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Consultant Physician in Acute Medicine


Main area
Acute Medicine
Full time: 10PAs
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Salisbury District Hospital
£79,860 to £107,668 per annum pro rata if part time
07/06/2020 23:59
Interview date

Voted by the Sunday Times as the best place to live in Britain, Salisbury is an attractive place to live and work and really gives you the best of everything. With easy access to London and local airports, Salisbury also has one of the 31 UNESCO world heritage sites in the UK in the form of Stonehenge and in addition boasts a number of museums and famous landmarks which are well worth a visit. Alternatively, the city of Southampton is only a short train or car journey away or if you prefer the sea, Bournemouth is also accessible.

Applications are invited to apply for a full time Consultant post in Acute Medicine as part of the Medicine Division here at Salisbury District Hospital.  With an innovative, committed team making positive changes happen daily, there has never been a better time to join.  We are seeking highly motivated, inspirational future leaders to drive our Acute Medicine area forward. 


The unit serves a population of 250,000. The Acute Medical Unit is a purpose built 19-bedded unit. We have an assessment area which has 10 trolley spaces and chairs for assessment of both expected patients and those patients on an ambulatory pathway, thus enabling us to deliver on Same Day Emergency Care pathways. The Department has a reputation for being forward thinking with an adept ability to be able to respond to the front door demands of the hospital.  We are looking for a dynamic consultant to complement the current team of senior consultants. The Department would welcome applications from candidates who have sub specialty interests that they wish to pursue or lead.

With the team ultimately expanding to 6 physicians, it will enable us Department to work towards better cover across the service over  a seven day working week and will also support improved joint working with the Emergency Department (one of the best performing ED’s in the country). There is a desire at Salisbury to improve pathways and process at the front door so as to be able to continue to deliver excellent patient care to our population.  The clinical team is supported by junior medics, ANP’s, prescribing pharmacists, ward based therapy and nursing support teams.


  • Work in close collaboration with the consultant team to improve the management of medical admissions, to support the achievement of the emergency access target and support development of ambulatory pathways.
  • Work within your own area of sub specialty interest to influence change and service improvement within this area of medicine.
  • Support the Trust in the delivery of an effective front door service to support with patient flow and length of stay.
  • To continue to support the AMU in the delivery of excellent length of stay for their short stay inpatients.
  • Mentor and support the junior medical staff on the AMU and as part of the general medicine oncall teams so as to create a culture of learning and development, promoting good team relationships.
  • Provide teaching to junior medical staff colleagues to support in their learning and development.


The applicant must have CCT in General Medicine or be within 6 months of obtaining it, with a good experience in acute medicine.  We offer an attractive package with a programmed activity session each week for professional development in your specialty interest.  Your sessions will be fully supported by the Clinical Lead of your specialty.  Applicants will be expected to demonstrate their competence to communicate in spoken and written English.


The current AMU Consultant team can offer learning and support to help you achieve your career ambitions.  There is a strong sense of collaboration amongst the whole medicine Consultant workforce and we pride ourselves on working in a friendly environment. There is good multi-disciplinary working across all professional disciplines. 

Applications for flexibility within job plan or applications for less than full time will also be considered.

Employees are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme. There is also a relocation package available to candidates, up to a maximum of £8,000 (terms and conditions apply)


Salisbury District Hospital is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and has frequently been in the top 10 top performing Emergency Departments in the country. There is a strong commitment to service improvement, particularly in relation to emergency and inpatient medicine with now being a good opportunity for anyone joining the team to get involved with service design and improvement.

Salisbury is a vibrant, thriving cathedral city. It is an ideal location for anyone wishing to have all the facilities of a city but also wish to live in area with some of the most dramatic scenery in the South of England. There are many outstanding schools in the local area and many areas of outstanding beauty to enjoy.


Interviews will be held on 1st July 2020


If you’re interested in applying for this role, we would welcome informal visits to the Department and would encourage candidates to make contact with the Clinical Lead for AMU, Dr Khalid Shamel and/or the Divisional Clinical Director, Dr Stuart Henderson to enable any further discussion to take place.

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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

For further information or to arrange an informal visit please contact Dr Stuart Henderson, Clinical Director on 01722 336262 ext 5624 or or Dr Khalid Shamel, Clinical Lead for AMU on 01722 336262 ext 5000 or

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