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Consultant Geriatric Medicine

The Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum plus London Weighting
Closing date
8 Dec 2023

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Specialist doctor, Geriatric medicine
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

The Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust is looking to fully integrate acute and community services to create one seamless pathway for older adults living with frailty and complexity. Working with the Chief of Service and already established Clinical Director for Frailty Services, we are looking to appoint a Consultant Geriatrician to work in our evolving Hospital at Home service.

This is a substantive post predominantly based in Hospital at Home service, but with the potential to rotate through our other integrated crisis services including Same Day Emergency Care and the Acute Frailty Team.

Main duties of the job

To fully participate in the Clinical and where appropriate Educational Supervision of trainees.

To play a full part in the professional supervision and management of junior medical staff.

To take responsibility for and devote time to teaching, examination and accreditation duties as required for junior medical staff.

In conjunction with Clinical Director, Matron, Specialty Manager, Consultants and other colleagues

To take an active role in the management of the Business Unit.

To play a full part in developing & implementing new ways of working in line with modernisation principles and fit for the future.

To take responsibility for the best use of departmental staffing and other resources to ensure the maximum efficiency.

To observe the Trust's agreed policies and procedures, and ensure that junior medical and dental staff observe in particular in relation to managing staff, and to follow the Trust's Standing Orders and Standing Financial Instructions. These policies and procedures are drawn up in consultation with the profession on clinical matters.

Please see JD attached for further details.

About us

Royal Surrey is a compassionate and collaborative acute and community Trust. Recognising that our 5000 colleagues are our greatest strength, we offer a comprehensive health and wellbeing program along with a commitment to developing and advancing your career. Our diverse and welcoming Royal Surrey family will ensure you that you feel valued from your initial interview through your entire tenure.

We are clinically led and provide joined up care by bridging the gap between hospital and community services alongside regional specialist cancer care. Our main acute hospital site is in Guildford with community hospital sites at Milford, Haslemere and Cranleigh. We provide adult community health services in homes across Guildford and Waverley.

We have received an overall Good rating from the CQC with Medical care (including older peoples care), End of Life Care and Maternity services being deemed Outstanding by the CQC.

Royal Surrey has a strong reputation and history to build on. We are proud of our achievements and we are investing in our colleagues through our commitment to supporting professional development as well as investing more than 45 million in our physical environment and new equipment in the next few years. There has never been a better time to join us.

Although it isn't the Trusts normal practice, adverts may close early, so you are encouraged to submit an application as soon as possible.

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Job description
Job responsibilities

This is a 10 PA post for a Consultant Geriatrician based in the Urgent Community Response and Hospital at Home service at the Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust.

It is an exciting time to join this team, as we work to implement our Ageing Well and Frailty Strategy across the Guilford and Waverley healthcare system. Our Acute Frailty Service is among the best in the country and the strategy has supported us in developing a Frailty Same Day Emergency Care facility, direct conveyance to this unit by working in partnership with local Ambulance services, a Geriatrician of the Day model providing acute clinical triage and a Hospital at Home service. Opportunities exist to rotate through all of these pathways and prospective cover is within budget. The MICH hub was developed during the pandemic and looks to support neighbourhood teams with standardised CGA assessment. We are looking to work with system partners to risk stratify older people living with frailty, to proactively offer CGA to them and to integrate with locality based MDTs.

All of our new posts contribute to our Frailty Academy which has been running since 2021 and has embedded frailty training across the organisation and local system, including the development of the a trainee ACP programme and an internal CESR programme. We recently won a bid to expand the academy and to help develop a strategic workforce plan fit to meet the needs of an ageing population.

Please see full job description attached.

Person Specification

  • Full registration and a license to practice with the GMC
  • Entry on the GMC Specialist Register for Geriatric Medicine (or relevant specialty) via: oCCT (CCT date must be within 6 months of the interview date) oCESR
  • MBBS or equivalent
  • MRCP or equivalent


  • Wide experience of managing patients with Frailty
  • General Internal Medicine
  • Significant evidence of experience in clinical leadership
  • Relevant experience of management of medical emergencies
  • CPD - Evidence of post qualifying and continuing professional development clinical knowledge and skills

Skills and Capabilities

  • Management, Leadership and Initiative skills






The Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust is a multi-site acute and community Trust, based in Guildford, which serves a population of more than 336,000 across south west Surrey. We are also a specialist tertiary cancer centre, offering state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment services to a population of up to two million and a tertiary specialist centre for ENT and Maxillofacial surgery. We attract referrals from across the whole country for other specialties (i.e. urology).

We attract referrals from across the country for some specialties including urology. Our Minimal Access Therapy Training Unit (key-hole surgery) is one of only three such training units in the UK. Our patients also benefit from state of the art diagnostic equipment including two MRI scanners, four CT scanners, interventional radiology equipment and a gamma camera. We have one of the lowest mortality rates in the country.

We employ around 4,200 members of staff making us one of Guildford’s largest employers. In addition, the hospital is supported by a thriving group of 500 volunteers all of whom provide valuable services on an independent, voluntary basis. 

We have a great reputation and history of embracing quality improvement (QI) and transformation work – continuously improving is one of our core values. 

The Trust has strong links with the nearby University of Surrey and staff are well supported if they wish to undertake further study. As well as this, staff are able to develop and enhance skills and knowledge by undertaking post-qualification support and training at the hospital’s dedicated Education Centre

Situated on a green field site on the outskirts of Guildford, the Trust has excellent rail and road links (via the A3 and M25) to London (35 minutes) and to the south coast (35 minutes). 

Guildford has great shopping, entertainment and leisure facilities.  The picturesque Surrey countryside is ideal for good walks and outdoor pursuits and has numerous historic village inns. Guildford has a number of schools, both private and state, which cater for all bands of ability. 

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