2yr Fixed Term – Consultant Physician (Stroke) – Island Hospital

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CPL UK have a superb fixed term opportunity for a Consultant Physician with an interest in Stroke Medicine to join a small island based hospital for the next 1-2 years as a fixed term employee. If you are in the market for a new role please read below or if you know a colleague who is looking for Consultant post then pass this along!


There is a fantastic package on offer including one return flight to the island on beginning the role, free single or small family accommodation, use of a car hire and health insurance for your family.


Doctors must hold GMC specialist registration or be eligible within the next 6 months. Doctors must have a valid right to work in the UK.


Highlighted Package Benefits:

  • Salary circa £130,000 per annum plus private earnings
  • Hire car provided and fully subsidised 
  • Self-catering Accommodation provided and fully subsidised
  • Comprehensive Medical Insurance for the locum and family for the duration of the locum contract 
  • The locum can retain 60% of any private fees billed each month. The client will provide the admin support and billing, provide the room, indemnity and book the patients in for the Consultant, hence they retain 40%.
  • Benefit from a flat tax rate of 20% 
  • Less than 10 admissions per day in the medicine unit
  • Beautiful scenery and 10 minute journey to the beach!



Job Plan:

AM – Ward Work, acute patients
PM – OP Clinic

AM – Acute Patients, ward round and MDT meeting on Le Marchant Ward
PM – OP Clinic

AM – Acute patients, admin
PM – OP Clinic

AM – Physicians meeting, Acute patients
PM – Admin

AM – Admin
PM – Acute patients

On Calls ; 2 half days on call in the week and 1 in 10 nights


Service Information;

This service lies outside the NHS and the post is overtly different to a typical NHS post in that there are no specified numbers of programmed activities (PAs) but is thought to be the equivalent of 12-13. At least 20% of the overall workload is private and is included in the total PAs as it is carried out in conjunction with Contract (equivalent to NHS work), in the same facilities and with support from the same PA and Administration staff. As well as the weekly timetabled SPA there are monthly academic half days during which all clinical commitments are cancelled, this amounts to another additional 0.5 SPA per week. There is also an expectation that the post holder will arrange an off-island link with a tertiary centre to maintain clinic skills and subspeciality expertise.

The remuneration reflects the workload, particularly that undertaken out-of-hours. There is no differentiation between contract and private patients’ clinics, and therefore some of the DCC sessions include private work, though consultants with a large private patient workload may choose to do extra out of hour’s clinics. Financial services regarding private patients are provided by the MSG

Below is an estimate of equivalence, with regard to direct patient contract (DPC) and supporting professional activity (SPA):

The indicative timetable below includes Duty Physician 1:10 daytime on call. This includes weekends and 1:10 nighttime on call, with prospective cover. After a night on call the following afternoon is free once the post take ward round is finished and if working a Friday/Saturday/Sunday days or nights on call, the Monday afternoon is free. Day time on call is from 8am until 6pm and night-time on call is from 6pm until 8am, followed by a ward round of your acute admissions. (Timetable in a separate document).

Admissions on call are relatively small with double figures being pretty unusual for a 24-hour period. Most of these arrive during the afternoon and early evening. Most admissions between 23h30 and 08h00 would be seen by the ED doctors and admitted for review by duty physician in the morning.

There are 35 days holiday a year, with the ability to carry 5 days forward into the next year if untaken. The Consultant is expected to work flexibly and to put the needs of the patient first. This is a Consultant delivered and not a Consultant led service, with no junior staff. The post is planned for daytime 10 PAs, 2 of which are SPAs. Private patient activities are integrated into this rota and can contribute at least an additional two PAs.
The on call is equivalent to 2-3 PAs
Direct clinical care sessions include: Administration work directly related to clinical care
Outpatient clinics
Ward rounds
Weekly day time on call activities
There is 1 afternoon off each week.
A mentor will be offered to the appointee at the time of their appointment.

If you are interested in this role please get in contact with Fiona Murphy on 07584147653 or email your CV to [email protected]


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