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Locum Consultant Neurology

The Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum DoE plus London Weighting
Closing date
24 Nov 2023

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Hospital, Neurology
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

Job Details

This post is for a Locum Consultant Neurologist based at the Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford. This is a new post created to further develop the Neurology service within the Trust, to meet the increasing demands for outpatient Neurology, and to maintain / enhance inpatient neurology for patients within the district general hospital and the associated cancer centre (St. Luke's Cancer Centre). Sub-specialist interests are welcomed particularly in Acute Neurology, Multiple Sclerosis, but also in Parkinson's, Headache, Epilepsy and Movement Disorders.

The job is a full time post comprising 10 Programmed Activities (PAs), which includes 8 PAs of DCC activity and 2 PAs of SPA activity. Candidates who wish to work a different number of programmed activities to that specified in the current job plan will be considered for this post, with negotiation on the content of the job plan on an individual basis.

Main duties of the job

In conjunction with Consultant and Senior colleagues, to provide a comprehensive acute and outpatient Neurology Service.

To provide cover for Consultant and Senior colleagues in respect of periods of leave.

In conjunction with Consultant and Senior colleagues, to take part in medical audit and research as appropriate.

In conjunction with Consultant and Senior colleagues, to ensure that the requirements of clinical governance are met.

To ensure that there are adequate arrangements for hospital staff involved in the care of your patients to be able to contact you when necessary.

About us

Royal Surrey is a compassionate and collaborative acute and community Trust. Recognising that our 5000 colleagues are our greatest strength, we offer a comprehensive health and wellbeing program along with a commitment to developing and advancing your career. Our diverse and welcoming Royal Surrey family will ensure you that you feel valued from your initial interview through your entire tenure.

We are clinically led and provide joined up care by bridging the gap between hospital and community services alongside regional specialist cancer care. Our main acute hospital site is in Guildford with community hospital sites at Milford, Haslemere and Cranleigh. We provide adult community health services in homes across Guildford and Waverley.

We have received an overall Good rating from the CQC with Medical care (including older peoples care), End of Life Care and Maternity services being deemed Outstanding by the CQC.

Royal Surrey has a strong reputation and history to build on. We are proud of our achievements and we are investing in our colleagues through our commitment to supporting professional development as well as investing more than 45 million in our physical environment and new equipment in the next few years. There has never been a better time to join us.

Although it isn't the Trusts normal practice, adverts may close early, so you are encouraged to submit an application as soon as possible.

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Job description
Job responsibilities

The standard full time job plan will consist of 10 Programmed Activities and the balance of the job plan in terms of DCC sessions delivered will equate to 8 DCC: 2 SPA in accordance with Trust policy. The Trust will allocate generic SPAs to cover CPD, Personal Audit, Appraisal, Appraisal Preparation, Mandatory Training, Revalidation, Clinical Supervision, Department Meetings and Investigation / Datix Review.

Please see full job description attached.

Person Specification

  • Full registration with the GMC
  • MRCP or FRCP or equivalent qualification
  • MBBS or equivalent

Knowledge and Experience

  • Wide general experience in general Neurology
  • Wide experience of General Internal Medicine including multidisciplinary team working
  • Undergraduate and postgraduate teaching experience





The Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust is a multi-site acute and community Trust, based in Guildford, which serves a population of more than 336,000 across south west Surrey. We are also a specialist tertiary cancer centre, offering state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment services to a population of up to two million and a tertiary specialist centre for ENT and Maxillofacial surgery. We attract referrals from across the whole country for other specialties (i.e. urology).

We attract referrals from across the country for some specialties including urology. Our Minimal Access Therapy Training Unit (key-hole surgery) is one of only three such training units in the UK. Our patients also benefit from state of the art diagnostic equipment including two MRI scanners, four CT scanners, interventional radiology equipment and a gamma camera. We have one of the lowest mortality rates in the country.

We employ around 4,200 members of staff making us one of Guildford’s largest employers. In addition, the hospital is supported by a thriving group of 500 volunteers all of whom provide valuable services on an independent, voluntary basis. 

We have a great reputation and history of embracing quality improvement (QI) and transformation work – continuously improving is one of our core values. 

The Trust has strong links with the nearby University of Surrey and staff are well supported if they wish to undertake further study. As well as this, staff are able to develop and enhance skills and knowledge by undertaking post-qualification support and training at the hospital’s dedicated Education Centre

Situated on a green field site on the outskirts of Guildford, the Trust has excellent rail and road links (via the A3 and M25) to London (35 minutes) and to the south coast (35 minutes). 

Guildford has great shopping, entertainment and leisure facilities.  The picturesque Surrey countryside is ideal for good walks and outdoor pursuits and has numerous historic village inns. Guildford has a number of schools, both private and state, which cater for all bands of ability. 

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