Consultant in Palliative Medicine

Ealing, London (Greater)
To be confirmed
19 Sep 2018
18 Oct 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full 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.

Applications are invited for a Consultant in Palliative Medicine to join this fully NHS funded service based at Meadow House Hospice. Ealing and Hounslow Specialist Palliative Care Service comprises a 15 bedded inpatient hospice unit, Day Hospice 3 days a week and a large community team working in the London Boroughs of Hounslow and Ealing which provides 7 day a week face to face visiting 09:00 to 17:00.

As a whole, the service comes under the auspices of London Northwest Healthcare University Trust and as such has links with hospital services at Ealing Hospital, Northwick Park Hospital and Central Middlesex Hospital. Historically the service has very close links with West Middlesex University Hospital and provides consultant level input on the WMUH site. In addition, the service hosts the local Marie Curie Rapid Response Service serving LBE and LBH which operates 18:00 – 07:00 every day.

We wish to appoint a consultant to work primarily on the inpatient unit. This is an 8 PA role and the successful applicant will join 2 full time consultants, one part time liaison consultant (LBH) and a full time Associate Specialist. The role includes joining the one in five on call rota and the successful applicant would be expected to contribute to internal cover for colleagues working in the community or Day Hospice.

Close involvement with the end of life agenda, development and enhancement of links with local primary care teams and a commitment to education and service improvement will all be required in this role.

Applications will be accepted from Specialist Registrars who are within six months of receiving their CCST on the interview date. Interviews are expected to take place in October 2018.

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further information / informal discussion, please contact Jane Cowap, Consultant in Specialist Palliative Care, Meadow House Hospice on:


020 8967 5179.


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.

Similar jobs

Similar jobs