Consultant in Palliative Medicine

Gloucester, Gloucestershire
£77,913 to £105,042 pa
29 Mar 2019
23 Apr 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice

Applications are invited to apply for the above post which is split between a specialist palliative care unit and a hospital specialist palliative care service. If successful you will be welcomed by a strong multi-disciplinary team committed to caring for patients and to supporting colleagues.

Leckhampton Court is a historic medieval house set in the Cheltenham countryside. It has 16 in-patient beds, a thriving Day Hospice, active education programme and is a leader in hospice research. Recently, funding has been secured to expand the Hospice @ Home Team and create a 24/7 patient and carer advice line.  

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest hospital trusts in England, delivering services from two general hospitals in thriving Gloucester and beautiful regency Cheltenham. Gloucestershire has excellent transport links and stunning countryside, and was recently ranked in the top three places to live in the UK.

Gloucestershire Hospitals has a £500m annual operating income, 960 beds, over 125,000 emergency attendances and nearly 800,000 outpatient appointments each year. We have over 8,000 members of staff who are committed to providing high quality acute elective and specialist services under our vision of ‘Best Care For Everyone’ to a diverse population of almost 620,000.  

This split post will include sessions at both Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice and the Acute Trust, with a focus on the Gloucestershire Royal site.

The specialist palliative care team is well established and well-regarded across the County and this post will optimise the team’s joined up approach.

The successful candidate will be encouraged to work with colleagues across the Trust to further develop services in both areas and to lead and participate in research projects. The Trust has a well-established and highly regarded Quality Improvement Academy and there are also opportunities for providing education.    

The post includes a 1:4 on call commitment (2nd on) which attracts a category A availability supplement.

Candidates are highly recommended to visit and are invited to contact Consultants in Palliative Medicine – Emma Husbands (03004 225179) or Paul Perkins (01242 230199).  

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Closing Date: 23rd April 2019. Anticipated AAC Date: 24th May 2019.