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Consultant in Acute Geriatric Medicine

Job Reference: 234-MS1116

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Emergency Medicine - OPED
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Norwich
£77,913 - £105,042 Per An

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:

People-focused: We look after the needs of our patients, carers and colleagues, to provide a safe and caring experience for all.

Respect: We act with care, compassion and kindness and value others’ diverse needs.

Integrity: We take an honest, open and ethical approach to everything we do.

Dedication: We work as one team and support each other to maintain the highest professional standards.

Excellence: We continuously learn and improve to achieve the best outcomes for our patients and our hospital.

Wish you were here..? Take a look at our recruitment brochure under the 'Further links' section to find out more about our Hospital and what we have to offer

We are recruiting consultant posts in our Older People’s Medicine (OPM) directorate. From our work on Frailty identification and interventions, we have redesigned our services and 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.


OPED is ground breaking, consultant led service and will continue to identify Frailty and expedite 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.


There are further development plans underway, and if you would like to be a part of shaping leading edge services for older people, we would love to hear from you.


The directorate also 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.


There is the opportunity for flexible job plans and flexible working patterns, including job shares and part time work. Any specialist interest will be accommodated in particular surgical liaison, movement disorder or frailty.


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 heart of Norfolk. Norwich is a picturesque, pleasant city in the heart of Norfolk, London (1.5 hours by car, and train access is also less than two hours (From London Liverpool Street, no changes). Assistance with relocation costs may be available.







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The Advisory Appointment Committee Panel date to be confirmed, candidates to be notified.




For further details / informal visits contact:




We’d encourage you to come and visit us or call to find out more. Please contact Dr Martyn Patel, Service Director for Older Peoples Medicine on 01603 288212 or email or contact Dr Sarah Bailey, Frailty Service Director for an informal discussion on 01603 288011 or email . To learn more about the Trust, please visit our web site

The Job Description provides details of responsibilities and requirements for this role. Please use your supporting statement to demonstrate how you meet the person specification.

DBS: If this post involves working with children or vulnerable adults the application form will ask for information regarding previous convictions as you will be required to undertake a Criminal Record and Barring Check known as a DBS check.

If you are a new employee or registering with the Staff Bank you will need to meet the cost of this unless your salary is less than point 9 of AfC.

NHS Service: Should you be appointed to the post we will need to establish any previous NHS service via the ESR IAT and we will accept the submission of your application as your agreement to this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship – (not apprenticeships): We are pleased to consider applicants who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK but it is unlikely that we would be able to appoint if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available.

UK Registration: You will need to have current UK professional registration where this is a requirement of the role.

Application: All our communication with you regarding your application will be by e-mail so please check your e-mails (and Spam) regularly.

We value equality in our team and recruit from all sections of the community. We recognise there is a wealth of talent among people who have a disability and if you meet the minimum criteria detailed in the person specification and have a disability, you may wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme by indicating this in the relevant section on your application.

Data Protection: A privacy notice detailing how we will handle your data is attached to this advert as a document. Your application will be transferred to our recruitment management system (Trac) once the advert has closed and you will receive notification then detailing how Trac will handle your data.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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