Consultant Physician in Elderly Care Medicine and Frality

Shrewsbury, Shropshire
£76,761 - £103,490 Per Annum
02 Aug 2018
30 Aug 2018
Geriatric medicine
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

We are looking for an enthusiastic Consultant Physician in Care of the Elderly and Frailty. This post is based at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and is aimed at expanding the Department of Elderly Care Medicine and developing the Acute Frailty Service in line with the national focus on delivering excellent care to Frail Older patients in Hospital and in primary care.

There are 3 Elderly Care Physicians, 1 Associate Specialist and 1 Specialty Doctor in post at the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust:

1. Dr Shu Ho has a special interest in Falls and leads the well Orthogeriatrics service (and also works at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital in Oswestry),

2. Dr Suzy Thompson has a special interest in Acute Frailty and Movement Disorders

3. Dr Nigel Mike has a special interest in GIM and Nutrition.

4. Dr Erica Capps (Associate Specialist) supports Elderly Care services at Telford and has expertise in Movement Disorders

5. Dr Sai Kumar (Specialty Doctor) specialises in Orthogeriatrics liaison and rehabilitation at Shrewsbury.

There are 4 additional Stroke Physicians based at the Princess Royal Hospital, Telford with Acute stroke services, Dr Uttam Sinha, Dr Meena Srinivasan, Dr Indranil Mukherjee and Dr Owen David.

Specialist Nurses provide clinical services with all Consultants. There are 2 Parkinson’s Disease Nurse Specialists, a Dementia Nurse Specialist and a Stroke Nurse specialist based at the Princess Royal Hospital.

There is an active interest in teaching at all levels in the department in association with Keele Medical School and the West Midlands Deanery. The post holder will be encouraged to participate in teaching and supported in research that benefits the department. There are on-going audits of services including national audits in falls, Dementia and Parkinson’s disease.

We are entering an exciting period here at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust. We have been guaranteed more than £300 million pounds to develop our hospitals into two state of the art facilities that will offer greatly improved environments, more sustainable staffing and better facilities. It will make SaTH a better place to work, in turn making it a better place to receive care.

It is essential that you have full GMC registration and hold a licence to practice, possess MRCP (or equivalent training and experience), and are on the GMC Specialist Register in Elderly Care and General Internal Medicine, or be within six months of obtaining a CCT at time of interview, CESR or European Community Rights.  

For an informal discussion, further details or to arrange a visit please contact:

Dr Suzy Thompson - Consultant Physician and Geriatrician: 01743 261697

Dr Saskia Jones-Perrott - Assistant Care Group Medical Director Unscheduled Care: 01743 492397

Dr Kevin Eardley – Unscheduled Care Group Medical Director: 01743 261105

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The Shrewsbury & Telford Hospital NHS Trust is committed to equal opportunities and a non-smoking policy is in place


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