Specialty Doctor in Stroke

  • £52,530 – £82,400
  • West Midlands
  • Fixed

Working as a specialty doctor in stroke medicine provides you with the opportunity to work in a hyper-acute stroke unit, aid patients through stroke rehabilitation, and be a vital part of the discharge team. The majority of patients seen by stroke doctors are elderly, so you will often work with other healthcare professionals like Geriatricians and Neurologists. This opportunity is well-suited for international doctors with a background in general medicine who have an interest in stroke medicine or neurology.

Main Duties: 

  • Provide prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of stroke cases.
  • Take part in daily ward rounds in stroke wards.
  • Participate in outpatient clinics.
  • Participate in the on-call rota, as required.
  • Contribute to the teaching and education of junior doctors and medical students.
  • Complete medical audit.
  • Collaborate with neurologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and speech therapists.
  • Participate in stroke research and clinical trials to advance knowledge and improve patient outcomes.

The Hospital:

The stroke department includes a neurovascular clinic, rehabilitation, supported discharge, and an acute geriatric service for elderly patients who have suffered acute cases of stroke. The acute stroke units across various sites within this Trust collectively boast more than 50 beds, dedicated to addressing both acute stroke cases and rehabilitation patients. The front door team at the hospital specialize in providing early input as soon as patients come in. Upon joining, you'll become part of a consultant-led team overseeing stroke thrombolysis, inpatient referrals, and ward rounds. This Trust offers excellent teaching prospects, with a commitment from the stroke department to consistently educate and mentor undergraduate and junior doctors. Additionally, the stroke department actively engages in diverse multicenter studies and research projects.

The location:

Situated in the West of England, this city provides an appealing setting for international doctors. With modern medical facilities and a diverse population, the city is known for its welcoming and inclusive atmosphere. With a cost of living lower than that of major UK cities, it is an ideal choice for those desiring a comfortable lifestyle while pursuing a rewarding professional career. Surrounded by scenic countryside and green spaces, the area presents opportunities for outdoor activities and relaxation. Efficient transport links make travel convenient both within the UK and internationally. For doctors with an interest in research, collaborative possibilities with local medical institutions and universities are readily available. The city's smaller size and friendly ambiance contribute to a balanced work-life dynamic. This also makes it ideal for family coming to the UK who are looking for a peaceful and safe environment for their kids.


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

  • Full MRCP 
  • GMC with license to practice.
  • Experience in General Medicine
  • Seeing patients with cases of stoke 

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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