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Specialist Doctor in End of Life & Palliative Care

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£83,945 to £95,275 Per annum
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Contract Type
Full Time
Following the significant investment in specialist palliative care within central Cheshire applications are invited for Specialist Doctor in Palliative Care to join the integrated specialist palliative care workforce. Working as part of an established and growing specialist palliative team to provide expert and compassionate care across Community, Hospice and Hospital you will be joining at an exciting time to develop and shape the specialist palliative care service within central Cheshire.

A total of 13 Specialist Doctor PAs are available and candidates are encouraged to express an interest on either a full time or part time basis. The PAs available are aligned to Community with the expectation that these new roles will work alongside the wider specialist palliative care workforce provider care to patients within the community setting supported by the existing Specialist Palliative Care Nursing Team.

As part of our Clinical Service Strategy, Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership (CCICP) are committed to providing a high-quality service in the community working in an integrated manner.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will manage a defined caseload and client group, providing highly specialised information to patients and staff, evaluating existing care and providing innovative and novel models of care.

The successful post holder will be required to complement the role and responsibilities of the existing Community Specialist Palliative Care Nursing Team and to provide a comprehensive range of advice and support to the population of Central Cheshire.

The successful applicants for these posts will be in an exciting position to enhance and facilitate the care of patients with life-limiting illness across the locality, to provide specialist advice and input in hospice, hospital and community settings and further development and research locally.

Provision of a 7-day Specialist Palliative Care service in all care settings is a strategic priority within Cheshire East & Cheshire West PLACE and the successful post-holders would be expected to participate in the medical on-call rota for palliative medicine for all healthcare settings across Central Cheshire.

The postholders have the opportunity to develop and maintain clinical excellence and competence in palliative medicine through professional standards and obligations, participation in clinical audit and quality improvement, research and engagement with continuing medical education by meeting CPD requirements and complying in particular with the GMC guidance on good medical practice.

About us

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MCHFT) provides good quality, safe and effective healthcare to the people of Cheshire and beyond. The Trust, which manages Leighton Hospital in Crewe, Victoria Infirmary in Northwich, and Elmhurst Intermediate Care Centre in Winsford, was established as an NHS Trust in April 1991 and became a Foundation Trust in April 2008.

We employ almost 5,000 members of staff, provide around 540 hospital beds, with a range of services including accident and emergency, maternity, outpatients, therapies, and children's health.

The Trust is also part of Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership (CCICP), a unique local health partnership that provides a range of community services for people across South Cheshire and Vale Royal.

During the Coronavirus pandemic, the Trust was recognised nationally for its 'Be Safe Be EquiPPEd' campaign, which aimed to make the Trust as safe as possible for staff and patients, through supporting the correct use of PPE.

The results in the 2020 national NHS Staff Survey showed improvements in all elements of the safety culture theme, with 92% of respondents feeling their role made a difference to our patients. We were also recognised nationally for our workforce health and wellbeing initiatives.

At Mid Cheshire, we value our staff and appreciate that in order to give our patients the best quality, compassionate care, we also need to look after our colleagues.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We welcome interest from those interested in both full time and part time roles with a total of 13 PAs avaliable. We are also interested in candidates with suitable equivalent qualifications and experiences, please get in touch to discuss further.

Please see the Job Description for full list of duties.

Person Specification



  • Primary Medical Degree
  • Shall have completed a minimum of 12 years' medical work (either continuous period or in aggregate) since obtaining a primary medical qualification of which a minimum of six years should have been in a relevant specialty in the Specialty Doctor and/or closed SAS grades. Equivalent years' experience in a relevant specialty from other medical grades including from overseas will also be accepted.
  • Shall meet the criteria set out in the Specialist grade generic capabilities framework.


  • Other postgraduate qualification e.g. MD, PhD
  • Additional higher degrees relevant to this post



  • Considerable experience in end of life care and advanced care planning.


  • Leadership

Value & Behaviours


  • Participation in annual appraisal
  • Professional values / behaviours as per in GMC Good Medical Practice
  • Consistent engagement with mandatory training


  • Evidence of reflection on own practice



  • GMC registration and LTP

Employer details

Employer name

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Eaglebridge Health & Wellbeing Centre,

Dunwoody Way



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