Registrar in Acute and Geriatric Medicine

  • £51,257 - £65,000
  • London
  • Fixed

Geriatric medicine is a subspecialty of general medicine, and it is very accessible for international doctors who are looking for a career in general medicine. It is a rewarding choice for international doctors due to the global aging population, and the transferable skills applicable in diverse healthcare settings. It offers long-term career stability, chances for research collaboration, and the ability to make a positive impact on elderly patients' lives. This registrar position in geriatric medicine is perfect for doctors with experience in general internal medicine who want to progress in the NHS system and have a special interest in providing medical care to the elderly.

Main Duties: 

  • Diagnosing and managing medical conditions common among the elderly, such as dementia, Parkinson's disease, osteoporosis, etc.
  • Prescribing medications and monitoring their effectiveness and potential side effects.
  • Collaborating with interdisciplinary teams, including nurses, therapists, and social workers, to ensure holistic care for patients.
  • Overseeing the implementation of care plans and providing guidance to the healthcare team.
  • Communicating with patients and their families to explain treatment options, prognosis, and address any concerns.
  • Participating in ward rounds, case conferences, clinical meetings, and the on-call rota.
  • Keeping accurate and up-to-date medical records of patients' progress and treatments.
  • Assisting in the education and training of junior medical staff and medical students.

The Hospital:

The acute and the Care of the Elderly (COTE) Departments are vital components of this Trust. The acute unit consists of nearly 40 beds, and it is divided between two acute medical teams, each led by a consultant. The acute unit collaborates closely with the Emergency Department, which continues to provide emergency treatment. On the other hand, the COTE Department plays a critical role in the hospital, catering to the needs of older adults. The department encompasses various inpatient areas, including the Frailty Unit, frailty short stay ward, general geriatric inpatient wards, and an Orthogeriatric team. The department is dedicated to quality improvement and service development. Overall, the acute and COTE Departments work in tandem to provide specialized and comprehensive care for patients with acute medical needs and older adults with complex medical conditions. Furthermore, the Trust’s reputation for teaching excellence in the region could be particularly attractive to doctors seeking professional growth and educational opportunities. Engaging with a diverse patient population and working alongside skilled healthcare professionals is a rewarding experience for those looking to enhance their medical expertise.

The location:

The London area offers a diverse and vibrant environment that might appeal to international doctors. The surrounding neighborhoods are culturally rich, with a blend of modern amenities and historical landmarks. International doctors could find a welcoming and cosmopolitan community, making it easier to adapt to the new surroundings. London provides a variety of leisure and entertainment options, including cafes, restaurants serving cuisines from around the world, and busy markets. The area has numerous art galleries, theaters, and music venues, offering a diverse range of performances and exhibitions. Additionally, London's green spaces, parks, and nature reserves offer opportunities for relaxation and outdoor activities. Doctors seeking work-life balance could enjoy recreational opportunities in these areas. The area is well-connected with excellent transportation links, making it convenient for international doctors to explore London and beyond. Proximity to major airports and efficient public transport systems can ease travel for those wishing to visit family or explore other destinations. Overall, London offers a unique blend of urban living, cultural richness, green spaces, and career prospects, making it an appealing choice for international doctors looking to build a fulfilling and enriching life.


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

  • MRCP 1 & 2 (or equivalent)
  • Full GMC registration with a license to practice.
  • Experience in a medicine field

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.

Ana Nikolova Trainee Recruitment Consultant

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