Consultant in Palliative Medicine

Harrow, London (Greater)
£76,761 to £103,490 PA
16 Apr 2018
09 May 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Part Time

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust is one of the largest integrated NHS Trusts in the country employing more than 9,000 staff with a budget of more than £670 million a year. We are the first Trust of its kind to provide complete hospital-based and community healthcare services to a combined population of 930,000 in the boroughs of Brent, Harrow and Ealing. Our services include four major acute hospitals including the internationally renowned St Mark's Hospital and community services across Brent, Harrow and Ealing, including Clayponds Rehabilitation Hospital, Meadow House Hospice, Denham Unit and Willesden Centre. St Mark’s & LNWH has a major teaching commitment and we have recently been awarded University Hospital status after being granted membership of the Association of UK University Hospitals.

Our values - HEART

Our vision at London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust is to provide excellent clinical care in the right setting by being:

  • Compassionate

  • Responsive

  • Innovative

    We are clear that our vision can only be achieved by our staff, who are our most valuable asset.

    Our vision is driven by our HEART values and behaviours which were developed together with our staff.

  • H onesty

  • E quality

  • A ccountability

  • R espect

  • T eamwork

    These values describe how we interact with each other and our patients and must underpin everything we do to achieve our vision.

    London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust welcomes applications from people who wish to work part time or flexibly.

Specialist Palliative Care in this part of Northwest London has undergone a huge transformation in the last 5 years. We are proud that according to London EPACC data, Harrow boasts the largest number of palliative patients dying at home. This is a result of the hard work and dedication of a wide range of professionals in all care settings working in collaboration with a true focus on patient centred care. The consultants are all employed by LNWHUT and work in a very integrated fashion across the hospital, hospice and community settings leading and supporting these services.

Recent additions to Hospice Services have been a successful a new end of life Single Point of Access and rapid response team, a Community Support Volunteer Service and a care home facilitation project. We have an integrated education programme with a particularly strong GP and primary care component. We have just been notified that our Quality Improvement Programme has been shortlisted for the BMJ Palliative Care Awards 2018.

To enable us to continue to play an important and innovative role in the Quality Improvement and Education Strategies, we are seeking to appoint a new substantive consultant to join the St. Luke’s Hospice team. You will take on key responsibilities in the Inpatient unit and Woodgrange Centre. You will be encouraged to participate in the extensive teaching programme underway and play an important part in sharing the existing work and in the future development of the services.

The current hospice medical team currently consists of 3 consultants, 2 Clinical Fellows and GP ST2. The postholder will be employed through LNWUHT and will benefit from being part of one of London’s largest healthcare providers and will work in the inspiring team at St. Luke’s Hospice.

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further information and to arrange at informal visit please contact Dr Charles Daniels, Medical Director St. Luke’s Hospice, on 020 8382 8001 or click the Apply button

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We promote the wellbeing and safety of all our patients and carers by acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately, according to the standards determined by our policy and procedures. All posts working with vulnerable groups will be subject to an enhanced criminal records check upon appointment and staff will need to give their consent for the Trust to receive regular updates on their criminal records status throughout their employment.

Due to the high volumes of applications we receive for certain posts, we reserve the right to close any adverts before the published closing date once we have received a sufficient number of applications. After the closing date we strongly advise you check the email account which is registered with NHS Jobs regularly. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted

Our employment checking processes require that all shortlisted applicants provide the contact details of their current HR Department. If shortlisted you will be sent an email reminder to present the contact details of your HR Department at the interview.

Please note the Trust uses identity checking software for verifying the authenticity of identity documents provided by candidates.

Please note, as per updated UKVI guidelines, from April 2017 candidates appointed to any role that we are able to request sponsorship for a Tier 2 (general) visa will be required to provide an overseas criminal record certificate for themselves and any adult dependents from each country that they have lived in consecutively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Further information on obtaining the criminal record check for time spent abroad can be found on the website.

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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