Consultant Haematologist

Shrewsbury, Shropshire
21 Sep 2020
16 Oct 2020
223 - MC456A
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We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic consultant colleague who will join a team of 6 friendly haematologists offering a breadth of specialist care across Shropshire and mid-Wales, an area of outstanding natural beauty. This is a new position and helps meet the needs of a growing population. The appointment is for a full time substantive consultant with 10 Programmed Activities per week, but those seeking less than full time work are still welcome to apply. There will be a 1:6 on call commitment attracting an additional supplement.  

This is an exciting time to join the Shrewsbury & Telford NHS Trust which is undergoing a period of transformational change following £312m of NHSE capital investment. This will fund significant infrastructural development with a strong focus on improving patient safety and offering care closer to home which includes the provision of cancer care.

The successful appointee will be based at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital but will also have duties at The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford. The out-patient department at RSH benefits from a £4.8m stand-alone haematology unit which opened in 2012. Our innovative service has a strong nurse specialist influence capable of nurse lead procedural work, independent prescribing, and lone working with a newly appointed band 8 nurse consultant. There is a keen departmental interest in research and innovation and for expanding of our current trials portfolio. The post holder will instil this attitude alongside delivering compassionate, patient centric care. The post requires malignant and general haematological work but also encourages some sub-specialisation to be discussed internally.  

In-patient care is provided to BSH level 2b on a 30-bedded Haematology & Oncology ward, fully refurbished in 2014. Admitting rights and responsibilities are retained by the core consultant, supported by Trust grade doctors. The Trust houses an 8 bedded ITU and allied medical teams offering dialysis, bronchoscopy, and interventional radiology. The haematology team is highly regarded, facilitated by close inter-disciplinary working. A motivated personable colleague is desired to maintain this relationship.

The position requires a laboratory commitment with a rota for reporting duties. The laboratory has full UKAS accreditation and will benefit from increased collaboration with both our networked partners in the N8 Network and the University Hospital Birmingham for HMDS reporting of haematological malignancies. The department offers a stand-alone cancer MDT with a population catchment of 520,000.  

Shropshire is an area of outstanding natural beauty and offers extensive outdoor recreational opportunities and easy access to North Wales and the Welsh Coast.  Housing standards are high across the county with good local state and private Schools.  The M54 motorway starts just outside Shrewsbury and provides quick access to the national motorway network.

It is essential that the applicant has full GMC registration with a licence to practice, possess MRCP and MRCPath (or equivalent training and experience), and is on the GMC Specialist Register in Haematology, or within six months of obtaining a CCT at time of interview.

For an informal discussion, further details or to arrange a visit please contact

Dr. Dewi Eden, Consultant Haematologist on 01743 261000 Ext 1444