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Consultant (Stroke) Physician

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum
Closing date
26 May 2024

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Specialist doctor, Neurology, Stroke medicine
Contract Type
Full Time

This post has received Royal College Approval

Application for this substantive post will only be accepted if you are in the process of obtaining your CCT/CSER within six months of interview.

We are delighted to be able to offer an opportunity for a highly motivated, ambitious, dynamic individual to join our committed and well integrated multidisciplinary team, providing high standard care to the local community. This will be a full-time, substantive post (> 10 Programmed Activities).

Those with sub-specialty training in stroke medicine will be encouraged to apply.Applicants are encouraged to clearly exhibit how they meet our criteria in their applications.

Opportunity to become Clinical Lead for the Stroke is also available for interested candidates with the right experience.

The trust is committed to negotiating a suitable relocation package and we can discuss your individual needs on application.

Main duties of the job

The Royal Lancaster Infirmary provides an active acute thrombolysis service (with thrombectomy provided at Royal Preston Hospital) and also makes use of the specialist Telestroke On-Call Service out of hours and at weekends. There is an opportunity to join the general medicine On-Call Rota, Telestroke On-Call rota, or both

The post supports continued development of the Stroke Service and you will work alongside existing Stroke Consultants, as well as a wider Care of the Elderly Team and General Medicine colleagues. You will also liaise with Neuroradiology, Neurosurgery and Vascular Surgery Teams, as well as Stroke Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Matrons, Ward Managers, Nurses, Therapists and Secretaries, to assist in providing excellent care to our patients at all stages of the patient's hospital journey. You will provide clinical leadership to a dedicated team.

About us

The Hospitals are situated on the edge of the Lake District National Park, surrounded by an area of outstanding natural beauty offering superb outdoor and recreational activities, particularly related to the sea, lakes, fells and countryside. Cities such as Liverpool and Manchester are merely a train or car journey away.

We can offer you a commitment to teaching, education and audit. The University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust has a keen interest and deep involvement in medical and dental education at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, so you could play an active role in progressing the knowledge and skills of these junior colleagues. Medical Students from Lancaster Medical School receive the whole of their education, academic and clinical, in Cumbria and North Lancashire. UHMBFT is the lead NHS organisation and takes responsibility throughout the five years of the degree for the provision of acute practice placements.

Job description
Job responsibilities

We are looking for a passionate colleague who is proficient in Stroke Medicine to provide acute medical and rehabilitation care to our patients.You will contribute in providing a high quality TIA Service. A new, combined Acute and Rehabilitation Stroke Unit was opened in December 2019.

You will see patients in the Combined Stroke Unit, the TIA Clinic, and undertake Out-Patient Clinics. You will also be allocated time for SPA and clinical administration work

You must be fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practice

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay visiting our website

Person Specification

  • Full registration with the General Medical Council MRCP or equivalent
  • Certificate of completion in specialist training (CCT) in general internal medicine (GIM) and geriatric medicine or within 6 months of completion of training at the time of interview


  • Broad exposure to medical diseases and the management of these
  • Comprehensive patient management, ability to train/supervise junior medical staff and medical students




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