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Specialty Doctor in Stroke Medicine

Job Reference: 249-MED9990270

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£39,060 - £72,840

The Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in Swindon is proud to have a team of highly skilled, kind and compassionate staff that deliver high quality care for our patients. The Trust provides acute services from the Great Western Hospital and community healthcare services across Swindon. We are an ambitious and progressive Foundation Trust, committed to continuing our quality journey so that we can exceed our patient’s expectations.

We have recently been successful in our bid for £30 million of national funding to develop an Integrated Front Door, expand our Emergency Department, purchase land for potential expansion and to help us develop new models of care, such as an intensive rehabilitation offer. And we have many more ambitious plans. This is a great and exciting milestone which will help us to maintain quality and safety for people in Swindon and the surrounding areas over the coming years.


Specialty Doctor Stroke Medicine

Specialty Doctor applications are invited for candidates interested in being part of our Stroke team.

Currently there is one constant Stroke consultant, but Neurologists help with acute referrals, pre-alerts, TIA Clinics and Forest (rehab) ward rounds too. Ideally, the team would like to step away from some of these activities due to an increased activity of their own. We are proud to be part of a really good stroke team. We have 4 Stroke specialist nurses (all work part time), 4 junior doctors (at present two F2 on Falcon ward and two GPST on Forest ward) and medical registrar (who does a lot rota so not often able to help with Stroke). In addition we have 1 Specialty Doctor (this role).

The post is substantive, but candidates wishing to apply for a fixed term role will also be considered. Current Stroke consultant (Dr Bajoriene) is very friendly, supportive and flexible.

We are small ward (18 beds, 4 hyper acute) but we have quite high turnover of the patients. There are approximately 600 admissions per year. The numbers of referrals and pre-alerts are higher then. We receive lots of TIA referrals, which we aim to see within 24hrs. We have daily (including weekends) RA TIA Clinic with 3 slots each. Sometimes it does get busy, however, we have a very supportive team and consultants will support you.

Swindon, Wiltshire and the Cotswolds

Swindon is a thriving town set between the Cotswolds to the North and West, the Upper Thames valley to the East and the Marlborough Downs to the South. London, Bristol and Oxford are all within easy reach, approximately one hour by car with good links by public transport. The rail journey to London Paddington from Swindon is approximately 55 minutes and Heathrow Airport is only an hour away from Swindon by car.

There are beautiful villages with excellent housing in the surrounding rural areas of Wiltshire, the Cotswolds and Marlborough. Marlborough is a bustling market town located in Savernake Forest only 10 miles away from the Great Western and offers a variety of housing and renowned educational institutions. Cirencester, capital of the Cotswolds, is only twenty miles away with great amenities and picturesque surroundings.

For further information and to arrange an informal visit, please contact the Stroke Clinical Lead Dr Milda Bajoriene -

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  • We invest in your training and development to pursue a successful and fulfilling career in healthcare.
  • As an NHS employer we offer one of the most competitive and flexible benefits packages offered in the UK.
  • Permanent staff receive at least 27 days' holiday each year, a generous pension, plus other benefits including flexible working options and exclusive discounts.
  • Bank workers receive one extra hours pay for every 12 hours worked in place of annual leave entitlement, plus other benefits including pension.
  • We offer an onsite Nursery

Application information:

The vacancy will close as soon as sufficient applications are received.

All new starters with the Trust will be subject to a six month probationary period, with the exception of medical and dental candidates.

Current employees should be aware that this position is advertised as a GWH position and appointment ends any TUPE protection.

All candidates are required to pay for their own DBS check where applicable. Standard DBS check costs £26 and will be recovered from your first pay; Enhanced DBS check costs £44 and will be split and recovered over the first 2 pay.

Bank posts requiring a DBS check; payment must be made prior to commencing.

Apprentices are exempt from payment.

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