Locum Consultant Diagnostic Lead

Taunton, Somerset
£77,913 - £105,042 per annum
16 Apr 2019
24 Apr 2019
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Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust Musgrove Park Hospital.


Locum Consultant Gynaecologist with interest in pre-diagnostic gynaecological oncology and colposcopy – Diagnostic Lead

Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust are looking for a Diagnostic Lead Consultant in Gynaecology with an interest in gynaecological oncology and pre-invasive disease. This post is based at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton and would ideally start on 1st of June 2019. This is to replace a colleague who is leaving the department in May and is initially for 6 months with a view for further extension and in preparation for development of a substantive post based on the needs of the unit. You will join a well-established team of 2 subspecialist gynaecological oncologists at the Somerset Cancer Centre in a hospital that is the highest GMC scored Trust for training in the South West.

You will work with and support the existing gynaecological oncology service and will have accreditation in Obstetrics and Gynaecology with the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and should hold CCT with RCOG. Candidates with CESR might also be considered for this post. An interest in outpatient hysteroscopy and minor gynaecological surgery is required. Accreditation in colposcopy with BSCCP and skills in major gynaecological surgery is highly desirable. Experience working in a gynaecological cancer centre is desirable but not necessary. We would welcome someone with skills in complex open and Minimal Access Surgery, and an interest in colposcopy and colposcopy research.

The Centre treats 200 new gynaecological cancer patients and sees 2,400 new referrals per annum through rapid access, post-menopausal bleeding and colposcopy clinics in a dedicated, stand-alone, gynaecological oncology centre (GRACE Centre).

The Role:

  • To be the audit lead for the service.
  • To provide, to a high standard, the full range of specialist diagnostic services for patients. 
  • This post has 1:8 night time on call commitments for general obstetrics and gynaecology.
  • To support the sub-specialist trained gynaecological oncologists and to assist with management of the pre cancer diagnostic workload helping the senior nurses and trainees.
  • To have 2 fixed day surgery lists per month.


The Area:

Musgrove Park Hospital is a busy District General Hospital providing acute and community services to 330,000 people living in the west side of Somerset and tertiary gynaecological oncology referrals from East Somerset and West Dorset, via Yeovil District General Hospital. Musgrove Park Hospital is situated in the south-west of England in the county town of Taunton just off the M5 motorway 37 miles north of Exeter, 48 miles south of Bristol. Taunton is 2 hours by rail from London Applicants will hold MRCOG or equivalent and be enrolled/within 6 months of enrolment on the GMC’s Specialist Register at the time of interview.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Informal enquiries would be welcomed by Miss Jo Morrison (MDT and colposcopy lead, Oncological gynaecology consultant), Mr David Milliken (Oncological gynaecology consultant) telephone 01823 342562 or Miss Melanie Robson (clinical director) telephone 01823 342564.

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