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Consultant Haematologist

Employer
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
Location
Glasgow, Glasgow City
Salary
£87,534 - £116,313
Closing date
10 Jun 2022

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Consultant Haematologist with a special interest is Haematosis and Thrombosis

Glasgow Royal Infirmary

Applications are invited for a new Consultant Haematologist post for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (GG&C), based at Glasgow Royal Infirmary (GRI). We are looking for a motivated individual to join the team of 33 Haematology consultants in Greater Glasgow & Clyde. The successful applicant will be based at GRI, to provide non-malignant haematology services to GRI and haemophilia services to the west of Scotland.

This new full time consultant post (10PAs – 9DCC, 1SPA) will form part of a 5.5 WTE consultant team at GRI, to meet outpatient, day case, consultative and laboratory commitments. In particular, the successful applicant will join 2 consultants in providing haemostasis and thrombosis services, both to north Glasgow and also provision of specialist haemostasis support to colleagues across GG&C.

The successful applicant will be involved in the on-going development of Clinical & Laboratory Haematology services for GG&C haemostasis or thrombosis. On-call responsibility will be at GRI and Golden Jubilee National Hospital (GJNH) [remote, non-attending for GJNH] and will be 1 in 5.5 for this post.

You should be appropriately experienced and qualified in the specialty, fully registered with the GMC and have a licence to practice. Those trained in the UK should have evidence of higher specialist training leading to CCT or eligibility for specialist registration (CESR), or be within 6 months of confirmed entry from date of interview. Non UK applicants must demonstrate equivalent training.

GRI is the main acute hospital for north Glasgow. Currently there are 3.5 full time substantive haematology consultants in post at GRI. This post, and a post in red cell haematology, are new posts being created concurrently to recognise the growing complexity of haemostasis and thrombosis, and the rapidly expanding population of patients with haemoglobinopathies resident within the health board. There are 3-4 haematology specialist trainees also based at this site at any one time.

GRI is a busy Teaching Hospital with a number of centralised services including haemophilia (west of Scotland), maternity (north sector), urology (NHSGGC), hepatobiliary surgery (west of Scotland) and plastic surgery (NHSGGC). There is a 24-hour consultant-staffed ITU and a large, modernised Accident and Emergency department, including an Acute Admissions Unit (AAU). It is the second largest admitting site in GG&C with the full range of medical and surgical specialties on-site allowing for significant consultative work.

Patients in the north sector with new or known haematological disorders, including new haematological malignancies, are currently admitted to GRI but since the reorganisation of haematology services in 2008, there are now no dedicated in-patient haematology beds. One current consultant post is based between GRI (0.5 WTE) and the Beatson, West of Scotland Cancer Centre (BWoSCC) to ensure the patients admitted to this site have appropriate haemato-oncological support and are transferred to BWoSCC when required.

Haemostasis and Thrombosis Services

Haemophilia

GRI contains the West of Scotland Comprehensive Care Centre for adults with bleeding disorders, with services provided by three haematology consultants (including this new post), a dedicated Associate Specialist and two haemophilia specialist nurses.

The unit provides care for over 90 adult patients with severe haemophilia. The centre delivers care for patients in NHS GGC and surrounding health boards with a total catchment population of 2.6 million.

There is a weekly haemophilia clinic held in the unit with a subsequent MDT meeting. There is also a monthly haemophilia carrier clinic. Pregnant women with bleeding disorders are cared for in a joint haematology obstetric clinic held every three weeks at Princess Royal Maternity Hospital on the GRI site.

Medical staff in the unit are part of the Scottish Haemophilia Directors’ group who meet virtually, alternate months, to discuss operational matters across Scotland and provide an MDT forum for complex patients.

Paediatric haemophilia services, are delivered at the Royal Hospital for Children (RHC, based at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital [QEUH] site) and come under the Women and Children's Directorate with separate dedicated staff. Out-of-hours medical cover is provided by separate adult and paediatric teams.

Thrombosis

There is a dedicated thrombosis clinic held weekly. The haemostasis and thrombosis consultants also provide regular advice to the Greater Glasgow and Clyde Anticoagulation service (GCAS) which manages warfarin control for over 6000 patients in the area.

There is a GGC Thrombosis Committee which meets quarterly and contains representation from all specialities and sectors within the health board. It is a very active group with responsibility for over 20 NHSGGC guidelines pertaining to thrombosis and anticoagulation.

Haemostasis Laboratory Service

The Specialist Haemostasis Laboratory at GRI provides a service to all NHS healthcare providers in the west of Scotland and supports the west of Scotland Haemophilia Service. There is a full-time laboratory manager responsible for haemostasis laboratory services across GGC. The laboratory’s testing repertoire encompasses all thrombophilia and haemophilia markers including platelet, light aggregometry, HIT PF4 antibody and ADAMTS13 activity measurement.

Clinical Trials

The two haemostasis and thrombosis consultants at GRI have a strong research portfolio, supported by the GRI Clinical Research Facility. A number of Phase 1-3 trials are currently running for haemophilia and autoimmune haematological disorders, including gene therapy for haemophilia. 

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Closing date: 10 June 2022.

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