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Consultant Neurologist with Specialist Interest in Multiple Sclerosis

Job Reference: 339-MPVAC682

North Bristol NHS Trust
Southmead Hospital, Bristol

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Ref – 339-MPVAC682

Applications are invited for a full-time Consultant Neurologist with a specialist interest in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) to join an established, highly committed, multi-disciplinary MS 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 NBT MS team has an outstanding international reputation in the provision of specialist care, and in conducting research, in multiple sclerosis. The BrAMS (Bristol and Avon Multiple Sclerosis) Centre was originally established at Frenchay Hospital to provide more comprehensive patient care, multi-disciplinary outpatient clinics, rapid access clinics and acute intravenous day case treatment as well as to conduct patient-based MS research, including clinical trials. The post-holder will join the existing 4 Consultant Neurologists within the MS team based in the Bristol Brain Centre, Dr Alastair Wilkins, Prof Neil Scolding, Dr Claire Rice and Dr David Cottrell. There is currently one highly experienced Specialty Doctor, Dr Kirsty Inglis, and a team of 5 MS Specialist Nurses, two physiotherapists and dedicated administrative support.

The MS 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.

The post is based at Southmead Hospital with 2 general neurology and 2specialist MS clinics with some TIA clinic cover. General neurology and in-patient neurology is delivered from the £400 million state of the art Brunel Building.

North Bristol NHS Trust is the largest Trust in the South West of England and one of the largest in the UK. The Trust has teaching status and is linked with the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England.

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 MS. Full Registration with the GMC is essential. 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 Ms Joanna Pawlowska, Assistant General Manager in Neurology via or

Dr Alastair Wilkins, Speciality Lead in Neurology on

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.

Salary Range: £76,761 - £103,490

Close date –  26th August 2019

Interview Date – 1st October 2019

Please note:

CV’s are not used in the shortlisting process. If you are shortlisted your CV will be made available to the Formal and Informal interview panel.

For Consultant expenses related to this post, please refer to the document on NHS Jobs


The following is applicable for ‘At Risk’ employees, who must meet the essential shortlisting criteria to be eligible for interview.

Those from within North Bristol NHS Trust who apply for this role will be considered for shortlisting in the first instance.
Those from within the BNSSG (Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire) who apply for this role will be considered in the second instance.
Those covered by the South West Employment Transition Framework who apply for this role will be considered in the third instance.
If no applicant is appointed from the above ‘at-risk’ pools, those from the open market will then be considered for shortlisting.
If you apply for this vacancy and have not received a communication from this Trust within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

Please note that this Trust does not reimburse travel expenses relating to interview attendance.

If you feel you meet the requirements of the Disability Act / Two Ticks scheme and require further support/advice, please contact us on tel 0117 4141151.

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The successful applicant(s) will normally commence at the minimum of the scale unless they have previous NHS service at the same band. Progression through the scale is by annual increments.

Please note that stringent pre-employment checks are undertaken on all successful applicants prior to commencement in post. Please refer to the ‘Information for Prospective Employees’ attachment for information relating to DBS charges.

We are committed to Equal Opportunity - Job Share Applications are welcomed.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

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.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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