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Consultant Stroke Physician

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum
Closing date
5 May 2024

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We are seeking a stroke clinician with strong clinical leadership skills to ensure the delivery of excellent quality driven care.

We are Essex and North East London's Neurosciences Centre for Excellence and our Trust is one of eight Hyper Acute Stroke Units in London. Our clinicians provide care across a 14 bedded HASU, 30 bedded ASU and 15 bedded rehabilitation unit as well as stroke patients under the responsibility of our neuro intensive care colleagues.

Each Stroke Consultant has a dedicated Registrar/ Senior Trust Fellow to support their workload and a dedicated team of Junior Clinical Fellows providing care across our specialty. The post holder will be expected to provide supervision and training to all junior staff assigned to their team as well as overall responsibility and ownership of patient clinical planning.

Main duties of the job

To provide high-quality clinical care to our patients and ensure that the departmental vision is maintained within the context of National, Regional and Local policy. We expect the right candidate to be a role model and able to lead a multidisciplinary team through effective communication and influencing skills.

The postholder will work collaboratively to deliver the clinical care strategy to ensure the highest quality of care for patients and families in all settings and building key internal and external relationships whilst providing clinical expertise in the daily running of the units and clinical care delivered to all patients.

Applicants will be expected to have suitable experience in Stroke, Elderly Care/ General Internal Medicine (GIM)/ Acute Medicine.

About us

Under the leadership of our Chair Jacqui Smith and Matthew Trainer, our Chief Executive, we provide care for the residents of three of the most diverse London boroughs. More than half of our 7,500 strong workforce are from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and most live in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge. We also provide healthcare services to people in south west Essex, and specialist neurosciences services to the whole of the county.

Our services include all the major specialties of large acute hospitals, operating from two main sites - King George Hospital in Goodmayes and Queen's Hospital in Romford. We also provide outpatient services at Brentwood Community Hospital, Barking Hospital, Loxford Polyclinic, and Harold Wood Polyclinic. We have two of the busiest emergency departments in London.

As we recover from Covid-19, we're proud to be leading the way nationally in reducing the time our patients wait to get the treatment they need. The pandemic provided the drive for our teams to innovate and change.

We know we have more work to do to improve waiting times for urgent and emergency care, and our performance against the four-hour emergency access standard remains challenged, in comparison to many other London trusts.

We are particularly proud of our regional Neurosciences Centre Radiotherapy Centre Hyper Acute Stroke Unit and dedicated breast care service at King George Hospital. We're also pleased to be part of the NEL Cancer Alliance.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The post holder will have a base ward in Queens Hospital. In addition, they will spend some sessions on the satellite site, located at Goodmayes Hospital, to provide a rehabilitation service. The post holder, during their sessions in HASU, will carry out prompt comprehensive stroke assessments, thrombolysis care and determine a care plan. There will be close links with nursing, therapy staff and other specialties. It is expected that the post holder will continue to build effective liaison relationships with the Emergency Department, GPs and community fast track services in order to prevent unnecessary admissions to hospital and facilitate appropriate early discharge. There is also a dedicated Early Supportive Discharge Team based at Queens Hospital.

Applications should be made online, however, queries regarding the application process, assistance with completion of the application form or if you require any adjustments (for applicants with a disability) please contact Azeez, Recruitment Advisor, on 01708 435000 ext. 4440.

Person Specification

  • Full Registration with GMC (Geriatrics, Neurology or Acute Medicine)
  • MRCP or equivalent
  • Proven leadership and supervision of junior staff


  • Sub-specialty interest in Stroke and/or rehabilitation
  • Postgraduate thesis
  • Demonstrable learning from experiences




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