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Neurophysiologist

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Neurophysiologists diagnose and monitor disorders which affect the brain and nervous system of patients, for example epilepsy, strokes, dementia, nerve and muscle damage, and multiple sclerosis. They use a variety of equipment and techniques to carry out investigations, which usually take place in a dedicated environment, but sometimes in other clinical settings, such as an operating theatre.

The Work

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Pay

Clinical Neurophysiologists who work for the NHS are on Agenda for Change pay scales. The current pay scales are from April 2019. They generally start on Band 5, £24,670 to £30,742 a year. 

Specialist neurophysiologists are paid on Band 6, £30,401 to £38,046 a year. Team managers are on Band 7, £37,570 to £44,688 a year.

Experienced neurophysiologists can earn over £40,000 in private healthcare establishments.

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2019
2393
0.9 %
RISE
2024
2414
  United Kingdom
2019
34231
1.8 %
RISE
2024
34831

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What Does it Take?

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Getting On

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Association of Neurophysiological Scientists
Tel: 01543 442 149
E-mail: ebs@ansuk.org
Website: http://www.ansuk.org
Twitter: @ClinNeuroPhys
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/157346976231/

Physiological Society
Tel: 020 7269 5710
E-mail: contactus@physoc.org
Website: http://www.physoc.org/
Twitter: @ThePhySoc
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/physoc

Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists
Tel: 01905 885350
E-mail: rccpadmin@rccp.co.uk
Website: http://www.rccp.co.uk/

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