An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Clinical Fellow in Paediatric Neurology at Evelina Children's Hospital. The service based at the Evelina is the regional centre for Paediatric Neurology for South Thames. There are over 800 acute in patient admissions per year and over 150 day cases. Approximately 2000 new cases are seen in outpatients (including regional clinics) and 4000 follow-ups.
The trainee will be exposed to a wide variety of neurological conditions both acute and chronic in both the outpatient and inpatient settings. The post will offer opportunities to develop skills in multidisciplinary management of childhood neurology and in the use and interpretation of neuro-imaging methods, and neurophysiological tests. A large number of multidisciplinary clinics also take place, which provide further components towards neuro-disability and general neurology exposure. They include complex epilepsy, neuromuscular and peripheral neuropathy, neuropathic bladder, movement therapy, neuro-ophthalmology, joint genetics clinic, spina bifida, neurofibromatosis, neurological dysphagia, neuro-haematology (held with KCH for sickle cell cerebral vasculopathy) and a scoliosis clinic. The “One small Step” laboratory for gait analysis is located at Guy’s.
Guy’s and St Thomas’ is one of the largest hospital trusts in the United Kingdom, with around 13,200 staff; an annual turnover of more than £1.2 billion; and 2 million patient contacts a year. The trust hospitals have a long and proud history, dating back almost 900 years, and have been at the forefront of medical progress and innovation since they were founded. We continue to build on these traditions and have a reputation for clinical, teaching and research excellence.
As an organisation they are committed to developing our services in ways that best suit the needs of our patients. This means that some staff groups will increasingly be asked to work a more flexible shift pattern so that they can offer services in the evenings or at weekends. They also have a positive approach to corporate social responsibility and are keen to engage our staff in an agenda that ranges from promoting environmental sustainability to the creation of local employment opportunities.
The trust is part of King’s Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC), a pioneering collaboration between one of the world’s leading research-led universities and three of London’s most successful NHS Foundation Trusts. The AHSC is one of only five in the UK and consists of King’s College London and Guy’s and St Thomas’, King’s College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts.
Across the AHSC around 3 million patients are seen a year; have 30,000 staff; 20,000 students; and a combined annual turnover of £2.6 billion. The AHSC brings together the best of basic and translational research, clinical excellence and world-class teaching to deliver groundbreaking advances in physical and mental healthcare.