Locum Consultant Oncologist

Bristol (City Centre), City of Bristol
11 May 2018
25 May 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

The University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust (UHBristol) is looking to appoint a dynamic and enthusiastic Locum Consultant Oncologist. The post would be suitable for either a Medical or Clinical Oncologist. The post (10 PAs) is based at the Bristol Cancer Institute with sessions at Weston Area Health Trust (WAHT). It is anticipated the appointed consultant will work 3.5 days/week at UHBristol and 1.5 day/week at Weston Area Health Trust. The current outline job plan focuses on treatment of patients with breast cancer, colorectal cancer and acute oncology (AOS). Candidates wishing to work part time or discuss other site specialist interests are encouraged to contact the department for informal discussions prior to the closing date for applications as there can be flexibility.

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) consultants 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 5,000 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 32 bedded inpatient unit, 20 chair chemotherapy day unit or in 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 practice in line with the introduction of revalidation on 16 November 2009. They will have completed Specialist Training (or equivalent).

Applicants wishing to work as part of a job share or part time are encouraged to apply.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Jeremy Braybrooke, Lead Doctor in Oncology at BHOC, 
(jeremy.braybrooke@uhbristol.nhs.uk), Dr Stephen Robinson, Clinical Director of BHOC (stephen.robinson@uhbristol.nhs.uk), or Sophie Baugh General Manager of BHOC (sophie.baugh@uhbristol.nhs.uk), via the Management Office on 0117 342 4148. 

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country and the major teaching and research centre for the South West. With 8,000 staff, over 100 different clinical services, working in nine hospitals in the centre and to the south of Bristol, we offer a wide range of careers and jobs. Together we support the delivery of excellent care to the people of Bristol and beyond.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust is an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we’re meeting our pledge.


  1. Please ensure you check your emails regularly as this is how we will communicate with you throughout the recruitment process. We may also contact you by texting the mobile number, if provided, on the application form.
  2. As a guide interviews should usually take place within 3 weeks of the closing date.
  3. When providing employment reference details, please provide correct work related email addresses so references can be sought promptly when we are looking to progress your application. Your referee must all be known to you in a line manager or professional lead capacity.
  4. All staff identified as AT-RISK who meets the requirements of the post will be prioritised accordingly. Priority will initially be given to University Hospital Bristol employees.
  5. The Trust uses the recruitment platform TRAC systems to administer all stages of the recruitment process meaning that information in regard to shortlisting will not be communicated via NHS Jobs.

Please note that due to high volumes of applications you may not always received the outcome from shorstlisting.

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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