Consultant in Acute Medicine

Job Description

The population of England is expected to grow by 4.4 million and the number of people over the age of 85 by 0.3 million between 2014 and 2024. Over the last 30 years the number of hospital beds has halved and despite this up to 50% of beds are occupied by patients who could be cared for in the community.

Do you want to be part of a trust who have a clear vision to create healthier and happier communities?

Do you want to work for an integrated care organisation prioritising meeting the increasing demand for health and care services and supporting people to be more in control of their own health?

We are opening applications for a Consultant in General Medicine to join a friendly and enthusiastic team at an NHS trust in Carlisle. This trust is an integrated care organisation which means they work side by side with partners and the wider community to become a part of and embedded in the local community.

Integrated care has become a worldwide trend for health care reforms and health providers are focusing on more coordinated and integrated forms of care provision. This means that all care is planned, and teams work together to understand the service users, puts them in control and coordinate and delivers services to achieve the best possible outcome.

What are the requirements?

The trust has asked that the right candidate has the following:

  • General medicine experience
  • Valid full registration with the General Medical Council
  • 8+ years’ experience in medicine including consultant experience.

Tell me more about the job?

The trust is looking for a forward-thinking and motivated individual to join the team of 7 acute medicine consultants on a full-time and permanent basis.

Between the two sites, the trust runs 2 Acute Medical Units of approximately 30 beds with an unselected medical take at both sites. Our team are working to develop a ‘Same Day Emergency Care’ model including ambulatory care, frailty services and a newly commissioned Hyper Acute Stroke Unit.

If you are a consultant in general medicine and you are looking for your next opportunity where you will be able to make a real difference for the community, this role is for you. If you would like more information like the person specification, job role or have a question for our specialist permanent division, please apply now or email