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Consultant In Neurology (MS)

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£99,532 to £131,964 Per Annum Pro Rata
Closing date
9 Jul 2024

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Specialist doctor, Neurology, Urology
Contract Type
Part Time
Consultant in Neurology

The Great Western Hospital is pleased to be able to offer the opportunity to Consultant Neurologists to join the existing team to enhance and drive forward the ongoing development of our service.

Are you looking to start your career as a Consultant in a friendly and supportive Neurology Department, or are you an existing Consultant looking for a new and exciting challenge where you can really make a difference? Either way, we are a supportive and close knit team who are focussed on giving the very best care to our patients at all times and we would love to have you on board.

We are looking for enthusiastic and forward thinking Consultant Neurologists to help shape the service that we deliver to our patients who we care so passionately about. We are continually looking to develop new ways of working so are excited to see what additional ways of working and practices you can bring to the team to further enhance the service we provide. We encourage professional development. An interest and expertise in Multiple Sclerosis would be beneficial.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be working closely with the existing team of Consultants to design pathways to improve the care we provide in our acute setting. We believe that this is essential for us to provide a first class service where the patients and their relatives come first.

The Neurology team are well located in the Betjeman Centre, which is on the ground floor of GWH. This is home to the department's outpatient clinic rooms, day hospital, therapy centre and office space for the Consultant team and their secretarial support.

Our outpatient service covers a host of neurological conditions, such as General Neurology, MS, Epilepsy, MND, PD and cancer pathways, as well as specialist nurse led clinics for Epilepsy, MS and PD. We provide an in-reach service providing specialist review of inpatients with suspected or confirmed neurological conditions. We run a Neurology Hot clinic service. In addition to this, we also provide a Neurophysiology service, supporting both inpatients and outpatients with diagnostic services (EMG/NCS/EEG).

The team manages an Acute Stroke Service on Falcon Ward, which is an 18 bedded ward and provides care for hyperacute and acute stroke patients, as well as providing cover for Forest Ward for our post stroke rehabilitation patients and offering a seven day TIA service.

About us

Our STAR values are at the heart of everything we do. You can expect to see them in the way we act and the way we treat each other. Our values make us who we are. We will expect your values and behaviors to reflect the STAR Values of the organisation:

ServiceWe will put our patients first

TeamworkWe will work together

Ambition We will aspire to provide the best service

RespectWe will act with integrity

About The Great Western Hospital

GWH is a hospital that is on the up. There has been significant investment and development in the Trust, with the recent completion of a Radiotherapy Centre, which means that patients will no longer need to travel to Oxford for treatment. This represents a huge milestone for the Trust and, more importantly, improving levels of care for our patients. Additionally, we have been successful in securing £15m to improve urgent and emergency care at GWH by replacing the current Urgent Care Centre with a new Urgent Treatment Centre. This is in addition to our successful bid for £30m to expand and improve services as part of our Way Forward Programme.

About Swindon, Wiltshire and The Cotswolds

Swindon is a thriving town set between the Cotswolds to the North and West, the Upper Thames valley to the East and the Marlborough Downs to the South. London, Bristol and Oxford are all within easy reach, approximately one hour by car with good links by public transport.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Clinical Duties:
  • Multidisciplinary team working is key component of the working within the Trust and involves regular MDT discussions with colleagues.
  • Providing evidence-based care for patients in a multidisciplinary setting.
  • Continuing responsibility for the care of patients in your charge, including all administrative duties associated with patient care (with secretarial support).
  • Development of sub-specialty interests that fit in with Division needs and the strategic direction of the Trust.
  • Responsibilities for carrying out teaching, examination and accreditation duties are required, and for contributing to undergraduate and postgraduate and continuing medical education activity.
  • Provision of cover for Consultant colleagues periods of leave in accordance with arrangements agreed within Trust policy.
  • Participation in clinical audit and in continuing medical education.
  • Conducting suitable duties in cases of emergencies and unforeseen circumstances.
  • Providing senior Consultant support on bi-weekly ward rounds on Forest Ward (Stroke Rehabilitation Ward) as well as the weekly MDT meeting.

Please find attached a full job description and person specification

Person Specification
  • Fully registered with the GMC
  • CCT (or equivalent for non-UK applicants of equivalent status), or be accredited (or equivalent), and be on the GMC Specialist Register in the specialty appropriate for this consultant post at the time of taking up the consultant appointment. Alternatively, candidates can hold or be within 6 months of their CCT at interview
  • MRCP (UK) or equivalent
  • Clinical training/experience equivalent to that required for gaining UK CCT
  • Expertise in full range of Neurological conditions
  • Ability to lead a multi-professional team and take full and independent responsibility for clinical care of patients
  • Demonstrable ability to manage priorities
  • Demonstrable multi-disciplinary team leadership skills
  • Evidence of management/leadership skills training
  • Intermediate to Advanced level IT skills
  • Ability to teach clinical skills to trainees and multi-disciplinary teams

Employer details
Employer name

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Great Western Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Marlborough Road



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