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Consultant Physician Care of the Elderly / Frailty

Shropshire - This Area Only

£76,761 - £103,490 Per Annum




  • The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust are looking to appoint
    three additional Consultants in Elderly Care Medicine and Frailty.This
    post is aimed at expanding the department of Elderly Care Medicine and
    developing the ‘front door’ Acute Frailty Service in line with the
    national focus on delivering excellent care to frail older patients in

  • Candidates for this role must have full GMC registration with a
    licence to practice

  • The Department

  • At The Trust, There are 3 Elderly Care Physicians, 1 Associate
    Specialist and 1 Specialty Doctor in post at the Shrewsbury and
    Telford Hospital NHS Trust:

  • \* Dr Shu Ho has a special interest in Falls and leads the well
    Orthogeriatrics service (and also works at the Robert Jones and Agnes
    Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital in Oswestry),
  • \* Dr Suzy Thompson has a special interest in Acute Frailty and
    Movement Disorders
  • \* Dr Nigel Mike has a special interest in GIM and Nutrition.
  • \* Dr Erica Capps (Associate Specialist) supports Elderly Care
    services at Telford and has expertise in Movement Disorders
  • \* Dr Sai Kumar (Specialty Doctor) specialises in Orthogeriatrics
    liaison and rehabilitation at Shrewsbury.
  • There are 4 additional Stroke Physicians based at the Princess Royal
    Hospital, Telford with Acute stroke services, Dr Uttam Sinha, Dr Meena
    Srinivasan, Dr Indranil Mukherjee and Dr Owen David.


  • The Trust and CCGs are working together to address patients needs and
    develop responsive services for older frail patients. The post holder
    will be expected to be part of building on current services to deliver
    Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment in the Emergency Department and
    Acute Medical Units. They will be expected to work closely with the
    teams in the ED and AMU to improve care for frail older patients. The
    post holder will supervise a team of 2 ACPs, the current Registrars in
    Elderly care you will be supported by therapies and social workers to
    deliver rapid assessment, treatment and as much as possible rapid
    discharge to community services. The Trust is being supported by both
    local CCGs and the Acute Frailty Network.

  • The Trust also has Specialist Nurses who provide clinical services
    with all Consultants. There are 2 Parkinson’s Disease Nurse
    Specialists, a Dementia Nurse Specialist and a Stroke Nurse

  • There is an active interest in teaching at all levels in the
    department in association with Keele Medical School and the West
    Midlands Deanery. The post holder will be encouraged to participate in
    teaching and supported in research that benefits the department. There
    are on-going audits of services including national audits in falls,
    Dementia and Parkinson’s disease.

  • The Trust is proud to have been selected through a highly competitive
    national process to partner with the Virginia Mason Institute in
    Seattle, widely regarded as one of the safest Hospitals in the World.
    This partnership will see Doctors, Nurses and Allied Health
    Professionals working together with colleagues from Virginia Mason and
    across the Country to transform Healthcare at The Shrewsbury and
    Telford Hospital NHS Trust and share our learning across the Country.


  • Shropshire is a beautiful county located between the West Midlands and
    North Wales. Whilst rural and home to the Shropshire Hills it is
    anything but sleepy. The county is bustling with idyllic towns
    including Shrewsbury, Oswestry, Bridgnorth and Ludlow, with plenty to
    do regardless of your interests. More information can again be found
    under further links.

  • We are ideally located between the north and the south making
    travelling around the UK extremely easy. As well as being only a short
    distance from major cities and busy transport links including
    Birmingham airport, our county also borders with beautiful north Wales
    which is abundant in outdoor activities, brilliant beaches, and
    thrilling scenery.

  • -------------------------


  • Dr Suzy Thompson - Consultant Physician and Geriatrician:#########

  • Dr Saskia Jones-Perrott - Assistant Care Group Medical Director
    Unscheduled Care:#########

  • Dr Kevin Eardley – Unscheduled Care Group Medical Director: 01743

  • POST REF-223-MC391C


Posted 45 days ago

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