MYDoc Trust Doctor Foundation Plus - Stroke Service

Wakefield, West Yorkshire
19 Jul 2019
16 Aug 2019
Stroke medicine
Career Level
Trust / Career grade
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

MYDoc Trust Doctor Foundation Plus - Stroke Service

Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust is pleased to announce the introduction of these new roles aimed at doctors who are passionate about their practice and their career outside traditional models.  Our posts will combine education and career development with practical patient-facing care.

These posts are not recognised UK training posts.  Nevertheless, MYDoc doctors will have a named supervisor and be supported in undertaking scheduled educational opportunities to consolidate and develop alongside their experiential learning, with certificated outcomes or credentialing to support career progression through other routes.

An Introduction to the Division/Specialty from Dr Prabal Datta

The stroke services in MYHT covers hyperacute stroke admissions directly to the unit and provided hyperacute care such as thrombolysis as well as thrombectomy which are carried out regionally at Leeds. This is centralised at Pinderfields. In addition the acute stroke unit is also based at Pinderfields hospital. There are 2 stroke rehab units located at Dewsbury Hospital and at Pontefract Infirmary. The stroke services offer excellent opportunity to learn and master skills in neurological examination as well as the management of stroke both hyperacute and rehab. There are educational facilities to ensure that the junior doctor can keep up with learning. Weekly teachings occur on Mondays at the education centre and mortality meetings every 4 weeks. The unit is staffed with foundation doctors / core trainees / GP trainees and a registrar. There are 3 parallel ward rounds daily on the hyperacute and acute side at Pinderfields and ward rounds at the rehab sites.

These posts will be part of our cross site “junior trainee” rota – which is compliant with working time regulations and the 2016 junior doctor’s contract, averaging 48 hours per week.