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Locum Consultant in Palliative Medicine

Welcome to North Devon. World Class by Nature.’ The road sign says it all. If you are looking for your next career move in Palliative Medicine, please read on…

Following retirement of a long-serving post-holder, we are seeking a new Consultant in Palliative Medicine, to work alongside the Trust’s existing Consultant in Palliative Medicine. Until we find a substantive Consultant, this fixed-term locum post offers the perfect opportunity for you to sample life and work in picturesque North Devon.

The post is initially for a fixed term of 6 months, to work 4-6 PA’s. We are committed to flexible working arrangements, including job sharing, and are happy to discuss individual needs with any shortlisted candidates. The duration of the locum post may be extendable, depending on ability to recruit to the substantive post.

You will be based at North Devon Hospice. In addition to responsibilities in our 7-bedded inpatient unit, you may also enjoy sessions supporting the hospital and community palliative care teams.

As well as enjoying the benefits of being employed by Northern Devon Healthcare Trust, you would be a key part of the Hospice’s senior management team. In addition, the role is supported by the regional network of Palliative Medicine Consultants, such as those working at Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital with whom our Trust has a formal collaboration.

Our county is frequently rated as one of the best places to live in the UK, with world class beaches, Exmoor National Park, first class schools and many attractions all on your doorstep.

If you would enjoy working in a truly integrated care model across hospice, hospital and community settings, as well as delivering education to our healthcare colleagues, then please get in touch.

For an informal discussion, please contact Dr Hasib Choudhury, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, on 01271 311 642 (hospital team’s direct line), email or contact Mr Stephen Roberts Chief Executive, North Devon Hospice on 01271 347 239, email

To apply for this position, please visit:

Closing Date: 28th November 2021

Employer: Northern Devon Healthcare Trust

Location: Barnstaple

Salary: £82,096 to £110,683 pa

Job Type: Locum (6 months)

Working pattern: Part time

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