King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Consultant Physician in Acute Medicine

Princess Royal University Hospital, Orpington
£86,721 - £116,165 per annum, inc London Weighting
19 Oct 2021
21 Nov 2021
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

King's is a key partner in one of London's foremost Academic Health Science Centres, King's Health Partners (KHP). KHP is one of only six Department of Health-designated AHSCs in England. It brings together a world-leading research-led university - King's College London - and three successful NHS Foundation Trusts: King's College Hospital, Guy's and St Thomas', and South London and Maudsley.

This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of our dedicated workforce and join one of the largest and most successful Foundation Trusts in the UK with an international reputation for innovation and the desire to make a difference.

Situated in Greater London, just 20 minutes from Central London and 30 minutes from the beautiful Kent countryside, the Department of Acute Medicine at the Princess Royal University Hospital (part of King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust) is seeking friendly, committed physicians who really want to make a difference.

We are currently undergoing a re-design to our service to ensure the best continuity of care, work/life balance, specialty in-reach, patient flow and the best experience for our patients and their families.

We would be very interested in receiving applications from colleagues who wish to pursue a career in Acute Medicine, perhaps with a sub-specialty interest or equally colleagues committed to Acute Medicine but who are dually accredited in another specialty for example gerontology, cardiology, gastroenterology or another medical specialty. We are very open to informal discussion before a formal application, depending on the aspiration of potential candidates. We are also happy to discuss flexible job plans with candidates who are interested in this option. You would be joining a friendly engaged team who would be willing to welcome and support you.

The Acute Medical Unit (AMU)

The Acute Medical Unit is based on two modern purpose-designed wards in very close proximity to the Emergency Department and consists of 56 beds including 8 monitored beds. Consultant ward rounds are conducted every morning with a second round in the afternoon in line with acute medicine standards. Multi-disciplinary board rounds take place twice a day with specialty in-reach for advice. Successful candidates would also participate in the on call medical take rota.

Ambulatory Emergency Care (AEC)

This Consultant led service is open 7 days a week and accepts referrals directly from GPs, Urgent Care and the Emergency Department. The unit also sees hot clinic patients that require rapid follow or further treatment following discharge from hospital. We are currently expanding this service to take more patients from the acute medical take and are constantly developing our referral pathways.

The Princess Royal University Hospital Campus

The Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH), at Farnborough Common, Orpington, Kent is an acute district general hospital. It has 525 funded beds, and approximately 80,000 emergency attendances per annum. It serves a population of about 500,000 from Bromley and Bexley. The services currently provided include: Urgent Care, Emergency Medicine, Acute and General medicine with sub-specialities including Cardiology, Respiratory, Gastroenterology, Acute Frailty Unit, Elderly Care, Intensive Care, Oncology, Surgery, Trauma & Orthopaedics, Urology, ENT, Ophthalmology, Maternity and Paediatrics, Hyper acute and Acute Stroke services for provided for the South East Sector of London. The PRUH is a Level 2 Trauma Unit and a member of the TARN.

The Acute Medicine Service is supported by a comprehensive pathology service and there is a radiology department offering a range of services including CT, MR, Ultrasound and interventional radiology.

Tertiary Specialities and services are supported from our Denmark Hill Campus.

The hospital is based in outer South East London in the London Borough of Bromley. The area provides fast public transport links into central London via mainline railway connections. The borough is a highly sought-after area due to it many well-regarded primary and secondary schools. Bromley is a key leisure and retail destination within South London and regularly appears in the list of the annual top 50 places to live in the UK. It is also on the borders of the North Kent Downs and Sevenoaks Weald - areas of outstanding natural beauty. Road links are particularly strong to Surrey and Kent. There is access to the M25 via the A21 and the national motorway network onwards from Junction 5. Therefore city living or country retreats are all accessible for you and your family.

You must be fully registered with the GMC, hold a Licence to Practice and be on the Specialist Register, or within six months of attaining your CCT or equivalent to be eligible for interview.

The post holder will have regular contact with vulnerable adults and/or children (0-18 years), therefore this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975, and as such, it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Dr Harry Wright, Clinical Lead for Acute Medicine
Telephone:  01689 863610

BMJ Ref: BMJ-49612/213-PRUH-1752