Consultant Physician in Medicine for the Elderly

NHS Grampian
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
(£87,534 - £116,313)
30 Nov 2021
26 Dec 2021
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

We are recruiting enthusiastic and forward-thinking Consultants in Geriatric Medicine to develop and deliver high quality care for older people living with frailty in NHS Grampian. The Grampian region, from the mountains to the sea, provides opportunities for an excellent quality of life. Aberdeen combines all the amenities of a large city, with easy access to spectacular surrounding countryside and a range of outdoor pursuits. The city benefits from high quality schools and facilities for further education.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a community facing service focused on ‘home first’ principles. We provide early Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment on a 25-bedded Geriatric Assessment Unit in the Emergency Care Centre of Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. The performance of this unit has been recognised nationally in the Scottish Care of Older People (SCoOP) Acute Hospital Outcomes report. Scottish Care of Older People (SCoOP) Project | The Institute of Applied Health Sciences | The University of Aberdeen (

We are developing new areas of working, so candidates with special interests will be accommodated and supported as much as possible.

We are looking to expand our team to further develop our well-established community services. We have longstanding relationships between GP practices and Community Hospitals using a Linked-Geriatrician alignment model, in Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire. We have an established Hospital at Home service, which has been Consultant-led since March 2021, with plans to develop Hospital at Home throughout Aberdeenshire.

This Consultant role has the potential to be tailored to individual skills and interests, but key areas of work will include:

  • Early Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment on our 25-bedded Geriatric Assessment Unit, working as part of a highly functioning multidisciplinary team.
  • 1 in 12 weekday and weekend on-call
  • Additional area(s) of special interest. Option include Community Geriatrics, Hospital at Home, Orthogeriatrics, Surgical & Medical Liaison, Rehabilitation, Parkinson’s Disease

There is a strong culture of education, research, quality improvement, and service design within the department. The successful post holder would have ample non-clinical time in the job plan to support delivery against these ambitions. We have strong links with the University of Aberdeen and an active research team led by Clinical Chair in Medicine of Old Age.

We welcome applicants from those wishing to work flexibly or less than full time. We are committed to endorsing a diverse and inclusive team. Those potential applicants who are interested in NHS role with clinical research sessions will be supported for their career development and interest for schemes such as NHS Research Scotland Fellowship application.

Those trained in the UK should have evidence of higher specialist training leading to CCT or be within 6 months of confirmed entry on the GMC Specialist Register from date of interview. 

Alternatively, applicants should possess a CESR / CESR (CP).    

Applications from doctors with appropriate specialist training and experience who are not listed on the GMC Specialist Register can be considered for a Locum Consultant post (up to 12 months) if no substantive Consultant appointment is made.  Whilst in locum employment, an application to obtain a CESR / CESR (CP) and entry onto the Specialist Register can be made. 

Full registration with a licence to practise with the GMC is required. For more information visit

Interested candidates, who are encouraged to visit the department, can contact: Dr Stuart Rochow, Medical Lead, Department of Medicine for the Elderly. Telephone: 01224 556092, or by email: or Jason Nicol, Head of Service for Specialist Older Adults and Rehabilitation Services on 07876 258724 or The department can also be contacted via its twitter account, @AbdnGeriatrics.

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Closing date Sunday 26 December 2021