This is an excellent consultant opportunity for geriatricians to join a high-performing and well-regarded NHS Trust in the East of England. Applicants on the specialist register with CCT or CESR, or those not yet on the register can be considered, as the trust will support overseas candidates. The trust is the one of the largest NHS organisations in the East of England region, with their scale of size providing exciting opportunities for research, development, innovation, education and training. They have a track record of recruiting the best calibre consultants from within the UK and from overseas.
WHAT IS THE TRUST LIKE?
The trusts provides both acute hospital and community health care and was formed on 1 July 2018 from the merger of 2 of the main hospitals in the area. The new trust has nearly 10,000 staff and an annual budget in 2019/20 of over £715 million. Currently, The trust has two main acute hospitals in the East of England;
As a trust services include accident and emergency; critical care; planned medical and surgical care, consultant and midwifery-led maternity, neonatal and paediatric care; diagnostic and therapy services; and since October 2015 community hospitals and specialist community services . Community midwifery services are provided to the population of the area.
WHAT IS THE GERIATRIC DEPARTMENT & TEAM LIKE?
The appointee will be joining a group of 6 other consultants in elderly medicine who provide a comprehensive service for residents of Northeast Essex. The department consists of 3 main clinical delivery groups - General Community – comprising Older Peoples inpatient and outpatient services, Specialist Community Services, and Integrated Therapies. The department operates a ward-based policy and have an average of 10-15 outliers on the 3 wards where the inpatient care are shared between the consultant in the department. There are rapid assessment clinics both at 2 sites offering GPs the opportunity for patients who require urgent assessment to be seen within 72 hours of referral. The department are also responsible for rapid access clinics, sub-specialty care in frailty, Orthogeriatrics, falls, and movement disorders.The older people’s physicians enjoy a close working relationship with the general physicians and there are good links with the old age psychiatry departments based at both the sites.
WHAT IS LIFE LIKE IN THE REGION?
The county of local town are a fantastic location for doctors and their families wishing to live in the South East of England, close to London but without the high cost of living and property that is associated with life in London. You will find all the amenities required for a family in the region, with excellent schools, transport links and availability of housing both short and long term. You can live in the pretty and historic local town, or in the various little towns and villages dotted around the region. Neither urban town life or rural life is ever too far away and there is something for everyone here!
Suffolk and Essex are holiday destinations for a reason. The beautiful stretch of coastline along Suffolk and Essex offers everything from the pier and heritage of South-wold, the amusements at Clacton to sights such as Thorpeness’ House in the Clouds.
WHAT OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE TO YOU?
The department supports the consultants with opportunities to support the multi-professional teaching and development along with active participation in teaching programmes for Foundation, IMT, GP, Higher Specialty Training.
Consultants on the specialist register will be given autonomy and will freedom to develop their special interests, with access to additional leadership, research and teaching duties available for those that want it.
All consultants will receive a full induction process and will be involved in clinical audit and governance.
ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR THIS ROLE?
UK based applicants
This is a great opportunity for any experienced physicians interested in Geriatricians working CESR or specialist registration in the UK.