Neurology Consultant

Location
Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust, Truro
Salary
£84,559 - £114,003 per annum
Posted
15 Oct 2021
Closes
07 Dec 2021
Ref
BMJ-49264/156-MS-3237
Career Level
Consultant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

We are currently looking for Colleagues to join our small cohesive team, at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust.

This is an exciting time as we look expand our outpatient service to incorporate a new external clinic and the provision of specialist clinics in neuroinflammation / MS, dystonia, headache and movement disorders. With current clinical neurology practice rapidly evolving we are keen to support the successful candidate in the development of a sub-specialty interest. In addition, there are excellent opportunities available to develop a teaching role through the University of Exeter Medical School (UEMS) and scope for research

We have a fully self-contained Neurophysiology Department providing full EMG / NCS, EEG, ambulatory EEG and visual-evoked potentials. Visiting Consultant Neurophysiologists from Bristol provide a NCS / EMG service, with EEGs reported by an external Neurophysiology Consultant. In-patient video EEG telemetry is available via University Hospitals Plymouth.

With excellent support from radiology colleagues a major upgrade is in progress, which will provide three CT scanners at the Royal Cornwall Hospital and one at West Cornwall Hospital. The Emergency Department scanner provides CT angiography for potential thrombectomy patients and has the facility to undertake perfusion imaging. A new extension to the Trelawny Wing unit will house two 1.5T MRI systems, in addition to the existing MR scanner. Nuclear imaging including DaT and PET scanning is also available on site.

There are currently no neurology inpatient beds, instead we work closely with the medical teams, offering a daily ward liaison service and an acute clinic during the rotating 'consultant of the week' service. Our medical day unit is utilised for day-case lumbar puncture and planned infusions.

The team are supported by a Registrar, two MS specialist nurses, two Epilepsy specialist nurses, and a Band 4 Assistant Practitioner who works for both teams. We work closely with a community-based team of Parkinson's Disease Specialist Nurses, led by a Nurse Consultant.

Cornwall occupies the Southwestern peninsula of the British Isles. It extends from the river Tamar in the east to Lands End in the west. Three-quarters of its boundary comprises some of the most beautiful and spectacular coastline in the country, reflected in the facts that tourism is a major industry and that the population increases significantly during the summer holiday season.

Cornwall provides an outstanding quality of life and many opportunities for outdoor activities, with its sailing waters, surfing beaches and rugged costal pathways for walking and cycling to more relaxing pastimes as there is a thriving arts and theatre scene as well as an interesting variety of eating places, with fine dining provided by some of Britain's world-famous chefs; there is something to suit all tastes outside of hospital life.

The main hospital site is situated on the western edge of Truro, with easy access to the A30, the main trunk road serving Cornwall, linking with the M5 at Exeter, and the A38 to Plymouth. Truro has excellent primary and secondary schools and is on the main railway line linking Penzance to Paddington. Newquay airport is twenty miles away with daily connections to many cities throughout the UK and abroad.

The Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust is an independent NHS Trust formed in April 1992. It serves a population of approximately 400,000 people. The trust has 1,000 beds and covers three hospital sites. Most of the services are provided at the main Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro. With some in-patient eldercare services, out-patient and day care services at the West Cornwall Hospital along with an urgent care centre and GP services. St Michaels provides largely surgical day care, out-patient and neurology rehabilitation services.

For further details / informal visits contact: Dr Jonathan Stewart, Speciality Lead - jonathan.stewart1@nhs.net or Telephone 01872 253195

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BMJRef: BMJ-49264/156-MS-3237