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FY2 Neurology SpRs, Core Medical Trainees

Job Reference: 259-MED00040RLH-F

Barts Health NHS Trust
Royal London Hosiptal, London
£31,217 - 49,086 per annu

With a turnover of £1.4 billion and a workforce of around 16,000, Barts Health is the largest NHS trust in the country, and one of Britain’s leading healthcare providers. The Trust’s five hospitals – St Bartholomew’s Hospital in the City, including the Barts Heart Centre, The Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, Newham University Hospital in Plaistow, Whipps Cross University Hospital in Leytonstone and Mile End – deliver high quality compassionate care to the 2.5 million people of East London and beyond.

Recent improvements has led to a stronger focus on providing Safe and Compassionate care to our patients and this has increased opportunities available to learn, develop and expand your career. We believe that providing excellent education, training and development for our staff is essential. We offer a wide range of benefits for example access to childcare vouchers, home-electronic scheme giving you discounted prices for home –electronics, salary sacrifice for cars, season ticket loans and access to staff discount for local restaurants and gyms

So while we are improving, you can too - within a professionally challenging yet exciting environment.








Applications are invited for an ST1-2 level 12-month clinical fellow rotation in Neurology and Stroke Medicine. The post holder will typically spend 6 months in each speciality.

You will be joining the department at a particularly exciting time, having moved all of our services into a new £1 billion PFI building at the start of 2012 so you will be working as part of a highly committed team in one of the largest hospitals in Europe with state of the art facilities for Neurology and Stroke.


This post would be suitable for an ST1-2 level or more senior equivalent who has completed Foundation training or core medical training (or equivalent), and wishes to gain further experience in Neurology or Stroke, perhaps with a view to pursuing related ST3 training.


The post holder will work a 1:11 full-shift resident oncall rota shared between 7 stroke juniors and 4 neurology juniors. The rota is EWTD compliant with compensatory off days and flexible annual leave.


Daytime duties in neurology will include covering the neurology in-patients (10 beds), weekly outpatient clinics, and covering the programmed investigations unit including day case lumbar punctures.


Daytime duties in stroke will include the care of in-patients on the Hyperacute Stroke Unit (12 beds) and the Acute Stroke Unit (14 beds), TIA clinics and attending emergency calls for thrombolysis and mechanical thrombectomy.


Out of hours, the post holder covers the inpatient stroke and neurology beds and deals with new admissions including thrombolysis calls from A&E with support from a HASU retrieval nurse (24/7 rota) and full consultant support on both sides.


All departments have on-going clinical audit projects. There are numerous educational opportunities at the Royal London Hospital. There is a comprehensive PACES teaching programme in the early evenings for 4 to 5 weeks prior to each sitting of the examination. A mock PACES exam is also run 3 times a year.

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further information please contact Dr Afraim Salek-Haddadi, Consultant Neurologist, Royal London Hospital, London E1 1BB, Telephone: 0207-377-7000. Email:



We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential.

As an Equal Opportunities Employer we actively support applications from individuals’ who apply under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme and will process your application as appropriate.

We reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once a sufficient number of applications has been received and we regret that we are unable to provide notification if your application is unsuccessful.

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Barts Health is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and to child protection. The Trust aims to ensure as far as is possible that anyone, paid or unpaid, who seeks to work in our organisation and who gains access to children, is safe to do so. As such, you may be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Check as part of the recruitment process if appointed to a post with direct access to children or vulnerable adults.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

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