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Consultant (Stroke) Physician

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
Royal Lancaster Infirmary
£84,559 - £114,003 per annum
Salary period
18/01/2023 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

This post has received Royal College Approval 

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

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. Applicants are encouraged to clearly exhibit how they meet our criteria in their applications.

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

Main duties of the job

The Royal Lancaster Infirmary 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 two existing Stroke Consultants, as well as a wider Care of the Elderly Team and 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, particularly related to the sea, lakes, fells and countryside. Cities such as Liverpool and Manchester are merely a train or car journey away.

We can offer you a commitment to teaching, education and audit. The University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust has a keen interest and deep involvement in medical and dental education at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, so you could play an active role in progressing the knowledge and skills of these junior colleagues. Medical Students from Lancaster Medical School receive the whole of their education, academic and clinical, in Cumbria and North Lancashire. UHMBFT is the lead NHS organisation and takes responsibility throughout the five years of the degree for the provision of acute practice placements.

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. A new, combined Acute and Rehabilitation Stroke Unit was opened in December 2019.

There are also plans to open a new Ambulatory Stroke Unit later this year. You will see patients in the Combined Stroke Unit, the TIA Clinic, and undertake Out-Patient Clinics. You will also be allocated time for SPA and clinical administration work

You must be fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practice

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay visiting our website https://www.uhmb.nhs.uk/


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.


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 employerStonewall equality policy. Equality and justice for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and trans people.Step into healthArmed Forces Covenant Gold Award

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

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Dr James Barker
Job title
Consultant in  Stroke and Care of Elderly Medicine
Email address
Telephone number
01524 65944