How can I find a neurology job in the NHS? 

  • November 05, 2021

NHS jobs for neurologists from outside the UK can be found in a variety of ways, which for some doctors can sometimes be time-consuming and confusing.

Working with IMG Connect will give you easy access to vacancies for consultants, clinical fellows, registrars, specialty doctors, trust doctors, as well as LAS posts.

The IMG Connect job search is a dedicated online recruitment service for overseas doctors looking to secure a job in the NHS. View our latest Doctor Jobs in the NHS, here

Save time and get expert advice based on your preferences 

Performing a job search online can take up a lot of your time, so at IMG Connect we are here to do the time-consuming work for you. Upon registering, you will have a dedicated consultant whose role is to find jobs that match your skills, and apply for NHS jobs on your behalf. 

You can receive jobs updates by E-mail to view new posts to suit your job search every day.

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It really is that easy, so why not take advantage of our resources, time and energy to find you the right job in the NHS suited to your preferences. By providing us with some key details we can quickly assess which jobs are best suited to your preferences, and even email you job alerts for new exciting roles which we think will interest you!

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When looking for a Neurology job in the NHS, it can be hard to try to find out key information before applying, such as:

  • What specialty specific training there will be? 
  • Am I likely to get a training post after taking this role?
  • Can the trust support CESR applicants and is their CESR programme established enough for my needs? 
  • What career progression is available for me within the Neurology Specialty? 
  • What is the job plan and how much time will I spend on the ward? 
  • What is it like to work and live there? 
  • What salary will I get paid, and can I get extra pay for additional shifts? 

It can be tricky to get all the answers you want before applying online, so we spend our time getting to know both our clients and you, finding out as much key information as possible to help you to make the right decisions. Including details on the neurology department, hospital & trust, as well as an overview of what it is like to live in the area, including housing and the cost of living, as well as access to schools for your children, childcare and finding work for spouses. 

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We will also provide you with top tips on CV writing, job applications and interviews, ensuring that your application and interview makes the most impact with our NHS clients. 

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Once registered, you can quickly search and apply for NHS jobs using our job search, and take advantage of many useful articles written to support you through your journey to the UK. In addition, when you sign up to 'job alerts' we will automatically email you each time a relevant Neurology vacancy comes available that you may be interested in.

Once logged in, you can also save job details and make applications. 

By registering with IMG Connect, you will:

  • Have a dedicated consultant who understands your preferences and will do the time-consuming job searches and applications for you.
  • Find your ideal NHS position among thousands of unadvertised vacancies - from consultant to registrar, or specialty doctor to SHO. 
  • Be the first to hear about new vacancies – registering with IMG Connect means that your CV will gain priority with our NHS clients, and will professionally represented by international recruitment experts.

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If you want to find out more about the many different neurology roles available within the NHS - it only takes a minute to register with IMG Connect and receive expert advice and representation. We have helped many overseas neurologists into consultant, specialty doctor, registrar, clinical fellow and staff grade NHS roles, whilst offering expert guidance to many more IMGs on NHS doctor pay, royal college qualifications and English language testing. We’d be happy to help you!


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51,000 - 83,000

An outstanding opportunity for motivated and enthusiastic Middle Grade Doctors in General Medicine with medical sub-specialties being considered, such as stroke, neurology, respiratopry, acute and general medicine, gastroenterology and diabetes & endocrine. The trust houses four main hospitals, offering busy, modern & well-equipped departments. This is a great NHS job opportunity suitable for candidates holding specialisation in the EEA, or for experienced IMGs looking to complete CESR.


The University Health Board provides healthcare services to a total population of three towns. The Health Board provides Acute, Primary, Community, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities services via General and Community Hospitals, Health Centres, GP\'s, Dentists, Pharmacists and Optometrists and other sites. They also provides a range of services for people living in south Gwynedd and Powys. Integrated health boards are a key first step in creating a world class NHS in Wales. The Health Board has 11,000 members of staff provide primary, community, in-hospital, mental health and learning disabilities services for around 384,000 people across a quarter of the landmass of Wales. 

The University Health Board have always aimed to provide safe and timely care for their patients. The Health Board continuously make improvements in order to be better. The Health Board partners with the local government and the third sector to improve local care services and ensure that the right care is provided in the right place, at the right time.

The Health Board shape the identity of their organisation and act as a guiding light for their employees. They aim to be an enjoyable and fulfilling place to work at.


The University Health Board is in an area wherein there are excellent choice of schools and very reasonable property prices while having a picturesque countryside view. Carmarthenshire is home to the Brecon Beacons, National Botanic Gardens of Wales and some of the longest and most beautiful beaches. West Wales provides wonderful lifestyle opportunities.

There are other activities such as climbing and mountain biking, as well as walking, surfing, fishing, sailing and hiking. There are also excellent road and rail connections to London and the larger cities. Wales has a low crime rate and is a safe and friendly place to live and work.


The Health Board has University status with strong links to other Universities to develop and strengthen multi-profession teaching. This initiative programme aims to engage and capture the enthusiasm and commitment of their up and coming clinicians in Wales in addressing Prudent Health Cares. 

They have an 8-room Clinical Research Facility in PPH, with state of the art facilities that opened in 2012 and new initiatives involve BioBanking, EU Lead for telemonitoring at scale and new Clinical Research Fellowships.


EEA Candidates:

  • Board Certified Specialist (desirable)
  • Experience working across / in medicine specialties

Non-EEA Candidates:

  • Experience working across / in medicine specialties
  • Full MRCP UK
  • Eligibility for GMC registration

UK based applicants

  • Experience working across / in medicine specialties
Overseas doctors with interests in entering specialty training programmes and working towards CCT are strongly encouraged to apply for this post in a beautiful region of the UK.
88,364 - 119,133

We are recruiting for an experienced and motivated Consultant Physician in Stroke Medicine to join a friendly and enthusiastic team in the Midlands. This is an excellent opportunity for candidates who are interested in securing CESR within 1 - 2 years. 

What is the Trust like?

The Trust is one of the largest acute and community providers in the West Midlands having more than 850 beds on one of their 3 sites in the area. The trust has had a new £38 million Emergency Department was opened at the Hospital. Boasting 30 treatment rooms for minor injuries, 18 for major injuries and a resuscitation area for adults, as well as a dedicated paediatric area for children, one of the largest in the region.

The trust has also been rated outstanding in caring in February 2002 by the CQC following an inspection. Additionally in 2018, a new 2.4 million Stroke Unit opened at one of their sites, now all suspected stroke cases from the near by cities are treated in this specialist unit. 

What is the Department Like? 
Our Stroke service provides Hyper-acute and Acute Care for the combined populations of all the peripheral areas with the hospital  which has a combined population of around 600000 people. 
The department provides a 24/7 service for stroke thrombolysis and thrombectomy pathway consisting of 2 ring-fenced HASU beds for Stroke admissions out of 12 designated HASU beds with a dedicated consultant as a part of rota. The department also consist 24/7 access to CT clinics, 3 CT scanners along with 3 MRI scanners (4th MRI is currently being deployed). In Addition to that, the department have rapid access to outpatient CTAs and have a very efficient pathway with the Vascular service for rapid carotid endartectomy intervention if that is required.

Career Development & Opportunities Available 

The Trust has a busy, proactive Research & Development Directorate with an overall objective to improve patient care, treatment and quality of life by the performance and dissemination of clinical research and innovation. A mentoring programme is in place for consultants at the Trust and newly appointed consultants are routinely offered a consultant mentor in line with Royal College and GMC requirements. The trust located closely to Birmingham aims to provide high quality undergraduate medical education at University of Birmingham to inspire our future doctors to deliver excellent medical care and patient safety.

Life in the West Midlands

Based is a modern industrial city situated on the midlands. It is compact, with no boundary more than four miles from the centre and is approximately a 30-minute drive to Birmingham (15 miles), 1 hour 20 minutes to Manchester (60 miles). The city is an urban, multi-ethnic city with a population of around 250,000. The wider hospital catchment area has a population of in excess of 350,000. With more than 600 shops, bars, café and restaurants, the city is not only a great place to work but also somewhere to relax and enjoy. The city centre is just a 10-minute bus ride from the Hospital. 

The nearby countryside of Staffordshire and Shropshire is delightful. To the north is Cannock Chase and to the west the Shropshire borders with attractions of Bridgnorth, the Clee Hills, the Long Mynd, Wenlock Edge, and the Severn Valley. South of Wolverhampton, the City of Worcester is easily accessible, and to the west north-Wales can be reached in just over an hour. The area has a large network of canals, the majority renovated, offering adjacent housing and popular for narrow boat holidays.

Am I eligible for this role?

To be eligible for this vacancy you will need the following: 

EEA candidates: 

  • Recognised European Medical Degree
  • Specialist Qualification in Neurology & Stroke Medicine
  • IELTS or OET 

Non-EEA candidates: 

  • MRCP (UK)
  • IELTS or OET 

UK-based candidates: 

  • Within six months of CCT or CCT Holder

This is a great opportunity for any experienced physicians interested in Stroke Medicine. 

99,532 - 131,964

We are recruiting for an experienced and motivated Consultant Physician in Stroke Medicine to join a friendly and enthusiastic team in the North West of England. 
This is an excellent opportunity for candidates who are interested in securing CESR within 1 - 2 years. The post involves out-patient and in-patient duties and a regular commitment to both in-reach into the medical admissions unit and on-call for general medicine.

What is the trust like?

The Trust was formed on 1 October 2019 with the merger of two large tertiary trusts partnering with wider areas of the North West of England to become one of the first 14 areas nationally to be confirmed as an Integrated Care System. The trust services to a half a million people. We’re responsible for delivering over 70 services across 15 main locations and we employ over 6500 members of staff.

What is the department like? 

The Trust is excited to be developing a Hyper-Acute Stroke Unit (HASU) at the Cumberland Infirmary site which will comprise a 10 bedded HAS unit at CIC, a further 25 acute and rehabilitation beds, and a further 15 acute and rehabilitation beds at WCH. If you successful, you will join the newly forming team and have the opportunity to contribute to this exciting development for our patients in both the Cumberland Infirmary and the West Cumberland Hospital. You would also be instrumental in the establishment of a high quality stroke service across North Cumbria. The planned 7-day service model will allow the delivery of 7-day stroke / TIA clinics which will rapidly speed up diagnosis and therapeutic intervention, and will provide an integrated pathway into community services.

This development was implemented in the last few years, with the new service becoming increasingly embedded into Integrated Care Communities (ICCs) specialist ESSD rehabilitation that is delivered at local level under the joint management of the ICC and the ESSD coordination team.

Career Development and Opportunities available

The posts represent a fantastic career opportunity for clinicians with drive and commitment to completing CESR and securing a permanent consultant post. The opportunity to work closely with an experienced consultant and management structure is excellent.This is an opportunity to join an organisation in which Clinicians are at the forefront of management. 

International candidates are welcome and CESR will be supported. Direct input will be provided on a regular basis from the Clinical Director, with opportunity for shadowing, lists and portfolio building built into the job plan. The team has recent experience of supporting IMGs with the CESR process, benefiting any newly appointed candidate.  The remainder of the appointee’s professional time will be deployed flexibly on other clinical duties, administration, teaching, research, clinical audit and continuing medical education. The Trust supports the requirements for continuing professional development as laid down by the Royal College of Physicians and is committed to providing time and financial support for these activities.

The successful candidate will be encouraged to develop any particular interest she or he has and a timetable will be agreed in advance, to reflect the particular interests of the applicant, the specialist interests of the existing Consultants, and the needs of the Trust.There is considerable opportunity for an appointee to develop sub-specialist services

Life in the area

This is an opportunity to develop your career in supportive and friendly town in the North West of England, set in fantastic scenery. The local are is also surrounded by beautiful countryside, with national parks on your doorstep. 
Cost of living in this area is excellent, making this a brilliant location to settle & buy property. The area provides excellent educational, cultural and sporting facilities, making this a fantastic location for families.

Am I eligible for this role?

To be eligible for this vacancy you will need the following: 

EEA candidates: 

  • Recognised European Medical Degree
  • European Specialist Qualification in Neurology or Geriatric Medicine (with experience in Stroke Medicine)
  • IELTS or OET 

Non-EEA candidates: 

  • MRCP(UK) or equivalent
  • IELTS or OET 
  • Experience in Stroke Medicine and thrombolysis

UK-based candidates: 

  • Within six months of CCT or CCT Holder

Overseas stroke medicine physicians with experience in thrombolysis are encouraged to apply! The department will support any CESR applications to enable IMGs to apply for specialist registration in Stroke Medicine, or Geriatric Medicine. 

99,532 - 131,964
An excellent opportunity for highly specialised consultant in Neurology and Stroke Medicine looking for CESR Support. This opportunity is best suited to those looking for a calm atmosphere, whilst the location offers a great mix of culture, countryside, and high quality schools. Equally, UK-based doctors who are looking to further careers in the UK will find themselves very happy here in these beautiful surroundings.

What is the Trust look like?

The NHS trust situated in the North West England consists of 4 main hospitals providing services for acute hospitals and also local GPs. All our hospitals provide a range of planned care including outpatients, diagnostics, therapies, day case and inpatient surgery. The trust has won the Diverse Company Award in the National Diversity Awards (NDAs) in 2020 welcoming IMGs from different part of the world to join their team. In July 2015 the trust was the first, and so far only, to get an increase in the NHS tariff for its services agreed by Monitor (NHS) because of its "increased costs associated with this trust running health services across multiple sites in rural locations" and this is expected to increase the trust's income by more than £20 million per year. The trust consists of Emergency Department, the Acute Medical Unit (AMU), the Acute Frailty Unit (AFU), Huggett Suite (Acute Stroke), Coronary Care Unit (CCU) and a Medical Same Day Emergency Care unit (SDEC). Currently, the trust sees approximately 350 Stroke admissions per year to one of the hospital

What does the stroke department look like?

The stroke service consists of six acute stroke beds and an assessment bay benefitting from an investment of £1million in 2017. The post holder would be expected to contribute to daily weekday Stroke Consultant rounds, and the Stroke Consultants provide face-to-face Thrombolysis within normal weekday working hours and the Emergency Department team access the tele stroke service out of hours for support. There is a 7-day Advanced Nurse Practitioner / Stroke specialist nurse service attending all stroke patients presenting in ED. The stroke unit has a combined of 32 beds - 6 acute and 25 rehab along with neurosurgical and thrombectomy services available at one of the hospitals. The division provides a wide range of techniques and services, including endocrine investigations; DEXA scanning; GI endoscopy; bronchoscopy; chemotherapy; a cardiac, respiratory and oesophageal function laboratory; and ward-based non-invasive positive pressure ventilation.

Career Development & Opportunities Available 

Career development opportunities are plenty at the trust. The Stroke Centre is one of the highest performing centres in the UK achieving all the required targets and supports the requirements for CME as recommended by the Royal College of Physicians and is committed to providing time and financial support for these activities
The trust also provides an opportunity for an optional Tele-stroke on call when required with active, innovative and handles virtually 100% of secondary general medical referrals for its area with respect to all subspecialties. 

Life in North West England

North West England has the Lake District, Pennines, and the Scottish and Welsh Borders, as well as some fabulous coastline. The largest natural lake in England (Windermere), the deepest lake in England (Wast Water), the highest lake in England, (Broad Craig Tarn), and the highest peak (Scafell Pike) in England are all in the North West. The area has some amazing countryside, culture events, history, and state of the art shopping facilities. 
With excellent schools around the area with some of the best secondary school education in the county, the area is less crowded and with low of living. The city provided excellent amenities improving the quality of life. There are some affluent areas, and property prices can vary depending on the quality of home, but compared to the South of England, whether renting or buying a new home, you will definitely get a more spacious home for your money.

To be eligible for this vacancy you will need the following:   

EEA candidates: 

  • Recognised Specialist Qualification in Neurology & Stroke
  • IELTS or OET 

 Non-EEA candidates: 

  • MRCP (UK) or GMC recognised qualification
  • IELTS or OET 

 UK-based candidates: 

  • Full GMC registration
  • Within 6 months of obtaining CCT in Stroke Medicine at time of interview
If you are interested in working for a high performing hospital trust in the North West of England, nearby to one of the UK's largest and most diverse cities in Manchester, with neighbouring towns of Preston, Bolton and Blackburn nearby then apply today!
99,532 - 131,964

An excellent opportunity for an experienced Consultant in Stroke Medicine to join a Health Board in North Wales that promotes equality and diversity. If you love a challenge, have a passion to help others or simple fancy a fresh start, then this Health Board has all the ingredients. The post if suitable for overseas consultants, including candidates who are pursuing CESR. Specialists in Stroke Medicine holding a specialist certification would be suitable for this post, based on experience entering at either Specialty Doctor or Consultant grade. 

Overseas applications from experienced Specialty Doctors and Consultants are welcomed. 

The Health Board is largest health organisation in Wales, that are developing an integrated health service which provides excellent care delivered in partnership with the public and other statutory and third sector organisations.

The Health Board have a budget of £1.3 billion and a workforce of over 17,000 staff. Providing primary, community, mental health and acute hospital services for the population of around 700,000 across of North Wales. They continuously develop their workforce so that it has the right skills and operates in a research-rich learning culture.

Besides their three main hospital sites, they are also responsible for community hospitals, health centres, clinics, mental health units, community teams, GP practices and other NHS services provided by dentists, opticians and pharmacists. They plan to improve the health of the population, with particular focus upon the most vulnerable in our society.

The Department of Medicine for the Elderly has evolved and developed with many innovations in Care of the Elderly services over the past 20 years. In 1993 the acute unit for Care of the Elderly integrated with Acute General Medicine to form a single department. As part of that process an emergency admission ward was developed to accept and manage all medical emergencies. Patients are subsequently transferred to the ward judged to be most appropriate for their clinical needs.

A fully functioning 13 bedded acute stroke unit with 24/7 thrombolysis facility is operational and a 5 days a week TIA clinic developed. There is a thrombectomy service and protocol linked to a centre which operates 7 days per week 9 till 5pm. The newly approved Stroke Business Plan, which is Health Board wide, will ensure stroke services are fit for the future and ensure compliance with Royal College recommendations and BASP standards of care. It will provide more service resilience and sustainability.

The Care of the Elderly services have had a strong history of strategic thinking initially developed through the health care planning team and now being developed through an Elderly Care Forum to respond to the strategy for old age. This successful candidate will work with the current Stroke consultant to form a team of two consultants. The successful candidate will be supported by a team of junior doctors including a Specialist registrar, F2 and F1 doctors.

North Wales has a vast national park, purpose built mountain biking trails, a breath taking coastal path, soaring zip wire, food festivals and world class sport and adventure around every corner. The North Wales is equipped with sport and leisure centres that provide opportunities for a wide variety of sporting, fitness and recreational activities. Not only does it have lots of activities for you, it also has a wide selection of private housing is available, both traditional and modern in towns, villages and rural settings.

For doctors with family, the educational standards are consistently high in both the primary and secondary sectors. There are several well established independent schools within North Wales and the surrounding area that cater for both day pupils and boarders. The regional University with its excellent scholastic reputation has a thriving student community.

You can say goodbye to heavy inner city commuter traffic, and enjoy a breath-taking commute across North Wales.

With an extremely active education/teaching programme supported by the consultant team, there is opportunity to work towards and complete CESR, exams, get involved in active research and many aspects of CPD. 

Participation in research and educational activities will be encouraged.

EEA Candidates:

  • Experience of working in Stroke Medicine
  • Board Certified Specialist in Stroke Medicine

Non-EEA Candidates:

  • Experience of working in Stroke Medicine

UK based applicants

  • Experience of working in Stroke Medicine
  • Within 6 - 12 months of completing CCT

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