Consultant in Palliative Medicine

Liverpool, Merseyside
£76,761 to £103,490 per annum
09 Mar 2018
08 Apr 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

A 10 session substantive Consultant post vacancy based at the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust (RLBUHT) and with clinical responsibilities at RLBUHT. This post has been developed to enhance the palliative and end of life care provision at RLBUHT and optimise the delivery of care for patients in Liverpool.

This post will be based at RLBUHT within the Academic Palliative and End of Life Care Centre. The post will therefore have links with the Palliative Care Institute Liverpool University of Liverpool, UK.

The work of the Academic Centre enables more patients to live and die in the place of their choice balancing the delivery of clinical best practice with robust measurement and investigation as we view EoLC as everyone's business, underpinned by our Academic Palliative Care Institute.

The Trust was awarded an outstanding rating for End of Life Care at the 2016 CQC Inspection.

The Academic Centre comprises:

    1. The Academic Palliative and End of Life Care Department:
    • The Academic Hospital Specialist Palliative Care Team (AHSPCT)
    • The Academic Palliative Care Unit (APCU)
    1. The Palliative Care Institute Liverpool, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
    1. The RLBUHT End of Life Care Strategic Programme:
    1. The RLBUHT Supportive Care Services

There will be 10 PAs of which the committed sessional distribution is expected to be along the following lines: 8 sessions of Direct Clinical Contact and 2 SPAs.

This will be subject to review in the light of changing clinical priorities and other medical staff appointments and in the future may be part of a cross-sector rotation.

Applicants must be on the GMC Specialist Register for Palliative Medicine or within 6 months of CCT date at the time of the interview and must be fully registered with the GMC and hold a licence to practice. Any candidate who is unable to work full-time for personal reasons will be eligible to be considered for the post.

Interview date: end April 2018

Applicants are encouraged to visit the Academic Palliative and End of Life Care Centre and further information can be obtained from the following:

Professor John E Ellershaw

Professor of Palliative Medicine / Trust Palliative and End of Life Care, Medical and Research Lead

Director Palliative Care Institute, University of Liverpool

C/O Academic Palliative and End of Life Care Centre
The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital NHS Trust

Prescot Street, Liverpool L7 8XP UK
T: +44 (0) 151 706 2274

For further details / informal visits contact: Professor John E Ellershaw, Professor of Palliative Medicine / Trust Palliative and End of Life Care, Medical and Research Lead Director Palliative Care Institute, University of Liverpool, C/O Academic Palliative and End of Life Care Centre
The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital NHS Trust, Prescot Street, Liverpool L7 8XP UK. T: +44 (0) 151 706 2274. E:

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We reserve the right to close any vacancies from further applications when we’ve received sufficient applications.

Trust policy requires the cost of DBS applications be recovered via salary.The amount of £31(standard) or £49(enhanced) can be deducted from salary, in manageable monthly instalments for up to 3 months following commencement in post.

The Trust is committed to creating a well-managed,flexible working environment that supports staff & promotes welfare & development. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity;we value the contribution of individual talent, skills, knowledge and experience and aim for a workforce demography representative of the local community.We operate Zero Tolerance to aggression, violence, bullying and harassment.We will make reasonable adjustments to ensure our recruitment & selection process is accessible to all.Flexible Working applications will be considered. 

If you have any personal requirements that will enable you to participate in our recruitment process please contact a member of Recruitment Services via email: at the earliest opportunity to ensure that measures can be put in place to enable your application for this post. 

Please Note:new entrants to the NHS will normally commence on the first paypoint of the relevant band. 

We are a Stonewall Diversity Champion employer.

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.