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Consultant Physician in Acute Medicine

Job Reference: 408-DOC-WUTH-18-14-B

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Arrowe Park Hospital, Wirral
£77,913 - £105,042 pa

All new colleagues can expect to receive a warm and friendly Wirral welcome from the very first time they make contact with us. We are described as “competent and caring staff” by our patients.

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is situated on The Wirral peninsula which has a stunning coastline and beautiful countryside surroundings, with great activities for its residents.

We are one of the largest and busiest acute Trusts in the North West of England, comprising of the Wirral’s only Emergency Department. We provide a high quality range of acute care services and employ over 6,000 staff, who serve a population of approximately 400,000 people across Wirral, Ellesmere Port, Neston, North Wales and the wider North West footprint.

We have approximately 855 beds trust-wide and our financial turnover is in excess of £337m.

The Wirral is easily accessible to major airports and has excellent transport links including motorway, train, bus or ferry and within easy reach to the major cities of Liverpool, Chester and Manchester as well as neighbouring North Wales.

We are looking for outstanding individuals to join our current team of enthusiastic and forward thinking acute physicians within Acute Medicine at Wirral University Teaching Hospital.

Wirral University Teaching Hospitals serves a population of 400,000. It is one of the biggest and busiest acute NHS Trusts in the North West, employing more than 6,000 members of staff. It is located in the northwest, in close proximity to Liverpool and Chester.

We are looking for dynamic individuals to progress the development of a well-established ambulatory care service, which incorporates a busy assessment area consisting of 20 assessment chairs and six trolleys and a 23-bedded acute medical unit. The unit assesses on average around 500-600 emergency medical attendances per week. It is well supported and has close working relationships with the other medical specialities and our emergency department. Timely and easily accessible diagnostics enable prompt assessment and support safe patient discharge and efficient functioning of a daily ambulatory care clinic.

The unit prides itself on being innovative and bringing in new initiatives such as point of care ultrasound, to aid the prompt assessment and management of patients. The trust has invested in one of the most advanced IT electronic patient record systems to enable improved delivery of care and is an exemplar for IT across the NHS.

The Trust is committed to improving and delivering excellent patient centred care and development of the Acute medical unit and team is pivotal to achieve this goal. This provides an exciting opportunity to be part of developing the Acute medical service in the knowledge that the Trust is committed to providing the support required. We therefore wish to harness the expertise, enthusiasm and experience of those individuals who have a similar vision to deliver an excellent and sustainable service for all.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Phil Lawrenson,


Consultant in Acute Medicine


0151 604 7740

Following your application via NHS Jobs, your information will be imported into our third party recruitment system – Trac Jobs. All subsequent information regarding your application will then be generated from and this is where you will be able to track the progress of your application. This will ensure we deal with your application quickly and efficiently.

By applying for this post you are agreeing to Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in the application, to its third party management system.

Please note; that if you are offered a position, your personal details will automatically be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system (ESR).

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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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