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Consultant in Older People's Medicine


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Older People's Medicine
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Older Peoples Medicine
£77,913 - £105,042 pa
18/11/2018 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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Applications are invited for a consultant post in the Older People’s Medicine (OPM) directorate. This will be an opportunity to join a trust that is leading on innovation in Frailty Liaison and instigated the first Older Persons Emergency Department (OPED) in the UK.

The department has a wide range of other interests encompassing all subspecialist topics within geriatric medicine. Inpatient areas include a dedicated short stay unit, an ortho-geriatric ward and a specialist dementia care ward which has undergone a complete refurbishment to tailor to a dementia friendly environment. We have a dementia support team that provide holistic input into the care journeys of this patient group across the trust. Our OPED unit has had national press coverage for its innovative approach to care for frail elderly presenting to the ED. We also offer rehabilitation within the local community hospitals network.

There is the opportunity for flexible job plans and flexible working patterns, including job shares and part time work. Any specialist interest can be accommodated as outlined above.

We have close ties with the acute medical unit and can offer options for sessional work in this area 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 Martyn Patel, Service Director on 01603 288212, or Dr Sarah Bailey, our Frailty lead (same no). To learn more about the Trust, please visit the NNUH website.

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

Please attach a short CV.

Closing date for application is 18th November 2018

The Advisory Appointment Committee will meet on 12th December 2018

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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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