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Consultant in Medicine for Older People (Frailty)

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
Blackburn, Lancashire
£88,364 - £119,133 per annum
Closing date
25 Feb 2023

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Hospital, Geriatric medicine
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

This is a full-time substantive post and supports our ongoing comprehensive reconfiguration of services for unscheduled care which involves further development of our “front door multidisciplinary frailty service”. The successful applicant will share the responsibility for an MfOP ward. They will also support the frail elderly patients on the Older Person’s Rapid Assessment (OPRA) Unit, Older Person’s Units (OPU) and outpatient clinics. We would welcome subspecialty interests in Parkinson’s disease, Community Care of the Elderly, Acute Frailty, Dementia, Ortho-Geriatrics, Surgical Liaison or Stroke Medicine.

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who will bring their skills, knowledge and experience to our existing teams, in the continued development of the Medicine for Older People department. You will work closely with colleagues in Acute Medicine and the Emergency Department as well as other specialties and community services. Clinical governance, education, training and research are important to us, and successful candidates will have ample opportunity to contribute.

In January 2019 the Trust opened an Older Persons Rapid Assessment Unit our Same Day Emergency Care Unit  providing multidisciplinary comprehensive geriatric assessment as part of a developing acute frailty pathway. We are seeking established or aspiring clinical leaders to take this service through the next stages of its evolution.


Location:  East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen

Core Values:  Safe | Personal | Effective

Size:  We employ 8,000 staff and treat over 700,000 patients a year across five hospital sites, and various community sites

Specialties:  A wide range of acute and community specialties


Our main hospital sites have undergone significant transformation over the past few years and this has resulted in Royal Blackburn Hospital having one of the largest Emergency Departments in the UK, a centralised paediatric service, as well as providing high quality care in a wide range of specialities. Burnley General Hospital has also received substantial investment which has seen the building of the new Integrated Urgent Care Centre and the Lancashire Women and Newborn Centre.T o support all these changes and developments we are looking for enthusiastic and motivated medical staff at all stages of their careers from Trainee Doctors/Dentists, through to Clinical and Senior Clinical Fellows and all points in between. As a medical staff professional within our Trust, you’ll work alongside our award-winning consultants and specialist teams; using and developing your skills and knowledge further in a supportive environment. We score very highly in our trainee evaluation form indicator report, including being first in the UK for our general obstetrics training. This is testament to our hard work, focus on education and the dedication of our fantastic multidisciplinary teams. East Lancashire is a fantastic place to live and work. We are proud to work with diverse communities in market towns, industrial centres and rural areas. There are excellent schools and very affordable property. There is easy access to the cities and national parks of North West England and Yorkshire.



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