Consultant in Palliative Medicine

Manchester, Greater Manchester
£76,761 - £103,490
15 Sep 2017
15 Oct 2017
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) and the University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust (UHSM) will join together to create a new Foundation Trust in October 2017 which will be named Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust; subject to required approvals. Following this, the plan is for North Manchester General Hospital (which is currently part of The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust) to join the new organisation around 12-18 months later.

As a result of this plan, it’s such an extremely exciting and challenging period in the delivery of health and social care in Greater Manchester and one that provides a wealth of opportunity. Our new organisation will provide a single hospital service across the city of Manchester and in 12- 18 months will also include the services currently provided by North Manchester General Hospital.  These changes will make a real difference to the health outcomes and quality of life for the people of Manchester.  

Applications are invited for a Consultant post based at Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Working across central site and Trafford General Hospital. In alternate years, this post will also rotate and include 4.5 sessions at St. Anns Hospice, Heald Green. This post has an NHS contract held by Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and is supported by an Honorary contract with St Ann's Hospice. 

The appointee will be responsible for delivering and developing supportive care and palliative care services within the trust hospitals. He/she will facilitate a seamless palliative care service to patients within central Manchester by co-ordinating service provision between hospitals, the community and the hospice. The Consultant in Palliative Medicine will work closely with other clinicians involved in the provision of cancer and non-cancer treatment in the Trust. 

The appointee will play a key role in the development and implementation of protocols for palliative care, working closely with doctors and other health workers in the Trust and the community. He/she will work closely with and provide specialist advice to Macmillan nurses and specialist paramedical palliative care therapists, in order to achieve optimum support for terminally ill patients.

The post will serve to develop and strengthen General Practitioner’s and Community links, which are vital for the provision of a seamless and effective palliative care service.

For further details/informal visits contact:

Dr Ashique Ahamed, Consultant in Palliative Medicine 
Dr Jon Simpson, Clinical Head of Division

To apply, please click the apply button.

Closing date: 15 October 2017.

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