Consultant Physician in Elderly Medicine

Elderly Medicine

Posted: 1 week ago

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

£79,860 to £107,668


Outstanding Hospital

We are the largest and most diverse employer in West Dorset with over 3,000 staff providing an acute hospital service to a population of over 250,000.

Our Mission is to provide outstanding care for people in ways which matter to them and to achieve this we ensure our values of Integrity, Respect, Teamwork and Excellence is at the core of everything we do.

We are a Trust that celebrates diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We would welcome applications from people in all under-represented groups.

Oustanding Career

Enjoy a role with great colleagues within an exceptional hospital in a stunning setting.

Consultant Physician in Elderly Medicine, incorporating Proactive Care for the Older Person Undergoing Surgery (POPS)

With around 2,500 highly skilled personnel, Dorset County Hospital treats more than 100,000 patients every year across a broad range of specialties. We can boast some of the shortest emergency department waiting times in the country and are viewed nationally as a forward-looking and innovative organisation, making this an exceptional place to build a career. Being based at the center of a rural community, the hospital is enthusiastically embracing the opportunities for integration with primary and community care. Dorset is one of the key areas leading the new changes in the NHS and you can be part of that exciting environment.

Joining us, you will have the opportunity to be at the forefront of service development in a highly regarded department with forward-looking ideas. The population of West Dorset has more people over 65 than anywhere else in the UK and the Department for Older People at DCH is regarded as key to the future of our hospital, supporting the community and our surgical colleagues in delivering excellent care for our population. This varied post will involve managing acute admissions in general medicine, supporting the stroke service, caring for patients in a community environment and developing services to improve the care for medical and surgical patients in the hospital.

Put simply, this is an unrivalled opportunity for a geriatrician who has recently gained a CCT, an associate specialist or a more experienced candidate to work in a satisfying and enjoyable department. What’s more, Dorset is one of the most beautiful parts of Britain, with stunning scenery and a world-famous rugged coastline – and it is a wonderful place to bring up a family, with great schools and idyllic countryside.

For further details / informal visits contact:

For more information, please email Dr Clare Sixsmith




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