Consultants in Palliative Medicine within Eastern Region

Status: Permanent

Salary: £77,913 to £105,042 (as per NHS P&C Circular 2018)

Closing Date: 10/03/2019

Interview Date: 18/03/2019

Want to make your mark in Palliative Care? Time to move to Suffolk!

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

In its 30th anniversary year, St Elizabeth Hospice continues to drive forward innovation and development of services, both in the Ipswich and East Suffolk locality and further up the coast to the Yarmouth and Waveney area. This investment in the medical team 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 with local NHS Trusts and with University of Cambridge Medical School.

Successful candidates will be appointed to a range of substantive posts incorporating hospital, hospice and community sessions according to preference – all supported by NHS Terms and Conditions – covering St Elizabeth Hospice (inpatient and community services) Ipswich Hospital or James Paget University Hospital. Full time and Part time opportunities are available, up to 4 WTE posts. Locums will be considered. Depending on recruitment, there will be approximately 1 in 9 second on call commitment, provided collaboratively with the Consultants from St Nicholas Hospice, Bury.

Applicants must be on the Specialist Register for Palliative Medicine of the General Medical Council, or should have completed a training programme leading to the CCT in Palliative Medicine (or be within 6 months of completion of a Specialty Registrar Training Programme in Palliative Medicine at time of interview).

At this exciting time for St Elizabeth Hospice, we are looking for dynamic and forward thinking Consultants in Palliative Medicine to help deliver and develop comprehensive clinical services.

For further information please refer to the Job Descriptions & Person Specifications within the Vacancy Description & Additional Information tabs below.  Please note that the Job Descriptions and Person Specifications are awaiting approval by the RCP.

For more information please visit our websites.   and

Closing Date:              10 March 2019

Interview Date:            18 March 2019

To have an informal chat or to arrange a visit  to the hospice or hospital, please contact  Drs. Kelvin Bengtson, Alison Blaken or Sam King on 01473 707006.



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