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Consultant Geriatrician


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Medicine for the Elderly
10 PA's per week plus optional 1 apa
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Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£77,913 to £105,042 pa
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Here at Southend University Hospital we strive to provide high quality care for every patient, every time.

We would be nothing without our staff. So it goes without saying that when it comes to recruiting new team members, we're looking for the best. We encourage staff to be innovative, to challenge the "as is" and to always put patients first.

We want staff who will live our trust values every day.

Care with compassion, Working together, Professional and accountable

This is an exciting time to join us. The three NHS trusts that currently run Broomfield, Southend and Basildon hospitals are planning to become a new single NHS organisation by mid-2019.

 All three hospitals will continue to provide the services our patients use the most. These include outpatient appointments, children’s services and day-case surgery.  All three hospitals will continue to provide 24/7 A&E and maternity services.

By working as one team we will provide the same high standard of care and services for all of our 1.2m local residents. Using the same equipment, processes and IT systems means services will run more smoothly.  Single leadership, standards and new structures will speed up decision making.  Combined corporate services will reduce duplication and cut running costs. This means more money for front-line services and faster improvements.


Attracting new talent is key to our future and the scale of our organisation will give far  more career, training and development opportunities for all our staff.




Southend University Hospital are seeking dynamic and forward thinking Consultants in Elderly Care to be part of shaping our future.

We are offering an excellent opportunity to be part of expanding our services, in particular,  our Acute Frailty services, both into the acute hospital and out into the community setting.

Currently the department has specialist services for older people including Memory specialist clinics, Falls clinics and Tilt Tables. We have an established ambulatory frailty assessment unit within the hospital grounds, giving patients same day access to comprehensive geriatric assessment including diagnostics, well supported by 3 frailty nurses, Rehabilitation and Social teams.  We work closely with our falls specialist nurses and our Dementia specialist nursing teams.

Our experienced nursing teams are providing some surgical liaison and movement disorder services but ultimately we are seeking to deliver a Consultant led and delivered service. Southend is a tertiary cancer site with the opportunity to provide oncogeriatric services in the future. We are seeking to expand upon our frailty service delivery with valued support from our senior managerial teams.  

We have two acute elderly care wards, well supported by junior medical staff including 3 specialist registrar trainees, 2 core medical trainees , 3 GP trainees, 11 foundation doctors and 4 clinical fellows dedicated to improving our services.

We are committed to education and research opportunities for our Consultant staff and Junior medical staff alike, boasting recent successful submissions to British Geriatric conference and Oncogeriatric conference. Additionally the Medicine Directorate are able to offer a personalised supportive induction programme for all newly appointed Consultants which is flexible to candidate’s needs. This includes a welcome tour, time to complete statutory/mandatory training, time to integrate into the team at a pace to suit the candidate and a tailored programme in line with any additional requests from the candidate. We include regular reviews and opportunities to flex the induction programme as required.

The Medicine Directorate are proud to accommodate candidates who are actively working towards CESR or Article 14 and we would welcome applications for review.

We offer a relocation package in line with Trust policy and would consider a recruitment and retention bonus for successful candidates.

Southend is a vibrant seaside town offering a relaxed lifestyle with excellent links to London, local airport and access to beautiful countryside and excellent schools.

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Anthony O’Brien

Consultant Geriatrician (Clinical Lead)

01702 508 662 (Ext 8662)

If you have problems applying, contact

01702 435555