Consultant in Stroke Medicine

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
4 Apr 2023

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Hospital, Stroke medicine
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Consultant Stroke Services

NNUHFT is a vibrant, aspirational organisation, working towards becoming a Neurosciences Centre of Excellence to respond to the National Stroke Plan. We are looking to add to our established Stroke Services team by appointing a seventh substantive, whole time (10PA) Consultant position, to support the expansion of the Stroke Directorate, including the development of mechanical Thrombectomy Services.

A candidate who is unable for personal reasons to undertake the duties of a whole-time post will receive equal consideration. If such a candidate is appointed the job content will be modified as appropriate in consultation with consultant colleagues and local management.

We welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. Additionally, people with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post. The Trust operates job share and flexible working.

Main duties of the job

The comprehensive stroke service at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides a full range of services including hyper-acute, rehabilitation and TIA. The Hospital has 1,000 beds and includes more specialist services such as oncology and radiotherapy, neonatology, orthopaedics, plastic surgery, ophthalmology, rheumatology, paediatric medicine and surgery. This Trust is currently developing a mechanical thrombectomy service which should be operational in 2022.

Our hospital treats more than 700,000 people from Norfolk, neighbouring counties and further afield. Our patients are referred to us by local GP practices, other acute hospitals and primary care trusts across the country.

As a university teaching hospital, the Stroke team actively participates in local and national research projects and we have developed our research and development strategy in partnership with the University of East Anglia and other partners within the Norwich Research Park.

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Naval Shinh, Service Director 01603 289439. To learn more about the Trust, please visit our web site.

We welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion.

The Advisory Appointment Committee will sit on 17th May 2023 via Microsoft TEAMS

About us

NNUHFT providesa large, high volume, stroke service, with 1200 strokesadmitted peryear. The well-established Stroke Medicine Directorate teamare working towardsourgoal ofbecoming a NeurosciencesCentre ofExcellence, with Neurosciencesand stroke being one of the Trust's keystrategic priorities. Aspartofthis, one ofourkeyambitionsisto become a consistently SSNAP 'A' rated organisation. Thiswork issupported bya dedicated MDT ofNeurosciences Nurses, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Dieticians and Psychologists.

The NNUHFT managesthe Stroke pathwayfromthe emergencyadmission, through the Hyper Acute stroke Unit(HASU) and Acute Stroke UnitASU. Ourpatientshave accessto both an EarlySupportive Discharge (ESD) teamand an offsite rehabilitation unit (Beech Ward) which are indirectlymanaged bythe NNUHFT.

Job description
Job responsibilities

You will be based atthe Norfolk and Norwich UniversityHospital (NNUH) with a rotation to ouroffsite Stroke Rehabilitation UnitatBeech Ward, based atNorwich CommunityHospital, partofNorfolk CommunityHealth & Care NHSTrust.

The role isforthe provision ofconsultantmedical servicesto patientsadmitted onto the Stroke pathway. Thisincludesthrombolysis, HASUward rounds, ASUward roundsand rehabilitation ward rounds. Upon commencement, you will agree a personalised job plan, including clinical commitments, aswell asthe supervision and teaching ofjunior doctorsinvolved in the care ofourpatients.

Contributing towardsthe 7 daysa week stroke consultantward roundsto all ofour hyper acute stroke patients. There isan on-call rota specificallyforStroke only, with a frequencyofapproximately1 in 7 with prospective coverincluding thrombolysis. Compensatorytime offduring the week isfactored into thisrota.

Teaching responsibilitiesare shared with the stroke consultant colleagues and specialtytrainees and consistsofa repeating programme oflectures, seminarsand tutorials. You may also participate in the teaching programme forthe UniversityofEastAnglia (UEA) medical studentsand otherclinical professionalsinvolved with the Stroke pathway. You will be encouraged to participate in ongoing research studies.

All consultants, including the appointee, are involved in implementing the TrustsClinical Governance programme. Thisincludesactive participation in clinical audit, quality, clinical guidelines/pathways, professional development, appraisal and risk management.

Please read the attached detailed job description

Person Specification

  • Full GMC Registration
  • MRCP
  • CCT (Proposed CCT date must be within 6 months of the interview) oCESR or oEuropean Community Rights
  • An appropriate accreditation in Stroke Medicine or equivalent speciality


  • Training and expertise in children's safeguarding
  • Applicants who are Nationals from other European country or elsewhere overseas would have to show equivalence to the 5 years training period in the National Health Service required for the specialty.


  • Ability to communicate effectively with patients, clinical colleagues and support staff.
  • Capable of working in a multi-disciplinary team.


  • Training/experience in a neurological subspecialty complementary to those of existing consultants

BMJRef: BMJ-114737/234-MS1818


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