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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.


£79,000 - £108,000
Excellent opportunity for both UK based consultants, or those with MRCP UK / SCE Acute Medicine qualifications from overseas to join an associated teaching hospital with one of the best and highest performing NHS Trusts in the UK. 


The post offers broad medical experience across the field of medical specialities. The holder of this post will usually work within one speciality team, however may be asked to cover in other areas across general medicine at times in order to maintain a safe effective service.

There is a firm commitment to continuing professional development and the opportunity to develop further in a chosen sub-specialty.


Within General Medicine, there are currently 19 Consultants, of which 13 are substantively employed with special interests in Respiratory Medicine, Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Acute Medicine, Stroke, Rheumatology and Care of the Elderly.

An integrated service in general medicine and care of the elderly has matured within the Hospital. The team of consultants are enthusiastic and forward thinking. We pride ourselves in being a small, friendly hospital, with real drive to improve both patient care and the working environment for our staff.

In addition to an acute in-patient and out-patient medical service, specialist diabetic and non-invasive cardiology services are provided.

Acute medical work is focused on 195 beds in eight wards. ITU/HDU facilities are based on five beds. The Trust is recognised as providing efficient and well-organised Cancer services. This has been supported by both Regional, and National Accreditation processes. As part of the Avon, Somerset and Wiltshire Cancer Network, the Trust provides a range of cancer services. Those services already accredited include, Breast Care and Urology.


North Somerset, the surrounding county, has long coastlines with superb cliff tops and English countryside. You'll find yourself visiting the Mendip Hills, the Quantocks and Cheddar Gorge sooner or later. The large, diverse cities of Bristol and Bath are only a short journey by car or train and our convenient location just off Junction 21 of the M5 mean the rest of Somerset, Devon and Cornwall are virtually on the doorstep.


Requirements for this post are the following:
  • Extensive consultant experience in General Medicine, and / or Acute Medicine
  • Experience can be gained from overseas or within the UK
  • MRCP UK or equivalent
  • SCE Acute Medicine desirable 
  • Eligibility for GMC registration
Any applicants interested in applying should get in touch with the IMG team today!

Those who have not yet attained CESR or CCT will be fully supported through the process and can be offered the role as locum consultant. 
£79,860 - £107,668

An excellent opportunity for a consultant in acute or general medicine to join the a large integrated care provider in North East England. The trust is high performing with a strong track record of supporting new appointees with career development. 

Applications are welcomed from international candidates.

Trust overview:
The Trust is based on two acute sites with most acute medical services and specialties duplicated on each site. 

Service overview: 
The Acute Medicine team is multidisciplinary, working closely with key teams, including the Emergency Department, specialist teams, Radiology, GPs and community services. 

The AMU has a total bed base of 68 across both hospital sites (approx 50/50). The Acute Medical Service has recently undergone a significant service re-design.

Local area:
You can be in the countryside in less than ten minutes from all major towns and cities in the area, with some of the most stunning scenery and outdoor space in the country.

There is a strong sporting and cultural heritage in the north east, so no matter what your interests are, there is something here for you to explore. For families, you will have access to fantastic school and academic institutions as well as very affordable properties.

The region is also known to be friendly, relaxed and welcoming. 

Requirements for the post: 
UK based applicants: 

  • Hold CCT, or within 6 months of completing CESR 
EEA applicants: 
  • Specialist diploma in acute & general medicine
Non-EEA applicants: 
  • MRCP
  • Consultant experience in acute or general medicine 
£78,000 - £107,000

An excellent opportunity for a consultant with a broad background in acute and general medicine, with experience in managing patients with Frailty to join an expanding team. 

International applicants are welcomed! 

Job overview:

Primarily this post will incorporate the management of the Frailty Unit, situated in one of Londons better performing hospitals, providing a community-facing frailty service. The role will include working collaboratively with a range of outward facing community frailty services. 

The role will span both acute and community settings. 

This role would be suitable for consultants with experience in acute and general medicine, who have gained experience in geriatric / care of the elderly, or indeed frailty specific services. 

Department overview: 

You will receive support from an enhanced MDT, including junior doctors, nurses, matrons, therapists and Surrey Medical Network Ltd. social care staff.

This post will largely be based at the General Hospital but will also support the wider community frailty services. 

Further investment and development of the service is underway, including a £1million project. 

Location overview:

Situated on the outskirts of London, this hospital gives newly appointed candidates the opportunity to choose between living in the city, or living in the country - with no impact on your work life balance. 

The area surrounding the hospital is welcoming, great for individuals, professionals and families alike. 

Requirements for the role: 

UK applicants: 

  • CCT or within 6 months of completing CESR
EEA applicants:
  • Specialisation in acute/general/geriatric medicine 
Non-EEA applicants: 
  • MRCP 
  • Consultant experience
£97,000 - £108,000

New opportunity for a Consultant in Palliative Medicine to join an excellent University Hospital in the North East of England. 

The new appointee will be joining a forward looking team within an integrated acute and community service.

Department overview:

This Specialist Palliative Care Service is well integrated with all major tertiary specialties across the hospital, This specialty interface embraces Critical Care, Oncology, Neurosciences, Renal Unit and the Regional Spinal Injuries Centre.

There is excellent close support from colleagues across the Trust, both in the acute and community settings.

The Specialist Palliative Care Integrated Service provides an holistic consulting service giving advice, guidance and support on the breadth of physical, psychological, social and spiritual issues to patients with potentially life-limiting conditions and also support to their relatives and carers.

The majority of the work supports patients with advanced or late stage disease but there is an important role for the specialty in supporting patients who may ultimately be cured.

Local area:

Working in the North East offers an excellent quality of life.  This area boasts great transport links with easy access to a beautiful coastline, countryside and a great range of local amenities. Good schools are a prominent feature and property costs are excellent, making this a very attractive area for families. 

Requirements for the post:

UK based applicants: 

  • CCT or within 6 months of CESR
  • Consultant experience in Palliative Care
EEA Candidates: 
  • Specialisation 
  • Consultant Experience in Palliative Care
Non-EEA Candidates: 
  • MRCP
  • Consultant experience in Palliative Care
£60,000 - £108,000
A large university teaching hospital trust in the North West of England are looking for a number of senior specialists or consultants to fill consultant, specialty doctor and associate specialist vacancies dependent on experience. 

Both UK & overseas candidates are suitbale for this role as long as specified requirements are met.

Requirements for this position are:
  • MRCP UK 
  • Experience in acute medicine & internal medicine
  • Experience in geriatric medicine is desirable 
If you are interested in working for a high performing hospital trust in the North West of England, nearby to one of the UK's largest and most diverse cities in Manchester, with neighbouring towns of Preston, Bolton and Blackburn nearby then apply today!

Tier 2 applicants and those with CESR aspirations will be supported.
£79,000 - £108,000
Tired of hustle and bustle of city life? Looking for a new start in a beautiful part of the world, where fresh air, nature and outdoor activity can be the way of life for you and your family?

This may well be the opportunity for you then...

Working for a well established acute medicine team in a progressive and acute medicine team in famousl friendly team environment, led by a forward thinking leadership with integrity and patient care at the forefront of everything they do.

If you are a UK based physician with excellent experience in the field of acute medicine, either with CCT or CESR CP in your sights or attained, you can secure yourself an interview.

Alternatively, if you have worked in the NHS previously and wish to return - this may well be the ideal opportunity for you!

The position will have extensive involvement with teaching and the postholder will be actively & regularly engaged with the affiliated university.

In addition, all sub-specialty interests will be welcomed and accommodated. 

The location is excellent for those looking for a more rural lifestyle that is not too far away from the city life. For those with families or a taste for outdoor life, this might offer everything you are looking for.

Get in touch if you are intrigued, and want more details!

Requirements for this position are the following:
  • UK experience is essential, either current or past
  • Active GMC registration

We have a reputation for allowing people to play to their strength and love colleagues who are fabulous clinicians but have other passions in or outside of medicine that need a tailored job-plan.

£79,000 - £107,000

We are looking to recruit an experienced acute & general medicine consultant to join a well established team in a newly created post, providing care in a rural district general hospital based in the North West of England. 

About the Trust: 

The Trust has won national awards for our composite workforce model and there will be opportunities to be involved in the training and educational supervision of Deanery trainees at all levels.

The post: 

The Department provides acute hospital medical services to a population of approximately 340,000. The specialties of cardiology, renal medicine, dermatology, and clinical oncology serve the whole of the region.

This represents a fantastic opportunity to join an energetic motivated and innovative team. the role comprises acute admission and short stay for medical admissions only. Patients are admitted directly from the community following assessment by general practice, or from the Emergency Department.

This post offers the opportunity to be at the forefront of developing new and innovative approaches and services.

If applicants have other interests, such as leadership, education, management or IT/digital medicine/support then we would strongly encourage and support this within the job plan.

The successful candidates will be encouraged to develop a special interest to complement the other members of the department. 

A 1 in 10 on call rota is attached to the job plan. 

The location: 

This area includes is one of the country’s most outstanding places of natural beauty and the region is an attractive, largely rural area with access to good road and rail connections. Housing is relatively inexpensive and there is excellent state and private education provision.

Requirements for the role: 

Non-EEA Candidates: 

  • MRCP 
  • Consultant experience in general & acute medicine
EEA Candidates: 
  • Specialist Diploma 
  • Consultant experience in general & acute medicine
UK Candidates: 
  • Consultant experience & specialist registration (CCT)
  • or within 6 months of completing CESR
This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a friendly and supportive department in the North West of England, offering you and your family a unique place to live and work. 
£79,000 - £107,000
An opportunity to work with fantastic team in a state-of-the-art, award-winning, brand new district general hospital.

The hospital is also set in a lovely part of the country,  with low cost of living and high quality of life. 

Applications are open for a Respiratory Consultant to help develop the current respiratory service with the support of an established multidisciplinary team.

This department is continually seeking to improve, with projects like a newly established community Respiratory team. The team is friendly and supportive, and you will receive a detailed induction to the NHS.


The successful candidate will share the responsibility for the care of inpatients and outpatients in the Respiratory Unit with three Consultant colleagues.

Consultants all have a designated space, in a two person modern office, within the respiratory ward. Consultants are further supported by an Associate Specialist, two Specialty Doctors, a Nurse Consultant, an acute Respiratory Nurse Specialist, and rotational Medical Trainees.

The department have further Specialist Nurse support for our sleep/home ventilation (NIV) service and lung cancer service.


The Consultant job plan is a 10 PA contract. With additional SPAs for your career development.

Additional EPAs may be offered on appointment for participation in the General Medical on-call rota.


This hospital is located in a lovely rural part of Scotland with an incredible amount of countryside and coast to explore. this is a great place for families, with affordable property and good schools.

  • EEA candidates - Diploma of specialisation 
  • Non-EEA  candidates - MRCP and consultant level experience in Respiratory Medicine
  • UK candidates - CCT or at least within 6 months of completing CESR

This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious consultant in respiratory medicine to work in a state of the art hospital, set within a wonderful part of the country. 
£50,000 - £60,000
12 month contract available with rotations in respiratory medicine, acute medicine, emergency medicine, cardiology and care of the elderly for junior doctors based in the UK. 

Working for a busy and progressive small district general hospital in the north of England the hospital is looking for doctors who have a minimum of 2 years core medical experience following completion of foundation training, and can provide evidence of having acheived core medical competencies. 

Ideally, those with six months higher training experience in the the relevant specialism would apply. 

Full MRCP UK is required
6 months UK experience
experience in the mentioned specialisms above
£79,000 to £107,000

Opportunity for Specialist Registration via CESR in Acute Medicine for experienced international doctors.

A large hospital trust in the South West of England are looking for an experienced acute medicine physician to join on a permanent or fixed-term basis to assist in their busy AMU or acute medicine unit.

They have a dedicated and purpose built unit to deliver Same Day Medical Care. The unit is open from 08.00 to 22.00 and has eight treatment chairs, eight trollies, two clinic rooms, two side rooms and two RATS bay, delivering brilliant same day care. The AMU has 53 beds.

The Acute Medical team consists of nine Consultants and two Specialty Doctors.

Both UK based and international candidates are welcomed to apply, with support offered for both Tier 2 visa applications and those that would work towards attaining CESR in Acute Medicine.

Requirements for this position are the following:

  • IELT or OET
  • Extensive experience in Acute or General Medicine 
  • SCE in Acute or General Medicine desirable
  • Experience working independently in Acute or Internal Medicine

Overseas acute consultants or senior internal medicine doctors are advised to apply today for opportunities to attain specialist registration in the NHS via an established CESR programme. Apply today!

£79,000 - £108,000

A great job for Specialty Doctors or Consultants in Acute Medicine looking to attain Specialist Registration in the NHS. A leading acute hospital in the East Midlands are looking to recruit

Applications are welcome for a Fixed Term post for experienced acute medicine doctors interested in gaining CESR. This acute medicine doctor job is set within a large Hospital on the outskirts of London, set in a less populated area.

The acute service is a friendly and supportive medium sized department, and the job entails the full range of patients. 

The department has seen a recent upgrade and is a modern, well equipped and efficient acute service. 

To apply for this NHS job you must hold: 

  • MRCP (UK)
  • Extensive experience in Acute Medicine & General Internal Medicine

A great opportunity for senior doctors in acute medicine to secure their first NHS job and attain specialist registration or CESR in the UK.

£79,000 - £108,000

Acute consultants with experience in general internal medicine and acute medicine should apply - overseas candidates can be offered consultant role.

The District General Hospital providing acute services to a population of Greater London in a 489 bedded site. The trust also encompasses two Community Hospitals. Originally opened in 1965, the Trusts vision is to become one of the best District General Hospitals in the country. 

The trust is now among the best performing Trusts in the country for many aspects of care, for example, cancer waiting times (number 1 Trust in December 2017), maternity services (rated as ‘outstanding’ by the CQC and some of the lowest rates for still birth), ‘End of Life’ and dementia services (specialist facility and practitioners for people with dementia at the end of their lives, enabling patient choice), infection control (some of the lowest MRSA, MSSA and CDiff rates in the country), falls and pressure ulcers in hospital (below national average), delayed transfer of care from hospital rates (now a top 10 Trust), access to diagnostics (achieved standards every month for the last two years), and patients being treated within 18 weeks of referral from their GP (delivered consistently since August 2016, except in January 2018 owing to the national directive to stop operating during winter pressures). 
The trust are looking for senior physicians in acute medicine to work at locum consultant grade, requiring the following:

  • OET or IELTS (though some exemption can be offered)
  • Extensive experience in General Internal Medicine and Acute Medicine

CESR support can be offered for those choosing to take that path once in the UK.

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