to interview will be notified in due course.

If you have problems applying, contact

Colney Lane
01603 286052