Consultant Physician x4

Manchester, Greater Manchester
£77,913 - £105,042 PA
17 Sep 2019
13 Oct 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

A great opportunity has arisen due to retirement and expansion for four proactive geriatricians to join our team.

  • A focus on augmenting and developing further our acute frailty services is highly desirable
  • Other interests including movement disorders, falls and orthogeriatrics would be welcomed, as would an interest in peri-operative medicine.

We are particularly interested in enquiries and applications from trainees who are wishing to gain further experience in a supportive consultant post, but also who may wish to develop leadership or academically in the future.

Team/Departmental Information:

There are currently two geriatricians and 0.5 orthogeriatricians at North Manchester. We have a highly performing multi-disciplinary team consisting of AHPs and a dedicated social worker on the AMU. We have a navigator service and a discharge to assess team to support rapid discharge, and a crisis team to support admission avoidance. Our length of stay bench marks well with peers (seven days for over 65’s and five days for all other ages) and the site has recently received a ‘Good’ overall rating from the CQC.

New appointees will have the opportunity to be part of the Crumpsall Vale Intermediate Care Team, which is a brand new state of the art building on the North Manchester site. There are plans for North Manchester to be a Centre of Excellence for Frailty with potential for academic links to be created with the Manchester University for suitable candidates. The site has an excellent Navigator Service for A&E and AMU, with a fully staffed therapy and social work team for just the AMU as well. There is also a Discharge to Assess Team for other wards.

We are currently recruiting 16 extra middle grade posts for general medicine and eight Trust FY1 level doctors to ensure we have some of the best staffed wards in the region. We are also expanding our GIM consultant numbers by 5.5. New appointees will have the opportunity to be part of this massive transformation process, thanks to significant investment in the site. We will also have two Advanced Care Practitioners with an interest in Frailty.

Care Organisation: North Manchester Care Organisation:

Our new Northern Care Alliance NHS Group unites five local hospitals to deliver high quality care across the North East of Greater Manchester.

The Alliance provides the benefits of scale but delivers this locally through multiple hospital sites which make up four new Care Organisations – Bury/Rochdale, North Manchester, Oldham and Salford. Using our mantra of ‘Saving lives, Improving lives’, the aim is for our Care Organisations to work closely with the communities they serve to deliver safe, high quality and reliable care, which are trusted, connected and pioneering.

Our Care Organisations are designed to operate within our group arrangement of hospitals, community and healthcare services which bring together over 17,000 staff and the services of The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. Our size and geographical reach means we are creating an environment each individual will be inspired and empowered by to be the best they can be. This is a really exciting time to join our new team.

Care Organisation specific information:

North Manchester Hospital will join Manchester Foundation Trust in 2020 to be part of one of the largest teaching and acute trusts in the country. This will further enhance the already substantial opportunities for personal & professional development for its’ employees. The site is developing as a site for managing frailty and has outstanding links with community and social services, within the devolved health & social economy that is Greater Manchester. Manchester Foundation Trust has drawn up plans for a rebuild for the hospital and there is already going to be a brand new psychiatric hospital on the same campus..


  • We are looking for people with ambition to develop in areas including: education, leadership, quality improvement, service development, mortality reduction, governance and risk management.
  • We will develop you as a highly performing consultant in a well-supported environment.

In return you will:

  • Be developed to be a highly performing and influential leader
  • Be supported to develop services which will continue to deliver excellence in performance and outcomes
  • Be inspired to attract other colleagues to work with you & offer support to teams in other localities.

For further details / informal visits contact: Dr Anton Sinniah, Divisional Clinical Director on tel: 0161 604 5465 or Prof Cuong Dang, Clinical Director, on tel: 0161 720 2086 or Dr Sorcha De Bhaldraith, Consultant Geriatrician on tel: 07717 248777.

Applications can be submitted by visiting and clicking ‘working for us’, or click the apply button through bmj careers.

Closing Date: Sunday 13 October 2019.
Interview Date: TBC.

We are an equal opportunities employer, positive about disabled people and a no smoking organisation.