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Specialty Doctor in Older People's Medicine

Specialty Doctor

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Older Peoples Medicine
Specialty Doctor
Fixed term: Initial 1 year
Full time: 10PAs
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Older Peoples Medicine Medical Staff
£40,037 - £74,661
Salary period
11/08/2020 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 Specialty Doctors to support our Older People’s Medicine (OPM) directorate.  From our work on Frailty identification and interventions, we have redesigned our services and are looking to recruit doctors who share our passion for innovation in the way we treat Older People. These post(s) will be 1yr Fixed term contracts.

Salary range £40,037 - £74,661 (depending on qualifications and experience)

Our service is multifaceted and offers opportunities in all aspects of older people’s care. 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. This consultant led service allows early identification of frailty and 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. 

We have an active outpatient service in order to expedite specialist early intervention for our older population and avoid unnecessary admissions to the acute setting by seeing emergency referrals within 48hrs. We also offer specialist movement disorder and falls clinics. As part of our Frailty service we have developed a surgical liaison service, with the intention that this is rolled out to provide Frailty reviews for patients under the care of the general medical teams.

The directorate 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. The post also offers the opportunity to work within general internal medicine as part of a well-structured hospital at night team.

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 city of Norwich.  Norwich is a picturesque city in the heart of Norfolk, easily commutable to London (1.5 hours by car, 2 hours by train).  Assistance with relocation costs may be available.

If interested we’d encourage you to find out more. Please contact Dr Martyn Patel, Service Director for Older Peoples Medicine on 01603 288212 or email or Dr Kelum Pelpola, Deputy Service Director on 01603 288011 or email for an informal discussion.

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

Closing date for application is 11/08/2020



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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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