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Consultant in Stroke

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

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Stroke Medicine
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
10 sessions per week (Full Time)
Job ref
£79,860 - £107,668 per annum pro rata
Salary period
03/01/2021 23:59

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust is now one of the largest trusts in the country, serving a population of 1.2 million people. Our newly formed Trust, comprising acute hospital sites at Broomfield in Chelmsford, Basildon and Southend,  is determined to provide the best health services for its local population. We are a well-led, high-performing and innovative organisation working in the best interests of the people we serve.


With a workforce of approximately 15,000 staff, we can now do more and go further in delivering health services to our local communities.  


Our ambition is to deliver excellent local and specialist services, to improve the health and wellbeing of our patients, and provide a vibrant place for staff to develop, innovate and build careers.


Patients will experience improved care as well as fewer delays and cancellations.  We are able to provide more once-in-a-lifetime specialist care region-wide. With our new trust size will come more opportunities for development, research, networking and innovation.


We  aim to make the most of our skills and experiences so we can become the best we can be. As one organisation we will recruit the finest and retain more specialist staff due to more employment opportunities across our Trust.


We will deliver safe and high-quality services and be an employer of choice for our workforce.


We are ‘one team, working together’.


 Stroke Medicine Consultant salary range £79,860 - £107,668

 AAC Panel date:  TBC

Realising your potential with Mid Essex Hospitals

This post is one of a number of opportunities within our hospitals and our partner hospitals as we transition into a ‘Group’ hospital model. Our focus is around expanding our services, to serve our thriving and vibrant community. 

You may wish to further develop your clinical career with a specialist interest, or aspire to be a Clinical Leader or Educator to lead innovative services, and expand the training we offer to our trainees into the future.

Our trainees, are appointed through the new Chelmsford based Anglia Ruskin Medical School, and consistently rate their training experience with us as being excellent to very good.

To explore what could be available to you to advance your potential within this role, or to arrange an informal social visit to enjoy our location and to meet our dedicated, professional and diverse colleagues. Interested applicants are invited in the first instance to contact:

Dr Kirthivasan, email Ramanathan.Kirthivasan@meht.nhs.uk (Stroke Lead) telephone 01245 513714;  Dr Matt Sweeting, email matthew.sweeting@meht.nhs.uk , Divisional Director for Medicine and Emergency Services

Location, with a relocation policy package

 Chelmsford is set within picturesque ‘Constable’ countryside. With a variety of places to explore, sites to see, plenty of shopping experiences, great restaurants and theatre, as well as the home to ‘Essex cricket club’ there really is something for everyone!  

2018, the ‘Times’ voted Chelmsford as best place to live in the UK, regional winner.

Our hospital has an outstanding nursery. We are spoilt for choice with excellent schools, housing and transport links. Central London is a 25 minute train ride, Stansted airport 30 minutes away, and the beach 20 miles away.

Further information on our location can be found via the Visit Essex website.

Trust IDApprenticeships logoNo smoking policyDisability confident employer

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr. Ramanathan Kirthivasan - Lead Stroke Consultant and Clinical Director on ramanathan.kirthivasan@meht.nhs.uk 

Dr Matt Sweeting - Divisional Director on matthew.sweeting@meht.nhs.uk

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Contact us

  • Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
    Nethermayne, Basildon
    Essex  SS16 5NL
    Switchboard: 01268 524900

  • The Essex Cardiothoracic Centre
    Nethermayne, Basildon
    Essex SS16 5NL
    Switchboard: 01268 524900

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