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  • Advert number: 278901-0
  • Posted Date: 04/07/11
  • Closing Date: 22/07/11

Royal Preston Hospital
Reference: MS1166
We require a Locum Consultant Neurologist as soon as possible to cover a period of sick leave, for a period of six months initially. The post will provide Neurology Services at Royal Blackburn Hospital.
 You will join an existing team of ten Consultant Neurologists within the Regional Neurosciences Centre at Royal Preston Hospital, which also includes eight Consultant Neurosurgeons, three Consultant Neurophysiologists, four Consultant Neuroradiologists and two Consultant Neuropathologists.
 Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust forms one of the major Acute Trusts in the North West with a complement of over 1100 beds for a local population of 390,000 and a regional population of 1.5 million. We have all of the usual specialties on site as well as being a Tertiary Centre for Lancashire and South Cumbria in the departments of Neurosciences, Oncology, Plastic Surgery and Renal Medicine. Undergraduate medical student teaching commenced in 2003 and the Trust has active research links with the Universities of Manchester, Lancaster and Central Lancashire.
 Lancashire is an attractive area to live and has many facilities available locally. The cities of Manchester and Liverpool are within easy reach.  Recreational facilities are many and varied, with the Lake District, Ribble Valley, Yorkshire Dales and Fylde Coast nearby.
 Any person who is unable to work full time for personal reasons will be eligible to be considered for the post. Applicants should hold or be eligible for Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) within six months of interview.
 Informal enquiries and requests to visit the hospitals are welcome and should be made, following shortlisting, with Mr Sean Hughes, Medical Director, and Tony Curtis, Chief Executive, telephone: 01772 522692.
 Clinical enquiries may be made at any time to Dr David Shakespeare, Clinical Director, telephone: 01772 524771 and Dr Tahir Majeed, Chair of Neurology, telephone: 01772 522556.
 To obtain a copy of the application form and job description/person specification, please email: Please forward your completed application pack to Stephanie Blinston, Medical Staffing Officer, Chorley and South Ribble District General Hospital, Preston Road, Chorley PR7 1PP. Closing date: 22nd July 2011.