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Locum Consultant in Geriatric and General Medicine

Guy's and St. Thomas'
Guy's Hospital Cancer Centre, London
Competitive salary
Closing date
25 Jun 2021
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The commitment of our 17,100 staff is key to our success. We are one of the largest local employers and we aim to develop and support all our staff so they are able to deliver high quality, safe and efficient care. The 2018 NHS staff survey results show that we have one of the most engaged and motivated workforces in the NHS. We know this has a positive impact on the care provided to our patients.


Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Locum Consultant in Geriatric and General Medicine with interest in Oncology

From £82,096 p.a. excl. LZ

Fixed Term - 12 Months

Full Time - 10 PAs

Join us and become part of the most engaged workforce of any NHS trust in England, according to the latest national NHS Staff Survey results, for the second year running. You will be joining a dynamic and forward-looking organisation in the heart of the capital where you can develop your career and broaden your horizons.

We think you will enjoy working for us but you don't have to take our word for it; 79% of staff who took part in the latest national NHS Staff Survey would recommend Guy's and St Thomas' as a place to work.

Proposed start date: From October 2021 (negotiable)

Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust (GSTFT) is made up of two of London's best known teaching hospitals and employs over 13,650 staff and has over 2 million patient contacts a year. Our annual turnover is now £1.3 billion.

The Department of Ageing and Health at GSTFT is seeking to recruit a new consultant to join our dynamic, enthusiastic and forward thinking team of highly motivated and dedicated geriatricians. Over recent years, the team at GSTFT has developed novel care pathways for older adults in the community, within the Emergency Floor and for patients on geriatric, medical and surgical wards at GSTFT.

The Departments of Oncology and Ageing and Health have now worked together to develop a novel and exciting initiative to improve care for older people presenting to cancer services. This 12 month fixed-term, full time 10 PA post and offers an exciting opportunity to join these innovative teams at GSTT

The advertised post will support the delivery of geriatric and general internal medicine expertise in the outpatient Rapid Diagnostic Centre (RDC), provide liaison service on the oncology wards, and support delivery of acute medical care across the Guy's site. The need for such a role has been demonstrated through local work showing that 55% of outpatient RDC attendees are aged over 60 years, with a significant proportion of patients on the oncological wards being older and multimorbid with implications for both acute and longer term management. The success of the Guys' RDC model has been demonstrated (Dolly et al , BJC 2021) and is being rolled out across the South East London Cancer Alliance. The team recently won the Integrated Healthcare Partnership Award of the Year from the Health Service Journal.

The department employs a flexible approach to job planning, with successful candidates able to develop additional clinical and/or non-clinical roles based on clinical service needs and personal specialist interests, following local negotiation.

All the post holders in geriatric medicine will either contribute to the elderly medicine on call rota which includes on site weekend working in our Acute Older Persons Unit on the Emergency floor, or to the Acute General Medicine rota which includes on-site weekend and evening working.

Candidates are not expected to have received subspecialty training in geriatric-oncology but should demonstrate enthusiasm and track record in innovative service delivery and evaluation, clinical skills in evaluating complex medical patients, education and training and quality improvement programmes. The successful candidate will be expected to be intellectually flexible and able to look beyond existing structures, ways of working and traditional care boundaries in order to produce more effective and innovative service delivery. All candidates will have the opportunity to be involved in or have formal roles leading education and training for undergraduates and postgraduates and in research programmes.

You must be fully registered with the GMC and hold Licence to Practice and be on the Specialist Register, or within six months of attaining your CCT in General Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine or equivalent at interview stage.

The post-holders will have regular contact with vulnerable adults and/or children (0-18 years) and therefore this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

As an organisation, we are committed to developing our services in ways that best suit the needs of our patients. This includes asking certain groups of staff to work more flexibly so that we can offer services to patients in the evenings and at weekends. We regard this flexibility as essential if we are to continue to provide first class patient care in the future. As a result, any offer of employment to a consultant post will be subject to you agreeing to work a new more flexible pattern of working in the future if required and in accordance with the provisions of the new Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust consultant contract.

Please note that successful completion of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is our accepted minimum language requirement.

For further information and to apply please visit our website quoting reference number: 196-LCON681

For an informal discussion and more information, please contact Dr James Fleet (Service Lead Dept. Ageing and Health) or Dr Jugdeep Dhesi (Clinical lead, POPS); Tel:020 7188 2515 or 020 7188 2092; email: or

Closing date: 24th June 2021 at midnight

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Applications are welcomed from applicants with a disability. We can make reasonable adjustments and offer support and advice in a variety of ways throughout the application process. Equality of opportunity is our policy.

As an organisation we are committed to developing our services in ways that best suit the needs of our patients. This means that some staff groups will increasingly be asked to work a more flexible shift pattern so that we can offer services in the evenings or at weekends.

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Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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