Locum Consultant or Specialty Doctor in Stroke & Care of the Elderly

Salary: £41,158 - £110,683 pa
28 Sep 2020
13 Oct 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

Stroke and General Medicine
Contract: Fixed Term - 12 Months
Hours: Full time: 10 Pas

Bristol Royal Infirmary

There really has never been a more exciting time to join our ‘Outstanding’ NHS Trust; University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust and Weston Area Health NHS Trust have merged to become one organisation. The 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 and Weston Foundation Trust (UHBW) is committed to growing our Medicine for Older People service, with an ambitious but realistic vision for the future model of care for Stroke patients at the Trust. You really couldn’t pick a better time to join us.

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston 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.

The Bristol Royal Infirmary (BRI) is a major University Hospital so naturally the new consultants will be committed to delivering excellent teaching and training. The BRI is situated in the centre of the vibrant city of Bristol, adjacent to the regional centres for Paediatrics, Ophthalmology, Oncology and Cardiac Surgery and within 5 minutes’ walk of the maternity hospital and medical school.

Bristol is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live and work in the UK, often described as ‘little London’, with high quality housing and schools, a thriving restaurant and theatre scene and excellent transport links to London, the South West coast and the great outdoors.

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.

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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