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Consultant in Stroke Medicine

Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum
Closing date
2 May 2024

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Specialist doctor, Neurology, Stroke medicine
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We are seeking to employ 2 new substantive consultants in Stroke Medicine to join a team of stroke physicians, neurologists and a wide multidisciplinary team, who are all committed to delivering modern stroke care, across the full pathway.

In line with the Trust's priorities, we aspire to develop a fully integrated care model. We have conducted an in-depth review of medical workforce based on the available national guidance and have drawn up a scheme which puts the patients and staff wellbeing at its heart. We can accommodate candidates whose parent speciality is Medicine for Older People, Neurology or Rehabilitation Medicine. Applicants must provide evidence of training and experience in their parent speciality and Stroke Medicine plus full registration with the GMC or be within six months of achieving CCT in their parent specialty.

Closing date: 1st May 2024

Interview date: 23rd May 2024

Main duties of the job

SWBH NHS Trust provides care for an urban and diverse population of over half a million and stroke services are delivered at the Sandwell Hospital where we admit over 700 confirmed strokes annually. The Trust is preparing to move the acute services in the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital.

Our hyperacute pathway is supported by dedicated Stroke Alert Nurses that ensure timely delivery of the diagnostic and therapeutic components and admission to the Unit. Decision making is consultant led 24/7.

We are actively participating in clinical research and run a RCP accredited course for the management of hyperacute stroke twice a year. We have developed a robust Clinical Governance structure. The appointees are expected to work across the whole stroke pathway and support governance, training, education and research.

We therefore welcome to our team two enthusiastic and dynamic clinicians who can demonstrate a commitment to team working and an ability to participate in the delivery of modern stroke medicine. The post does not involve work or on-call commitments for acute medicine. However, this can be reviewed to accommodate individual special interest or wish to maintain acute GIM skills.

About us

Our new acute hospital, the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital (MMUH), opens in 2024 and will provide care to our local population from first class, purpose-built premises.As a result, the base of this role may change to MMUH from 2024 (or beyond). If this is applicable to your role, you will be informed during the recruitment process and continuing your application with this understanding.The development of the new hospital will play an important role in the regeneration of the wider area and in improving the lives of local people and reducing health inequalities.

We have three newly emerging strategic objectives:

  1. Our People - to cultivate and sustain happy, productive and engaged staff
  2. Our Patients - to be good or outstanding in everything we do
  3. Our Population - to work seamlessly with our partners to improve lives

Job description
Job responsibilities

Sandwell & West Birmingham NHS Trust is a friendly, integrated healthcare provider focused on improving the life chances and health outcomes of our diverse population.

We have three strategic objectives:

People: To cultivate and sustain happy, productive and engaged staff

Patients: To be good or outstanding at everything we do

Population: To work seamlessly with partners to improve lives

We run services from Sandwell, City and Rowley Regis Hospitals, Birmingham & Midland Eye Centre, Birmingham Treatment Centre, the Lyng and Leasowes Intermediate Care Centre. Our GP practices and community teams provide care in schools, healthcare centres and at home.

Our next milestone is opening the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital (MMUH), a once in a career opportunity to shape care transformation within and beyond the hospital walls. MMUH will host the busiest Emergency Department in Europe, with state of the art facilities and future development of a Learning Campus.

Developing and caring for our People is fundamental. We were one of the first Trusts to provide the Real Living Wage, as well as a Live and Work scheme to support people at risk of homelessness into paid work and training. We offer a range of staff benefits, health & wellbeing support and will help you to bring your ambition to life through our bespoke training and development programmes. As People is one of our three strategic objectives, we make a continued commitment to prioritise support for all our colleagues.

The single-site Acute Hospital will benefit from co-located specialist services which will support the new Emergency Department with dedicated imaging facility and Assessment Units. It will provide state-of-the-art treatment and care for patients from Sandwell and across the region and will become the civic heart of the area and a point of pride for the community.

For more information on the job role and responsibilities, please refer to the Job Description attached.

For an informal discussion, please contact:

Group Director: Dr Chetan Varma. Email:

Clinical Director/Consultant Stroke Physician: Dr Kamel Sharobeem, Tel: 0121 507 3636. Email:

Person Specification

  • Entry on the Specialist Register in Geriatrics OR Acute Medicine OR Neurology (or entry expected within 6 months from the date of interview)
  • MRCP or equivalent


  • Higher Degree
  • CCT in Stroke Medicine

Clinical Experience:

  • Clinical training and experience equivalent to that required for gaining CCT in any parent Specialty as above


  • Special interest that complements the existing consultants
  • Knowledge/Skills of Artificial Intelligence and use of advanced brain imaging in Stroke Medicine

Management and Administrative Experience:

  • Ability to organise and prioritise workload effectively

Clinical Effectiveness

  • Experience of conducting audit

Teaching and Training experience:

  • Ability to teach clinical skills to medical and nursing staff and other disciplines.


  • Formal training in teaching

Research, Innovation and Service Improvement Experience:

  • Ability to apply research outcomes to clinical problems


  • Publications in relevant peer-reviewed journals in the last five years.
  • Evidence of having undertaken original research

Other Requirements:

  • Full GMC Registration with Licence to Practise





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