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Consultant - Palliative Care

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

Main area
Specialist Palliative Care
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Part time - 8 sessions per week
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Royal Gwent Hospital and Community
£79,957 - £103,806 per annum/pro rata
Salary period
10/03/2021 23:59

If you are successful at interview for this post you will receive your conditional offer of appointment and information pack via email.


We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post. If you are short listed for this post, you will be contacted via your email account you used to apply for this post, therefore please check your account regularly.


Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English


Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.


Aneurin Bevan University Health Board support flexible working.

Please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any time should it be filled via the internal redeployment process


Consultant Palliative Care

Based Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport, SE Wales

 Part Time  (08 Sessions)

  Anticipated Start Date: ASAP

 Closing Date for Applications: Midnight on  10th March 2021

Do you want to be part of a pro-active and enthusiastic team in the journey of re-designing palliative care services across Gwent?

The Palliative Care Directorate within ABUHB is currently undergoing some exciting changes and developments with the implementation of our Clinical Futures Service Model, in partnership with our third sector providers. We are looking for a dedicated and passionate Consultant in Palliative Medicine to join our well-established and highly motivated team.

The post holder will be responsible for the effective and appropriate medical care of patients across the directorate, primarily supporting the MDT teams at Royal Gwent Hospital and providing community support. This is an exciting post that will offer opportunities and experience across both the acute and community settings.

You will lead consultant ward rounds and multidisciplinary team meetings and supervise any junior medical staff or students who may rotate through the Directorate. You will be required to perform domiciliary visits in the community to support local Specialist Palliative Care Teams. The post holder may occasionally be expected to provide cover at other hospitals, including Nevill Hall Hospital, Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr, Grange University Hospital or the inpatient unit at St David’s Hospice Care to provide prospective cover for colleagues.

The multidisciplinary team includes consultants in palliative medicine, specialty doctors, nursing staff, clinical nurse specialists, social worker, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, complementary therapist, pastoral care and ABUHB general staff across the divisions.

This post offers a chance to join a dynamic and enthusiastic team which is committed to providing specialist palliative care within a new clinical futures model and we would welcome your interest in this post.

Those wishing to discuss the post informally in the first instance should contact: Dr Aoife Gleeson, Clinical Director- Palliative Care Directorate Tel: 01633 234934 E-mail:

Free parking is available across all Aneurin Bevan University Health Board Sites.

This position involves Regulated Activity with adults as defined by the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act (amended by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012) and the following checks will be undertaken following any conditional offer:

  • Enhanced check with barred list information, including - an adults barred list check   

Candidates for Consultant posts must also be on the GMC Specialist Register (including via CESR/European Community Rights) or will have a CCT/CESR(CP) date within 6 months of interview.

Applicants must hold or be eligible to hold full registration and a licence to practice with the GMC)

Vacancy Ref: 040-CON434  -A                     

Closing Date for Applications: Midnight on  10th March 2021

Published on NHS Jobs and Trac:  16th February 2021

Published in BMJ:         20th  February 2021

Interview Date:              8th  April 2021



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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.

Welsh language skills are not necessary

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Aoife Gleeson
Job title
Clinical Director- Palliative Care Directorate
Email address
Telephone number
01633 234934