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Consultant General Neurology

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£99,532 to £131,964 a year Pro Rata including London Zone Area
Closing date
30 Jun 2024

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Specialist doctor, Neurology
Contract Type
Part Time

Job Details

We are seeking a part-time (7PA) substantive consultant to join the Neurology team at the PRUH site to contribute to developing the general neurology service to help reduce waiting times for general neurology and movement disorder out-patients, The post holder will also be part of the Movement Disorder service based in Denmark Hill site. The post holder will support the in-patient services and support the clinical governance. There is also an opportunity to develop specialist services at the PRUH.

The PRUH opened in March 2003 and has 525 beds and. Services provided include maternity and special care baby unit, paediatrics, surgery, medicine, coronary care, cancer medicine, ICU and HDU, Accident & Emergency, a HASU and outpatient services. Additional secondary care services (clinics, operative procedures, rehabilitation) are provided at Orpington Hospital and the Beckenham Beacon, close by.

Neurology is part of the Department of Specialist Medicine within the recently revised Care Group Structure. It supports the inpatient services and provides general neurology and specialist outpatient services to the local community in Orpington, Kent - a residential and partially rural area in the south east part of outer London.

There are no in-patient neurology beds at the PRUH and patients requiring in-patient neurology care are transferred to Denmark Hill.

Main duties of the job

The post will be based at Princess Royal University Hospital also with planed activity at the Denmark Hill site and the proposed Job plan up to 7 PA's in total is attached. This is subject to review within 3 months of the postholder commencing in post.

There is no oncall element in this role. All employees are expected to undertake work on any of the Trust's sites as required by the service. As a senior employee of the Trust, you will work in close co-operation with, and support other clinical, medical professional and managerial colleagues in providing high quality healthcare to the Trust's patients. Integral to these responsibilities are the following:

The provision of a first-class clinical service

Effective leadership to all staff engaged in the specialty

Sustaining and developing teaching and research in conjunction with King's College London / KHP

Undertaking all work in accordance with the Trust's procedures and operating policies

Conducting clinical practice in accordance with contractual requirements and within the parameters of the Trust's service plans

Maintaining the confidence of business plans and development strategies formulated for the specialty, the Care Group or the Trust

About us

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's largest and busiest teaching Trusts with a turnover of c£1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 15,000 staff based across South East London. The Trust provides a full range of local and specialist services across its five sites. The Trust-wide strategy of Strong Roots, Global Reach is our Vision to be BOLD Brilliant people, Outstanding care, Leaders in Research, Innovation and Education, Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at the heart of everything we do. By being person-centred, digitally-enabled, and focused on sustainability, we aim to take Team King's to another level.

We are at a pivotal point in our history and we require individuals who are ready to join a highly professional team and make a real, lasting difference to our patients and our people.

King's is committed to delivering Sustainable Healthcare for all via our Green Plan. In line with national Greener NHS ambitions, we have set net zero carbon targets by 2040 for our NHS Carbon Footprint and 2045 for our NHS Carbon Footprint Plus. Everyone's contribution is required in order to meet the goals set out in our Green Plan and we encourage all staff to work responsibly, minimising their contributions to the Trust's carbon emissions, waste and pollution wherever possible.

Job description
Job responsibilities

1. Together with other colleagues, to provide a high quality care service to patients. This includes all aspects of treatment and relevant management duties for the proper functioning of the Care Group.

2. Responsible also for covering colleagues periods of annual leave and short-term sickness as detailed in your contract.

3. Provide clinical supervision of junior medical/dental practitioners as a shared responsibility with other consultant colleagues.

4. Responsible for carrying out teaching, examination and accreditation duties as required and contributing to CPD and clinical governance initiatives.

5. Responsible for outpatient clinic commitments in peripheral hospitals as agreed with the Care Groups management team where part of the service structure.

6. Contribute to the Care Groups research interests in accordance with the Trusts R& D framework.

7. Contribute to the audit programmes, Morbidity and Mortality, Clinical Governance programmes and Learning from Deaths.

8. Take an active role in the formulation, implementation and monitoring of the Care Groups Business Plan. This may include assisting with discussions regarding service plans and developments with internal and external agencies.

9. Conduct all activities within the contracted level of service and operating plan for service(s).

10. Exercise professional leadership for all staff working in the specialty. This will include fostering and developing projects focused towards these ends and ensuring that the momentum of post-qualification professional education and other appropriate training is maintained.

11. Work in conjunction with clinical and other professional colleagues to ensure that the productivity of staff within the specialty is maintained and their job satisfaction is enhanced. This may include involvement in the appraisal process for peers and/or junior colleagues.

12. Undertake Care Group management duties as agreed with the Care Group/Departmental Manager/Clinical Director.

13. Be aware of, and comply with, all Trust infection prevention and control policies, to include hand hygiene, personal hygiene, environmental and food hygiene.

14. Prepare for and undertake the protective interventions that you are responsible for in a manner that is consistent with evidence-based practice and maintaining patient safety.

15. Kings is committed to providing Consultant led 7-day services and in the event of future developments the post holder would be expected to contribute equally with other Consultant colleagues.

Person Specification

  • Registerable medical qualification
  • Full MRCP or equivalent


  • Other higher degree or diploma (e.g., MD)


  • Full Registration with GMC
  • Name on GMC Neurology Specialist Register on date of taking up appointment

Training and Experience

  • Wide experience in all aspects of Neurology, culminating in award of Certificate of Completion of Training by GMC, or award of Certificate of Eligibility for Specialty Registration (CESR) by GMC.
  • Experience in a specialist Movement Disorders service, including the administration of botulinum toxin for Movement Disorders.
  • Completion of specialist training programme in Neurology.


  • Experience in day-to-day organisation of Neurology services in a busy Teaching Hospital
  • Familiarity with information technology and general computer skills


  • Familiar with current structure of UK National Health Service and conversant with recent initiatives and changes

Management and Leadership

  • Able to demonstrate leadership capability within multi-disciplinary teams


  • Management course and/or qualification

Audit and Quality Improvement

  • Thorough understanding of principles of medical audit. Must have undertaken and completed audit projects.


  • Audit Publications

Research and Publications

  • Experience of clinical research.
  • Publication of relevant review articles or case reports.


  • Relevant research experience in one or more aspects of Neurology


  • Experience of undergraduate and post-graduate teaching and exam preparation.


  • Teaching skills course/qualification





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