Consultant Dermatologist

Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro
£82,096 - £110,683 per annum
16 Sep 2021
23 Dec 2021
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

We are looking for an enthusiastic colleague to join our well-established team.

This is a replacement full time (10 PA) consultant dermatologist post. Applications are welcomed from those unable to work full time or who those wishing to job-share. The main aims of the post are to provide dermatological care for patients in Cornwall and to progress a sub-specialty interest to complement the team.

The Department of Dermatology is based in a dedicated, purpose built, modern facility on the main hospital site in Truro (Royal Cornwall Hospital). It comprises three operating theatres, an outpatient suite, phototherapy and day treatment areas and a Mohs laboratory. Consultant office space and administrative and clerical staff are all based within the unit.

The post-holder will join an existing medical team comprising three dermatology consultants, one GU consultant, four associate specialists and three specialty doctors. The department offers a number of specialist services including Mohs micrographic surgery, one stop "see and treat" skin lesion clinics, paediatric dermatology, cutaneous allergy as well as a modern phototherapy unit.

A dedicated team of nurses provides nurse led clinical services including Isotretinoin, cytotoxic and biologic drug monitoring, PDT, dressings clinics and day treatment clinics. The majority of nursing staff are trained to carry out minor procedures and 3 nurses have also undergone training to carry out simple excision surgery. Currently there are 4 nurse prescribers within the unit and more are undergoing training. There are two highly competent clinical nurse specialists who diagnose and treat skin cancers and inflammatory dermatoses and a separate oncology based skin cancer CNS team who see skin cancer patients for diagnosis and follow up appointments.

The Royal Cornwall Hospital is situated in the Cathedral city of Truro in the centre of the Cornish Peninsula. The surrounding countryside is renowned for its spectacular rural and coastal scenery. Cornwall is well known for its surfing beaches, coastal and inland sailing waters, as well as equestrian opportunities. The strong heritage of Cornwall has been underlined by the opening of the Eden Project and the National Maritime Museum. Over recent years there has been an unprecedented growth in high quality restaurants and family orientated leisure facilities. The main road links to the rest of the country have been further enhanced by major improvements to the A30. Local rail links to London include regular daytime and sleeper services and there are regular daily flights to London from Newquay Airport, as well as to other national and international destinations.

The Royal Cornwall Hospitals' NHS Trust (RCHT) is part of the Cornwall Healthcare Community, working in partnership with other local trusts to deliver high quality healthcare services across the county. The Trust has close links to medical specialist services in the South West Peninsula and beyond. Serving a widespread local population, as well as thousands of visitors to Cornwall each year, poses a number of unique healthcare challenges.

The Trust delivers acute medical and surgical services to a population of approximately 400,000 and has a higher proportion of elderly people than the national average. RCHT comprises three main hospitals: The Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro; West Cornwall Hospital, Penzance, and St. Michael's in Hayle. Outpatient and other services are also provided at a large number of community-based NHS locations around the county and a number of corporate support services are located away from the main hospital sites.

If you are thinking of joining us and have a partner or family who would relocate with you please contact us as we have a variety of employment opportunities within the hospital and would be happy to discuss this with you. Why not live in the location that many dream of holidaying in?.

We offer a £20k incentive package which is either paid as a lump sum when you complete a house purchase locally or in annual instalments over 4 years which will help you and your family settle in our beautiful county. This is not available to agency or current hospital employees

Applicants are required to be on the GMC Specialist Register, or within six months of their expected date of receipt of a CCT / EU equivalent certification at the time of interview. Applications are welcomed from those unable to work full time for personal reasons or those wishing to job-share.

Informal enquiries regarding this post or to arrange a visit to come and meet the team, please contact Dr Sandy Anderson, Specialty Lead. Email:

Sustainability is integral to the Trust achieving the NHS Net Zero target. All staff are therefore actively encouraged and supported to implement new ways of working within their field of expertise.

The Royal Cornwall Hospital is an Equal Opportunities Employer

For further details / informal visits contact:

Sandy Anderson, Specialty Lead. Email:

BMJ Ref: BMJ-46277/156-MS-3157-A