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NHS AfC: Band 7
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust
Employer type
Royal Stoke Hospital
Stoke on Trent
£40,057 - £45,839 per annum
Salary period
30/06/2022 23:59

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Headache Clinical Nurse Specialist Neurology

NHS AfC: Band 7

If there is a high volume of applications the advert may be closed early. Please apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role. (This does not apply to any medical staffing posts)

Important Information: University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust does not pay travel expenses for candidates attending interviews.


Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated nurse to join the team and play a major part in continuing to develop the Specialist Regional Headache Service at UHNM.

If you are a Dynamic, innovative and enthusiastic individual with the skills and passion to provide care to patients with headaches, then you will be a great asset to our Regional headache team.

You will need to be committed to improving patient care and as such have the ability to work autonomously, demonstrate initiative and possess advanced communication and strong organisational skills. The post will predominantly support the delivery of outpatient based care, extensive knowledge and experience of the specialist treatment is required.

With the expansion of our service, a proportion of the work will be to deliver CGRP monoclonal antibodies, practical treatments such as Botox and Occipital nerve blocks for Chronic migraine and Cluster headache and deliver general headache clinics. 


Main duties of the job

A bespoke education and training programme will be provided to ensure you have the required level of competence to undertake the specialist procedures in line with treatment protocols.

You will be joining an existing team of Consultants and Clinical Nurse Specialists and will need to be able to practice autonomously in both the outpatient and inpatient environment, undertaking nurse led clinics and aiding in the development of education.

Please refer to job description for full details

Working for our organisation

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. We serve around three million people and we’re highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. The Trust has around 1,450 inpatient beds across two sites in Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford. Our 11,000 strong workforce provide emergency treatment, planned operations and medical care from Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital in Stafford.

We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales. We have put together a wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential. Our goal is to be a world-class centre of achievement, where patients receive the highest standards of care and the best people come to learn, work and research.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For more information on working for the Trust, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

For more details on the post, please contact Alice Podmore (see contact details)  

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Degree in Nursing / Health related studies relevant to the speciality
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of Masters level study


Essential criteria
  • Excellent knowledge of the specialty
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of excellent communication skills

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Alice Podmore
Job title
Neuroscience Matron
Email address
Telephone number
01782 674980

If you have problems applying, contact

University Hospitals of North Midlands - Royal Stoke
Springfield Building, Floor 2 (Trust HQ)
Newcastle Road
Stoke on Trent
Office: 01782 671437 OR VOIP: 01782 228396