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HEEM Fellowship in Acute Frailty

Job Reference: 358-2068429-ESM

University Hospitals of Leicester
Acute frailty
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
37,935 - 46,096

We are very excited to announce a new Acute Frailty fellowship (2 posts) being introduced in Leicester, with an emphasis on building credentials and competences for enthusiastic budding Geriatricians who want to work at improving patient experience at the front door and gain a qualification in Quality Improvement.

The delivery of better care for older people is one of the strategic pillars of the University Hospitals of Leicester (UHL).The new Emergency Floor at the Leicester Royal Infirmary opened in June 2018 after an extensive £50 million redesign and is part of several innovations aimed at improving the quality of care for frail older people by building a “frailty friendly Emergency Floor”. It is made up of six assessment units including an Acute Frailty Unit (AFU) and an Emergency Frailty Unit (EFU) which focus on acute services for frail older people.

The post holder will work to embed early Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) throughout the Emergency Floor, as part of the Frailty Emergency Service (FES) - a new and exciting service comprising of a multi-disciplinary team which aims to provide Same Day Emergency Care to frail older patients in the Emergency Department. This team works collaboratively with the Emergency Medicine and Acute Medicine teams, providing clinical support, role modelling, teaching and training staff to the benefits and positive outcomes for patients receiving targeted early CGA – treating patients based on frailty rather than age.

In addition, building upon the successful integration of the Clinical Frailty Score(CFS) in the ED, this post will develop and support implementation of the next steps in the patient journey, ensuring we deliver patient centred care.

The 12 month post will be at CT2 level or above and will divide time between clinical work (60%) across the Emergency Floor and quality improvement project work (40%).


For further details / informal visits contact:

For further information about this exciting opportunity – please contact

Dr Emily Laithwaite. Consultant Geriatrician and Frailty lead for Emergency floor,

Leicester Royal Infirmary.


We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of application forms.

Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.”

Important Information

Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application you are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you by email via a TRAC system account.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We especially welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitable EU/EEA candidate is successful. This is due to the fact that it is unlikely the Trust would be able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

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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