Job description    2021-04-08

About Croydon Health Services Croydon is a busy, exciting and diverse place to work. The borough has one of the youngest populations in London and continues to grow. Croydon Health Services cares for local people at Croydon University Hospital, Purley Memorial Hospital and in clinics and people’s homes all across the borough. We are a very close-knit and friendly organisation where everyone of our 3600 members of staff is valued. We strongly believe that our employees are our greatest asset and so through Listening into Action – our way of engaging staff - we empower everyone at any level to initiate and bring about real improvements in our care. As a Trust, we are striving to be at the forefront for how the NHS is trying change and working in partnership with others to join up services for everyone, from the very young to the elderly. We offer many flexible and part-time working opportunities and all of our employees can enjoy a range of staff benefits, including parking, a gym, an active health and wellbeing programme, an on-site nursery and a cycle to work scheme. We value diversity and promote equality of opportunity. We particularly welcome applications from black, asian and minority ethnic candidates as there is an under-representation at senior level within Croydon Health Services NHS Trust. #choosecroydon - Follow us on Twitter @CHSrecruit Chief registrar in General Medicine / Elderly Care
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated senior trainee (ST4 or above) with an interest in leadership, management and quality improvement to join the General Medical / Elderly Care department at Croydon Health Services NHS Trust as a Chief Registrar.
The Chief Registrar role provides senior trainees with approximately 50% protected time to develop skills and confidence in leadership, management and quality improvement and to gain from the Royal College of Physicians’ development programme. They can put into practice in a supported environment projects that address the key local challenges and priorities. The other 50% of time will be in clinical work developing skills in specific areas relating to the above as well as practical skills and with an on call commitment.
The general medical department at Croydon has a strong educational ethos with excellent support from the Simulation centre, teaching and research fellows and a supportive PGMC. This will be an exciting opportunity for a trainee who wants to learn and gain senior leadership experience, is comfortable working in uncertain environments and across traditional boundaries, relishes the opportunity to develop their own ideas and initiatives and is committed to improving the NHS.
The chief registrar will be mentored by a senior clinical leader within the organisation and gain a unique insight into NHS leadership and management processes, as well as deeper knowledge of NHS structures and stakeholders.
The chief registrar will be expected to attend modules delivered as part of the Royal College of Physicians bespoke development programme, which will cover, for example, change management, team culture and development, quality improvement, leadership, influencing and personal resilience.
Applications are open to senior Anaesthetic trainees: At ST4 level or above Working full time or less-than-full-time Who have a national training number Who have full GMC registration.
This is a fixed-term role for minimum of 12 months. The role can be undertaken in programme or out of programme (training or experience).
In the first instance, applications must be discussed with your educational supervisor and training programme director (TPD), and permission to apply must be granted by the TPD. For further details / informal visits contact: For a discussion about the chief registrar post, please contact Dr Alan Earnshaw, Consultant in Elderly Care at or Dr Karen Kee, Consultant in Elderly Care at

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