Locum Consulant in Neuro-oncology for Neurologists

London (Greater)
14 Aug 2020
19 Aug 2020
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust part of King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC), is one of the UK’s largest and busiest teaching hospitals with a turnover of nearly £1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 12,600 staff based across 5 main sites in South East London and Kent.

The Trust provides a full range of local hospital services across its different sites, and specialist services from King’s College Hospital (KCH) site in Camberwell and the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) site in Bromley, Orpington Hospital, and some services at Beckenham Beacon and Queen Mary’s Sidcup.

The Trust is recognised internationally for its work in liver disease and transplantation, neurosciences, cardiac, haemato-oncology, fetal medicine, stroke, major trauma, and Emergency Department.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Locum Consultant Neurologist to join the Department of Neurology at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

The Department of Neurology at King’s College Hospital provides both secondary care across all its sites to the local population as well as being a central part of the Regional Neuroscience Unit offering a full range of sub-speciality tertiary services. King’s is a major acute trust with a busy A&E, an expanding trauma service and a nationally acclaimed hyper-acute stroke service.

Acute neurology and stroke are integrated to offer the highest quality neurological care to the specialist services at King’s College Hospital including the recently established Chimeric Antigen Receptor T cell (CAR-T) clinic.

The Regional Neuro-oncology service is a joint venture combining Clinical Neuroscientists (Neurosurgeons, Neurologists, Neuroradiologists) based at King’s College Hospital with Oncologists working at Guy’s Hospital. The service is supported by both clinical nurse specialists and a strong team of therapists with specific neurological expertise.  

The main aim of the post is to provide post CCT training for Neurologists in Neuro-oncology. The post gives exposure to established services, such as the Regional Neuro-oncology services based at King’s College Hospital and Guy’s Hospital and to new therapies, such as Chimeric Antigen Receptor T cells treatments for cancer. The post holder will seek to expand neurological support for oncologists working at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals and will be expected to work on those sites where appropriate.

The post holder will also contribute to the General Neurology outpatient clinics at King’s College Hospital.

King’s is part of King’s Health Partners, an Academic Health Science Centre and is also one of the four Major Trauma Centres in London.  New academic initiatives in Clinical Neuroscience on the Denmark Hill campus also make this an exciting time to join us!

For further details / informal visits contact: Name Erin Atherton Job title General Manager, Neurosciences Email address erin.atherton@nhs.net Telephone number 020 3299 1333 Additional contact information Mr Rob Weeks, Consultant Neurologist and Clinical lead for Neurology at robert.weeks@nhs.net

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