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Acute Medicine offers excellent career progression & competitive salaries in the NHS..

A career in Acute Meidcine in the NHS offers great career development via good access to CCT via specialty training, specialist registration via CESR whilst offering a dynamic work environment with rewarding salaries and leadership opportunities. 

There is a broad spectrum of clinical work within the specialty, including the immediate management of life-threatening medical emergencies, the initial treatment (first 72 hours) of all presenting general medical ailments, and the provision of ambulatory care. There is also a strong focus on management and leadership, allowing doctors who train in Acute Medicine to set up and run successful Acute Medicine Units (AMUs).

What are the requirements to work as a general medicine doctor in the UK? *

  • IELTS or OET 
  • PLAB, MRCP(UK) or equivalent qualifications
  • GMC registration

*EEA applicants will only require GMC registration and IELTS or OET 

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What can you expect to do as part of a typical working week?

As an acute medicine doctor, you would expect to work in an acute hospital on either a general medicine or acute medicine ward. Acute wards can have various names and acronyms attached to them such as AAU, MAU or AMU and these wards act as the gateway between a patient’s GP, the A&E department and the wards of a hospital.

A typical working week can include ward rounds, board rounds and clinics whilst being part of the GIM on-call rota. You can expect to work with of a multi-disciplinary team comprising of consultants and nursing staff with frequent contact with specialists from other disciplines beyond general medicine.


Did you know? 

The NHS in England deals with over 1 million patients every 36 hours across 135 acute hospital trusts. In 2017/18, Manchester University Hospitals NHS FT was recorded as the busiest hospital with 304,465 admissions recorded for that year.


 

99,532 - 131,964

Are you a motivated and committed Consultant in Acute Medicine looking for NHS jobs and relocate in the UK? Then this opportunity is perfect for you!

Grab this chance and possibly start your career in the NHS! You will be joining a team that is always starting innovative ways of working to shape the future model of acute medicine. You will be able to take advantage of working within a multidisciplinary team that aims to deliver high quality care. The team is part of one of the largest NHS Trusts in the country, and not only that, it is rated \"good\" by the CQC! This is a great opportunity for overseas Consultants who want to establish themselves in the NHS, and grow their consultant career. The post is suitable for candidates holding specialisation in the EEA, or for experienced IMGs looking to complete CESR.

The department is a team of 7 enthusiastic and hardworking consultants that work within the Urgent Care CSU to drive forward their Acute Medicine and SDEC services. The department has two Acute Medical Units with a total of 57 beds and a co-located 4-bedded Enhanced Care Area, called HOBS (High Observation Area). They have a strong commitment to the delivery of same day emergency care which operates a 7-day services and sees approximately 400 patients per week, as well as delivering an excellent and established ambulatory VTE service. You will be given the opportunity to maintain and update your skills and knowledge through appropriate continuing professional development. 

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Work in all 3 areas of acute medicine (AMU, Enhanced Care and Same Day Emergency Care) and will contribute to the out of hours rota (currently 1 in 8).
  • Work with the Trust and its consultant staff to deliver service patterns and job plans that meet this objective.
  • Work in patterns that provide senior cover throughout 24 hours per day, seven days per week.


The department sits within one of the largest teaching hospital trusts in Europe, with access to leading clinical expertise and medical technology. They care for people from all over the country as well as the 780,000 residents of their surrounding area. The Trust has a budget of £1.4 billion, with 21,000 staff who ensures that every year they see and treat over 1,700,000 people in their 2,000 beds or out-patient settings, comprising 100,000 day cases, 125,000 in-patients, 260,000 A&E visits and 1,050,000 out-patient appointments.

You will be working in a bustling city that’s rich in culture and heritage. In addition, it is home to one of the largest train stations in the UK, which is conveniently located in the city centre. You will be living in one one of the best places to live in the UK, due to its affordable cost of living and friendly people!

Apply now and get the opportunity to work for an NHS Trust that always works to develop seamless, integrated care helps us to deliver high-quality local care for every patient every time!

ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR THIS ROLE?

EEA Candidates:

  • Experience of working in Acute Medicine
  • Board Certified Specialist in Acute Medicine

Non-EEA Candidates:

  • Experience of working in Acute Medicine
  • MRCP

UK based applicants

  • Experience of working in Acute Medicine
  • Within 6 - 12 months of completing CCT
51,000 - 80,000

Join an established Acute Medicine Department who is committed to providing top-notch care to a large volume of acute emergency medical cases, including critically ill patients. With 780 beds, including 388 for Acute Medical/Elderly care, their facilities include the Acute Medical Unit, 8 Acute Wards, a newly established 10-bed Coronary Care Unit, and a closed ICU/High Dependency Ward. They also have specialized units, such as a Stroke Unit, Elderly Rehabilitation facilities, and Continuing Care beds.

The department is part of an NHS Trust, known for its commitment to delivering high-quality care and services. They received a \'Good\' rating from the CQC in 2019, with some areas recognized for outstanding practice. In 2021, they won gold in the Efficiency Savings of the Year award and were highly commended in the Health Tech Team of the Year award. The NHS Foundation Trust employs over 5,000 dedicated professionals. They are considered one of the region\'s top providers of healthcare services, serving a population of approximately 310,000.

You will have an opportunity for clinical research and have a strong research governance structure in place. The are committed to providing the right development opportunities to enhance your skills and deliver exceptional patient care. This NHS Foundation Trust is within a thriving industrial town with a forward-thinking vibe. Its vibrant city center offers a diverse range of cultural activities. The overall living environment and the surrounding countryside is delightful, with excellent residential areas offering various housing styles at competitive prices. The area boasts top-notch shopping, social, and educational facilities, including both comprehensive and independent primary and secondary schools.

ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR THIS ROLE?

EEA Candidates:

  • Experience of working in Acute Medicine
  • Board Certified Specialist in Acute Medicine

Non-EEA Candidates:

  • MRCP UK 
  • Experience of working in Acute Medicine

UK based applicants

  • Experience of working in Acute Medicine 
This is a great opportunity for any experienced physicians interested in Acute Medicine working CESR or specialist registration in the UK. 
£45,193 - 84,272

Discover an exciting opportunity as a Specialty Doctor in Acute & General Internal Medicine, you\'ll be a driving force in reshaping the future of acute care in the captivating region in Scotland! Embrace the chance to join a dynamic, forward-thinking team dedicated to revolutionizing medical care. The hospital you will be assigned to proudly serves its community, offering essential emergency, acute, and elective services. Be a part of a team that champions local care, ensuring patients receive support within their familiar surroundings.

Delve into the Medicine Department\'s transformation and collaborate closely with the Emergency Department, backed by adept hospital management. Experience unwavering support within a contemporary, well-equipped environment. The department sits within a health board that stands as a pillar of healthcare excellence in Scotland, collaborating with national bodies to deliver quality care. With around 14,000 staff, it oversees clinical governance and provides specialized hospital services. It serves as a tertiary and teaching center, delivering specialized care to the North of Scotland.

It is located in a place that captivates with its landscapes. From coastal tranquility to fertile expanses, this region offers a soothing commute amid picturesque beauty. Navigate well-maintained roads with a tranquil pace, enjoying a connection with nature as you journey.

The opportunity extends to education, with advanced facilities and affiliations with institutions like the University of the Highlands and Islands. For IMGs seeking CESR, this is your pathway to growth.

Seize the chance for leadership, teaching, research, and continued professional development. Whether a new consultant or an experienced practitioner, you\'ll thrive within a supportive network of high-caliber professionals.

In summary, embark on a journey that combines medical excellence, natural allure, and career growth. The post is suitable for candidates holding specialisation in the EEA, or for experienced IMGs looking to complete CESR.

ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR THIS ROLE?

EEA Candidates:

  • Experience of working in Acute & General internal Medicine
  • Board Certified Specialist in Acute & General internal Medicine

Non-EEA Candidates:

  • MRCP UK
  • Experience of working in Acute & General internal Medicine

UK based applicants

  • Experience of working in Acute & General internal Medicine
  • Within 6 - 12 months of completing CCT
80,693 - 91,584

An excellent opportunity for an experienced Specialists in Acute and GIM to join a Trust that have a national and international reputation for many of their specialist services - including stroke, renal, neurosciences, cancer services and trauma. The Trust also has a Mindful Employer Status and is committed to the Charter For Employers Who Are Positive About Mental Health. The post is suitable for candidates who\'ve completed their CCT or submitted their CESR Application to the GMC, the department also support special interest in Stroke, Geriatric Medicine, Acute Oncology, Haematology, Endocrinology, Cardiology, Emergency Medicine, Respiratory, and Emergency Department

WHAT IS THE NHS TRUST?

This trust is one of the biggest employers in the city with a central role in supporting the health and wellbeing of their local population. They also play a leading role in research, education and innovation. 
The Trust has a specialist services that allows them to deliver care to 4.5m people from across the East Midlands and nationally for a handful of services and play a vital role in the education and training of doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals.


WHAT IS THE ACUTE DEPARTMENT LIKE?
The trust has one of the busiest acute medical takes in the country and has recently benefitted
 from a multi-million pound investment to redesign and upgrade the working environment
The department consists of 14 consultants along with around 45 middle and junior grade doctors plus a growing team of Advanced Care Practitioners, Physician Associates and prescribing pharmacists. Acute Medicine has been a key partner of the Emergency Department in the formation of service-led, patient-focused “front-door” research ......

WHAT IS LIFE LIKE IN THE EAST MIDLANDS?
The area is a vibrant and prosperous city with something for everyone. It has excellent schools and colleges, and two thriving Universities. There are good theatres, an arena which attracts national and international performers, and several renowned arts centres and museums.
Set within a county of outstanding natural beauty that includes lively market towns and wonderful historic buildings, the city is one of the UK’s leading retail centres with a wide choice of restaurants, bars and nightclubs.
There is a good network of roads with easy access to the M1 and the A1, the rail service to London (two hours) and other major cities is frequent, and there are numerous international destinations from East Midlands Airport (30 mins) and Birmingham Airport (60mins).


CAREER DEVELOPMENT & OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE
With an extremely active education/teaching programme supported by the consultant team. The Trust facilitates appropriate job plans, a clear framework for the delivery of medical education, and the opportunity to enhance clinical and teaching skills through Continuing Professional Development. Participation in research and educational activities will be encouraged.
Consultants/Specialists who wish to undertake research require the approval of the Trust R&I Department and relevant ethical approval, and must adhere to the National Framework for Research Governance.
The role would also be active in clinical governance activities including (but not restricted to) clinical audit, incident reporting, review of complaints, risk management, CPD and Evidence-Based Practice. 

ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR THIS ROLE?

EEA Candidates:

  • Experience of working in Acute Medicine
  • Board Certified Specialist in Acute Medicine

Non-EEA Candidates:

  • MRCP
  • Experience of working in Acute Medicine

UK based applicants

  • Experience of working in Acute Medicine 
  • Within 6 - 12 months of completing CCT
This is a great opportunity for any experienced physicians interested in Acute Medicine working CESR or specialist registration in the UK. 
88,364 - 119,133

An excellent opportunity has risen for Consultant in Acute & General Medicine to be a part of a well-established service within an NHS Trust that aims to continue to build strong links and establish great service for urgent and emergency care services. The post if suitable for overseas consultants, including candidates who are pursuing CESR. Specialists in Acute & General Medicine, holding a specialist certification would be suitable for this post, based on experience entering at either Specialty Doctor or Consultant grade. Overseas applications from experienced Specialty Doctors and Consultants are welcomed.

WHAT IS THE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST LIKE?

The NHS Foundation Trust teaching hospital full of hard working and dedicated staff providing community and hospital services across the area that covers a thousand square miles. The NHS Foundation Trust currently has 6,000 employees, and and provides services for some 350,000. They operate three main hospitals, as well as a number of community healthcare premises. Two of their main hospitals have a range of General Hospital services, with full Emergency Departments, Critical/Coronary Care units and various Consultant-led services. 

All three main hospitals provide a range of planned care including outpatients, diagnostics, therapies, day case and inpatient surgery. In addition, a range of local outreach services and diagnostics are provided from community facilities across their area. The community services for adults are provided in people\'s homes, community centres, clinics, GP Practices, community hospitals and their main hospitals. They aim to work with people to help them remain independent, improve their health and manage their conditions through high quality care, advise and support.

They are absolutely committed to making the Trust a great place to be cared for and a great place to work through the delivery of the highest possible standards of compassionate care, as well as their research and education strategy to provide the very best patient and staff experience.

WHAT IS THE DEPARTMENT & TEAM LIKE? 

The Acute Medical division is comprised of a 39 bedded Acute Medical Unit and an adjoining Ambulatory Care unit that sees and manages up to 30 patients per day. The team consists of the following a Substantive Consultant (Clinical Lead) – Acute and General Internal Medicine Substantive Consultant - Acute Medicine and Geriatrics, Substantive Consultant – Intensive Care and Acute Medicine, Substantive Associate Specialist, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Foundation Year Doctors (two), Acute Care Common Stem Trainee & Trust Grade Clinicians (two) – Ambulatory Care General Practice Trainee – Ambulatory Care.

The service admit, on average, 20 – 25 patients per day and can see up to 30 patients in Ambulatory Care. “Hot clinics” are held daily on Ambulatory Care. The have successfully reduced admissions and shortened length of stay but their philosophy is one of ensuring safe, good quality care in a friendly and supportive professional department. Patients are managed in a high efficient manner and it can only be one of a few Acute Medical units in the NHS where there are empty beds on the unit most mornings. This is due to the ethos of the team – one team one family.

The successful appointee will be expected to provide care for acutely unwell patients on the AMU, contribute to service development and quality improvement, provide care for patients seen on the ACU and provide leadership and work as part of and develop the team.

WHAT IS LIFE LIKE IN LANCASHIRE? 

Lancashire is a wonderful county in the North West of England. Beautiful rural countryside, award winning beaches, unique market towns and a wealth of social activities are just some of the coastal county. It is home to the Lancashire Coastline which represent some of the country’s most cherished landscapes, and across the region, you’ll find vibrant cities, historic market towns and some of the most beautiful villages.

Period properties are the name of the game in Lancaster, with Victorian and Georgian townhouses proving the most popular type of home with residents. There is also riverside living available, as well as properties built from the 1960s onwards. Lancaster was named one of the happiest places to live and work in the UK, so it’s safe to say that life in the city is good. From restaurants and shops to historic buildings and landmarks, there’s plenty to see and do in Lancaster. 

Lancashire is one of the safest areas in the country with crime and other community safety issues, such as anti-social behaviour and road accidents at their lowest level for years. Around nine out of ten respondents to a recent Living in Lancashire survey consider their local area to be safe. There are so many outdoor activities available! From Go- Ape climbing centres, mountain biking, rafting, canoeing, tothe popular Brockhole Activity Centre with treetop nets and trampolining, there is plenty to explore.


WHAT OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE TO YOU AT THE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST?

With an extremely active education/teaching programme supported by the consultant team, there is opportunity to work towards and complete CESR. Participation in research and educational activities will be encouraged.

ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR THIS ROLE?
EEA Candidates:

  • Experience of working in Acute Medicine
  • Board Certified Specialist in Acute Medicine

Non-EEA Candidates:

  • Experience of working in Acute Medicine

UK based applicants

  • Experience of working in  Acute Medicine
  • Within 6 - 12 months of completing CCT
An exciting opportunity for oversees doctors looking to complete their CESR and enter into the specialist register. 
87,354-113,408

An excellent opportunity for an experienced Consultant in Stroke Medicine to join a Health Board in North Wales that promotes equality and diversity. If you love a challenge, have a passion to help others or simple fancy a fresh start, then this Health Board has all the ingredients. The post if suitable for overseas consultants, including candidates who are pursuing CESR. Specialists in Stroke Medicine holding a specialist certification would be suitable for this post, based on experience entering at either Specialty Doctor or Consultant grade. 

Overseas applications from experienced Specialty Doctors and Consultants are welcomed. 

WHAT IS HEALTH BOARD LIKE? 
The Health Board is largest health organisation in Wales, that are developing an integrated health service which provides excellent care delivered in partnership with the public and other statutory and third sector organisations.

The Health Board have a budget of £1.3 billion and a workforce of over 17,000 staff. Providing primary, community, mental health and acute hospital services for the population of around 700,000 across of North Wales. They continuously develop their workforce so that it has the right skills and operates in a research-rich learning culture.

Besides their three main hospital sites, they are also responsible for community hospitals, health centres, clinics, mental health units, community teams, GP practices and other NHS services provided by dentists, opticians and pharmacists. They plan to improve the health of the population, with particular focus upon the most vulnerable in our society.

WHAT IS THE DEPARTMENT & TEAM LIKE? 
The Department of Medicine for the Elderly has evolved and developed with many innovations in Care of the Elderly services over the past 20 years. In 1993 the acute unit for Care of the Elderly integrated with Acute General Medicine to form a single department. As part of that process an emergency admission ward was developed to accept and manage all medical emergencies. Patients are subsequently transferred to the ward judged to be most appropriate for their clinical needs.

A fully functioning 13 bedded acute stroke unit with 24/7 thrombolysis facility is operational and a 5 days a week TIA clinic developed. There is a thrombectomy service and protocol linked to a centre which operates 7 days per week 9 till 5pm. The newly approved Stroke Business Plan, which is Health Board wide, will ensure stroke services are fit for the future and ensure compliance with Royal College recommendations and BASP standards of care. It will provide more service resilience and sustainability.

The Care of the Elderly services have had a strong history of strategic thinking initially developed through the health care planning team and now being developed through an Elderly Care Forum to respond to the strategy for old age. This successful candidate will work with the current Stroke consultant to form a team of two consultants. The successful candidate will be supported by a team of junior doctors including a Specialist registrar, F2 and F1 doctors.


WHAT IS LIFE LIKE IN NORTH WALES? 
North Wales has a vast national park, purpose built mountain biking trails, a breath taking coastal path, soaring zip wire, food festivals and world class sport and adventure around every corner. The North Wales is equipped with sport and leisure centres that provide opportunities for a wide variety of sporting, fitness and recreational activities. Not only does it have lots of activities for you, it also has a wide selection of private housing is available, both traditional and modern in towns, villages and rural settings.

For doctors with family, the educational standards are consistently high in both the primary and secondary sectors. There are several well established independent schools within North Wales and the surrounding area that cater for both day pupils and boarders. The regional University with its excellent scholastic reputation has a thriving student community.

You can say goodbye to heavy inner city commuter traffic, and enjoy a breath-taking commute across North Wales.

WHAT OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE TO YOU AT THIS HEALTH BOARD?
With an extremely active education/teaching programme supported by the consultant team, there is opportunity to work towards and complete CESR, exams, get involved in active research and many aspects of CPD. 

Participation in research and educational activities will be encouraged.

ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR THIS ROLE?
EEA Candidates:

  • Experience of working in Stroke Medicine
  • Board Certified Specialist in Stroke Medicine

Non-EEA Candidates:

  • Experience of working in Stroke Medicine

UK based applicants

  • Experience of working in Stroke Medicine
  • Within 6 - 12 months of completing CCT

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