Katharine House is an independent charitable hospice on the outskirts of Adderbury, just South of Banbury. It has delivered a Specialist Palliative Care Service to North Oxfordshire, South Northamptonshire and South Warwickshire for nearly 30 years.

We are currently developing a partnership with Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust under the terms of which our clinical services will come under their management from April 2021.

We already have a close working relationship with the OUH NHS Trust specialist palliative care services based at Sobell House in Oxford and when the partnership is fully established we will work as fully integrated teams providing services from our two inpatient sites and four hospital sites across Oxfordshire.


The successful candidate will join our well-established medical team currently consisting of Consultant Medical Director (0.85 WTE), two Associate Specialists (both 0.65 WTE), one specialty doctor (0.45 WTE) and two doctors in training (1 palliative medicine, 1 general practice).


The scope of work covered by the medical team includes our 10 bedded specialist palliative care inpatient unit, community specialist team, lymphoedema, living well and bereavement services. We also staff a hospital palliative care team at the OUH Horton hospital, Banbury under the line management of Sobell House.


From April the consultants will be part of the larger team based in Sobell House Oxford (six consultants) and clinical responsibilities and on call will become increasingly integrated across all Oxfordshire sites. This post includes an on call commitment which attracts a category B availability supplement.


Katharine House is seeking a capable, enthusiastic doctor to support and develop specialist palliative care services across community and secondary care settings. In addition to superb clinical skills the right doctor will enjoy working as part of a dedicated team at a very exciting time in the evolution of the service.


For further information or for a tour of Katharine House Hospice or Sobell House Hospice please contact:

Dr Charlie Bond, Medical Director (Katharine House Hospice) 01295 811866, [email protected]

or Professor Bee Wee, Clinical Lead and Consultant in Palliative Medicine and National Clinical Director for Palliative and End of Life Care(Sobell House Hospice) [email protected] or Caroline Bing, Head of Human Resources. 01295 811866/ [email protected]

Applicants should send their CV and application form to [email protected]

Closing Date: 5 March 2021
Interviews to be held: 24 March 2021

Applicants should send their CV and application form to [email protected]

Closing Date: 5 March 2021. Interview date: 24 March 2021

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