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Consultant in palliative care

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

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Palliative Care
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Full time: 10 sessions per week (10 PA's per week)
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Countess Mountbatten House
£82,096 - £110,683 per annum
Salary period
01/02/2021 23:59

Online applicants are welcome and invited to apply for a full time, part time or job share Consultant in Palliative Care Medicine to join the team based within Mountbatten Hampshire and University Hospital Southampton. This is a unique and exciting time for you to craft a job plan to match your interests and aspirations. There are opportunities to work with the established palliative medicine team on the inpatient unit and in the community at Mountbatten Hampshire, and with the Specialist Palliative Care Team at University Hospital Southampton. Those who wish to develop a research portfolio are also encouraged to apply.


The University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust is a major national centre for teaching and research, employing nearly 7,500 staff. Functioning as both a District General Hospital and as a Regional/Supra-Regional specialist hospital, over 50 clinical services are provided, which operate in a closely complementary manner to provide integrated patient care. The palliative care medical team at UHS comprises 4 consultants, 2 Associate Specialists, 1 Specialty Registrar and 2 Specialty doctors.

 Mountbatten Hampshire

The post holder will be joining a friendly, enthusiastic and dynamic multidisciplinary team. The medical team at Mountbatten Hampshire comprises two Consultants, an Associate Specialist, 2 Specialist Registrars, 2 GP trainees and two part-time Specialty Doctors.

Hospices have always been part of a ‘Care Revolution’ and this new post has been created as part of the team at Mountbatten Hampshire to take forward this challenge to provide outstanding care for those facing death, dying and bereavement.

Over the last year, Mountbatten Isle of Wight and Mountbatten Hampshire have developed a unique partnership, with one senior team leading both organisations, overseen by a single board of trustees. Hospices in the UK have long been advised by local and national bodies to work in partnership, to ensure survival and growth, as well as develop new ways to achieve scale and meet the growing demand for care and support.


You will have the opportunity to negotiate a unique job plan to match your skills and aspirations and to include some of the following:

Consultant Role at Mountbatten Hampshire for inpatient and community

  • Conduct weekly ward round
  • Review new admissions, provide cross cover for consultant colleagues
  • Community work, to provide advice for community CNSs, conducting regular community multi-disciplinary meetings, undertaking domiciliary visits
  • Conduct weekly outpatient MDT clinic and option of additional outpatient clinic, supervising specialist trainees at MH
  • Attend weekly specialist palliative care MDT and morbidity and mortality meeting at CMH

Consultant Role At Southampton General Hospital

  • Option of joining established Palliative Specialist Palliative Care Team
  • Option of developing sub-speciality interest e.g. non-malignant conditions and transition between services

Consultant Role across both services

  • Educational and Clinical Supervision of Speciality Registrars and GP trainees
  • Option of contributing to expanding Education Team at Mountbatten Hampshire and extensive opportunities for education at Southampton General Hospital
  • Participate in 1 in 7 second on call rota. This includes potential of Saturday and/or Sunday ward round to see new admissions and emergencies. Telephone support is also provided to the Hospital Palliative Care Team CNSs at SGH, community palliative care team CNSs at MH, healthcare professionals in the surrounding community and to the Channel Islands of Jersey and Guernsey.

Research Opportunity

  • Development of a research portfolio is encouraged. The right candidate will have the ability to identify and agree research priorities and attract funding to enable them to undertake this


GMC Registration, MRCP & CCT in Palliative Medicine or appropriate qualifications and experience to allow entry on to the Specialist Register


As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.

As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.

UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.


UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care. 

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.


Interviews will be held on TBC Job Ref 188-MT0352-MEDICAL – Salary £82,096 - £110,683


If you’re interested in applying for this role, we’d encourage you to get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert with any questions or if you would like to arrange an informal visit. Alternatively, if you’re ready to apply, please follow the link below to complete an application.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Claire Stark Toller
Job title
Consultant in Palliative Care
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