Specialty Doctor in Stroke Medicine

  • £51,000 - £80,000
  • East Midlands
  • Fixed

A stroke medicine doctor in the NHS is dedicated to diagnosing, treating, and managing the rehabilitation of patients who have suffered a stroke. There is a high demand for stroke care, providing many opportunities to make a meaningful impact on patients' lives. Stroke medicine is an excellent way to enter the NHS system for doctors with experience in general medicine and have a special interest in neurology or stokes. Most patients that stroke doctors see are elderly, meaning you will often be working in tandem with other medical professionals, such as Geriatricians and Neurologists. This opportunity is perfect for international doctors with experience in general medicine and are looking to begin specializing in stroke medicine.

Main Duties:

  • Diagnosing and assessing patients with suspected or confirmed strokes.
  • Providing acute medical care to stroke patients in hospitals or specialized stroke units.
  • Ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests, such as brain imaging (CT or MRI scans) and blood tests.
  • Formulating and implementing treatment plans for stroke patients, including medication management and rehabilitation.
  • Collaborating with other healthcare professionals, such as neurologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and speech therapists, to provide comprehensive care.
  • Monitoring patients' progress and adjusting treatment plans accordingly.
  • Educating patients and their families about stroke prevention, lifestyle modifications, and the management of post-stroke symptoms.
  • Participating in stroke research and clinical trials to advance knowledge and improve patient outcomes.
  • Participating in stroke care quality improvement initiatives to enhance the overall care provided to patients.
  • Engaging in continuing medical education to stay updated on the latest developments and best practices in stroke care.
  • To supervise and training medical staff and junior doctors where necessary, as well as participate in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.
  • Participate in on-call duties.

The Hospital:

There are over 70 beds combined in the acute stroke units between the multiple sites of this Trust, which cater to acute stroke cases and rehabilitation patients. You will be joining a team of consultants, who will supervise you in performing duties, such as stroke thrombolysis, inpatient referrals, and ward rounds. There are also great teaching opportunities in this Trust, as the stroke department has a commitment to continuously teach and guide undergraduate and junior doctors. The stroke department is also actively involved in various multicenter studies and research projects.

The location:

This hospital is in a city in the East of England, and it offers a compelling environment for international doctors. With its modern medical facilities and a diverse population, the city is welcoming and inclusive, providing access to advanced healthcare resources. With a more affordable cost of living than major UK cities, this city appeals to those seeking a comfortable lifestyle while maintaining a fulfilling professional career. Surrounded by countryside and green spaces, the area offers opportunities for outdoor activities and relaxation. Excellent transport links make travel within the UK and internationally convenient. For doctors interested in research, collaboration possibilities with local medical institutions and universities is also available. The city's smaller size and friendly atmosphere contribute to a balanced work-life dynamic. The growing population and diverse healthcare needs also create various career opportunities for international doctors.


To apply for this position, you will need the following:

  • Full MRCP (or equivalent)
  • Full GMC registration with a license to practice.
  • Wide range of experience in a medicine field.

How BDI Resourcing can support

When choosing to apply for your next role with BDI Resourcing, you’ll have the full support of an expert recruitment team who will assist, as standard, with:

  • CV Preparation using our recognised bespoke guidance
  • Application support with expert knowledge of specialisms, NHS and local support
  • Video based Interview Preparation using specific example questions according to job role
  • Contract and offer negotiations for salary, relocation packages, tenure and more

Once you have accepted your new role, you’ll then be met by one of our dedicated relocation executives who will guide you through all the way to starting to your new role including:

  • Document gathering and checking
  • COS and Visa Application support if applicable
  • Short- and long-term accommodation sourcing
  • Travel Arrangements
  • Family support for finding schools and any other aspects of pastoral care

How to Apply

To apply for this role, simply send your CV through to apply@bdiresourcing.com and one of our specialist medicine team can pick it up. If you have any questions or would like to know more, please email your queries through to the same address and one of our team will be in touch.

Ana Nikolova Trainee Recruitment Consultant

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