Current Vacancies

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My name is Dr Benjamin Jelfs, I am the lead consultant here at the UHBW Acute department and I would like to thank you for visiting our recruitment website and for finding out more about what we do. We are an expanding team of consultants and both training and non-training grade doctors responsible for looking after;

• A 25 bed Acute Medical Unit (AMU)
• Medical Take daily between 09:00 and 19:00
• Medical SDEC

If you join our growing Acute department you will gain a rare opportunity to influence and shape future services and models of care. The BRI acute medical team currently consists of 2 substantive consultants, who work closely with the emergency department (ED), frailty service, and other specialties. Whilst the team is relatively small, the Trust has big plans and a vision for future development of the acute service. With this in mind, UHBW is keen to grow quickly – you will join a highly motivated and driven team all looking to pioneer and advance the department.

Dr Emma-Kate Reed – Clinical Chair

My name is Dr Emma-Kate Reed and I am the Clinical Chair for the Division of Medicine at UHBW. This is an exciting time for Acute Medicine which is the focus of our divisional plan to develop and support the front door teams and acute services. We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic Acute Physicians to join our team who can help shape our Acute Medicine vision.

The future of Acute care at UHBW

To underline the Trust’s commitment to developing its Acute Medical services, it has made major investments and changes to its model of care. There is a three year programme for further investment and expansion of the Acute Medicine Department. Milestones along this journey will see the creation of a dedicated short-stay unit, expansion of the Medical Assessment bed base and enhancing senior Acute Medicine physician leadership and presence on the Medical Take.


The Trust has recently established a Medical Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC) service, run jointly with the ED, which offers exciting opportunities in service development and improvement. Successful candidates will play a crucial role in supporting our ambition to optimise clinical pathways and ensure we deliver the right care at the right time in the right setting.”

What’s in it for you?

Apart from joining a talented acute team in a beautiful part of the country:

  • Apply direct and get a competitive Recruitment Premium for Consultant grade positions.
  • Job plans negotiable to include sessions in a relevant specialist interest
  • Relocation and pastoral support for all other registered positions (if you meet criteria)

Our People

A bit more about our Trust and location

Join a Trust which is CQC rated ‘Good’ and strongly committed to providing high quality safe care. Since merging with Weston Area Health in 2020, the Trust is now 13000 strong with an annual operating budget of nearly £700 Million.

Bristol itself is a beautiful and vibrant city bursting with entertainment, arts, culture, food and diversity. It offers a very high standard of living with excellent schools and housing.  It has good transport links with easy access to London, the wider South West, the Midlands and Wales. Outside the city there are fantastic opportunities for outdoor pursuits on the coast of Devon, Cornwall and Wales and the Brecon Mountains and the Cotswolds.

Contact us

Want to talk? Contact us and we will arrange a meeting.

If you are interested in working at UHBW, please contact us Sufi Husain, Deputy Divisional Director Medicine ( or Sydney Walsh, Specialty Manager Acute Medicine ( and we can arrange for you to see the department and meet the team.