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Locum Consultant in Neurology

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year per annum
Closing date
2 May 2023

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Hospital, Neurology
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

Job Details

We are looking to appoint to a Locum Consultant post in Neurology whilst we wait to make a substantive appointment. Could this be you? If you are interested in this opportunity then why not come on board?!! We will offer you support to complete your CESR training and gain entry onto the Specialist Register! The post comprises 10 programmed activities (PAs) without any on-call commitment. This is an excellent opportunity within the Neurology department at East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust. It is a replacement post to provide comprehensive general neurology outpatient services and to assist in the prompt review of inpatients with acute neurological problems. There are close links between E&N Herts NHS Trust and the regional neuroscience centres at both the Royal Free Hospital and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square with the opportunity to attend formal continuing professional development (CPD) activity there. The Trust has a comprehensive programme of leadership mentoring available for newly qualified Consultants. Opportunities are also available to other Consultant appointees to play an active part in the programme.

Main duties of the job

The main priorities are for the prompt assessment of all newly referred patients in East and North Hertfordshire, comprehensive follow up and care for local patients with chronic neurological disorders and early specialist assessment for inpatients with acute neurological conditions. There are plans to develop dedicated inpatient beds and regular emergency neurology outpatient clinics towards which this post would contribute alongside existing colleagues

About us

At East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, we are proud of the range of general and specialist services we provide & our 6,000 or so dedicated staff ensure our patients get the best care. Our ability to be flexible & innovative in the way in which we work and deliver our services to our catchment has never been more important than it is now.

We run the following hospitals:

  • The Lister Hospital, Stevenage
  • New Queen Elizabeth II (New QEII), Welwyn Garden City
  • Hertford County, Hertford
  • Mount Vernon Cancer Centre (MVCC), Northwood

We have ambitious plans to become an outstanding, patient-led Trust where dedicated staff provide high-quality, compassionate care to our patients. We continue to undergo significant transformation & our staff & patients are at the heart of delivering this ambitious agenda.

We understand that finding and starting a new job is an important life decision. If you need reasonable adjustments for a disability, or a life event, such as menopause - so that we can consider your application fairly and to get the best out of you during the selection process, please let us know.

We are committed to a positive work life balance for our employees. This means that employees are entitled to seek to work flexible working patterns & we are committed to listen and consider all requests.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Maintenance of high-quality patient centered care Shared responsibility for the day-to-day management of the service and participation in strategic planning Teaching and training within the multidisciplinary service Active involvement in multidisciplinary team meetings and directorate clinical governance activity Active participation in continuing medical education

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification applicant pack for further detailed information regarding this role.

Person Specification
Qualifications / Training

  • Full GMC registration with a Licence to Practice.
  • College Membership (MRCP) or qualification of an equivalent level
  • Advanced Life Support or demonstration of ability to achieve ALS immediately upon appointment
  • College Fellowship
  • Postgraduate academic degree

Previous Experience

  • Broad range of experience in Neurology and experience in General Medicine
  • Ability to offer and be accountable for full and independent expert diagnostic opinion
  • Experience of supervising undergraduates, doctors in training and other colleagues
  • Ability to offer and be accountable for full and independent expert diagnostic opinion
  • Can evidence leading on patient safety issues and achieving a change in practice


  • Experience in a Locum Consultant role for at least 6 months

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Introduction to East & North Herts NHS Trust

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust is a very special organisation. Our teams are amazing, and this has been demonstrated even more so during the unprecedented challenge brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. Our ability to be flexible and innovative in the way in which we work and deliver our services to our community has never been more important than it is now.
We are a forward-looking and progressive acute trust which operates across four sites; acute services are offered at the Lister Hospital; specialist cancer services at the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre (MVCC); and non-acute services offered at Queen Elizabeth II and Hertford County hospital. As an organisation, we are continually striving to improve the high-quality care we provide and are on a journey of transformation. We have a turnover of £540m, employ 6,600 staff and provide services across East and North Hertfordshire and parts of South Bedfordshire to a population of nearly 650,000 people.

We are very proud of our successes: we have one of the lowest mortality rates in the country, ended each of 2019/20 and 2020/21 with a small financial surplus, have just recorded our lowest staff vacancy rate ever, hit our cancer waiting time targets throughout the past year and in October 2020 we won the regional NHS Parliamentary Award for our commitment to providing staff support.

Medical & Dental

If you are interested in further your medical career with us, we want to hear from you.

We are proud of the commitment to education, learning and development that we provide. Our 12-month consultant induction programme is something that we are particularly proud of and we run a variety of innovative and practical topics such as “being a new consultant – things I wish I’d known”, research and development and patient flow/site management.

If you are interested in furthering your medical career with us, regardless of where you are in your career, we would love to hear from you. Our medical resourcing team always do their best to ensure all of our doctors have a fantastic experience on their recruitment journey with us, from providing valuable information on the local area and arranging pre-interview meetings for you with the departments and executive colleagues.

We are proud of our relocation offer and we welcome applicants from overseas as well as within the UK. 

Hear from Michael, our Medical Director, on what it’s like to work here.

Hear from Prithi about the support we offer to our international doctor arrivals.

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