Consultant Physicians in Elderly Medicine (3 Posts)

Luton, Bedfordshire
£76,761 to £103,490 pa
11 Jun 2018
02 Jul 2018
Geriatric medicine
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

We are entering an exciting period of development within Elderly Medicine at The Luton and Dunstable Hospital. Due to new pathway development and investment we have three exciting opportunities for Consultant Physicians in Elderly Medicine.

The Trust has recently received an overall Good for services at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital following its recent CQC inspection, and as recently announced the only hospital in the country to meet all of the key targets.

Luton is leading the way for frailty as a key element of an Integrated Care System (ICS) as part of the BMLK STP. Our ICS is the first in the UK to become Research Active, collaborating with the University of Bedfordshire, which means that policy directions and service models such as Luton’s Frailty Framework, are developed to meet the needs of our Older Adults in the most appropriate and cost-effective way.

The Division of Medicine is broken into three distinct areas; Acute, General & Elderly Medicine (Non-Elective), Emergency Medicine and Specialist Medicine (Elective).

We are currently going through a transition and Elderly Medicine will have two Complex Medical wards of 60 beds and a Frailty Unit at our front door within Medical Short Stay. Complex elderly clinics are provided on-site at the Luton & Dunstable with Consultants specialising in Diabetes, Falls, Syncope and Parkinson’s supported by specialist nurses as well as general elderly medical clinics.

The Hospital has always been renowned for its friendly atmosphere and good working relationships. The Trust has University Hospital status with UCL and the Royal Free providing an opportunity to strengthen our teaching and R&D programmes; Our links for undergraduate students also include Cambridge Medical School and we have an excellent reputation for junior staff training.

The Hospital has easy access to central London and the rural Chilterns. Excellent schools are found nearby. There is also very good access to the Midlands and London by road or by rail. London Luton Airport is within fifteen minutes drive of the hospital. Residence is required within ten miles by road or up to thirty minutes travelling time of the hospital.

Candidates unable for personal reasons to work full-time are invited to apply. Applicants must be fully registered on the UK General Medical Council’s Specialist Register. Specialist Registrars may apply if within six months of obtaining CCT at the date of interview.

An informal visit may be arranged by appointment with Dr M Didi, Clinical Director for Elderly Medicine on 01582 491166, email: and/or Dr S Wijayasiri, Consultant in Elderly Medicine on 01582 491166, email:,

To apply online please click the apply button and search under Job Reference: 418-M-DME-174-NBC

Closing date: 2 July 2018
Interview date: 9 August 2018