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Senior Clinical Fellow in Paediatric Neurology

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
£63,152 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
14 Jul 2024

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Applications are invited for the post of Clinical Fellow in Paediatric Neurology, based at the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children for a period of 12 months. This job is suitable for doctors at ST6+ level wishing to gain experience in paediatric neurology.

Main duties of the job

The placement provides excellent experience in all aspects of paediatric neurology with a focus on paediatric neuromuscular disorders. The paediatric neurology service for Bristol and the South West lies within a fully integrated joint neuroscience service. It provides a tertiary level services to Bristol and the South West region (population over 5.5 million) and a secondary/tertiary service to Bristol Royal Hospital for Children. Bristol is, therefore, the largest paediatric neurology department in the UK outside London. The paediatric neurology department in Bristol currently has 8 full time consultants.

This post is compliant with the new junior doctor contract. This post is not a recognised Deanery approved training post but the post holder will participate in the same timetable and have the same training opportunities as training post holders. There are excellent facilities for personal development and an active research interest is desirable.

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward- thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description
Job responsibilities

We are really proud of our hospitals and facilities and Bristol was rated by the Sunday Times as the best city to live in the UK. Bristol has coast and countryside right on its doorstep. Theres a real buzz about the city, and whether youre looking for culture, sport, shopping or eating out, its all here for you. You can find out more about Bristol by visiting Bristol City Councils website.

Person Specification

  • MBBS (or equivalent)
  • Maintain full registration with the GMC


  • MRCPCH or equivalent
  • APLS


  • Recent experience and familiarity of UK hospital systems and practices (or equivalent).
  • 3 Years whole time experience in hospital service as SHO or high grade.
  • 18 Months minimum experience in Paediatric


  • Previous experience at middle grade level
  • Previous experience in paediatric neurology and/or neurosurgery


  • Appreciation of audit


  • Enthusiasm for research


  • Previous research experience
  • Ability to gain trust and confidence of colleagues and patients.
  • Willing to enrol for MD
  • Interest in teaching


  • Ability to work independently, both in the clinical and research context.
  • Flexible attitude to working
  • Ability to form a team and form effective working relationships within a team.
  • Ability to inspire motivate and develop junior medical staff
  • Commitment to reasearch and academic paediatrics
  • Good communication skills, evidence of ability to communicate with patients, colleagues and staff at all levels
  • Evidence of previous research productivity.


  • Willingness to undertake further research.
  • Completion of a general management course or programme.
  • Interest in medical management

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