Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Consultant in Palliative Care Medicine

Swindon, Wiltshire
£77,913 - £105,042
12 Mar 2019
08 Apr 2019
Career Level
Full Time

The Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

10PA Consultant in Palliative Care

Applications are invited for a Consultant in Palliative Care post (10PAs) at The Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (GWH) in Swindon.  

The Trust serves a population of 350,000 and is part of the Thames Valley Cancer Network and the South West Health Science Network. At the last Care Quality Commission (CQC) End of Life Inspection the Trust received a rating of “Good” for end of life care. The team also received an award from Health Education South-West for delivering education to support personalised care planning for the dying.

Patients seen by the hospital palliative care team are often within the last year of their lives and have conditions such as respiratory disease, heart failure, dementia, renal failure and cancer. The team provide specialist palliative care advice to inpatients and families and act as a specialist resource to clinical teams. The team have developed advance care planning resources used across acute, community and hospice services. Innovative practice to support the Trust in delivering excellence in end of life care is required meeting national strategy and guidance.

The successful candidate will participate in both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching across the Trust. 1PA is specifically supporting undergraduate education funded by Swindon Academy.

Applicants should have MRCP and it is desirably to hold entry on Specialist Register for Palliative Medicine or within 6 months of obtaining CCST/CCT. Full GMC registration is essential.

The Great Western Hospital opened in 2002 with well-appointed accommodation for staff and patients. The hospital is a Teaching Hospital for undergraduate students from both Oxford and Bristol Universities. The Trust provides acute services to Swindon and the surrounding areas (catchment 350,000) and community services to Wiltshire (catchment 750,000).

Swindon is an expanding town, which sits adjacent to the M4, at the heart of Southern Central England in the Wiltshire countryside. The Marlborough Downs, the Cotswolds and the towns of Oxford, Bath and Bristol are all within easy reach.

For more information and to apply please visit and find the job using reference 249-MED9990189.