Consultant Stroke Physician


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Full time 10 PA's per week
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Frimley Park Hospital
£76,761 - £103,490 per annum
29/07/2018 23:59

Frimley Health is a Trust where great care and great careers go hand in hand. We’re three hospitals working closely with each other and with the communities we serve in Surrey, Berkshire, Hampshire and Buckinghamshire  - our organisation has brought Heatherwood and Wexham hospitals into the fold of Frimley Park Hospital and its wider community services.

You’ll find the highest standards of clinical excellence across our locations and a friendly, supportive, open culture that brings everyone together. For our team it means a great day-to-day working experience – in a Trust with strong leadership, a clear sense of direction and an exciting vision for the future. The investment and changes ahead make this an exciting place to be. You can play your part in delivering exceptional patient care, while continuing to grow, develop and progress through first class learning and training.

Consultant Stroke Physician

 10 PAs

 Frimley Park Hospital has been commissioned as one of three units providing Hyper Acute Stroke Care in Surrey. As a result we will now provide stroke care to the communities Frimley Health serves in Surrey, Berkshire, Hampshire and Buckinghamshire.

It is because of these exciting developments that Frimley Park’s Stroke Service is expanding and we are delivery a Hyper Acute Stroke Unit (HASU)/Acute Stroke Unit (ASU) stroke service at Frimley Park Hospital with TIA, six week follow up and six month review clinics, and an ASU at Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford.  We are looking for an enthusiastic and innovative professional to complement the current team of six Stroke physicians and to help us continue to deliver a high performing service on both hospital sites.

Frimley Park Hospital has a well-deserved reputation for good quality stroke care and we have consistently achieved excellent outcomes for our patients. We have been recognised as providing one of the best stroke services in Surrey (SSNAP Organisational and Clinical Audits rating ‘A’). Stroke is a strategic priority for the Trust as we believe our patients deserve the very best.

The post holder will work across two highly regarded stroke units at Frimley Park Hospital and Royal Surrey County Hospital.  The HASU is located at Frimley Park Hospital with on-going ASU care for patients at Frimley Park Hospital and Royal Surrey County Hospital. The successful applicant will be based at Frimley Park Hospital but also work on the ASU at Royal Surrey County Hospital.  The post holder will be expected deliver stroke care across all areas of the pathway including HASU, ASU, TIA clinic, Stroke follow up clinics and providing cover to a community stroke rehabilitation ward at Farnham Community Hospital. They will work alongside our multidisciplinary team of stroke physicians, stroke nurse consultant, stroke nurse specialists, neuro-psychologist and stroke therapists on both sites.

The successful applicant will participate in a 1:7 on call rota providing 24/7thrombolysis with daily HASU ward rounds and TIA/follow-up clinics. We have close links with neurology, neuroradiology and vascular surgery. Our thrombectomy provider is St George’s University Hospital, London and we are their largest external referrer for thrombectomy.

We have a 12 bedded HASU and a 16 bedded ASU at Frimley Park Hospital. We have a 16 bedded ASU at Royal Surrey County Hospital.  Stroke rehabilitation is provided within the trust and at Wexham Park Hospital, Farnham Hospital and Royal Surrey County Hospital. In addition we have a highly regarded Early Supported Discharge (ESD) team.

We having a growing research portfolio and encourage applicants with an interest in research and education.

Frimley Park Hospital is located just off junction 4 of the M3 and is ideally located within commuting distance of London – the nearest mainline train station is Farnborough Main with quick access to Waterloo and Clapham Junction.  Local towns are Camberley, Farnborough, Ascot, Windsor, Farnham, and Guildford.

So if you’re looking for a fantastic place to work and you share our values of being committed to excellence, working together and facing the future, then please apply online through NHS Jobs and ensure you attach a full CV to your application

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For further information or to come and visit our dynamic unit, please contact Stroke Clinical Lead Dr Tilly Speirs on 01276 604085, or Chief of Service Dr John Seymour on 01276 604604.

If you have problems applying, contact

01753 633750