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Consultant in Paediatric Oncology

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Birmingham, West Midlands
Closing date
28 Sep 2022

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Hospital, Paediatrics, Paediatric oncology
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Full Time
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We have an exciting opportunity for two motivated clinicians to join our existing team of Paediatric Oncology Consultants to develop our department as we move towards the mid twenty-first century.

There are two posts. The first is a replacement post for Dr Martin English who retires in March 2023. It will cover neuro-oncology, late effects, and acute paediatric oncology. The second post is a new one created in response to activity and service development. It will cover solid tumours, retinoblastoma and acute paediatric oncology. Additional areas of practice would be considered according to the applicants’ areas of interest. 

You will be part of dedicated medical team of six NHS consultant paediatric oncologists (including these posts) one associate specialist, and four clinical academic paediatric oncologists with honorary consultant contracts. There is a full tier of middle grade doctors training in paediatric haematology and paediatric oncology as well as international fellows and three ST2/3 posts.  There are seven consultant paediatric haematology posts. There are also 6 trained/in training Advanced Nurse Practitioners in the haematology and oncology departments. In- and out-patient services for paediatric oncology and haematology are provided on two floors of a purpose-built unit that opened four years ago.

As one of the UK’s largest paediatric oncology departments we see a broad range of activity from a mixed urban and rural population. There is also quaternary activity in retinoblastoma (part of the new post), orthopaedic oncology, and hepatic surgery. There is co-location with all major paediatric subspecialties on site. There is shared care with six Paediatric Oncology Shared Care Units (POSCUs) within the Region.

As a university teaching hospital we provide excellent opportunities for education and research. Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provides secondary and tertiary level paediatric services for the child and adolescent population of much of the city of Birmingham: it is the regional referral centre for the West Midlands (population 5.2m).  Our core purpose is “to lead exceptional services for the health and well-being of every child and young person” and the hospital’s integrated and holistic approach was highlighted as an example of best practice in the recent report from the NHS Future Forum.

Applicants will be expected to hold their CCT or be within 6 months of award of CCT in Paediatrics (Paediatric Oncology) by the time of interview. The applicant must have relevant training and experience in Paediatric Oncology. 

For further information or to arrange an informal visit please contact Dr Helen Jenkinson (Clinical Lead for Paediatric Oncology and Retinoblastoma, Dr David Hobin (Joint solid tumour MDT lead or Dr Jenny Adamski (Neurooncology MDT lead on 0121 333 8412.

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Closing Date:  28th September 2022

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