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Consultant in Neurology & Neurophysiology

Leeds Teaching Hospitals
£99,532 to £131,964 a year
Closing date
1 Aug 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Contract Type
Full Time
Required to fill this new post within the Neurosciences Department at the Leeds General Infirmary.

We are looking for a Consultant Neurologist and Neurophysiologist (Dual accreditation) based at Leeds General infirmary and might be covering district general hospitals in the West Yorkshire acute trust network (WYAAT). Candidates will work with the existing team to deliver neurophysiology sessions along with neuromuscular and Motor neurone disease MDT clinics.

Consideration will be given to applicants who wish to work full or part time and those wishing to job share.

If shortlisted, you will be required to give a 10-minute presentation on:

How to develop a hub model for neuromuscular and MND services and integrate neurophysiology into this.


Main duties of the job

The present service is well established with 3 Consultants presently in post. Post holder is expected to work along with 18 neurology consultants and 3 neurophysiologists. Leeds has well established MND and neuromuscular service with 3 MND specialist nurses and one neuromuscular nurse. We are seeking a candidate with skills in diagnosing various neuromuscular conditions and work along MND and neuromuscular team. Clinics are delivered at the LGI, Seacroft and Wharfedale sites as well as some remote clinics in the WYATT region.

In addition, the successful candidate will be part of the neurophysiology on call at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals LGI site.

The successful applicant should possess MRCP (or equivalent) and should be included on the Specialist Register or within 6 months of CCT at the time of interview, if currently within a training programme within the UK. In accordance with the consultant appointment regulations, all other categories of doctors must be on the Specialist Register.

Applicants should have established skills in Neurology and Neurophysiology and its related specialties. A strong commitment to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and a research interest is desirable.

About us

Leeds Teaching Hospitals is one the largest teaching hospital trusts in Europe, with access to leading clinical expertise and medical technology. We care for people from all over the country as well as the 780,000 residents of Leeds itself. The Trust has a budget of �1.1 billion. Our 20,000 staff ensure that every year we see and treat over 1,500,000 people in our 2,000 beds or out-patient settings, comprising 100,000 day cases, 125,000 in-patients, 260,000 A& E visits and 1,050,000 out-patient appointments. We operate from 7 hospitals on 5 sites all linked by the same vision, philosophy and culture to be the best for specialist and integrated care.

Our vision is based on The Leeds Way, which is a clear statement of who we are and what we believe, founded on values of working that were put forward by our own staff. Our values are to be:






We believe that by being true to these values, we will consistently achieve and continuously improve our results in relation to our goals, which are to be:

1. The best for patient safety, quality and experience

2. The best place to work

3. A centre of excellence for specialist services, education, research and innovation

4. Hospitals that offer seamless, integrated care

5. Financially sustainable

Job description

Job responsibilities

In relation to this post, Neurophysiology is a diagnostic services and provides electro-encephelography, video telemetry, electromyography, evoked response testing and intraoperative monitoring. There are numerous secondary and tertiary clinical services provided by LTHT that require clinical neurophysiology.

This is a 10 PA substantive consultant post in Neurology and Neurophysiology (dual accreditation).

The aim of the post is:

To increase and flex our outpatient capacity to meet 42 day diagnostic target.

To provide a comprehensive, high standard, in-house clinical neurophysiology service as required of a major tertiary hospital.

To improve patient experience through timely interventions and continuity of workforce.

Development of specialist surgery procedures

Person Specification

Management & Interpersonal Skills


  • Understanding of current issues in the NHS.
  • *Well organised and skilled in good time management.
  • *Effective interpersonal skills.
  • *Demonstrate ability to relate to and work within a team.


  • Attendance at recognised management course.



  • MB BS or equivalent qualification.
  • MRCP or equivalent qualification/demonstration of equivalent experience.
  • Eligible for full registration with the GMC at time of appointment and hold a current licence to practice. YOU MUST STATE YOUR GMC NUMBER IN YOUR APPLICATION FORM.
  • Eligibility to work in the UK.
  • Is up to date and fit to practise safely.


  • Relevant higher degree.



  • Must be able to demonstrate a high level of clinical experience and competence in Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology.
  • Specifically, must demonstrate higher speciality training in more complex techniques in clinical neurophysiology.
  • Evidence of continuous career progression consistent with personal circumstances.

Training, Research, Teaching & Audit


  • Should have completed a recognised training programme in Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology or be able to demonstrate equivalent experience.
  • Evidence of the ability to carry out medical research.
  • Experience in training undergraduate medical students and postgraduate doctors.
  • Experience of participation in regular clinical audit.


  • Previous experience of supervising research by junior staff.
  • Previous attendance on Appraisal Techniques and Small Group Teaching Workshops.

Further Requirements


  • *Hold full GMC Registration with a license to practice.
  • *Entry on the GMC Specialist Register via:
  • -CCT (proposed CCT date must be within 6 months of interview) CESR (or) international applicants should comply with the GMC specialty registration process.

Employer details

Employer name

Leeds Teaching Hospitals


Leeds General Infirmary

Great George Street



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