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Consultant Physician - Stroke

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

Main area
Stroke/Geriatric Medicine
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
10 sessions per week (Full time 10 pa's per week)
Job ref
Furness General Hospital
£84,559 - £114,003 £84,559 - £114,003 per annum
Salary period
01/06/2022 23:59

''A great place to be cared for; a great place to work''

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay has a firm commitment to strengthening the diversity of our workforce, and therefore welcome and encourage applications from likeminded people who can support our ambition to become effortlessly inclusive. We are particularly keen to hear from protected groups – including BAME, LGBT+ and people with a disability.

Job overview

Substantive - Consultant Stroke Physician

Applications for this substantive post will only be accepted if you are in the process of obtaining your CCT/CSER within six months of interview.

 Based at  Furness General Hospital

We are delighted to be able to offer an opportunity for a highly motivated, ambitious, dynamic individual to join our committed and well integrated multidisciplinary team, providing high standard care to the local community. This will be a full-time, substantive post (10 Programmed Activities).

Those with sub-specialty training in stroke medicine will be encouraged to apply.

You are encouraged to clearly exhibit how you meet our criteria in your application.

The trust is committed to negotiating a suitable relocation package and we can discuss your individual needs on application.

Main duties of the job

 Furness General Hospital provides an active acute thrombolysis service (with thrombectomy provided at Royal Preston Hospital) and also makes use of the specialist Telestroke On-Call Service out of hours and at weekends. There is an opportunity to join the general medicine On-Call Rota, Telestroke On-Call rota, or both

The post supports continued development of the Stroke Service and you will work alongside four  existing Stroke / Care of the Elderly Consultants, as well as a wider General Medicine colleagues. You will also liaise with Neuroradiology, Neurosurgery and Vascular Surgery Teams, as well as Stroke Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Matrons, Ward Managers, Nurses, Therapists and Secretaries, to assist in providing excellent care to our patients at all stages of the patient’s hospital journey. You will provide clinical leadership to a dedicated team. 

Working for our organisation

 The Hospitals are situated on the edge of the Lake District National Park, surrounded by an area of outstanding natural beauty offering superb outdoor and recreational activities, related to the sea, lakes, fells and countryside. UHMB has a keen interest and extensive involvement in Medical and Dental Education at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels. We work in partnership with Health Education England North West (HEENW), the General Medical Council (GMC) and our local medical schools, to provide quality education and training which meets the requirements of these regulatory bodies as well as the Trust’s high standards of patient care.  UHMBT provide clinical placements for Medical Students from Lancaster Medical School and Medical Students and Student Physician Associates from the University of Central Lancashire.  We also provide training for our doctors in training, specialty doctors and GP trainees as well as supporting the development of our consultant educators. 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

We are looking for a passionate colleague who is proficient in Stroke Medicine to provide acute medical and rehabilitation care to our patients. You will contribute in providing a high quality TIA Service.

There are also plans to develop a new Ambulatory Stroke Service later this year. You will see patients in the Combined Stroke / Care of the Elderly ward, the TIA Clinics in the  onsite day hospital and undertake Out-Patient Clinics. You will also be allocated time for SPA and clinical administration work

Full details of main responsibilities can be found in the attached job description and person specification for this role.



Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Full registration with the General Medical Council MRCP or equivalent.
  • Certificate of completion in specialist training (CCT) in general internal medicine (GIM) and geriatric medicine or within 6 months of completion of training at the time of interview.
Desirable criteria
  • MD or PhD degree


Essential criteria
  • Broad exposure to medical diseases and the management of these
  • Comprehensive patient management, ability to train/supervise junior medical staff and medical students

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Disability Confident - two yearsVeteran AwareNo smoking policyDisability confident employerArmed Forces Covenant (Silver Award)Stonewall equality policy. Equality and justice for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and trans people.Morecambe Bay - Inclusive EmployerStep into health

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Gill Cook
Job title
Consultant in Stroke and Care of Elderly Medicine
Email address
Telephone number
Additional information

Scott Bremner

Service Manager


Tel: 07929 728712