Consultant Medical Oncologist with specialist interest in Lung cancer, Melanoma and Acute Oncology

City of Bristol
19 Apr 2017
05 May 2017
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

10 PAs

The University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust (UHBristol) is looking to appoint a dynamic and enthusiastic Consultant Medical Oncologist. The post (10 PAs) is based at the Bristol Cancer Institute with sessions at North Bristol NHS Trust (NBT).

The appointed consultant will work with established teams to address issues of increasing workload and sub-specialisation. The post is part of the closer relationship developing cancer services strengthening MDT links and developing joint pathways of care.

It is anticipated the appointed consultant will work 3.5 days/week at UHBristol and 1.5 days/week at NBT. The current outline job plan fo-cuses on treatment of patients with lung cancer, melanoma and acute oncology (AOS) Candidates wishing to discuss other site specialist interests are encouraged to contact the department for informal discussions prior to the closing date for applications.

UHBristol is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country and the major teaching and research centre for the South West. The trust was awarded ‘Outstanding’ status in 2017 by the Care Quality Commission.

The successful candidate will join a team of 40 (not all full time) con-sultants in oncology, haematology and palliative care. The Bristol Cancer Institute is part of the Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre (BHOC), providing services to a catchment population of 2.2 million people. The centre receives about 5,500 new referrals each year. 

Significant new investment is ongoing in the Bristol Cancer Institute. The radiotherapy department offers IMRT, high dose rate brachytherapy, SABR and Gamma Knife stereotactic radiosurgery. Adult chemotherapy is delivered in our 30 bedded in-patient unit, 20 chair chemotherapy day unit or in our two community units.

The South West Teenage and Young Adult unit opened in 2014 providing specialist in- and out- patient facilities. There is an active clinical trials unit with close links to the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England. Over 100 clinical trials are currently open and the successful candidates will be encouraged to develop teaching and research opportunities. 

Bristol has an exciting and diverse culture with excellent schools. It was voted by the Sunday Times in 2017 as the best city in Britain to live in. There is quick access to the South West of England, Wales and London.

The successful candidate must be on the Specialist Register of the GMC with a valid licence to practise in line with the introduction of revalidation on 16 November 2009.

They will have completed Specialist Training (or equivalent), or have a CCT date in Medical Oncology within six months of the date of interview. Applicants wishing to work as part of a job share or part time are encouraged to apply by clicking the apply button

The closing date for applications is 5th May 2017 with interviews scheduled for 25th May 2017.

For further details / informal visits contact: Dr Jeremy Braybrooke, Lead Doctor in Oncology at BHOC, (, Dr Stephen Robinson, Clinical Director of BHOC (, or Sophie Baugh General Manager of BHOC (, via the Management Office on 0117 342 4148.

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