King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Consultant in Clinical Gerontology, Orthogeriatrics & Acute Frailty

Princess Royal University Hospital, Orpington
£86,721 - £116,165 per annum, inc London Weighting
06 Dec 2021
29 Dec 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.


The London Borough of Bromley has a growing, aging 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.

The Department of Clinical Gerontology at the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) is seeking to develop and expand their team of consultants to provide for the future of the care of older persons in Bromley. This expansion in consultant numbers is part of a multi-million pound investment to provide high quality care to our elderly and frail population and will centre around the newly opened Acute Frailty Assessment Unit and the recently re-vamped dementia friendly geriatric wards at the PRUH.

We are looking for enthusiastic, proactive and compassionate consultants who will work as a team to deliver a service to Bromley residents in line with our demographics. The department of Clinical Gerontology offers a broad range of sub-specialist opportunities. We are looking to appoint consultants interested in the acute frailty pathway and we also have opportunities is specialist dementia, orthogeriatrics, and general geriatric medicine. We offer a range of outpatient services including tilt table testing, falls clinics, movement disorder clinics, memory clinics and a bone health clinic.

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. We are also open to job-shares and part-time options.

The Princess Royal University Hospital 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, a train will take you into the centre of London in 20 minutes. We are equally well located for escaping into the countryside of Kent. Bromley has the highest number of green areas of any of the London Boroughs.

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.

AAC Interview Date: 12th January 2022.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Aza Abdulla, Clinical Lead,

Dr Ruth Eyres, Clinical Lead for Acute Frailty

Dr Elizabeth Hadley, Clinical Director

or Dee Fraser, Service Manager

BMJ Ref: BMJ-54991/213-PRUH-2146

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