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Consultant Physician in General Medicine


Main area
General Medicine
Full time
Job ref
£76,761 to £103,490 pa
12/02/2018 23:59

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is situated on the west coast of Lancashire, and offers a full range of district hospital services and community health services to a population of 1.6 million in Lancashire and South Cumbria.

The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology services across the wider region.

We employ more than 6,500 staff, with a turnover in excess of £370m in 2014/2015 and have approximately 900 beds.

Our main activities are

  • Cardiovascular care at our Cardiac Centre.
  • Accident and Emergency at Blackpool Teaching Hospital
  • Community Midwifery and Women and Childrens Services.
  • Clinical research with an 80-strong team of nurses and doctors
  • Community nursing ans school nursing
  • Recovery and rehabilitation for a variety of conditions including brain injury, stroke and elderly care.
  • Sexual health and family planning services
  • Wellbeing and lifestyle including mental health services, heart health campaigns, and smoking cessation services.
  • End of life and palliative care.

Between April 1 2014 and March 31 2015 we treated 100,662 day cases and inpatients (elective and non-elective), 329,257 outpatients and had 83,303 A & E attendances. The total number of community contacts was 1,228,494.

The Trust houses a state of the art Simulation & Skills Facility that provides training for all grades of staff to improve the safety and quality of the service that we offer our patients.

We run a portfolio of in-house courses that can be accessed by all staff to enhance their professional development needs. The training is supported by the use of modern equipment including part task trainers for such skills as venupuncture and full body manikins for the practice of emergency drills.

It is an exciting time to join the new Extensive Care Service within the Community Division at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation NHS Trust, which is looking to appoint a 2nd Consultant Physician to work with our Clinical Lead and 2 GP colleagues.

We wish to further support the Extensive Care Service which has now been in operation for 12 months as a new model of care under the NHSE Vanguard Programme and therefore this appointment is crucial to providing that support to our staff and patients.

The Extensive Care Service is a MDT which consists of Consultant Physicians, GP's, Advanced Practitioners, Pharmacists, Clinical Care Coordinator, Pharmacy Techs, Well Being Support Workers and Primary Care Assistants.

The service aims to support patients to develop their own health and well-being goals and then work with them to achieve these. The service works by helping to coordinate care provided to patients so that it is delivered in the community setting and provided by one core team. Ultimately we are working with patients to help reduce their A&E and NEL admissions along with a reduction in outpatient appointments.

Applications are welcome from those candidates who wish to work either full-time or less than full-time

Informal discussions with Dr Weatherburn are encouraged regarding this post.

No smoking policyDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - BronzeCommitted to disability confident

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 Andrew Weatherburn, Clinical Lead (ECS) on (01253) 951400 or via email

If you have problems applying, contact

01253 957015