Consultant in Neurology

Worcester, Worcestershire
12 Mar 2019
09 Apr 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for a full time Consultant in Neurology to actively develop and enhance services within Worcestershire. We would welcome and support applicants with a sub speciality interest, assist in development of such a role and facilitate a Tertiary clinical role. This post will complement the service delivered by existing neurology consultants in the county.

It is envisaged that this post will provide an excellent opportunity to significantly build on the existing service in Neurology. The post holder will provide a countywide service with some sessions at Worcestershire Acute Hospital, Alexandra hospital and at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Regional Neurosciences Unit, and Birmingham (QEHB). Neurology ward admitting rights, day-case admissions and junior staff support is provided at the QEHB.

Worcestershire is an excellent rural county with some delightful local sights and amenities. Local National and International links are easily accessible. The Second city of Birmingham with its entertainment and restaurant and cultural delights is a very short distance away and readily accessible. The county has some of the best schools and house prices amongst the UK, and is a highly desirable place to live and work.

The post holder will potentially provide outpatient clinics at Worcestershire Royal Hospital, Alexandra hospital and Kidderminster Treatment Centre by agreement, providing advice on neurology problems for inpatients under other consultant teams, liaise with general practitioners on all aspects of neurology care and liaise with multidisciplinary Neurology service teams in the Regional Centre and in the community. The post holder will also take part in cross-county governance meetings as necessary. The post holder will have an allocated secretarial assistant from within the department of Neurology.

The Trust has three acute sites with clinics at Worcestershire Royal Hospital, Kidderminster Hospital Treatment Centre and the Alexandra Hospital.

There are close links with the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham (QEHB) with the opportunity to undertake outpatient clinics at Worcestershire and Birmingham in any offered or preferred sub-speciality of neurology and General Neurology. CME/SPA would be scheduled to take place at QEHB to allow attendance at consultants meeting, journal club etc. The Trust encourages and facilitates post holders to accumulate their CME both nationally and internationally.

The post holder will be expected to take part in the on call QEHB rota which is currently 1:18

Essential requirements include entry on the specialist register in Neurology (or entry expected within 6 months from date of interview) and clinical training/experience equivalent to that required for gaining (UK) CCST in Neurology. Applicants should hold full GMC registration with a Licence to Practise.

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For further information please contact Dr Tom Heafield (Consultant Neurologist) or Dr Pravin Torane (Consultant Neurologist), via switchboard on 01905 76 33 33

Closing date:                      9th April 2019

Interview date:                 13th May 2019

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