Locum Consultant in Acute Medicine (With CESR Support)

  • £93,666 - £126,286
  • London
  • Fixed

Our Medicine team are working in conjunction with an excellent NHS Trust in North London to recruit to 2 Locum Consultant posts in Acute Medicine. The department are in a position to provide dedicated support to those not already on the specialist register with a view to assisting them through Portfolio Pathway (previously CESR). Doctors with a specialist interest in fields such as Endocrinology, Renal or Respiratory would also be welcomed.

Main Duties:

This is a 10-programmed activity (PA) position, consisting of 8 PAs for direct clinical care (DCC) and 2 for supporting professional activities (SPA). SPA includes responsibilities such as clinical and educational supervision, audit, personal continuous professional development (CPD), and mandatory training. Incorporating personal CPD is a vital aspect of the annual appraisal, which is mandatory for the revalidation process.

Post holders will be part of the acute medical on-call rota, averaging approximately 1:18.

Collaborating with consultant colleagues and other healthcare professionals in the Directorate, the post holder will play a crucial role in developing medical Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC) and ambulatory care services on the ambulatory medical unit. Close collaboration with Emergency Department (ED) and surgical colleagues is essential. The post holder will actively contribute to quality improvement and service development in the department.

You’ll also play an active role in Management and Teaching:

Management Responsibilities:

  • Support new working models for AIM, collaborating with the Clinical Lead and consultants.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of departmental policies, working with AMU colleagues and management teams.
  • Engage in committees related to acute medical service, recruitment of junior staff, and contribute to improvement initiatives, fostering collaboration across departments.

Teaching Commitments:

  • Active participation in the monthly teaching program for junior doctors.
  • Provide one-to-one mentoring, skills training, and competency-based assessments for junior doctors.
  • Support undergraduate teaching within the Trust.

The Department:

The Trust offers high-quality emergency and specialist services, handling approximately 16,000 admissions and 48,000 outpatient visits annually. Several specialized services are coordinated with neighbouring trusts. The Acute Medical Unit (AMU), houses AMU and cardiology patients, with separate wards for Frailty and SAU. The Ambulatory Emergency Care Unit, located on the lower ground level, is planned to be co-located with AMU in the future for enhanced collaboration. The AMU, supported by dedicated junior medical staff, is managed by AIM consultants for on-call responsibilities Monday to Friday from 7 am to 7 pm. The Ambulatory Emergency Care Unit provides tailored assessment and treatment for non-admitted patients, with ongoing reviews of acute medical and same-day emergency care services, allowing post holders to actively contribute to discussions and changes.

The location:

Living in London is the dream for many IMG and domestic NHS doctors. You’ll have the world at your feet with close access to international airports and a multicultural, welcoming community on your doorstep. Of course, you’ll also be closely linked to other UK cities and live at the heart of the UK, with thousands of options to keep you occupied in your time off. 

London isn’t without it’s costs so this should be kept under careful consideration for those looking to live in areas with a lower cost of living. That said, our relocation team will be on hand to find the most affordable areas and, you might find that the various commuting options make surrounding areas far more accessible to live in. 


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

  • GMC registration complete or in process
  • MRCP alongside OET or IELTS
  • Experience working as a Consultant or Specialist in an Acute Medicine setting

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 apply@bdiresourcing.com 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.  

Paige Gillies Executive Recruitment Consultant

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