Return to search
  • Add to favourites

Locum Consultant Physician In Elderly Care Medicine

Job Reference: 317-LCON-18-402

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Elderly Care Medicine
317 01 Freeman Hospital
£77,913 to £105,042 pro rata

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the most successful teaching NHS Trusts in the country. We have one of the highest number of specialist services of hospitals in the UK. With around 14,000 staff, the Newcastle Hospitals is one of the region’s major employers. We have a long-standing reputation for high quality clinical care with our staff’s commitment to excellence reflected in our consistent performance at the highest level. We are committed to being an “employer of choice” offering our staff superb benefits, looking after their wellbeing, and providing access to high-quality education, training, career progression and support which enables them to provide “healthcare at its very best – with a personal touch”.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under represented groups.




REF. 317-CON-18-402

An opportunity has arisen for one individual to join our collegiate team as Locum Consultant within the Department of Older People’s Medicine. Newcastle is proud to be a leading clinical and academic centre for ageing and geriatrics. We have a strong focus on innovation, research and driving quality of care for older people. As such, we are looking for dynamic geriatricians who are passionate about innovation and will work well within a progressive team of 17 Geriatricians. The Department of Older People’s Medicine is committed to service improvement and development, and the post holder will play a key role in shaping new ways of working. This post is from 4th August 2019 and for up to 8 months, to cover maternity leave, and is for 9 PA.

Newcastle is the first Teaching Hospital in the UK to be awarded ‘outstanding’ status by the CQC. Newcastle is also home to the world-renowned Institute of Ageing, the new National Innovation Centre for Ageing and the NIHR awarded Biomedical Research Centre for Ageing and Age-Related Diseases. Newly appointed individuals would be welcomed to our integrated academic and clinical community and will also have the opportunity to contribute to and develop teaching, audit and research. The 9 PA post will consist of acute geriatrics and rehabilitation/community services. We welcome approaches and applications from applicants who would like to work less than full time.

You will possess MRCP or equivalent, and have previous demonstrable experience of working in rehabilitation, general geriatric medicine and general internal medicine. You must be a registered medical practitioner and will be on the Specialist Registers for Geriatric Medicine and General Internal Medicine.

For an informal discussion and further information regarding the opportunity and Directorate, please contact: Dr Jane Noble, Consultant Physician on 0191 2823100 or at or Dr Chris Dipper, Clinical Director on 0191 2829479 or at

All successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first month’s pay. You will be required to sign a DBS payment form which will be issued to you as part of your recruitment process.

To apply for this post, please visit NHS Jobs and complete the application form in full, please ensure that you provide references to cover the last 3 years. For any further queries, please contact Claudia Sweeney, HR Officer at, quoting the post reference number.

Closing Date: 31 May 2019

Interview Date: TBC

Important note on completion of reference section of Application Form

All references from current and previous employers will be sought and must cover a minimum of 3 years employment. Therefore, when completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current/previous line managers that cover 3 years employment. Failure to complete this section may result in your application not being processed.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, that as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post you are agreeing to The Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first month’s pay.

Candidates who are shortlisted for interview will be contacted by e-mail. You should check your SPAM folders as well as your inbox. If you have not been contacted within 4 weeks of the closing date you should assume your application has been unsuccessful.

SAFERJobs To stay safe in your job search we recommend that you visit SAFERjobs (, a non-profit, joint industry and law enforcement organisation working to combat job scams. Visit the SAFERjobs website for information on common scams and to get free, expert advice for a safer job search.

  • Investors in People Gold Logo
  • Disability Confident Employer
  • Employer Recognition Scheme Gold
  • Improving Working Lives Logo
  • Mindful Employer Logo
  • Smoke Free Logo
  • Age Positive Logo
  • Stonewall Logo
  • Apprenticeships Logo
  • CQC Outstanding
  • Veteran Aware