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Consultant in Acute Geriatric Medicine

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

Main area
Emergency Medicine - OPED
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
10 PAs Per Week
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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
£77,913 - £105,042 Per Annum
06/03/2019 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 recruiting consultant posts in our Older People’s Medicine (OPM) directorate. From our work on Frailty identification and interventions, we have redesigned our services and we have launched a revolutionary service with the creation of a dedicated Older People’s Emergency Department (OPED) for patients of 80 years and over.

OPED is ground breaking, consultant led service and will continue to identify Frailty and expedite tailored expert intervention, alongside a rapid MDT way of working. The service has been responsible for a significant decrease in our ED conversion rates for frail elderly and a drop in our hospital average length of stay and HMSR.

There are further development plans underway, and if you would like to be a part of shaping leading edge services for older people, we would love to hear from you.

The directorate also has responsibility for four acute OPM wards encompassing short stay, an ortho-geriatric unit, a specialist dementia care ward, as well as rehabilitation within the local community hospitals.

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 surgical liaison, movement disorder or frailty.

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 a 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). Assistance with relocation costs may be available.




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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

The Advisory Appointment Committee Panel date to be confirmed, candidates to be notified.


For further details / informal visits contact:


We’d encourage you to come and visit us or call to find out more. Please contact Dr Martyn Patel, Service Director for Older Peoples Medicine on 01603 288212 or email or contact Dr Sarah Bailey, Frailty Service Director for an informal discussion on 01603 288011 or email . To learn more about the Trust, please visit our web site

If you have problems applying, contact

Colney Lane
01603 286052