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Stroke Medicine
Fixed term: 12 months
Full time: 10 sessions per week
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Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Great Western Hospital
£82,096 - £110,683
27/11/2020 23:59

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Great Western Hospitals

NHS Foundation Trust NHS

Locum Consultant in Stroke Medicine


Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (GWH) is forward-looking, friendly and focused on providing a wide range of excellent healthcare services to patients in Swindon and the surrounding area. We provide services in the acute hospital, in the community and in primary care; caring for over 1.2 million contacts every year. We have recently taken over the provision of two GP practices and are excited for the future as we work towards a completely integrated healthcare system in Swindon.

We value the diversity of our colleagues and actively champion an inclusive culture. We have a workforce of 5,200 and are committed to helping our colleagues achieve a work/life balance and proudly offer supportive, inclusive and family friendly employment with an on-site nursery available and flexible working policies. You'll be joining a great team in a great place, where your commitment will be genuinely valued, your skills respected, and your ambition rewarded. 

Whether you already live here, or are thinking of relocating, you'll find Swindon is a great place to live and work, offering a rich quality of life for young people, families and those heading towards retirement. Affordable high-quality housing, the countryside, modern shopping hubs, great schools and accessible transport links – we are less than a mile from Junction 15 of the M4, and there's a great bus service from the town centre to the hospital.

Job overview

Consultant Stroke Medicine

This is an excellent opportunity to join our dynamic stroke team at the Great Western Hospital in Swindon. This post will be full time and permanent. You will be involved in all aspects of stroke care (ward, thrombolysis, TIA, rehab, outpatients) adjustable to your personal interests. It will provide exciting opportunities to further develop the local stroke service. The stroke and neurology department in Swindon are working closely together with many of our neurologists being involved in the stroke service.

For further information and to arrange an informal visit, please contact the Neurology Clinical Lead Dr Stephan Hinze on 01793 605099, email

Full registration with the GMC is essential and CCT or equivalent is desirable. 

To apply, please complete the online application form and upload your CV. For any questions regarding the application process please contact

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be expected to contribute to inpatient care for patients on the Acute Stroke Unit with other consultants and provide clinical support for the on-site stroke rehabilitation ward.

In addition the post holder will run outpatient clinics in stroke medicine and be expected to participate in and lead multi-disciplinary team meetings. Maintaining a strong focus on the acute nature of the ward and ensuring discharges to the right destination take place is a key requirement of the role.

The post holder will be expected to make a significant contribution to the achievement of the stroke service’s performance targets. This includes the thrombolysis & TIA services. The trust participates in the regional thrombolysis rota. The successful candidates could participate in this rota. 

Working for our organisation

The Great Western Hospital opened in 2002 and has been a Foundation Trust since December 2008. Following a merger with Wiltshire Community Health services (WCHS) in June 2011 the Trust has provided not only acute hospital services but a whole range of community health services in Wiltshire.  Since 1st July 2016, Wiltshire Health and Care have provided community healthcare services for adults in Wiltshire, after being selected by Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) as their chosen provider for at least the next five years. Wiltshire Health and Care is a new partnership formed between Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Royal United Bath NHS Foundation Trust and Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The duties outlined below are not definitive and may be changed in accordance with the needs of the service.

  1. Multidisciplinary team work is envisaged as a key component of the working of this Trust and will involve Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) discussion with other colleagues.
  2. Continuing responsibility for the care of patients in his/her charge, including all administrative duties associated with patient care.
  3. Responsibilities for carrying out teaching, examination and accreditation duties are required, and for contributing to undergraduate and post-graduate and continuing medical education activity.
  4. Provision of cover for Consultant colleagues’ periods of leave in accordance with arrangements agreed within Trust policy.
  5. Participation in clinical audit and in continuing medical education.
  6. Undertaking ward rounds as appropriate.
  7. Providing evidence-based care for patients in a multidisciplinary setting.
  8. Conducting suitable duties in cases of emergencies and unforeseen circumstances.


Person specification


Essential criteria
  • GMC
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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

Dr Stephan Hinze
Job title
Clinical Lead Neurology & Stroke
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Additional information

Contact telephone number: 01793 605099 (secretary for Dr Hinze)

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