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Consultant Oncologist (Clinical / Medical)

Job Description

The Rosemere Cancer Centre, based at Royal Preston Hospital, delivering cancer care across Lancashire and South Cumbria, is looking to recruit forward thinking Consultant Oncologists (both Clinical and Medical). We are going through an exciting time of opportunity and expansion and are seeking to enhance our consultant team. We have opportunities for you to specialise in a range of disease sites and would encourage any potential applicant to have an informal discussion with us.

You will join a team of 18 other Clinical Oncologists, three Medical Oncologists, three Haematologists and two Consultants in Palliative Medicine.

The post presents an exciting opportunity to join one of the ten largest Cancer Centres in a dynamic Foundation Trust, which is one of the largest providers of healthcare in the area. A phased development is underway in radiotherapy, with the introduction of the latest technology. Stereotactic services to the brain are routine, body stereotactic is about to become clinical. IMRT and VMAT are routinely available. The Outpatient and chemotherapy services moved into a purpose-built unit three years ago. An electronic prescribing system is in use for the prescribing of chemotherapy across the Network. Consultants are given the opportunity to join our multi award winning consultant leadership development program which is accredited by a local university at masters level.

The Trust has a complement of 1,270 beds for a resident population of 380,000 and a regional population of 15 million.

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust forms one of the major acute Trusts in the North West and has a comprehensive range of specialties on site as well as being a Tertiary Centre for Lancashire and South Cumbria in the departments of Neurosciences, Oncology, Plastic Surgery and Burns and Renal Medicine. We have recently expanded our range of specialist services and were established as the major trauma centre for Lancashire and South Cumbria in 2012. Undergraduate medical student teaching commenced in 2003 and the Trust has active and developing links with Universities of Manchester and Central Lancashire. Considerable opportunities exist for research and development, which are integral to teaching hospital status.

You should have full GMC registration and already hold CCT or be within six months of eligibility for entry onto the Specialist Register.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Clinical enquires should be made Dr Martin Hogg, Clinical Director  ( Phone number removed )  or Dr Gerry Skailes, Trust Lead Cancer Clinician on  ( Phone number removed ) 

Please note that all our applications are processed through another system and applications made via NHSJobs will be transferred into this system automatically. You can follow the progress of your application by registering an account at or by contacting the recruitment team on  ( Phone number removed ) .

If you are successful in obtaining a position with our Trust which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check. As a registered body with the DBS, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will conduct the administration of this application on your behalf and the cost will be recovered from your salary, either as a one-off payment or over 3 months. Currently the charges made by the Disclosure and Barring Service are - Standard DBS check £3020 and Enhanced DBS check £4820. The level of check required depends on the role that you have been offered.

Successful applicants will be contacted by e-mail. Please ensure that email addresses are provided for your referees wherever possible

The NHS Constitution outlines what staff working in the NHS can expect from their employer and what is expected of you. Lancashire Teaching Hospitals is committed to the NHS Values and Pledges as expressed in the Constitution.

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. An interview is guaranteed to any applicant with a disability who meets the essential criteria of the person specification.

If you have any difficulty applying on line, please contact the Recruitment Team.


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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