Consultant Physician in Elderly Care Medicine and Frailty
The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust are looking to appoint an additional Consultant in Elderly Care Medicine and Frailty. The post is aimed at expanding the department of Elderly Care Medicine and Acute Frailty Service in line with the national focus on delivering excellent care to frail older patients attending hospital.
Candidates for this role must have full GMC registration with a licence to practice in the UK.
You will be joining our growing department which currently has 4 Elderly Care Physicians with a 5th joining soon,3 Associate Specialists, 1 Advanced Care Practitioner and 1 Senior Physician’s Associate.
Our current Consultants are:
The Trust and CCGs are working together to address patients needs and develop responsive services for older and frail patients. The post holder will be expected to be part of building on current services to deliver Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment in the Emergency Department and Acute Medical Units. They will be expected to work closely with the teams in the ED and AMU to improve care for frail older patients. The post holder will supervise a team of comprised of ACPs, Physicians Associate, the current registrars and training grades in Elderly care. You will be supported by therapies and social workers to deliver rapid assessment, treatment and as much as possible rapid discharge to community services.
There is an active interest in teaching at all levels in the department in association with Keele Medical School and the West Midlands Deanery. The department actively trains doctors, Physicians Associates from Chester and Wolverhampton Universities, and Advanced Clinical Practitioners studying at Keele University The post holder will be encouraged to participate in teaching and supported in research that benefits the department.
If you want to be part of a team, dedicated to giving older patients the very best care then come and join the team at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust.
We have been building the foundations of a better future through our work with Virginia Mason and our own Transforming Care Institute (TCI). We have introduced a leadership academy with more opportunities for development so all our leaders can support, coach and perform at the highest levels. We are now partnered with University Hospitals Birmingham Foundation Trust to move forward in delivering a brighter future for everyone.
Shropshire is a beautiful county located between the West Midlands and North Wales. The county is has the idyllic market towns Shrewsbury, Oswestry, Bridgnorth, Whitchurch and Ludlow. There are the Shropshire Hills 15 minutes away and Snowdonia just over the Welsh border. We are ideally located between the north and the south making travelling around the UK extremely easy. As well as being only a short distance by road or rail from the major cities of Manchester and Birmingham.
For further details / informal visits contact:
Dr Suzanne ThompsonAdditional contact information
For an informal discussion, further details or to arrange a visit please contact:
Dr Suzy Thompson - Consultant Physician and Clinical Director for Elderly Care, Frailty and Neurology
Dr Saskia Jones-Perrott – Medical Director Unscheduled Care Group