King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Consultant Gerontology

Princess Royal University Hospital, Orpington
£84,559 - £114,003 per annum, inc London Weighting
16 Nov 2021
13 Feb 2022
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's largest and busiest teaching Trusts with a turnover of c£1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 13,500 staff based across 5 main sites in South East London and Kent.

The Trust provides a full range of local hospital services across its different sites, and specialist services from King's College Hospital (KCH) site in Camberwell and the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) site in Bromley, Orpington Hospital, and some services at Beckenham Beacon and Queen Mary's Sidcup.

The Trust is recognised internationally for its work in liver disease and transplantation, neurosciences, cardiac, haemato-oncology, fetal medicine, stroke, major trauma, and Emergency Department.

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.

The Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) is developing its Care of Elderly Services with the opening of a frailty ward and upgrade of Geriatrics in-patient facilities.

The department of Clinical Gerontology is seeking to expand their team of consultants by appointing new proactive, compassionate and committed colleagues to share in the challenge of providing patient centred specialist care. The department offers a broad range of sub-specialist opportunities such as the ongoing development of the multi-disciplinary frailty service, acute frailty wards, a specialist dementia ward and orthogeriatrics as well as the general geriatric wards. We offer a range of outpatient services including tilt table testing, falls clinics, movement disorder clinics and a bone health clinic. We are part of One Bromley; a care partnership with local health providers, social care services and the third sector providing joined up and improved care.

The London Borough of Bromley has a growing, ageing population. It already has the largest population of older people of all the London Boroughs with 58,200 people aged 65+ years, about 17% of population. It is expected that this will increase to 82,500 (42% increase) by 2035.The older population accounts for 53% of emergency admissions and 72% of bed days. We see this as a challenge to take a different approach to the care of our elderly population.

Our vision is to build upon our relationship with our external partners and develop a truly integrated and multidisciplinary frailty service spanning the community, intermediate care and acute settings. A service where care is tailored to meet the individualised needs of the patient, where we stop doing things 'to' and 'for' patients and start doing things 'with' them.

As a key member of our multidisciplinary team, you will need to be flexible and creative in developing new ways of working. Whilst we are looking for applicants with passion for frailty, we encourage candidates with other subspecialty interests to apply. Applicants should hold a CCT or equivalent in both Geriatric and GIM or be a Specialist Registrar within six months of expected date of receipt of their CCT at the time of interview. We offer a generous relocation package, and opportunities exist for additional PAs for lead roles, educational supervision, risk, governance and patient outcomes.

The PRUH and Orpington Hospital are based in Locksbottom and Orpington. These are highly sought-after locations due to its close proximity to its good primary and secondary schools. Bromley also has nationally recognised grammar schools. The thriving town centre of Bromley with retail, entertainment, gyms, restaurants, cafes and bars means that many staff live in the local area, enhancing the community spirit within the hospitals.

From Bromley or Orpington, trains will take into the centre of London in 20 minutes. We are equally well located for escaping into the countryside of Kent.

You must be fully registered with the GMC and 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.

We welcome and encourage potential candidates to come for an informal visit. To discuss a visit or for an informal discussion, please contact Dr Aza Abdulla.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Aza Abdulla, Clinical Lead, / 01689 865848

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