Consultant Physician in Elderly Medicine with interest in Frailty

Luton, Bedfordshire
£79,860 to £107,668 pa
07 Oct 2019
28 Oct 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

We are entering an exciting period of development within Elderly Medicine at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital. Luton is leading the way for frailty as a key element of an Integrated Care System (ICS) as part of the BMLK STP. At the heart of this is an ambition from all service providers to deliver high quality, joint-up care wrapped around the patient. Our ICS is the first in the UK to become Research Active, collaborating with the University of Bedfordshire, which means that policy directions and service models such as Luton’s Frailty Framework, are developed to meet the needs of our Older Adults in the most appropriate and cost-effective way.

The Directorate of Elderly Medicine is within the Division of Medicine, this is broken into three distinct areas, Acute, General & Elderly Medicine (Non-Elective), Emergency Medicine & Specialist Medicine (Elective). Both in-patient and outpatient services are based at the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital.

The Clinical Directorate of Elderly Medicine is supported by five consultants, and the clinical directorate of stroke is also supported by five consultants and their junior teams. We are currently going through a transition and Elderly Medicine will have two Complex Medical wards of 60 beds and a Frailty Unit at our front door within Medical Short Stay. Our Consultants also manage patients on our Infection Control ward and our Rehabilitation ward. We are moving towards a hot clinic approach to support the Trust changes in delivering Needs Based Care and Integrated Care, ensuring patients are seen at the first opportunity.

The Hospital has always been renowned for its friendly atmosphere and good working relationships. Ongoing developments are now enabling a considerable expansion in facilities, staff and hence services offered. The Trust has University Hospital status with UCL and the Royal Free providing an opportunity to strengthen our teaching and R&D programmes and brings a more academic environment to the hospital. Our links for undergraduate students also includes Cambridge Medical School and we have an excellent reputation for junior staff training.

The Hospital has easy access to central London and the rural Chilterns. Excellent schools are found nearby. There is also very good access to the Midlands and London by road or by rail. London Luton Airport is within fifteen minutes drive of the hospital. Residence is required within ten miles by road or up to thirty minutes travelling time of the hospital.

Applicants must be fully registered on the UK General Medical Council’s Specialist Register. Specialist Registrars may apply if within six months of obtaining CCT at the date of interview.

Candidates unable for personal reasons to work full-time are invited to apply.

For further details / informal visits contact: Dr M Didi, Clinical Director for Elderly Medicine on 01582 491166 / or Dr S Wijayasiri, Consultant in Elderly Medicine on 01582 491166 or

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Closing date: 28 October 2019
Interview dates: 2 December 2019

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