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Consultant Neurologist

Job Description

If we receive a high volume of applications we reserve the right to close any vacancies from further applications. Please ensure you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role.

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This is an exciting time to join Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust, as it has recently become one of the first vertically-integrated health and care organisations in the country.

The recent acquisition of the community health and social care provider (Torbay and Southern Devon Health and Care NHS Trust) allows us to radically re-think and re-shape the way we deliver care, free from traditional organisational constraints. This post will offer an opportunity to be part of designing and delivering innovative new services in Torbay and South Devon, including more integrated and streamlined care pathways for patients.

The Medical and Emergency Services Delivery Unit is pleased to be able offer an opportunity to join the Neurology team. We are seeking to recruit a Consultant Neurologist who will help provide a comprehensive service for the population of South Devon in both acute and community settings. Sub-specialty interests would be welcomed and potential applicants are encouraged to discuss this prior to applying.

The post is full-time 10PA.

The successful candidate along with the existing team will be expected to provide support to a variety of neurological conditions and develop the service in conjunction with the Integrated Care Organisation’s strategy.

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust is a busy, successful and progressive hospital located on the English Riviera, surrounded by the stunning coast and countryside of South Devon. The cities of Plymouth and Exeter are close by with access to all major cities via excellent rail links. Opportunities for outdoor activities both on the water and moorland are plentiful. There are many excellent educational facilities in the area and a wide choice of property.

Strong links exist with the Plymouth and Exeter Medical Schools and the South West Peninsula Postgraduate Deanery. Successful candidates will also be offered the opportunity of up to one session per week within a regional neuroscience centre at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth to further a specialist interest.

There is a well-established Neurology department currently consisting of 2 substantive consultants with specialist nurses in Epilepsy, MS and Parkinson’s disease. There are also good links with the Stroke team.

With the transformation into a fully integrated health and care provider, the team are keen to advance innovative new models of care for Torbay and South Devon, with a focus on providing care in the most appropriate setting, closer to home and avoiding unnecessary admission.

Departmental visits are welcome and you can arrange an appointment or have an informal discussion by contacting Dr Will Knight, Clinical Lead for Neurology on  ( Phone number removed ) , Dr Kate Lissett, Clinical Director for Medical Division on  ( Phone number removed )  or Lesley Wade, System Manager on  ( Phone number removed ) .

To apply, please complete the online NHS Jobs application attaching a copy of your CV to your online application.

NO Agencies or Canvassers.

If you would like support completing an application form, please contact the recruitment team on  ( Phone number removed )  where one of our administrators will be able to assist you.


  • All correspondence will be made via NHS Jobs by text and email. Your application status will also be automatically updated as recruitment decisions are made . Please check your email and NHS Jobs account regularly.
  • Note that non-NHS applicants with no previous NHS experience will ordinarily be appointed to the minimum of the band.
  • If you have not received an email inviting you for interview within 28 days of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.
  • Please note: where the post is a temporary position there may be a possibility of the post becoming permanent.

The Trust is committed to preventing discrimination, valuing diversity and achieving equality of opportunity. No person (staff, patient or public) will receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of the nine protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010: Sexual Orientation; Gender; Age; Gender Reassignment; Pregnancy and Maternity; Disability; Religion or Belief (non-belief); Race; Marriage and Civil Partnership. In addition to these nine, the Trusts will not discriminate on the grounds of domestic circumstances, social-economic status, political affiliation or trade union membership.

As an inclusive organisation we welcome applications from people who are underrepresented in the health and care workforce (for example; people from a Black or Minority Ethnic background, people with disabilities and people who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender)

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