BDI Resourcing are seeking 2 dynamic and enthusiastic consultants with the passion to develop and deliver high-quality stroke care for our Somerset population.

The Role:

  • Hyper-acute and Acute stroke care including 7-day HASU ward rounds 24/7 stroke thrombolysis supported by the AGWS stroke network, including pathway for stroke thrombectomy in Bristol Southmead Hospital
  • 7-day TIA clinics with dedicated slots for MRI brain and carotid imaging
  • Outpatient stroke follow-up and spasticity clinics
  • Rehabilitation through to Williton Community Hospital (13-bed stroke rehabilitation unit) and South Petherton Community Hospital (16-bed stroke rehabilitation unit) and Early Supported Discharge (ESD)
  • Stroke Research: - broad portfolio of multicentre research trials across hyper-acute and acute stroke care, and rehabilitation, as part of Peninsula Stroke Research network
  • The stroke service has excellent support from radiology, including our very successful Direct-to-CT pathway for all patients with suspected stroke, facilitating prompt access to brain imaging (CT +/- CT angiography) and admission to the stroke unit.
  • Our new third MRI scanner and CT-perfusion software will enable us to set up a pathway and protocol for CT-perfusion and acute MRI imaging for selected patients with suspected stroke, in line with national recommendations from the GIRFT stroke programme.



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