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Consultant in Acute Medicine

The Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust
£99,532 to £131,964 per annum
Closing date
2 Jun 2024

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Specialist doctor, Acute internal medicine
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

The Royal Surrey Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has opportunities within our Acute Medicine service.

Join an innovative and dynamic team at Royal Surrey, providing nationally celebrated, collaborative care. We are clinically led and provide joined-up care through our hospital and community services alongside regional specialist cancer care. With our main acute hospital site in Guildford and community hospital sites at Milford, Haslemere, and Cranleigh, we are committed to transforming Acute Medicine across our hospitals and raising our profile nationally.

Main duties of the job

As an Acute Physician, you will be responsible for providing Consultant cover for medical patients on our Acute Medical Unit (AMU), Emergency Department (ED) in-reach, and Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC) unit, while also participating in the General Internal Medicine (GIM) on-call rota.

  • Clinical and administrative responsibility for patients in AMU & SDEC
  • Consultant level input to deliver early and appropriate clinical decision making for emergency admissions
  • Care for patients requiring Non-Invasive Ventilation (NIV) and high dependency care
  • Supervision of medical admissions through the emergency assessment unit, including flow-through from the Emergency Department
  • Rapid assessment of suspected infectious disease patients and appropriate transfer to designated wards
  • Assessing and assigning patients for ongoing inpatient care, short stay inpatient care in the unit, ambulatory care, or discharge
  • Supervision and training of junior medical staff and allied health professionals working in the units
  • Supervision and assessment of junior staff performing ward-based invasive procedures for patients in the units
  • Ensuring that resuscitation and end-of-life care issues are addressed
  • Review and revision of joint protocols for the management of emergency admissions with clinical colleagues and the nursing team
  • Development of Ambulatory Emergency Medicine Pathways
  • Delivery of ambulatory medicine clinics
  • Delivery of clinical audits relevant to the needs of the Units

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.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) have given us an overall rating of Outstanding.

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

The provisional timetable can be found in the attached Job Description. The successful candidate will have a job planning session after 3-6 months of being in post to review their timetable and SPA commitments. It is expected that there will be some flexibility around the timing of any duties and activities, reflecting role development.

See attached Job Description for further information.

Person Specification

  • Full registration and a license to practice with the GMC
  • Entry on the GMC Specialist Register for via: Acute Medicine, or General Internal Medicine (GIM) or a related medical specialty oCCT (CCT date must be within 6 months of the interview date) oPortfolio Pathway (previously CESR)
  • MBBS or equivalent
  • Out of programme management experience


  • Extensive experience of acute general medicine
  • Wide experience of General Internal Medicine including multidisciplinary
  • Significant evidence of experience in clinical leadership
  • Undergraduate and postgraduate teaching experience
  • Understand the principals of Clinical Governance
  • Evidence of experience of / commitment to audit and improving clinical practice/service development
  • Experience and interest in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching
  • CPD - Evidence of post qualifying and continuing professional development clinical knowledge and skills
  • Must have an understanding of the background to and aims of current healthcare policy/national guidance/CQC/ and appreciate the implications of this on engagement


  • Active interest in research and commitment to clinical innovation
  • Familiar with quality improvement methodologies and/or research

Skills and Capabilities

  • Management, Leadership and Initiative skills
  • Effective communication skills with internal and external stakeholders
  • Effective interpersonal, communication and presentation skills with internal and external stakeholders
  • Computer literate - Email, MS Office and Internet






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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