Consultant in Haematology
Based at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust with 2 PAs at University College London Hospital
This is a replacement full-time 10 PA consultant post to join a team of four other Consultant Haematologists at the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. We are seeking a highly motivated individual to help further develop and strengthen our clinical and laboratory haematology service. The post holder will work with a motivated team of colleagues across the whole range of laboratory and clinical haematology, in outpatient and inpatient settings.
This is a joint appointment with University College London Hospital (UCLH). The post-holder will have a special interest in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL) and will have sessions at UCLH one day a week, covering the CLL clinic with other members of the CLL team.
A new Level 2a Haemato-Oncology Unit opened in July 2017 and is supported by a modern Macmillan chemotherapy suite and a Medical Day ward. The hospital forms part of the Mount Vernon Cancer Network and the haemato-oncology service is closely linked with Mount Vernon Cancer Centre. A strong tertiary referral link is maintained with UCLH and the Royal Free Hospital.
The Haematology laboratory was extensively redeveloped in 2005 and has CPA accreditation and MHRA blood bank compliance. The varied laboratory workload includes the full range of investigations to support the clinical services of a large DGH.
The Hospital was rated ‘’good’’ in the CQC review and work continues towards an ambitious hospital redevelopment programme. The Trust has always been renowned for its friendly atmosphere and good working relationships. The Trust has University Hospital status with UCL and the Royal Free provides an opportunity to strengthen our teaching and R&D programme and bring a more academic environment to the hospital. Our links for undergraduate students also include Cambridge Medical School and we have an excellent reputation for junior staff training.
In addition to postgraduate training, we welcome medical students from the UCL Medical School throughout the year and by arrangement with the medical school provide a programme of clinical placements to support their education. We have an excellent reputation for junior staff training. Within the Centre of Multi-Professional Educational & Training (COMET) is the Medical Education Department, the library including an IT suite, and the Training & Development Department.
The Hospital has easy access to central London and the rural Chilterns. Excellent schools are found nearby. There is also very good access to the Midlands and London by road or by rail. London Luton Airport is within fifteen minutes drive of the hospital. Residence is required within ten miles by road or up to thirty minutes travelling time of the hospital.
Applicants must be fully registered on the UK General Medical Council’s Specialist Register and have MRCP and FRCPath. Candidates unable for personal reasons to work full-time are invited to apply.
For more information about this post, or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Dr Ching-Wai Cheung, Clinical Lead in Haematology, or Dr Manmit Kaur, Consultant Haematologist on 01582 497214 or
Dr Danielle Freedman, Director for Pathology on 01582 497078.
For more information about the sessions at UCLH, please contact
Dr Kirit Ardeshna, Divisional Clinical Director/Consultant Haematologist on 020 3447 9596 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Job Ref: 418-M-HAEM-035
Closing Date: 30 September 2018
Interview Date: 5 November 2018