Consultant in Older People’s Medicine

Norwich, Norfolk
£77,913 - £105,042
15 Oct 2018
18 Nov 2018
Geriatric medicine
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for a consultant post in the Older People’s Medicine (OPM) directorate. This will be an opportunity to join a trust that is leading on innovation in Frailty Liaison and instigated the first Older Persons Emergency Department (OPED) in the UK.

The department has a wide range of other interests encompassing all subspecialist topics within geriatric medicine. Inpatient areas include a dedicated short stay unit, an ortho-geriatric ward and a specialist dementia care ward which has undergone a complete refurbishment to tailor to a dementia friendly environment. We have a dementia support team that provide holistic input into the care journeys of this patient group across the trust. Our OPED unit has had national press coverage for its innovative approach to care for frail elderly presenting to the ED. We also offer rehabilitation within the local community hospitals network. 

There is the opportunity for flexible job plans and flexible working patterns, including job shares and part time work. Any specialist interest can be accommodated as outlined above. 

We have close ties with the acute medical unit and can offer options for sessional work in this area as part of a job plan if desired. 

As a university teaching hospital we have developed our research and development strategy with the UEA and work with partners at the Norwich Research Park. There are numerous opportunities for the post holder to undertake teaching roles on sessional basis as well as research programmes. 

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the biggest hospitals in England with approximately 1000 beds, situated in the heart of Norfolk. Norwich is a picturesque, pleasant City in the heart of Norfolk, London (1.5 hours by car, and train access is also less than two hours (From London Liverpool Street, no changes). 

We’d encourage anyone interested to come and visit. Informal enquiries please contact Dr Martyn Patel, Service Director on (01603) 288212, or Dr Sarah Bailey, our Frailty lead (same no). To learn more about the Trust, please visit our web site at

We welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. 

To view further details and to submit an application please click the apply button quoting reference number 234-MS1036.

Please attach a short CV. 

Closing date: 18 November 2018. 

The Advisory Appointment Committee will meet on 12 December 2018.

The Trust has an Equality and Diversity Policy, flexible working and operates a Smoke Free Policy on all sites. 

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