We are seeking to appoint a Consultant Neurologist to work with four dynamic and forward
thinking Neurologists in the county of Somerset. Any sub-specialty interest would be
considered. The successful applicant will work as part of the Neurology team rotating
between inpatient or outpatient based clinical duties. The job is based at Musgrove Park
Hospital in Taunton but will also involve visiting Yeovil District Hospital on the east side of
the County one day per week.
Specialty education meetings take place once a week at Southmead Hospital in Bristol and
the post will also involve commitments to undergraduate and postgraduate education.
The post does not have any on-call commitments at present.
Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton is a successful, progressive and ambitious District
General Hospital, the largest in Somerset providing acute and community services to
330,000 people living in Somerset. Musgrove Park Hospital is a Foundation Trust which
employs 4,000 staff, has approximately 550 beds and in addition to usual District General
Hospital services, there is also Vascular Surgery, Spinal Surgery, Paediatrics , ENT, Maxillofacial surgery and Ophthalmology on site.
Musgrove Park Academy is the focus of medical education in the Trust, and also houses a
high fidelity simulator suite. Musgrove Park was recently assessed as good by the Care
Quality Commission (CQC).
Taunton is situated in the south-west of England, just off the M5 motorway, 37 miles north of
Exeter and 48 miles south of Bristol, both of which have airports. Taunton is less than 2
hours by rail from London. Somerset is the location of Exmoor National Park and several
areas of outstanding natural beauty. There is easy access to large areas of the coast.
All applicants must either be on the GMC specialist register or within 6 months of obtaining
such at the time of interview.
For further details / informal visits contact:
NameDr Simon ShieldsJob titleConsultant Neurologist and Clinical Service LeadEmail addresssimon.shields@SomersetFT.nhs.ukTelephone number01823 342139Additional contact information
Informal enquires would be welcomed to Dr Simon Shields, Clinical Lead on 01823 342139