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Consultant in Geriatrics with Special Interest & Stroke

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum
Closing date
27 Feb 2024

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We are pleased to invite applications for Consultant posts in Geriatric and Stroke Medicine. The posts will support activity within the Complex Health Department, within the Medicine and Outpatients Division, across Wythenshawe Hospital and Trafford General Hospital.

There will be opportunities to work across a variety of workstreams dependent on individual preferences as well as opportunities to work part time depending on individual circumstances. We would particularly welcome applicants with interests in Oncogeriatrics, falls/syncope, PD, Acute Frailty/ Hospital at Home/community, Stroke and General geriatrics.

Candidates must be eligible for their own GMC registration - MFT cannot support GMC Sponsorship for candidates who are offered permanent vacancies.

Main duties of the job

Complex Health is one of the directorates within the Division of Medicine & Outpatient alongside Outpatients and Medical Specialties. Complex Health as a directorate encompasses Geriatric Medicine, Stroke Medicine and Palliative Medicine.

It works across all four hospitals within the WTWA site and there is opportunity to work at each of these. Wythenshawe Hospital is a large teaching hospital with specific separate takes in Respiratory, Cardiology and a GI bleed rota. Trafford Hospital is a district General Hospital which serves its local population with a focus on orthopaedics, rehabilitation and frailty.

The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to the general medical on call rota. See job description for more detail.

About us

MFT is England's largest NHS Trust with a turnover of £2.6bn and is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating the most exceptional integrated health and social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals and community services from across Manchester, Trafford and beyond, we champion collaborative working and transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We're proud to be one of the major academic research centres and education providers in England and Research and Innovation is the heart of all we do, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. We're also excited to be embarking on our new Green Plan which will set out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable and tackling climate change.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Join us and you'll work with some of the best people in the NHS, thriving in a Trust united in its values, purpose and commitment to our patients and a drive for continual innovation and improvement.

Job description
Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience you'll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that you're even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, you'll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information you'll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the NHS England website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification

  • Fully registered Medical Practitioner
  • MRCP
  • Within 6 months of receiving CCST in Geriatric Medicine
  • Within 6 months of receiving CCST in Acute Internal Medicine or General Internal Medicine


  • Post-graduate qualification
  • Publications in peer reviewed journals


  • As required by the Royal College of Physicians
  • Formal Specialist Registrar training in Geriatric and General Medicine

Pro. Interests & Experience

  • Specialist interest in one area of Geriatric Medicine
  • Ability to take full & independent responsibility for clinical care of patients
  • Active & ongoing interest in research and audit

Management & Administration

  • Ability to organise & manage outpatient priorities & waiting lists
  • Ability to manage & lead a team


  • Interest in undergraduate & postgraduate teaching
  • Ability to teach clinical & procedural skills


  • Resident within a reasonable travel time of the hospital or equivalent access


  • Multidisciplinary team experience
  • Enquiring, critical approach to problems
  • Commitment to continuing medical education
  • Willingness to undertake additional responsibilities at local, regional or national levels

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.



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