Consultant in Elderly Medicine

  • £88,364 - £119,133
  • North East
  • Permanent

The Elderly Medicine team are looking for experienced individuals to contribute towards senior clinical decision making within the department. You will be leading a team of junior doctors, Registrars and Specialty Doctors in delivery high quality Elderly Medicine and General Medicine. 

Geriatrics is one of the largest medical sub-specialties in the NHS and very accessible to international doctors as a large portion of Geriatrics Medicine is essentially Internal Medicine. This Consultant level Geriatrics role is an excellent opportunity for doctors with a good background of General Internal Medicine looking to step into a new role in the NHS.

Main Duties

  • As a Geriatrics Consultant you will be responsible for embodying senior clinical leadership. You will be heavily involved in making discharge decisions to ensure patients are able to leave the wards in a timely manner, while arranging any necessary ongoing care.
  • Treatment will focus on patients in several main categories, > 85 years old, > 65 years old, and any patients displaying frailty.
  • This is a 10 PA (40 hour) role. You will be expected to work an oncall rota which, at present, is 1:6 weekends and 1:18 overnights. The exact frequency and rota will be known upon beginning in the Trust.
  • Your time will be split between working on the Elderly Medicine wards, and attending specialist Elderly Care clinics, attending oncall duties in the Acute Medical Unit, and some home visits.  

The Department & Hospital

The Trust delivers care to over half a million people every year and manages care across inpatient, outpatient, diagnostic and maternity services. You will largely be receiving patients from community services, ED, and Acute Medicine. The teams across the different Medical teams also work closely together, including the Endocrinology, Acute Medicine, General Medicine, Cardiology, Respiratory, Stroke, Neurology and Emergency Medicine departments.

Support and CPD

If this will be your first role in the NHS, then the first 6-12 months will involve an extensive induction period where you will be fully supported in settling into the new healthcare system. If you have UK experience, this induction period will be shorter, per your requirements. Once ready, work towards the Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR) pathway can begin, gathering evidence to get onto the specialist register and become a substantive Consultant. The Trust will be working with senior doctors to gather this evidence and are driven to help as many people as possible complete CESR.

You will participate in regular audit, data collection and quality improvement work to ensure ongoing improvements in the care of frail older people continues. You will also be expected to participate in teaching and training of junior doctors in Elderly Medicine as well as General Medicine.

The Location

The hospital is based in a small city in Yorkshire, within 40 minutes of two of the largest cities in the north of England. This gives the opportunity to either live in the smaller city for a peaceful way of life, or to live in the larger cities for a more bustling environment and commuting into work. You can shape your experience around the needs of yourself and any family you’ll be bringing with you. There are 39 schools rated ‘Good’ and ‘Outstanding’ in the 3 miles surrounding the hospital.


The team are open to applicants from the UK or from overseas and will support you in settling into the new role.

To apply for this position, you will need the following:

  • Ideally full MRCP, but just parts 1 and 2 can be considered alongside good Medicine experience
  • GMC Registration either waiting ID check or Complete
  • OET or IELTS
  • 5+ years of clinical experience
  • Senior clinical experience, either Consultant or Senior Registrar/Specialty Doctor/Specialist and looking to step up.

How BDI Resourcing can support

When choosing to apply for your next role with BDI Resourcing, you’ll have the full support of an expert recruitment team who will assist, as standard, with:

  • CV Preparation using our recognised bespoke guidance
  • Application support with expert knowledge of specialisms, NHS and local support
  • Video based Interview Preparation using specific example questions according to job role
  • Contract and offer negotiations for salary, relocation packages, tenure and more

Once you have accepted your new role, you’ll then be met by one of our dedicated relocation executives who will guide you through all the way to starting to your new role including:

  • Document gathering and checking
  • COS and Visa Application support if applicable
  • Short and long term accommodation sourcing
  • Travel Arrangements
  • Family support for finding schools and any other aspects of pastoral care

How to Apply

To apply for this role, simply send your CV through to and one of our specialist medicine team can pick it up. If you have any questions or would like to know more, please email your queries through to the same address and one of our team will be in touch. 


Olivia Loizides Team Leader

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