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Consultant - Frailty Pathway


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Fraility Pathway
10 PAs
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Blackpool & Fylde Coast
£76,761 to £103,490
17/11/2017 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.

Are you up for a challenge?

Do you want to help shape future frailty services?

Are you ready to be involved in the development of a truly integrated community/hospital frailty pathway supporting our population here in Blackpool and the Fylde Coast?

Do you want to care for patients both in the hospital and community setting?

If so, then we want to hear from you!

After a lot of work, that has been clinically led, the Trust has developed a Five Year Strategy to help us achieve our vision for 2020:
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.

A key driver to this strategy is developing integrated pathways for our patients which incorporate community and hospital services to provide a seamless approach to care delivery for our population. One of our key pathways we want to focus on as a trust is frailty.

We have committed and dedicated staff across all professions who have the drive and passion to make this happen and this post would join this team to help influence and shape the pathway. The development of the Trust Frailty Pathway (which is supported by the Acute Frailty Network) is at its early stages and there is real enthusiasm to support this development and truly provide an integrated pathway which incorporates community and hospital services delivered in a multi-disciplinary way.

With support from NHS England we have been able to introduce our Extensive Care Service (ECS) into the community which is receiving national recognition for its achievement to date and is one of NHSE New Models of Care. We now want to build on this success and link ECS and the dedicated Care of the Older Person service at the hospital into a truly integrated Frailty Service across Blackpool and the Fylde Coast.

We don’t underestimate the challenge that setting up a truly integrated frailty service brings; it will be hard work, it will hit hurdles, but with the amazing staff we have both in the hospital setting and community services who has a real “can do” attitude and a passion to make this work, we will succeed.

So if this appeals to you and you feel you can add your skills, expertise, knowledge and passion to our work then we would love to hear from you.

Interview and AAC date: Awaiting Royal College approval

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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

Dr Andrew J Weatherburn, Consultant Physician Senior Clinical Lead Extensive Care Service (secretary – 01253 951400)
Dr Mark Taylor, Head of Department: Care of the Older Person (tel: (01253 953234 secretary)

If you have problems applying, contact

01253 957015