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Consultant Physician in Acute Medicine

Job Reference: 360-B-19

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Acute Medicine
£77,913 - £105,042

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Associated University (UCL) NHS Provider Trust

Consultant Physician in Acute Medicine (Acute Physicians)

We are seeking 1 Consultant in Acute Medicine to be part of an already established Consultant team as we continue to expand the role of this specialist team in leading acute medicine and ambulatory care within the Trust.The post is additional posts increasing the team to 7 Consultants in Acute Medicine.The post is full time (10 or 11 PAs).

The post will be based at Watford General Hospital. Watford General Hospital is the main acute hospital for West Hertfordshire, providing for all emergency admissions for a population of approximately 500,000. Medical patients are admitted via ED and from GP referrals.The Acute Medicine team are responsible for a 5-bay Medical Assessment Unit, a 60-bed assessment and short stay Acute Admissions Unit and the Ambulatory Care Service.There is good multi-disciplinary working within the specialty and close working with the Emergency Medical team and other medical specialties.Candidates who wish to work some sessions in another medical specialty will be considered – Acute Medicine will be the majority of a consultant’s clinical work.

The consultant team are supported by Specialty doctors, doctors in training (ACCS and Foundation programme), Advanced Nurse Practitioners and Physicians Assistants.There is an active training and audit programme in the department.We are an Associated University Hospital active in the education of undergraduate students.

Watford is 18 miles or 15 minutes by fast train from London and all its attractions, academic and otherwise.Watford is a thriving town with good retail, educational and leisure facilities, and is on the edge of attractive countryside in the Chilterns.

For further information please contact: Dr Mohan Thapa, Clinical Director Acute Medicine on 01923 436683 or email:

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust provides acute healthcare services to a core catchment population of approximately half a million people living in west Hertfordshire and the surrounding area. Overall, the population served by the Trust is relatively affluent, but there are some areas of deprivation.

The Trust also provides a range of more specialist services to a wider population, serving residents of North London, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and East Hertfordshire.

As an employer of over 4,000 people the Trust is one of the biggest employers in the area and sees nearly a million patients each year.

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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.

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