Consultant Radiologist with Specialist Interest in GI Imaging

London (Greater)
06 Jul 2020
02 Aug 2020
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK’s largest and busiest teaching hospitals with over 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 13,000 staff based across five main sites in South East London and Kent.

The Trust provides a full range of local hospital services across its different sites, and specialist services from King’s College Hospital (KCH) site in Camberwell and the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) site in Bromley, Orpington Hospital, and some services at Beckenham Beacon and Queen Mary’s Sidcup.

The Trust is recognised internationally for its work in liver disease and transplantation, neurosciences, cardiac, haemato-oncology, fetal medicine, stroke, major trauma, and Emergency Department.

King’s is a key partner in one of London's foremost Academic Health Science Centres, King's Health Partners (KHP). KHP is one of only six Department of Health-designated AHSCs in England. It brings together a world-leading research-led university – King’s College London – and three successful NHS Foundation Trusts: King’s College Hospital, Guy’s and St Thomas’, and South London and Maudsley.

This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of our dedicated workforce and join one of the largest and most successful Foundation Trusts in the UK with an international reputation for innovation and the desire to make a difference.

Applications are invited for this 10PA full time post in GI imaging based in the Department of Radiology at King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (KCHFT).

King’s College Hospital NHS Trust (KCH) has a well-established national and international reputation for clinical excellence, innovation and achievement. The hospital not only serves a diverse, multi-ethnic local population but operates as one of the four major trauma centres within the capital, a major trauma centre for Kent and as a tertiary services centre for neuroscience (including stroke), haematological oncology, cardiac / cardio-thoracic (including PAMI), cystic fibrosis, and hepatobiliary (including liver transplantation) patients.

The activities and development of the Imaging Services reflect those of the Hospital as a whole with integration of both undergraduate and postgraduate training with the service commitments to the institution. Following a Trust wide organisational change in January 2017, the General, Neuro, Breast and Dental Radiology services have come together and are now part of the Critical Care, Radiology and MEP Care Group, which is within the directorate of Networked Care.

This is an additional Consultant post remit will be to support the delivery of gastrointestinal imaging across Kings Sites. KCH is a hub for colorectal cancer screening, and with the acquisition of PRUH, has one of the largest referral bases for colon cancer in the UK, and was one of the first centres to perform minimally invasive endoscopic resection for early colonic cancers. KCH is also a tertiary referral centre for complex minimally invasive colorectal surgery, and also for complex colorectal surgery in patients with hepatic co-morbidities. The Radiology Department provides imaging and interventional support, including drainages, biopsies, colorectal stenting and radiofrequency ablation. The Gastroenterology Department also evaluates and treats a significant number of patients with inflammatory bowel disease, specialising in capsule endoscopic and non-invasive evaluation of the small bowel. KCH Radiology Department supports these services with MR, CT enterography, and contrast ultrasound of the small bowel.

In addition, the individual will be required to play an active role in the general workload of the imaging departments while having a significant commitment to teaching and training of junior staff, medical students and associated professional groups.

For further details / informal visits contact: Dr Suzanne Ryan (Consultant Radiologist and Clinical Lead) via email: and/or Prof Paul Sidhu, Clinical Director

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