Consultant in Palliative Medicine

Status: Permanent

Salary: £79,860 to £107,668 (as per NHS P&C Circular 2/2019)

Closing Date: 09/07/2020

Interview Date: 29/07/2020

Want to make your mark in Palliative Care?  Time to move to the East Coast!

  • Be at the forefront of designing and implementing new services
  • An unprecedented time of investment and service development in the area
  • Largest NHS employer in the eastern region
  • CQC rated ‘outstanding’ hospice
  • Beautiful Suffolk/Essex coast
  • Supportive and ‘down to earth’ medical teams
  • Opportunity for education/audit/research lead roles

Two innovative posts are available due to reconfiguration of services and collaborative working.

Post 1: Since the creation of East Suffolk and North Essex Foundation Trust in 2018 the two previously separate hospital palliative care teams have developed a new hospital-based post, to help drive forward existing improvements in Palliative and End of Life Care within the Trust, working across both Colchester and Ipswich Hospitals.

Post 2: In its 30th anniversary year, St Elizabeth Hospice continues to drive forward innovation and development of services. This hospice post supports the development of new models of care, both in the Ipswich and East Suffolk locality and further up the coast to the Yarmouth and Waveney area.

This investment in the medical teams gives you the opportunity to be part of something special – building on the existing services and devising new services in the neighbouring locality. This beautiful area of the country supports a good work-life balance and is easily accessible to London and beyond. There are strong links between local acute and palliative care providers and with University of Cambridge Medical School.

Successful candidates will be appointed to one of two posts incorporating hospital, or hospice and community and hospital by negotiation – all supported by NHS Terms and Conditions. Full time and Part time opportunities are available.

Please include within your application what post you are applying for.

For more information please use the links to view the job descriptions and person specifications.

For informal enquiries in relation to St Elizabeth Hospice please contact either

Dr Kelvin Bengtson on 01473 707006 or

Dr Alison Blaken on 01473 707057 or

Dr Sam King on 01473 727776 or

For informal enquires in relation to ESNEFT please contact Dr Julia Thompson on 01206 746272 or

Closing Date:          9 July 2020

Interview Date:        tbc

Only applicants selected for interview will be contacted, and invitation to interview will be sent by email.

To apply please complete the application via NHS Jobs.

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