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NW044998 - Consultant in Palliative Medicine

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7 May 2021

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Applications are invited for a 0.9 WTE post as a Consultant in Palliative Medicine in Aberdeen. We offer the opportunity to be part of a team contributing to the provision of a comprehensive specialist Palliative Care service for the people of the Grampian region.

The post holder will be based at Roxburghe House in Aberdeen. Roxburghe House is the regional specialist Palliative Care Unit providing care and specialist advice for patients and families across the Grampian Health Board region, Orkney, Shetland and Western Isles. Roxburghe House is situated within the grounds of the Royal Cornhill Hospital, within easy walking distance of Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. Several renowned academic and research institutes and centres close to the Forresterhill campus, offer the applicant a wide variety of opportunities to establish and develop research and teaching interests.

The specialist Palliative Care team based at Roxburghe House is staffed by a Multidisciplinary team providing Inpatient, Outpatient and Domiciliary services. It also provides education and training to a wide range of health and social care professionals at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Aberdeen is a friendly and vibrant city. It has all the amenities of the metropolis combined with easy access to spectacular surrounding countryside. This, along with the availability of a variety of excellent primary, secondary and further education establishments, makes it an ideal base for those with families.

Full registration with a licence to practise with the GMC is required. For more information visit

Those trained in the UK should have evidence of higher specialist training leading to CCT or be within 6 months of confirmed entry on the GMC Specialist Register from date of interview.

Alternatively, applicants should possess a CESR / CESR (CP).

Applications from doctors with appropriate specialist training and experience who are not listed on the GMC Specialist Register can be considered for a Locum Consultant post (up to 12 months) if no substantive Consultant appointment is made. Whilst in locum employment, an application to obtain a CESR / CESR (CP) and entry onto the Specialist Register can be made.

Enquiries should be made to: Dr Frances MacIvor, Clinical Lead
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