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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 10/10/2019.

Locum Consultant in Stroke and Medicine for the Elderly

Job Reference: 387-M-1532-MG-A

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
Stroke and General Medicine
Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol
£77,913 - £105,042 pa pro rata

There really has never been a more exciting time to join us; University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust and Weston Area Health NHS Trust have merged together to be come one organisation. Our newly merged Trust has a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff, aiming to deliver exceptional local services for local people and specialist services across the South West and beyond. Together, we form one of the largest NHS trusts in the country.

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Trust wishes to appoint a Consultant Physician in Stroke and General Medicine based at the Bristol Royal Infirmary. This is a fixed term post joining 1 other consultant and a senior Speciality Doctor in Stroke Medicine. The post will involve responsibility for stroke prevention, hyper-acute and acute stroke care, including proactive in-reach, stroke rehabilitation and a commitment to the General Medicine on call rota. The Stroke Team are part of the Medicine for the Elderly Department, but suitably qualified applicants from any parent speciality, or those wishing to work less than full time are encouraged to apply.

The department of Medicine for the Elderly and Stroke provides a full range of services to the population of Central and South Bristol and adjacent rural area (core catchment approx 400,000).

The stroke service admits approximately 500 patients per year, and sees about 800 patients per year in the fast track TIA clinic. Hyper-acute and acute stroke is managed in the Bristol Royal Infirmary on the current 26 bedded acute stroke unit (ASU) which includes 10 hyper-acute beds. Patients requiring longer inpatient rehabilitation are cared for in the 16 bedded dedicated stroke rehabilitation unit at the recently opened South Bristol Community Hospital.

We have a well-established Early Supported Discharge Team with a “10 bed capacity”.

The service supports the delivery of thrombolysis and is supported out of hours by the AGWS stroke Network

Applicants must be on the GMC Specialist Register or within 6 months of their CCT.

Date for Interview: TBC

Candidates should note that an acknowledgement of application will be sent and, if successful in being shortlisted, an invitation to attend interview will be sent. Candidates not shortlisted will be notified by letter.

How to apply:

Through NHS jobs website

For further details / informal visits contact:

Candidates wishing to visit the hospital may do so and should make their arrangements with:

Dr Clare Holmes, Clinical Lead for Medicine for Older people, Tel: 0117 342 1313

Dr Emma Kate Reed Clinical Director Division of Medicine Tel: 0117 342 1313


University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust is CQC rated Outstanding. As one of the largest acute Trusts in the country and the major teaching and research centre for the South West, we have over 13,000 staff, over 100 different clinical services. Working in ten hospitals across Bristol and Weston, we offer a wide range of careers and jobs. Together we support the delivery of excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond.

Our hospitals are based across Bristol and Weston-super-Mare, meaning you can enjoy the very best of both worlds; city living within a stone’s throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, with easy access to all that the South West has to offer.

UH Bristol and Weston is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust is an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we’re meeting our pledge.

To comply with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 all applicants must be able to speak fluent English to an appropriate standard which will be assessed at Interview.


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