Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

Consultant Haematologist

Taunton, Somerset
£84,559 - £114,003 Per Annum
07 Oct 2021
04 Nov 2021
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

Contact Details

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust have an exciting opportunity within our dynamic haematology department. We are inviting applications for:

Consultant Clinical Haematologist – 12 Month Fixed Term Contract

This post will be based at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton with provision of service at Yeovil District Hospital site.

With an ability to extend the contract and an opportunity to apply for a permanent post this would be an ideal role for those who are coming to the end of their training and would want to experience a consultancy post before committing to the region.

You will join our current team of seven consultant haematologists, two SpRs, one CT1 and three CNSs to provide a high quality service in clinical and laboratory haematology. The post also requires you to provide a regular clinical service at Yeovil District Hospital site shared with the rest of the consultant team. You will take part in a 1 in 7 weekly on call rota.

We provide a BCSH level 2b service in a specific 12 bed ward. We have full JACIE accreditation to provide an autologous stem cell transplantation service led by a transplant director, full time transplant CNS and data manager. The allograft service is provided by Bristol Royal Infirmary (BRI) with which we have close links, including a regular transplant MDT.

There is full CPA accredited laboratory provision including haemostasis and transfusion. Marrow reporting is performed locally with FACS and cytogenetics provided by North Bristol in its role as a SHIMDS. We provide a comprehensive Pan-Somerset haematology MDT provision serving a population of over 500,000.

We also provide a haemophilia service and a Teenage and Young Adult (TYA) service in conjunction with the regional centres based at BRI. We provide undergraduate teaching to students from Bristol and Peninsula medical schools.

Facilities for the treatment of cancer in Taunton are provided in the state of the art Beacon Centre which is able to also provide a comprehensive radiotherapy service led by the clinical oncologists. 

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust is the first NHS trust on the English mainland to provide community, mental health and acute hospital services. We work with health and social care partners in Somerset to ensure that we deliver outstanding services that meet the needs of our population.

Our trust was formed on 1 April 2020 when Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust merged.


Taunton is a beautiful area of the South West, located between areas of outstanding natural beauty. Somerset offers you the opportunity to live near some of the UKs most desirable locations; from the beautiful local beaches; to the vibrant cosmopolitan centres of Bristol, Bath and Exeter within easy reach.

The County town of Taunton boasts a wide range of local amenities including; an extensive range of shopping, a wide range of local restaurants, sporting and recreational facilities, and excellent educational facilities. Taunton’s nightlife offers a great atmosphere with cosy pubs and trendy bars.

Taunton provides access to the M5 motorway and a mainline intercity rail link with trains to London Paddington in less than 2 hours, and Bristol in 30 minutes.

For further details, contact: Dr Deepak Mannari, Clinical Service Lead, on or 01823 342294.

To discuss the application process, please contact: Jordan Pollard, Medical Recruitment Consultant, on 07765898212 or