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This is an exciting time in Medicine for Older People. We have improved Stroke Services and this is reflected in the achievement of a level A in the Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme for the last 6 reporting periods. This has been due to an MDT approach working with all our colleagues involved in patients’ stroke journey.

We were selected as one of the first sites for the Royal College of Physicians “Future Hospitals” project and a lot of changes have been made to our service provision for older people as a result.

You will be joining a dedicated and passionate multidisciplinary team who are committed to making our Stroke Pathway a reference point of excellence in the Northwest and indeed in the country.

This is an 10.5 programmed activity (PA) post, with 8.0 PA set aside for Direct Clinical Care

(DCC); and 2.5 PA for Supporting Professional Activities (SPA). 1:6 weekend cover.

  • To take a shared role in the development of the stroke medicine service, in conjunction

with the management team and consultant colleagues in the department of Medicine

for Older People.

  • To develop and support sub-acute rehabilitation for stroke patients in community

hospitals and community settings.

  • To provide an TIA service at RBH
  • To provide continued clinical responsibility for the patients under his/her care in

conjunction with colleagues in medicine for older people.

  • To take part in agreed provision of cover for consultant colleagues during leave.
  • To develop and promote services that minimise hospital stay and maximise

opportunities for recovery and independent living.

  • To participate in medical audit and clinical governance.
  • To provide professional supervision, direction and training to junior medical staff.
  • To participate in postgraduate teaching
  • To attend meetings of the Directorate of Medicine for Older People, Rehabilitation and


  • To be part of the MDT on the acute and rehabilitation stroke units
  • To participate in the Hot Consultant acute stroke rota 1 in 6 weekdays 8am to 6.00pm
  • To participate in the Lancashire and Cumbria Telestroke rota – 1 in 15.

Medicine for Older People services are throughout all 4 sites of the Trust with the acute stroke unit and four acute MfOP wards on the Blackburn site and step down and rehabilitation wards on all other 3 sites. The directorate is currently in the process of developing and strengthening its stroke pathway and frailty pathway, ensuring patients are provided with the correct standard of care in the right environment. The directorate also provides Ortho-Geriatric support for the fractured neck of femur pathway.

The directorate provides a comprehensive service for older patients both in hospital and in the surrounding community and comprises of integrated acute services, with designated elderly out-patient and in-patient rehabilitation services.

For further details / informal visits contact: Name: Nick Roberts Job title: Clinical Director Email address: [email protected] Telephone number: 01254 732452

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