The National Spinal Injuries Centre at Stoke Mandeville Hospital

Consultant in Spinal Injuries Rehabilitation Medicine

Full Time Post

The National Spinal Injuries Centre (NSIC) has been serving patients since 1944 and has established an international reputation for the quality of its services. Most recently the NSIC became the first unit in the UK to achieve international accreditation for excellence in the care of adults and children with spinal cord injury.

We offer diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation for patients with traumatic and non-traumatic spinal cord injuries. Patients are referred from all over the UK and from many countries around the world.

The NSIC is a purpose built and well-equipped spinal centre, with 103 beds divided between acute admissions, readmissions and rehabilitation. On average the centre admits 130 to 150 traumatic and non-traumatic new cases of spinal cord damage a year. There are also in the region of 600 further emergency and elective admissions to the unit. The NSIC out-patient department reviews around 4,000 patients a year.

Applications are invited for the post of Consultant in Spinal Injuries Rehabilitation Medicine, a substantive consultant post in a team of six spinal cord injury consultants. The successful candidate will have appropriate training in rehabilitation medicine and specific spinal cord injury experience.

We warmly welcome the development of special interests within the field of spinal cord injury to develop or enhance those of the existing consultants. We’re also looking for a strong commitment to service development and improvement in the provision of spinal cord injury services within the Centre.

Support is provided by an establishment of five junior grade doctors, six middle grade doctors, and strong multi-disciplinary teams in physiotherapy, occupational therapy, clinical psychology, speech and language therapy, dietetics and nursing. The centre also benefits from a case management team, co-ordinating the discharge of patients from the centre, and contributions from a range of medical and surgical services from within the wider healthcare Trust. There are also opportunities for research in the department

Applicants must hold full GMC Registration and be on, or eligible for entry to the GMC Specialist Register or within 6 months of completion of training at time of interview. They must also be able to demonstrate a wide range of experience in all aspects of rehabilitation medicine.

This is a permanent position, however fixed term would be considered (please specify this in your application).

The planned AAC Interview date is Wednesday 18 November 2020.

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further information please contact Dr Allison Graham, 01296 315851 or [email protected]