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Senior Fellowship in Epilepsy and Adult Inherited Metabolic Diseases

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£53,179 to £60,560 a year pa
Closing date
7 Feb 2023

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Hospital, Neurology
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

Job Details

This is a one year senior fellowship in Adult Epilepsy and Adult Metabolic Diseases between King's College Hospital Foundation Trust and Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust. It is intended for a neurology trainee towards the end of or on completion of his/her specialty training. The contract will be held at KCH.

Main duties of the job

The fellow will gain expertise in:
  • All aspects of the investigation, diagnosis and acute and chronic medical management of patients with epilepsy (both inpatient and outpatient). This will include experience across the range of epilepsy-related work in our quaternary referral centre; from first presentation, through outpatient management of the full spectrum of patients with epilepsy as well as the role of and/or work up for less frequent interventions (e.g. 'bluteq' prescribing for restricted medications, epilepsy surgery, vagal nerve stimulation, ketogenic diet). The fellow will be expected to gain expertise in the interpretation and use of electroencephalography in epilepsy
  • Adult metabolic disorders and their management with a focus on neurological presentations, including urgent neurological presentations such as metabolic encephalopathy.

The fellow will be based in the neuroscience unit at KCH and the metabolic service at GSTT. The fellow will work in a broad range of environments (outpatients, neurophysiology, subspecialty and inpatient input, multidisciplinary metabolic and epilepsy meetings, medical and surgical)

The post, not only will provide excellent training for the appointed fellow, but also be of benefit to patients at King's and GSTT, and help with workforce planning.

About us

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's largest and busiest teaching Trusts with a turnover of c1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 15,000 staff based across South East London. The Trust provides a full range of local and specialist services across its five sites. The trust-wide strategy of Strong Roots, Global Reachis our Vision to be BOLD, Brilliant people, Outstanding care, Leaders in Research, Innovation and Education, Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at the heart of everything we do. By being person-centred, digitally-enabled, and focused on sustainability, we aim to take Team King's to another level.

We are at a pivotal point in our history and we require individuals who are ready to join a highly professional team and make a real, lasting difference to our patients and our people.

King's is committed to delivering Sustainable Healthcare for All via our Green Plan. In line with national Greener NHS ambitions, we have set net zero carbon targets of 2040 for our NHS Carbon Footprint and 2045 for our NHS Carbon Footprint Plus. Everyone's contribution is required in order to meet the goals set out in our Green Plan and we encourage all staff to work responsibly, minimising their contributions to the Trust's carbon emissions, waste and pollution wherever possible.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The fellow will be based in the neuroscience unit at KCH and the metabolic service at GSTT. The fellow will work in a broad range of environments (outpatients, neurophysiology, subspecialty and inpatient input, multidisciplinary metabolic and epilepsy meetings, medical and surgical)

See attached JD and person specification for more details

Person Specification
  • MRCP
  • within 15 months of CCT

BMJRef: BMJ-109685/213-DH-5709


All about King’s

We are one of London's leading hospitals with a world-class reputation, but our roots lie in the heart of our community.

Every day we care for patients from some of the most deprived communities in the capital and from some of the wealthiest. Our globally renowned specialties – including liver, diabetes and sickle cell – are largely driven by the health problems of our ethnically diverse local community.

King's is also one of the UK’s largest teaching hospitals. We train 400 doctors, 275 nurses and 750 dentists each year, in partnership with King’s College London.

We have a reputation to maintain, so we are looking to recruit great people. Whether you work in medicine, nursing, administration, scientific services or patient support, we want you to keep up our high standards… and push them even higher.

A reputation for excellence

By trying new things and working hard, we do more with less: that’s the King’s way. We’ve built our reputation by finding ways to be excellent, even in challenging times. As a result, we are now one of the UK’s largest and busiest hospitals, providing a full range of services for people in the London boroughs of Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham as well as specialist provision for patients in the South East and further afield.

Our reputation extends beyond London and the UK. King’s is recognised internationally for its work in liver disease and transplantation, neurosciences, cardiac, blood cancers and fetal medicine.

Making a difference to the community

As an NHS Foundation Trust, we reach out to the community and team up with local councils and groups to improve our services.

From working with police teams to tackle violent crime and anti-social behaviour, to lobbying for improvements to transport, King’s has the reputation and the influence to be more than a local hospital. In partnership with small businesses in the area, we are creating a two-way exchange of local services and skills.

King’s in the media

Our achievements regularly appear in the local and national media. From new surgical techniques to innovations in research, our reputation keeps growing.

The Channel 4 TV documentary 24 Hours in A&E was based at King's. The programme showed how our Emergency Department staff, and other medical and surgical teams across the hospital, worked together to treat seriously ill patients.

Pioneering research

Patients and clinicians come to King’s from all over the world because of our reputation as pioneers in medical research.

Transferring the results of this research from bench to patient bedside is now quicker and easier thanks to the establishment of King’s Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre.

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