Applicants are invited for the post of ST1-2 Clinical Fellow (CMT/SHO Level) working at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square. The hospital is internationally renowned as a leading center for clinical care and research. We welcome both trainee neurologists and general medical trainees wishing to gain experience in the management of neurological disorders to inform their future practice. The hospital is closely linked to a number of leading research facilities, and trainees wishing to pursue research interests in future will be well placed to explore this.
Queen Square is minutes from Russell Square and Holborn underground stations in central London and has good transport connections to national rail and bus networks.
We have positions from February 2019 onwards for six months with the possibility to extend.
As the post holder will manage the Neurology inpatients overnight without a registrar on site, experience in general medicine in a UK hospital is preferred.
The postholder will work under similar conditions on the same rota as those on CMT rotation. They will have the opportunity to attend the same teaching and training sessions. However, this post is not recognised for training.
There are a number of different firms at the hospital , and trainees can gain experience in:
Epilepsy and sleep disorders
Parkinsonism and movement disorders
Dementia and cognitive impairment
Neuropathies and myopathies
Neurological intensive care (unique within the UK)
Stroke, including thrombolysis and rehabilitation
Trainees rotate through weeks of inpatient ward work , time on the daycare unit, and dedicated week for outpatient clinic attendance. You may also rotate to the Chalfont site which specialises in Epilepsy.
The neurology posts are a combination of standard hours (usually 9 a.m. to 5.p.m.) and on call shifts at a ratio of 1 in 6
There are daily opportunities to attend teaching. These include grand rounds, clinico-pathologic cases, bedside teaching and consultant-led tutorials, often by international experts. Two teaching sessions are protected: a weekly teaching session for MRCP PACES neurology and a weekly CMT teaching session tied to the curriculum and delivered by consultants.
All trainees will have a named educational supervisor and an electronic portfolio on which to log progress.
*****Please note: Previous applicants need not apply*****
For further details / informal visits contact:
Assistant General Manager for Neurology, Cristina De Rossi via email: [email protected]
Neurology Junior Doctors Recruitment Coordinator, Susan Courquin, via e-mail: [email protected]