Consultant Physician in Elderly Medicine with an interest in Ortho-Geriatrics

Luton, Bedfordshire
£77,913 to £105,042
27 Dec 2018
27 Jan 2019
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 exciting Job opportunities for Consultant Physicians in Elderly Medicine.

This is an exciting post within the Elderly Medicine Directorate the successful candidate will work with existing Consultants to provide a comprehensive Care of the Elderly service for elderly patients across the acute and in a community setting, with a primary focus on patients admitted with orthopaedic trauma, rib fractures and head injuries. The successful candidate will be encouraged to set up a multi-disciplinary pre-op assessment clinic for high risk patients undergoing surgery.

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

The Directorate of Elderly Medicine is within the Division of Medicine, this is broken into three distinct areas, Acute, General & Elderly Medicine (Non-Elective), Emergency Medicine & Specialist Medicine (Elective). Both in patient and out patient services are based at the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital.

The Clinical Directorate of Elderly Medicine is supported by 5 wte Consultants and their junior teams. 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.

Our Consultants also manage patients on our Infection Control ward and our Rehabilitation ward. 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. We are moving towards a hot clinic approach to support the Trust changes in delivering Needs Based Care and Integrated Care, ensuring patients are seen at the first opportunity.

The Medical Directorate has thirty-five consultants in medicine and sub-specialties together with four Consultants in Acute Medicine who look after the Acute Care Unit.

The Hospital has always been renowned for its friendly atmosphere and good working relationships. Ongoing developments are now enabling a considerable expansion in facilities, staff and hence services offered. The Trust has University Hospital status with UCL and the Royal Free providing an opportunity to strengthen our teaching and R&D programmes and brings a more academic environment to the hospital. 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: and/or Dr R Chanda, Consultant in Elderly Medicine and Orthogeriatrics on 01582 497504, email:

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Closing Date: 27 January 2019
Interview Date: 8 March 2019