Consultant Neurologist with Interest in Movement Disorders

City of Bristol
£76,761 - £103,490
08 Jul 2019
04 Aug 2019
Career Level
Contract Type

Applications are invited for a full-time consultant neurologist with a specialist interest in Movement Disorders Neurology to join an established, highly committed, multi-disciplinary movement disorders team. The post-holder will join 20 consultant neurologists, with a range of sub-specialist interests, within the Department of Neurology at North Bristol Trust (NBT).

The department hosts a leading specialist centre for movement disorders and provides all three advanced therapies for Parkinson’s. This includes deep brain stimulation (one of the largest programmes in the UK), Duodopa intestinal gel (currently between 12-20 new patients established per year) and Apomorphine infusion. The movement disorders service is delivered from the newly refurbished Bristol Brain Centre which affords an integrated clinical, research, and education space for the areas of clinical movement disorders, dementia and multiple sclerosis. The Bristol Brain Centre combines NHS, University and third sector organisations to support our activities. General neurology and in-patient neurology is delivered from the £400 million state of the art Brunel Building and dedicated movement disorders in-patient beds are within the Rosa Burden Neuropsychiatry Unit.

The clinical movement disorders group have an active programme of research and education and collaborate nationally and internationally. The movement disorders MDT based in the Bristol Brain Centre includes more than 20 people across clinical care and research. NBT hosts the Bristol Health Partners, Health Integration Team for Parkinson’s and Other Movement Disorders for Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.

North Bristol NHS Trust is the largest Trust in the South West of England and one of the largest in the UK.

Applicants are required to be on the Specialist Register for Neurology, have CCT in Neurology or be within six months of obtaining it by the interview date and have an extensive background in Movement Disorders. Full Registration with the GMC is essential.

The post is based entirely at Southmead Hospital with 1.5 general neurology, 0.5 botulinum toxin and 2 specialist movement disorder clinics per week. The Trust has teaching status and is linked with the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England.

Experience and familiarity with UK hospital systems and practices or equivalent is essential. The successful candidate will be employed under the Terms & Conditions of Service for Consultants (England) 2003.

Further details available from Dr Alan Whone, Consultant Senior Lecturer in Movement Neuroscience, or Dr Konrad Szewczyk-Krolikowski, Consultant Neurologist in Movement Disorders Tel: via Switchboard or email on: or or click the apply button to apply. 

If you are shortlisted we will contact you by email with details of your interview of which you will need to confirm your attendance. Therefore it is important that you check your online account regularly.

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