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Locum Consultant Neurologist

Barts Health NHS Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year per annum
Closing date
10 Feb 2023

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Hospital, Neurology
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

The Department of Neurology at the Barts Health NHS Trust is a vibrant and expanding department with a strong academic arm based at QMUL, embedded in a culturally diverse district of East London. An opportunity has arisen to employ a Locum Consultant Neurologist in the Neuroscience department based at The Royal London Hospital.

The current department comprises of 8 WTE equivalents in total. Barts Health has a hub and spoke distribution of Neurologists with most having commitments at other hospitals in addition to the Royal London Hospital. The new appointee will carry out general neurology outpatient work, acute neurology liaison, and contribute to the setup and running of the new Rapid Access Acute Rehabilitation Unit at Royal London. They will undertake clinical leadership activities, and will work to a 10PA job plan.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate professional excellent and efficient delivery of care. They will be expected to support the setup and running of the new Rapid Access Acute Rehabilitation (RAAR service) alongside contributing to the general neurology service. They will work to agreed levels of activity and throughput in the outpatient department with the General Manager and Clinical Director.

About us

Barts Health's Neurology department primarily services the population of the East London and City Health Authority (ELCHA), across 4 hospital sites (Royal London Hospital, St Bartholomew's Hospital, Whipps Cross Hospital, and Newham General Hospital. It lies at the apex of a referral triangle covering large parts of North East and East London. Links with a number of other hospitals have been established and joint appointments are established with Homerton Hospital, The Princess Alexandra Hospital, Basildon Hospital, Queens Hospital Romford, and Southend University Hospital. The proximity of the Trust to bus, tube and overland public transport to much of Essex lends it to being a major tertiary referral centre for this population. There are also increasing links with North Kent. The other major centres in the same area are the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen's Hospital and the Royal Free Hospital.

Job description
Job responsibilities

To contribute to the provision of a comprehensive and efficient acute and general neurology service.

To share responsibility with all consultant colleagues for providing evidence-based standards of care for all inpatients and outpatients.

To have regard at all times to the clinical and quality standards set out in the Patients Charter and the local purchasers contracts.

To liaise effectively and on a timely basis with General Practitioners, community services and all healthcare agencies.

To maintain and promote team and multi-disciplinary work with the specialties working closely and regularly with Neurology.

To encourage and foster clinical governance at clinical, managerial and medical levels and to take part in regional audit in support of evidence-based medicine.

To give advice, support and training to junior medical staff, and medical students.

Responsibility for the care of patients in his/her charge including administrative duties associated with patient care.

Leadership and proper functioning of the services in his/her charge in line with agreed policies of the Trust.

Participation in quality and safety activities, including clinical audit.

Person Specification
Qualifications and Knowledge

  • MB BS/MB ChB or equivalent
  • MRCP or equivalent
  • Specialist registration or equivalent achieved or within 3 months of completion


  • Higher degree (MD, PhD or equivalent)


  • Experience in management of in and out-patient general neurology, including acute neurology
  • Experience of brain injury neurology, cognitive neurology and inpatient rehabilitation
  • Experience of carrying out and publishing research or audit


  • Management experience
  • Experience of working with hard to reach patient populations
  • Experience of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching


  • Evidence of taking part in service and departmental developments/improvements

Personal and people development

  • Communication skills
  • Computer literate
  • Evidence of teamwork and working across multiple disciplines


  • Evidence of working jointly with other clinicians

Specific requirements

  • Sufficient to perform the duties of the post with any aids and adaptations

BMJ Ref: BMJ-109253/259-MED01004RLH


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