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Consultant in Stroke Medicine


Main area
Stroke Medicine
Full time - 10 sessions per week
Job ref
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
£88,364 - £119,133 per annum, pro rata
Salary period
04/04/2023 23:59
Interview date

At NNUH it is our privilege to provide healthcare to over one million people across Norfolk and surrounding areas. Our vision is to ‘provide every patient with the care we want for those we love the most’, and if this inspires you and you share our values, we really want you to join our team. 

Our values support our vision and guide the behaviour of everything we do, these are:


We look after the needs of our patients, carers and colleagues, to provide a safe and caring experience for all.


We act with care, compassion and kindness and value others’ diverse needs.


We take an honest, open and ethical approach to everything we do.


We work as one team and support each other to maintain the highest professional standards.


We continuously learn and improve to achieve the best outcomes for our patients and our hospital. 

Wish you were here? So do we.

We want all our staff to achieve a balance between work and personal life and understand how important flexible working can be.  We welcome applications on a full or part time basis, various shift patterns and hybrid working, where roles allow.


Job overview

Consultant Stroke Services

NNUHFT is a vibrant, aspirational organisation, working towards becoming a Neurosciences Centre of Excellence to respond to the National Stroke Plan. We are looking to add to our established Stroke Services team by appointing a seventh substantive, whole ­time (10PA) Consultant position, to support the expansion of the Stroke Directorate, including the development of mechanical Thrombectomy Services.

A candidate who is unable for personal reasons to undertake the duties of a whole-time post will receive equal consideration.  If such a candidate is appointed the job content will be modified as appropriate in consultation with consultant colleagues and local management.

We welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion.  Additionally, people with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post.  The Trust operates job share and flexible working. 

Main duties of the job

The comprehensive stroke service at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides a full range of services including hyper-acute, rehabilitation and TIA. The Hospital has 1,000 beds and includes more specialist services such as oncology and radiotherapy, neonatology, orthopaedics, plastic surgery, ophthalmology, rheumatology, paediatric medicine and surgery. This Trust is currently developing a mechanical thrombectomy service which should be operational in 2022.

Our hospital treats more than 700,000 people from Norfolk, neighbouring counties and further afield. Our patients are referred to us by local GP practices, other acute hospitals and primary care trusts across the country.

As a university teaching hospital, the Stroke team actively participates in local and national research projects and we have developed our research and development strategy in partnership with the University of East Anglia and other partners within the Norwich Research Park.

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Naval Shinh, Service Director 01603 289439. To learn more about the Trust, please visit our web site.

We welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. 

The Advisory Appointment Committee will sit on 17th May 2023 via Microsoft TEAMS

Working for our organisation

NNUHFT provides a large, high ­volume, stroke service, with 1200 strokes admitted per year. The well-established Stroke Medicine Directorate team are working towards our goal of becoming a Neurosciences Centre of Excellence, with Neurosciences and stroke being one of the Trust’s key strategic priorities. As part of this, one of our key ambitions is to become a consistently SSNAP ‘A’ rated organisation. This work is supported by a dedicated MDT of Neurosciences Nurses, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Dieticians and Psychologists.

The NNUHFT manages the Stroke pathway from the emergency admission, through the Hyper­ Acute stroke Unit (HASU) and Acute Stroke Unit ASU. Our patients have access to both an Early Supportive Discharge (ESD) team and an offsite rehabilitation unit (Beech Ward) which are indirectly managed by the NNUHFT.


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

You will be based at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) with a rotation to our offsite Stroke Rehabilitation Unit at Beech Ward, based at Norwich Community Hospital, part of Norfolk Community Health & Care NHS Trust.

The role is for the provision of consultant medical services to patients admitted onto the Stroke pathway. This includes thrombolysis, HASU ward rounds, ASU ward rounds and rehabilitation ward rounds. Upon commencement, you will agree a personalised job plan, including clinical commitments, as well as the supervision and teaching of junior doctors involved in the care of our patients.

Contributing towards the 7 days a week stroke consultant ward rounds to all of our hyper­ acute stroke patients. There is an on-call rota specifically for Stroke only, with a frequency of approximately 1 in 7 with prospective cover including thrombolysis. Compensatory time off during the week is factored into this rota.

Teaching responsibilities are shared with the stroke consultant colleagues and specialty trainees and consists of a repeating programme of lectures, seminars and tutorials. You may also participate in the teaching programme for the University of East Anglia (UEA) medical students and other clinical professionals involved with the Stroke pathway.  You will be encouraged to participate in ongoing research studies.

All consultants, including the appointee, are involved in implementing the Trust’s Clinical Governance programme. This includes active participation in clinical audit, quality, clinical guidelines/pathways, professional development, appraisal and risk management.

Please read the attached detailed job description 

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Full GMC Registration
  • MRCP
  • CCT (Proposed CCT date must be within 6 months of the interview) • CESR or • European Community Rights
  • An appropriate accreditation in Stroke Medicine or equivalent speciality


Essential criteria
  • Training and expertise in children’s safeguarding
  • Applicants who are Nationals from other European country or elsewhere overseas would have to show equivalence to the 5 years training period in the National Health Service required for the specialty.


Essential criteria
  • Ability to communicate effectively with patients, clinical colleagues and support staff.
  • Capable of working in a multi-disciplinary team.
Desirable criteria
  • Training/experience in a neurological subspecialty complementary to those of existing consultants

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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 Naval Shinh
Job title
Consultant & Service Director for Stroke Services
Email address
Telephone number
01603 287653