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Vacancy: Consultant in Palliative Medicine

Salary – £76,761 – £103,790 pa (Dependant on experience)
Full Time or Part Time – Up to 10 PAs per week (Locum applications would be considered)

As we continue to develop our patient services we have an exciting opportunity for a Consultant to join our team, and work to enhance and develop palliative care services.

As a Consultant at this local, independent hospice you will provide first-rate, robust consultant care, advice and support for patients and those most important to them across inpatient and community settings.

You will also be an integral part of a large Multi-Disciplinary Team, and will liaise with other department managers to ensure a seamless and integrated approach for all of our service users.

Promoting evidence based practice, and the use of clinical guidelines will also be fundamental.

As someone who values and encourages Continuing Professional Development, you will play your part in providing outstanding teaching for doctors in training; as well as contributing to influencing and education initiatives for other healthcare professionals across all of our settings.

In return we’ll provide you with a welcoming and supportive working environment, where staff are encouraged to develop their skills and expertise. In-house education sessions occur regularly, and we are committed to providing time and funding for continuing medical education, such as external educational events. The pay and terms for this role are reflective of those of the National NHS terms of service.

Enquires about the post should be directed to:

Dr Morwenna Hitchens, Consultant in Palliative Medicine – 01793 813355  or

Clare Robinson – Director of Patient Services

Candidates are encouraged to visit Prospect Hospice and should contact using the details below to make arrangements: Clare Robinson, Director of Patient Services, via Siobhain Acott or Sue Burke

For further details and to apply, please visit our website

Closing date for applications is 17th June 2018


Vacancy: Palliative Medicine SCE Examining Board - Chair

The Association of Palliative Medicine (APM) and the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK are seeking to appoint a new Chair for the Palliative Medicine SCE Board, to replace Professor Karen Forbes who steps down later this year.

The successful applicant will have overall responsibility for the SCE Board to ensure that all the academic objectives are met; for ensuring that the SCE meets the standards set by the GMC; for the selection, appointment and training of board members and the monitoring of their performance;
and for the on-going development of the SCE in the context of the decisions taken by the SCE Steering Group and the MRCP(UK) Management and Policy Board. They will be a member of the Palliative Medicine SCE Standard Setting Group.

As Chair the successful applicant will have overall responsibility for coordinating the activities of the Examining Board, Standard Setting Group and Question Writing Group to ensure that all the academic objectives are met. As a member of the SCE Steering Group they will advise on issues that affect the academic and policy matters of the SCE in Palliative Medicine.

For a full list of responsibilities and further details of how to apply, please click here

Closing date 04th June 2018