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Consultant in HIV Medicine

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

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NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Full time-10PAs
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St George’s Hospital
£76,761 - £103,490
29/10/2018 23:59



Consultant in HIV


We are seeking to appoint a Consultant in HIV Medicine to join the Infection Care Group at St George’s Hospital in South-West London. The appointee will join a caring team which aspires to be innovative and dynamic in its provision of excellent healthcare to people living with HIV. This appointment has arisen as a result of the departure of a senior member of staff so the appointee would immediately have a cohort of patients who would look to them for ongoing HIV care. The post benefits from strong academic links with the Institute for Infection & Immunity at St George’s, University of London.


HIV care at St George’s is primarily delivered in a purpose-built facility, the Courtyard Clinic, on the Tooting St George’s Hospital site. This site includes an on-site dispensary, space for counselling and psychological support and facilities for isolation of unwell or infective patients. We also currently provide services at Queen Mary Hospital, Roehampton and Wandsworth Prison. HIV services are part of the service portfolio of the wider integrated “Infection Care Group” along with Medical Microbiology, Virology and Clinical Infectious Diseases. The HIV team includes Consultants with a background in GU Medicine as well as Consultants who also undertake Clinical Infectious Diseases. The latter also manage inpatients in our dedicated Infectious Diseases ward. The team also includes Clinical Nurse Specialists, Health Advisers, Counsellors, Specialist Pharmacists and junior medical staff as well as administrative and management personnel. Hence, as a team, we are able to provide a seamless service from patients in the community requiring relatively little input to those with severe complications of HIV infection requiring intensive therapy.


We care for almost 2,000 HIV service-users who come from a diverse range of backgrounds and who present with a wide range of co-morbidities; this is a part of the appeal of working at St George’s. Our subspecialist clinics include Hepatitis co-infection, pregnancy and mother-and-baby clinics. GU Medicine moved off the Tooting site in October 2017 and is no longer part of our service portfolio. We are still developing our standalone model of HIV care so this is an exciting time to be joining the department.


Working closely with the HIV Team Lead, the appointee would be expected to undertake HIV clinics on a regular basis, collaborate with colleagues in providing leadership for HIV service development, contribute to clinical governance, support and teach the junior medical staff in training, who are a key part of our team, and provide a resource to other clinicians such as the Clinical Nurse Specialists and Pharmacists as they provide Nurse/Pharmacist-led clinics. We are keen not to have a solely medical-led model of care.


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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

For further details / informal visits contact: Informal enquiries about the post and requests to visit the department should be made to Prof Derek Macallan Infectious Disease Consultant (Care Group Lead) 020 8725 0283.

Please note: it is expected that the successful candidate for this post will start January 2019.

If you have problems applying, contact

0208 725 0405