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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 09/08/2022.

Consultant Neurologist

Job Reference: 160-384600

Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust
160 Neurology (1602200)
£95,144 to £114,003 pa


CQC rated Outstanding
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Please note: We may close this advert early if we receive sufficient applications

Consultant Neurologist

We are seeking an ambitious, highly trained and committed Consultant Neurologist to join our existing team at the Walton Centre. This job would be ideally suited for an applicant with epilepsy subspecialist interest, though consultants with other neurological specialist interests are also welcome to apply.

This is a unique opportunity to join a dynamic organisation that has an excellent reputation for delivering high quality care, rated ‘outstanding’ by the CQC.

As the UK’s only dedicated neuroscience centre, the Walton Centre provides one of the most comprehensive ranges of neuroscience services in the UK. We serve a population in excess of 3.5 million with a team of over 44 neurologists. We operate a neurology network model from the main hospital in North Liverpool, providing a range of satellite services in district general hospitals (DGHs) across Merseyside, Cheshire and North Wales. Our trauma and rehabilitation networks are held up as exemplars for the rest of the country, we have won awards for our network approach to rehabilitation and we have been named as one of the best places to work in the NHS by the Health Service Journal.

The post holders will typically work three or four days in the main hospital and the other days in one of our satellite DGH centres. They will be expected to undertake at least 4 neurology clinics each week; 2 of which will be in general neurology. The other clinics could be sub-specialty clinics in accordance with the service needs of the Trust and consultant interests. Inpatient facilities are located at the main hospital. Satellite days can include general clinics, acute ‘ambulatory’ clinics and seeing acute inpatient referrals

The trust encourages applicants with any neurological subspecialty interest. Attendance to Subspecialty and neuroradiology MDTs and specialty business meetings are encouraged. There is a strong in-house academic programme. There is excellent professional support at Walton for new consultants and a new mentoring scheme is being developed to assist neurologists starting as consultants. Interests in research and education will be encouraged and supported.

Applicants will be required to have accreditation in Neurology and be eligible for entry onto the Specialist Register.

Applicants or prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to visit the Trust and to meet prospective colleagues. Informal discussions to discuss the job or arrangements for visiting may be made with:

Dr Jay Panicker

Consultant Neurologist & Clinical Director

0151 556 3516 (secretary)


Dr Anita Krishnan

Consultant Neurologist and Divisional Clinical Director- Neurology division

0151 556 3525(secretary)


Dr Andrew Nicolson

Consultant Neurologist and Medical Director

0151 556 3479 (secretary)


Should you require a reasonable adjustment to our recruitment process please contact a member of the HR Services Team on 0151 556 3124 or 0151 556 3217 at the earliest opportunity to ensure that measures can be put in place to enable your application for this post.

All positions at The Walton Centre are subject to a 6 month probationary period.

Flexible working requests will be considered and any decisions based on service need.

Any applicants requiring a DBS check are encouraged to sign up to the DBS update service.

Any trans applicants who will require a DBS check and do not want to reveal details of their previous identity can contact the DBS Sensitive Applications Team (0151 676 1452 or email with their application number once they have completed their DBS application form. The team are then able to preventany previous identity showing on the DBS Certificate, unless the applicant has a conviction under their previous details in which case this will need to be disclosed.

In accordance with GDPR legislation we are required to inform you that should you apply for a role in the Trust your details will be kept on the NHSJobs webiste for a period of 14 months from application and then destroyed.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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