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Locum Consultant in Acute Medicine


Main area
Acute Medicine
6 months fixed term
10 PAs per week
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Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Royal Free Hospital
£77, 913 - £105, 042 p.a. + L.W.
24/10/2018 23:59

Our trust has around 10,000 staff serving 1.6 million patients. It comprises Barnet Hospital, Chase Farm Hospital, the Royal Free Hospital and more than 30 services in the community.  This larger scale organisation provides an unprecedented opportunity for us to continue our pioneering work, particularly in finding ways to deliver even better care to our patients.

 Our mission is to deliver world class care and expertise in our clinical services, underpinned by world class teaching and research and we will continue to measure our progress against our five governing objectives: excellent outcomes, excellent patient and staff experience, excellent value for taxpayers’ money, being safe and meeting our external duties, and building a strong organisation.

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Applications are invited for the post of

Locum CONSULTANT IN ACUTE MEDICINE with or without a specialist interest

This is a full time locum post to support the development and running of the new Adult  Assessment Unit (AAU) at the Royal Free. This new facility is situated on the lower ground floor and is both an integral component for the delivery of timely and appropriate urgent and emergency care and the acute medical unit functionality.

The successful applicant will join a team of highly motivated physicians with a variety of speciality interests within acute medicine.

The post holder will be responsible for the overall running of the AAU, but will also participate in the running of the Medical Assessment Unit (MAU), in addition to undertaking out-patient clinics in a specialty or general medicine if desired. Currently there is a consultant with immediate responsibility for the AAU, but this post does not cover all the required sessions. 

The Acute Medical team is responsible for the assessment and management of approximately 30 unselected medical patients per 24 hours in addition to short stay inpatients.  The post holder will have the option of participate in the physician of the week rota, which covers all out of hours periods on a 1:14 basis.

The appointee will be expected to be involved in post-graduate and undergraduate training, including educational supervision and formal and informal. 

Candidates must have substantial, demonstrable experience in acute medicine and either be on the GMC specialist register or reasonably expect to be so within 6 months of interview. Any other specialty interest will be considered.

All enquiries are welcome and can be made to Drs. Nick Murch, Clinical Lead for Acute Medicine or Rupert Negus, Clinical Director for Acute Medicine and Health Services for Older Patients, on extension 36537 at the Royal Free.



Please apply by completing an online application form via our trust website. 

Applications are welcome from people wishing to job share or work flexible patterns. We are committed to equal opportunities.

Please note:

- Due to the high number of applications that are received for some posts we may close this vacancy before the advertised closing date. Therefore please apply for this post as soon as you can, if you are interested and you meet the requirements of the Person Specification.

- Only those candidates who clearly demonstrate how they meet the person specification will be short listed for this job.

- Interview arrangements will be communicated via email so please check your email regularly following the closing date.


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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 Rupert Negus, Clinical Director for Acute & Elderly Medicine 

Dr Nick Murch, Consultant & Lead for Acute Medicine

Both contactable on: 0207 794 0500 extension 36537

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