Consultant in Palliative Medicine


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Palliative Medicine
8 pa
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Trinity Hospice, Low Moor Road, Blackpool, FY2 0BG
£76761 – £103,490 (depending on experience)
28/02/2018 23:59

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ideally situated just a forty five minute drive from Manchester. 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 patients. We employ more than 6,500 staff, have approximately 900 beds and have a planned turnover in excess of £410m for 2017/2018.


As one of the United Kingdom’s largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents – it’s not just a good place to work; it’s a great place to live. In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.


Our strategic vision for 2020 is:

As a high performing Trust, operating as part of an integrated care system, we will provide high quality, safe and effective care. This will be achieved in a financially sustainable way, through our skilled and motivated workforce”.

Consultant in Palliative Medicine

Based at Trinity Hospice, Low Moor Road, Blackpool, FY2 0BG with contract held by Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Would you like to be part of an innovative and forward thinking team caring for people approaching the end of their lives? Enjoy the challenge of delivering high quality clinical medicine within the community? Interested in developing your leadership skills and new ways of working to meet the needs of a highly complex population Then we have an exciting opportunity for you, to work with an organisation which is considered Outstanding by the CQC and is an Investor in People Gold accredited employer and to work alongside the BMJ Hospital Palliative Care Team of the Year 2016.

Working Monday to Thursday with 1 in 6 non-resident second on call

Main duties and responsibilities of the job:

To work with Trinity Hospice, the Clinical Commissioning Groups on the Fylde Coast and Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to support the delivery of safe and effective palliative and end of life care across the local community. You will be required to support the development and implementation of the Fylde Coast End of Life Strategy, the Trinity Business Plan and the NHS 5 year forward view. You will work with the Clinical Specialist Team working in the community to review complex patients and support their GP and DN team in managing them appropriately.

Skills, qualifications and experience needed:
The successful candidate will have a Medical Degree qualification, full GMC registration, be on the Specialist Register or be within 6 months of being eligible to be on the register.

Assessment Centre and AAC Interview date TBC

DBS at Enhanced Level will be required for this post

We are committed to equal opportunities in employment and service delivery.

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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

Informal conversations are welcome and to arrange please contact:

Dr Susan Salt, Medical Director or Julie Huttley Clinical Director on 01253 358881
Dr Andrea Whitfield Head of Department in Palliative Medicine or Dr Harriet Preston, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Blackpool Teaching Hospitals on 01253 956934

If you have problems applying, contact

01253 957015