Locum Consultant or Specialty Doctor in Stroke & Care of the Elderly

Consultant Stroke Physician or Specialty Doctor

Hours: 10 PAs
Job Type: Fixed term 1 year

Salary: TBC
Location: Bristol Royal Infirmary and South Bristol Community Hospital

There really has never been a more exciting time to join our ‘Outstanding’ NHS Trust; University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust and Weston Area Health NHS Trust have merged together to become one organisation. The newly merged Trust has a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff, aiming to deliver exceptional local services for local people and specialist services across the South West and beyond. Together, we form one of the largest NHS trusts in the country.

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston Foundation Trust (UHBW) is committed to growing our Medicine for Older People service, with an ambitious but realistic vision for the future model of care for Stroke patients at the Trust. You really couldn’t pick a better time to join us.

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Trust wishes to appoint a Consultant Physician in Stroke and General Medicine based at the Bristol Royal Infirmary. This is a fixed term post joining 1 other consultant and a senior Speciality Doctor in Stroke Medicine. The post will involve responsibility for stroke prevention, hyper-acute and acute stroke care, including proactive in-reach, stroke rehabilitation and a commitment to the General Medicine on call rota. The Stroke Team are part of the Medicine for the Elderly Department, but suitably qualified applicants from any parent speciality, or those wishing to work less than full time are encouraged to apply.

The department of Medicine for the Elderly and Stroke provides a full range of services to the population of Central and South Bristol and adjacent rural area (core catchment approx 400,000).

The stroke service admits approximately 500 patients per year, and sees about 800 patients per year in the fast track TIA clinic. Hyper-acute and acute stroke is managed in the Bristol Royal Infirmary on the current 26 bedded acute stroke unit (ASU) which includes 10 hyper-acute beds. Patients requiring longer inpatient rehabilitation are cared for in the 16 bedded dedicated stroke rehabilitation unit at the recently opened South Bristol Community Hospital.

We have a well-established Early Supported Discharge Team with a “10 bed capacity”.

The service supports the delivery of thrombolysis and is supported out of hours by the AGWS stroke Network

The Bristol Royal Infirmary (BRI) is a major University Hospital so naturally the new consultants will be committed to delivering excellent teaching and training. The BRI is situated in the centre of the vibrant city of Bristol, adjacent to the regional centres for Paediatrics, Ophthalmology, Oncology and Cardiac Surgery and within 5 minutes’ walk of the maternity hospital and medical school.

Bristol is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live and work in the UK, often described as ‘little London’, with high quality housing and schools, a thriving restaurant and theatre scene and excellent transport links to London, the South West coast and the great outdoors.

Date for Interview: TBC

Candidates should note that an acknowledgement of application will be sent and, if successful in being shortlisted, an invitation to attend interview will be sent. Candidates not shortlisted will be notified by letter.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Clare Holmes, Clinical Lead for Medicine for Older people, clare.holmes@uhbw.nhs.uk


Dr Emma Kate Reed Clinical Director Division of Medicine Emma-kate.reed@uhbw.nhs.uk


Reference: 40881381

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