Speciality Doctor

Douglas Macmillan Hospice
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
depending on skills, experience & knowledge, plus oncall payment
Closing date
15 Aug 2021

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Full Time
Registrar, GP
Palliative Care

Job Details

We are looking for a Specialty Doctor in Palliative Care whose primary focus will be to provide specialist palliative medical input to the In-Patient Services. We have a 26 bedded in-patient unit and we also offer a Community Service including Hospice at Home Service and offer 24/7 advice line. We are a training unit for specialty trainees in palliative medicine, and IMT trainees as well as undergraduates from Keele Medical School.


You will need at least 4 years full time post graduate training in acute medicine and/or general practice and post graduate qualification e.g. MRCP, MRCGP or equivalent is preferable. Prior experience in Palliative Care is desirable, but not essential. However, experience in medicine for the elderly or general medicine will also be considered as relevant to the post. You need to be fully registered with the GMC. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, compassion and an ability to work in respectful partnership with all members of the Multi-Disciplinary Team.


You will be joining a small team of Specialty Doctors and ANPs, working as part of the multi-disciplinary team, you will deliver high quality professional care to the patients and relatives in the Hospice. You will work closely with the whole clinical team to ensure that we offer the highest standards of care and develop our services to meet the changing needs of our patients. Senior support is provided by the Lead Consultant and an Associate Specialist in Palliative Care.


The post offers the opportunity to be involved in a wide range of initiatives such as teaching, research and audit

The job plan can be discussed and you will also have 1 SPA per week (WTE).


Potential applicants wishing to have an informal discussion should contact DR Emer Cunningham-McKenna, Lead Consultant.



Our mission statement… to deliver excellent care to people approaching end of life.

The Dougie Mac Hospice provides all hospice services free of charge to over 3,000 patients with life-limiting illnesses each year in the North Staffordshire area, also giving supportive care to their families and carers. We help people living with cancer and non-cancer life-limiting illnesses such as advanced heart failure, motor neurone disease and incurable lung diseases.

Helping you with every step of your journey…

Our dedicated staff and volunteers make a huge difference to a patient’s journey; they are central to the care we provide and all we do. We strive to go that extra mile to provide a warm, friendly and peaceful environment both at the hospice or in a family’s home.

The hospice is committed to expanding and improving its services, always striving to deliver the very best quality of care to meet the ever-changing needs of the local community. We are working hard to deliver the most appropriate care closer to home, which encourages the development of patient choice and independence, so our patients may achieve the very best quality of life, at a time when they need it most.

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