We are looking for an enthusiastic Consultant Physician in Care of the Elderly and Frailty. This post is based at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and is aimed at expanding the Department of Elderly Care Medicine and developing the Acute Frailty Service in line with the national focus on delivering excellent care to Frail Older patients in Hospital and in primary care.
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.
Specialist Nurses provide clinical services with all Consultants. There are 2 Parkinson’s Disease Nurse Specialists, a Dementia Nurse Specialist and a Stroke Nurse specialist based at the Princess Royal Hospital.
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.
We are entering an exciting period here at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust. We have been guaranteed more than £300 million pounds to develop our hospitals into two state of the art facilities that will offer greatly improved environments, more sustainable staffing and better facilities. It will make SaTH a better place to work, in turn making it a better place to receive care.
Over the last two years we have been building the foundations of a better future through our work with Virginia Mason and our own transforming care institute (TCI). We have introduced a leadership academy with more opportunities for development so all our leaders support, coach and perform at the highest levels, celebrate the hard work of our staff and recognise the wonderful improvements that are being made each and every day. This is a vital stepping stone to ensure we are equipped for our better future and realising our vision of providing the safest and kindest care for our patients. Leadership is about supporting teams to be the best they can be. As we move forward together it is vital all our teams understand their important role in delivering this brighter future for everyone.
It is essential that you have full GMC registration and hold a licence to practice, possess MRCP (or equivalent training and experience), and are on the GMC Specialist Register in Elderly Care and General Internal Medicine, or be within six months of obtaining a CCT at time of interview, CESR or European Community Rights.