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Consultant Acute Physician- PCH

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 per annum
Closing date
24 Oct 2023

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Hospital, Acute internal medicine
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time
Have you got a passion for delivering high-standard Acute Medicine services by joining a forward-thinking and innovative team of Physicians?

This is the perfect opportunity to join our team of consultants and become part of the North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust. You will have the chance to develop your skills and confidence under the guidance of an inspiring team.

Located in a historic Cambridgeshire city, Peterborough City Hospital is a state-of-the-art, purpose-built facility accommodating over 700 inpatient beds on modern wards. Peterborough is accessible by road or train within easy commute distance from London, Cambridge, Leicester or Birmingham.

We are seeking dedicated Consultant Acute Physicians to join our well-established team in the delivery of acute medical care across the Medical Assessment, Short Stay and Ambulatory Care Units. You will be experienced in Acute Internal Medicine or General Internal Medicine recognised by the EEC.

You will become an essential part of a great multidisciplinary team working collaboratively across a co-located ED, AAU/MAU and Ambulatory Care Unit. We are experienced in making rapid clinical decisions while maintaining high standards of patient care.

We have created well-established pathways and policies that we frequently see replicated at conferences as 'ground-breaking'. An integrated Same Day Emergency Care services is in development providing rapid assessment of patients and streaming them to appropriate treatment pathways.

We believe that anything is possible. Flexibility is the key to a happy team that can provide better patient care. All our roles are offered full-time and/or part-time with cross-site services.
Main duties of the job

The job plan is anticipated to contain 10 PAs (8.5 DCC+ 1.5 SPA) with an additional allocation of 0.5 PA if you are qualified as an educational supervisor and have trainees allocated. There will also be the option of additional PAs to be discussed. The on-call rota is 1:6.

You will provide high-quality, safe and compassionate care, to the acutely ill medical patients admitted to our hospital and provide them with the best possible experience during their admission.

Teaching is an important element of your role. You will be actively involved in teaching, training and supervising the doctors, nurses, and students while promoting a positive and supportive atmosphere.

Clinical governance activities such as audits, mortality review and appraisal processes are key to your responsibilities, ensuring that the clinical guidelines are updated and adhered to in line with evidence-based best practice.

For further details and to organise an informal visit, please contact Dr Sarah Choudhury, Consultant and Clinical Lead of Acute Medicine at
About us

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust provides acute care to our local communities via two District General Hospitals in Peterborough and Huntingdon, and a community hospital in Stamford.

We are promoting flexible working and a health work/home life balance. Agile working options are automatically considered for all roles within the Trust.

We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and candidates from our local communities.

Your package with us includes a lot more than just your pay and here are a few of the additional benefits that are available to you as an employee:

o Access to the NHS Pension Scheme

o Relocation allowance in line with the Trust policy

o Generous Holiday Entitlement, starting at 27 days a year (for full time workers) plus bank/public holidays

o Free staff car parking on all our hospital sites during this financial year

o In-house Physiotherapy Services

o Career development and training opportunities

o Emotional Wellbeing Service covering a range of online support, access to mobile apps and 24/7 counselling services

o Subsidised meals at our hospital restaurants

o Access to exclusive discounts, cashback and vouchers via NHS Discounts and Blue Light Card

If you share our values and vision and are passionate about working with people on what matters to them, you could be a real asset to Team North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Provide a high quality, safe and compassionate care, to the acutely ill medical patients admitted to our hospital and provide them the best possible experience during their admission.

Active participation in Trust Clinical Governance activities, including audit, mortality review, and appraisal process. The appointee will ensure data collection and processing undertaken is consistently accurate and timely and complies with the Trust Data Quality Policy and Information Governance procedures.

Teaching and training and supervision of doctors, nurses, and students in order to promote a positive and supportive atmosphere.

Responsible to keep a record of Continuous professional development (CPD), including Trust Mandatory training process.

Will be responsible to engage in regular appraisal process for revalidation purposes

Undertake activities, defined, and agreed in Job plan, using the adequate leadership skills to contribute for the achievement of the Trust and Department goals.

Develop and promote departmental clinical guidelines with colleagues, in line with evidence-based best practice.

Person Specification
Education and Qualifications
  • MBBS (or equivalent)
  • MRCP
  • CCT and/or eligibility for inclusion on the Specialist Register of GMC Acute Medicine or specialist medicine with general medicine accreditation or within six months at the time of the Appointments Advisory Committee
  • Higher qualification (e.g. MD, PhD
Experience and Knowledge
  • Completed training programme in General or Acute Medicine
  • Ability to offer expert clinical opinion on the full range of problems in adult acute general medicine
  • Ability to remain calm and work effectively, under pressure environment
  • Able to organize and prioritize workload
Communication Skills
  • Effective written (including record keeping) and verbal communication skills
  • Fluent in verbal and written English
  • Awareness and respect for colleagues, patients and relatives dignity, privacy, integrity, cultural and religious beliefs
Clinical Governance
  • Able to demonstrate successful participation in clinical governance activities
  • Participation in relevant national Audits
  • Recent published clinical research in peer reviewed journal
  • Evidence of management experience and/or training
  • Good IT Skills
  • Evidence of knowledge of NHS structure, and current NHS 5 year forward plan
  • Attendance on Management course
  • Experience in service development
  • Knowledge and Ability to teach all grades of doctors and medical students
  • Educational and Clinical Supervisor Course

Employer details
Employer name

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust

Peterborough City Hospital



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