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Consultant Physician in Acute Medicine

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

Main area
Acute Medicine
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Full time: 10 sessions per week
Job ref
£82,096 - £110,683 per annum
Salary period
02/02/2021 23:59

There has never been a better time to come and work at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust.  The Trust was formed on 1 July 2018 to bring together our five hospitals – in Derby, Burton, Lichfield and Tamworth – to provide the highest quality care to patients across southern Derbyshire and south east Staffordshire. 

With over 13,000 members of staff you can expect huge variety and new opportunities every day! Our staff go above and beyond and take pride in caring for our patients.

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services.  The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity.

As a Trust we promote an inclusive environment and welcome applications from a diverse pool of talent and backgrounds.  All individuals are valued and given every opportunity to succeed based on merit.

The Trust actively encourages applications from members of our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. These groups are under-represented in our organisation, and it’s important to us that our workforce reflects the diversity of our communities as much as possible.

Join us and help make a real difference to our Trust.

Here’s more about the role and what we’re looking for; 

ACUTE MEDICAL CONSULTANT WITH SPECIALTY INTEREST (e.g. Stroke/ Diabetes& Endocrinology/ Respiratory) with 10PA plus 2APA flexible Job Plan

Working within the newly formed University Hospitals of Burton and Derby NHS Foundation Trust, this post is based at Queen’s Hospital, Burton and provides a great opportunity to join our ambitious and forward thinking Acute Medicine Team.

We are currently undergoing an acute care transformational change supported by our CEO and Executive Medical Director. These are exciting times - we are working hard to improve medical flow and emergency care for our patients and are proud to be one of the best performing trusts in the Midlands and in the upper third nationally.

Crucial elements of our programme are to:

      • establish a modern, forward-thinking Acute Medical Unit (AMU)
      • Invest in and develop our 28 space AMU, establish at least 5 monitored, ring-fenced AMU triage trolleys and develop our 32-bedded short stay ward
      • Modernise and develop AMU staffing by introducing non-medical roles (ACPs) and our new Ambulatory Care (AEC, 9 rooms) in line with national guidance
      • Use novel approaches to staffing to attract and retain the best doctors to work in AMU and other areas (such as annualised job plans, 4-day week, financial incentives)


We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated and innovative Clinicians to join us in the next stage of our vision. As a place to work, the trust could not be better placed.

We offer the best of the Staffordshire and Derbyshire regions when it comes to relocation opportunities and work/life balance. We border the National Forest and are within easy travelling distance of the Peak District, as well as major cities like Derby, Nottingham and Birmingham for those who prefer city life. We are surrounded by lots of attractive village communities and excellent schools for those looking to settle with a family and can offer a generous relocation package for those that are new to this area.

We’re happy to support your career. With our University hospital status and strong links with research and medical education at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, there are plenty of opportunities for you to become involved with. We work in partnership with Leicester Medical School, Health Education - West and East Midlands and Health Education England to provide high quality education and training.

As a trust, we’re keen to consider requests for flexible working, medical leadership development, mentoring etc and are happy to talk to you about your career and future plans. We can provide advice on housing, schooling and social life in our region. We love it here and are happy to share our knowledge with you. We are also happy to facilitate informal phone calls and visits with some of our senior leaders so you can come and see for yourself.

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust will consider relocation expenses and enhanced Terms and Conditions on appointment, depending on previous experience.


We believe Acute Medicine to be rewarding work that requires a balanced/tailored job plan. This is essentially an acute medical consultant post with specialty interest promoted examples of which may include Acute Stroke Unit cover at Derby hospital/ Diabetes& Endocrinology clinics/ Respiratory clinics or procedures among others.

We can offer a basic job plan of 10 PAs which can be extended with an additional 2 APAs with flexibility to work them over 4 days. Less than full time candidates are welcome.  Your job plan can be tailored to suit a specialty interest with 2 PAs encouraged and supported.

Weekend cover is required for the short stay ward on a 1:6 basis (8 hours). There is no general medical consultant on-call commitment after 18:00 during weekdays or at the weekends, however the ambulatory care is run up to 20:00 on weekdays presently.

Our ultimate aim is to have a diverse and dynamic Consultant team to achieve excellent and comprehensive patient care.


Applicants must be on the Specialist Register of the GMC and hold a licence to practice, or be eligible for inclusion on the register within six months of the interview date.

As a newly merged organisation, we expect flexibility to be able to work across all sites of University Hospitals of Derby and Burton Foundation Trust should the need arise.

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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

Adnan Agha
Job title
Assistant Clinical Director
Telephone number
01283 511511 x2317
Additional information

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further details / informal visits please contact:

Dr David Watmough, Clinical Director on 01283 511511 ext 5003

Dr Adnan Agha, Assistant Clinical Director on 01283 566333 ext 2317