Jobs in Palliative Medicine

Jobs in Palliative Medicine

Our Palliative Medicine team support patients who are living with an incurable and progressive illness, who require palliative care to achieve the best quality of life possible.

Most people are cared for by their community and hospital teams, but there are times when more expert skills are needed – that’s where we come in.

Why join us in Palliative Medicine

At UHDB, our Palliative Medicine team delivers supportive and palliative care across our whole community, working with primary care in Southern Derbyshire as well as our acute hospitals. 

Within the Midlands, we are a leading provider of inpatient palliative medicine. Our well-established specialist unit, Nightingale Macmillan Unit (NMU), is complemented by an innovative End of Life Care Ward, which has been recognised at national level, being shortlisted for a Health Service Journal (HSJ) award.

We aim to lead by example and have an excellent record of teaching.

Our approachable and dynamic team benefit from constructive working relationships with services across the hospital and wider healthcare system. We are proud to support our health and social care colleagues to deliver high quality end of life care.

Wards and consultants

Nightingale Macmillan Unit (specialist palliative care)

Supporting patients with progressive life limiting disease and complex symptom control or psychological needs.

Ward 2 (palliative end of life care ward)

Supporting patients who are approaching the end of life, who cannot be cared for at home/nursing home/other non-hospital place of care.

View our Palliative Medicine consultants directory >

Services at our hospital


  • Hospital Palliative Care team (Derby and Burton)
  • Community Palliative Care team (Derbyshire)
  • Enhanced Nursing Home Beds for Palliative Care (Derbyshire)
  • End of Life Care team  
  • Palliative Medicine outpatient clinics

Latest news from Palliative Medicine

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End of life patient's praise for "heroes" on Royal Derby's Ward 301 sees team presented with #TeamUHDB award

A patient who was admitted to Ward 301 at Royal Derby Hospital praised the team for making him feel "safe and not alone" after he was admitted to the ward to receive end of life care. The pa...

Grief Awareness Week
"Grief is very powerful" - Sister's message for Grief Awareness Week

This week (2 December-8 December) is Grief Awareness Week. Clare Hicklin is a Sister on Ward 2 at Florence Nightingale Community Hospital, which offers palliative care to patients. Clare has sha...