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Consultant in Acute Medicine

Job Reference: 249-MED9990241

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£79,860 - £107,668

The Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in Swindon is proud to have a team of highly skilled, kind and compassionate staff that deliver high quality care for our patients. The Trust provides acute services from the Great Western Hospital and community healthcare services across Swindon. We are an ambitious and progressive Foundation Trust, committed to continuing our quality journey so that we can exceed our patient’s expectations.

We have recently been successful in our bid for £30 million of national funding to develop an Integrated Front Door, expand our Emergency Department, purchase land for potential expansion and to help us develop new models of care, such as an intensive rehabilitation offer. And we have many more ambitious plans. This is a great and exciting milestone which will help us to maintain quality and safety for people in Swindon and the surrounding areas over the coming years.

Consultants in Acute Medicine

The Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – Swindon

This is a great time to join our forward thinking Acute Medical team.

Appointment to this role attracts a one off recruitment premium of £20,000 in addition to the standard relocation expenses of £8,000, details of the recruitment premium included below:

The Great Western Hospital has recently been awarded £30 million to restructure and redesign its front door services. To support this, we are looking to recruit substantive Consultants in Acute Medicine, both full time and part time applications will be considered. The successful applicants will be able to partake in the redesign of services and pathways to assist with increasing our Same Day Emergency Care offering as well as flow through Acute Medicine.

There is an opportunity for the successful candidates to pursue a special interest within other medical specialties with dedicated sessions offered as part of the role.

The department does aim to help strike a work life balance. The working week can be arranged for the successful applicant to have a non-working day each week. SPA time is allocated as a 1.5SPA minimum but additional SPA is available to all candidates wishing to take on other specified SPA duties. 2.5SPAs is common place for Consultants undertaking such roles.

The ideal applicants for these posts will be able to demonstrate the following attributes: strong knowledge and skills in acute medicine, positive response to the challenges of service development, resilience and flexibility in the face of rapid change, excellent interpersonal and communication skills. They will be able to work cooperatively and happily with colleagues both at consultant level and across the multidisciplinary team. They will have a strong commitment to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and an ability to demonstrate an understanding of the role of research in driving up clinical quality.

The successful applicants should possess MRCP (UK) from the Royal College of Physicians (or equivalent) and should be within 6 months of CCT at the time of interview or currently hold CCT or equivalent.

Successful applicants will be expected to participate in the medical on call rota including the weekends. The on call rota is currently 1 in 14 weekdays and 1 in 7 weekends, as two consultants provide weekend cover on both days

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, where the Cotswolds meets the West Country, enjoys enviable local support and excellent partnership working. It serves the local population of Swindon, Wiltshire and parts of Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and West Berkshire. Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a particularly friendly and effective organisation and benefits from excellent relationships between management teams and clinical staff. The hospital was built in 2003 and is a modern hospital which provides a pleasant working environment. It is well placed close to junction 15 of the M4 and located allowing commutes to accommodate family members’ jobs in cities such as Oxford, Bristol, Bath, Reading, Cheltenham and Gloucester. There is wealth of attractive villages in the area and good schools including grammar schools within commuting distance. There is a good rail connection to London (1 hour).

Appointment to this role attracts a one off recruitment premium of £20,000. The recruitment premium will be paid in two instalments, £10,000 in the first month of employment and a further £10,000 on the anniversary of the start date. Should a candidate receive the recruitment premium and leave within 5 years of joining the Trust, there will be a requirement to pay back all or part of the payments depending on time served.

For clarity on the repayment values, the day prior to the anniversary of start date will be the end of each year period, with the anniversary itself being the start of the new year period as defined below:

0-1 Year – Initial £10,000 Y1 instalment pay back

1-2 Years – £15,000

2-3 years – £10,000

3-4 Years – £5,000

4-5 Years – £2,500

To discuss the post and arrange an informal visit, please contact Dr Tobenna Onyirioha, Associate Medical Director or 01793607205 and Dr Catherine Strait on or 01793605271.

All correspondence in relation to your application is via NHS jobs; any emails may default to your Junk inbox. Check your Junk file for any updates on your application.


Working in healthcare is rewarding and we will work with you to maximize your potential. All we ask in return is that you live by our STAR values - Service, Teamwork, Ambition and Respect.

  • We invest in your training and development to pursue a successful and fulfilling career in healthcare.
  • As an NHS employer we offer one of the most competitive and flexible benefits packages offered in the UK.
  • Permanent staff receive at least 27 days' holiday each year, a generous pension, plus other benefits including flexible working options and exclusive discounts.
  • Bank workers receive one extra hours pay for every 12 hours worked in place of annual leave entitlement, plus other benefits including pension.
  • We offer an onsite Nursery

Application information:

The vacancy will close as soon as sufficient applications are received.

All new starters with the Trust will be subject to a six month probationary period, with the exception of medical and dental candidates.

Current employees should be aware that this position is advertised as a GWH position and appointment ends any TUPE protection.

All candidates are required to pay for their own DBS check where applicable. Standard DBS check costs £26 and will be recovered from your first pay; Enhanced DBS check costs £44 and will be split and recovered over the first 2 pay.

Bank posts requiring a DBS check; payment must be made prior to commencing.

Apprentices are exempt from payment.

GWH NHS Foundation Trust is a safeguarding employer committed to safer recruitment practices to protect children, young people and vulnerable adults. As part of the organisation's commitment to Safer Recruitment, candidates may request copies of relevant policies and procedures by contacting the Recruitment Team.

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