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Clinical Fellow (ST1-2 level) in Neurology

Barts Health NHS Trust
£37,068 to £57,570 Per Annum
Closing date
30 May 2024

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The Department of Neurology at the Royal London Hospital is a vibrant and expanding department, embedded in the culturally diverse district of East London. An opportunity has arisen to employ a Clinical Fellow in Neurology, grade ST1 or above. This post would primarily cover the Neurology Programmed Investigation Unit/Day Case Unit at the Royal London Hospital, based on ward 11D. This would be a good opportunity for a junior doctor with an interest in and/or experience in neurology to gain further experience and training in a busy and established teaching hospital. This post would not include any on call or out of hours work, and is tenable for 6 months (in the first instance).

There is the potential for less than full time employment, i.e part time. Neurology Clinical Trials work is co-located on 11D and the department engages in a lot of research. There is the opportunity for the Clinical Fellow to spend some of their time working on Clinical Trials and other academic work within this post.

Main duties of the job

The Clinical Fellow will be the key point of clinical contact for patients seen on the Neurology Programmed Investigation Unit/Day case ward. They will be assisted in this role by the ward team, which includes co-ordinators and nursing staff, along with neurology SHOs and SpRs.

They will be expected to perform the following procedures, after suitable training and assessment:

- Lumbar puncture

- GON block (following training)

- Specialist bloods including genetic testing

- Skin biopsies

They will also be expected to assess patients attending for day case infusions where requested by nursing staff. There are specialist nurses in Parkinson's, MS and Epilepsy. Teaching is integral to all medical posts within the neurology department, and the postholder will be expected to contribute to medical student teaching where feasible.

They will be supported to attend neurology outpatient clinics. There are numerous additional educational opportunities at the Royal London Hospital which the post-holder will be encouraged to attend. Study leave is available as provided for under the Terms and Conditions of Service and Hospital Medical and Dental Staff.

About us

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate, and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential.

Barts Health supports The Pregnancy Loss Pledge and commits to supporting their staff through the distress of miscarriage.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The full job description and the person specification provide an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, outlining the qualification, skills, experience, and knowledge required.

Please view the attachment below.

Please be advised that the vacancy advertisement may close early if a sufficient number of applications are received. Therefore, we recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Person Specification

  • Full GMC registration
  • Completion of Foundation training or equivalence


  • Prior experience of neurology at core training level


  • Experience of working within the major principles of the GMC's Good Medical Practice (2006) including: Good clinical care Teaching and training, appraising and assessing. Relationships with patients. Working with colleagues. Probity and Health


  • Experience of managing patients with neurological disorders
  • Prior experience of research

Personal qualities

  • Organisational skills
  • Computer literate
  • Can communicate with the MDT at the highest level


  • Considering a career in neurology





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