Consultant Physician in Medicine of the Older Person

County Durham & Darlington
06 Oct 2020
02 Dec 2020
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time
County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust is the largest provider of integrated health services in the North East, bringing acute hospital, community services and health and wellbeing services together in one organisation, with over 1 million patient contacts per year.

We are one of the largest organisations in the NHS with a track record of success. Our 8,000 staff serve a population of over 650,000 people across County Durham, Darlington and into North Yorkshire and the Tees Valley.

The Trusts recent 2019 CQC inspection resulted in the trust receiving a good rating highlighting areas of excellent practice within the Trust and it is committed to continued transformation of services with the patient at the centre of this.

You will be joining a group of dynamic and friendly Elderly Care Consultants in developing and embedding high quality care for the frail and older patient in a number of different clinical settings.

We have identified the need to expand key services to benefit the frail and older patient and are developing and enhancing our elderly care and frailty strategy to expand sub-specialities such as Acute Frailty Teams (front of house), Complex Frailty Units and Specialist Frailty Units, as well as delivering our other core specialities of; Movement Disorder Service, Ortho-Geriatrics, Surgical Liaison and integrated working with Community Services and Primary Care.

As a result we are able to explore a candidate's interest and tailor a post to these, appreciating that a consultant working in a team within their area of interest is a valuable asset in driving forward service development.

Candidates should have appropriate training as outlined in the job specification and a well-developed medical knowledge, allowing the ability and confidence to function decisively and autonomously. Candidates should be hard-working, dependable, collegial, and professional in keeping with GMC good medical practice.

The potential for flexible part-time working can be accommodated and could be negotiated as part of the job plan.

Applicants wishing to combine clinical work with a research or an educational career will be supported with opportunities for academic roles, if of interest.

Discussion and Visiting Arrangements

Applicants or prospective applicants are encouraged to visit to meet prospective colleagues. In order to make the necessary arrangements or to have an informal chat, applicants should contact:
  • Dr Paul Peter, Care Group Director: 01325 380100:
  • Mr Jeremy Cundall, Medical Director: 01325 743620:
  • Dr Ewan Tevendale, Consultant Care of the Elderly: 01325 380100:
  • Lisa Cole, Deputy Associate Director of Operations: email:

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