Consultant Stroke Neurologist - Full Time/Part Time

Southmead, Bristol
£79,860 - £107,668490
30 Sep 2019
27 Oct 2019
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Exciting opportunity to join a forward-looking stroke team.

This is an exciting opportunity for a clinically qualified individual to join the growing stroke department at North Bristol NHS Trust. We are the second largest provider of thrombectomy care nationally and are expanding the department to meet the needs of patients. Not only are we providing state-of-the-art care from one of the most advanced hospitals in Europe, designed with patient’s privacy and dignity in mind, we’re also transforming the way we care for our patients.

Applications are invited for a Consultant to join our diverse team of stroke specialist neurologists, geriatricians and acute physicians. The stroke service at North Bristol Trust is based at Southmead Hospital and provides comprehensive stroke care including a successful hyperacute service, outpatient TIA services and excellent regional neurosurgery and vascular surgery services. With local commissioners and NHS England, we are working towards developing a centralised hyperacute stroke (HASU) service and more comprehensive thrombectomy service for Bristol and the surrounding region, with improved community stroke rehabilitation services. Our established and growing weekday thrombectomy service already performs second highest number of procedures annually of any centre in England. There is an active and growing stroke research community in the region, including collaborations with the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England.

Bristol is a thriving and culturally rich city with excellent transport links. The Sunday Times named Bristol the UK’s best place to live in 2017, with great places to eat and drink, “all the culture you could wish for” and access to seaside and scenery. Bristol was the first Cycling City in Britain and there are excellent cycling routes and facilities. Southmead Hospital is based in the North of the city, only 15 minutes from the city centre and has a great array of shops, theatres and places to eat, drink and socialise. As a place to work, our Trust couldn’t be better placed to boost your career with its teaching status and strong links with the University of Bristol and University of the West of England.

Applicants are required to be on the Specialist Register, have CCT or be within six months of obtaining it by the interview date. Full Registration with the GMC is essential. Experience and familiarity with UK hospital systems and practices or equivalent is essential. The post is based at Southmead Hospital. The Trust has teaching status and is linked with the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England. The appointee will be required to reside not more than 30 minutes travel by road from Southmead Hospital, Bristol, for on-call purposes. The successful candidate will be employed under Terms & Conditions of Service for Consultants (England) 2003.

Recruitment and Retention Incentive: We are offering a retention incentive in addition to the Consultant salary. Because we want to recruit the very best team, we are offering external new starters a retention incentive of £5,000 when they start and commit to working with us for one year. Beyond that, a further £10,000 will be paid if a commitment is made to remain in post for a further two years.

We also support staff with relocation expenses.

If you would like to find out more about this great opportunity to join a dynamic and progressive team, please contact Dr Justin Pearson, Stroke Specialty Lead on

Closing date: 27th October 2019.
Interview date: 26th November 2019.

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