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General Practitioner special interest in Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary

The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
£65,070 to £98,194 a year Per Annum, pro rota
Closing date
13 Dec 2022

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This post is an opportunity to work within the Hepato-pancreatico-biliary [HPB] disease group. This post involves working as a physician under consultant supervision in two HPB outpatient clinics (Tuesday morning and/or Thursday afternoon). These clinics see a combination of new, follow up and review of patients undergoing chemotherapy and targeted therapies.

Main duties of the job

The duties and responsibilities of the role, which may be adjusted in the light of changing/developing priorities, include:

  • Attendance and review of patients in weekly HPB clinics (Tuesday morning and/or Thursday afternoon).
  • Maintaining knowledge of local, national and international developments in diagnosis and treatment of HPB malignancies through attendance at HPB clinics and reading relevant publications, as appropriate.

About us

The Christie is one of Europe's leading cancer centres, treating over 60,000 patients a year. The Christie is based in Manchester and serves a population of 3.2 million across Greater Manchester & Cheshire, but as a national specialist centre, around 15% patients are referred from other parts of the country. The Christie provides radiotherapy through one of the largest radiotherapy departments in the world; chemotherapy on site and through 14 other hospitals; highly specialist surgery for complex and rare cancer; and a wide range of support and diagnostic services. The Christie is also an international leader in research, with world first breakthroughs for over 100 years. The Christie runs one of the largest early clinical trial units in Europe, with over 300 trials every year. Cancer research in Manchester, most of which is undertaken on the Christie site, has been officially ranked the best in the UK.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The roles will suit one or two GPs with a keen interest in gaining further experience in the field of HPB through attendance at a once-weekly new patient clinic (Tuesday mornings) and/or an outpatient clinic on a Thursday afternoon.The disease sites treated include Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary (composed of hepatocellular carcinoma, pancreas cancer and biliary tract cancers [cholangiocarcinoma, gallbladder and ampullary cancers]). The group has an active clinical research programme with close links to basic research laboratories in the Cancer Research UK (CRUK) Manchester Institute.There is an established record of clinical research in the HPB disease group, and the group have an international reputation in the treatment of advanced HPB malignancies.There are around 400 new HPB referrals received per year for consideration of systemic treatment (chemotherapy and targeted therapies). The post holder will acquire experience in the oncological management of patients diagnosed with HPB malignancies.The Consultants include Professor Juan Valle, Dr Richard Hubner, and Dr Mairad McNamara. There are also clinical fellows, a specialist registrar, nurse clinicians, a pharmacist, clinical nurse specialists, research nurses, project managers and clinical trial administrators working within the HPB disease group.

Person Specification
Professional Qualifications

  • GMC registration
  • Medical degree with General Practitioner certification


  • Research / Publications: Some understanding of clinical research.


  • Training appropriate to General Practitioner role.


  • See personal skills required below


  • Management / Audit: Experience of management/audit


  • Experience of organising educational days


  • Excellent communication, both verbally and in writing, including the aptitude to liaise effectively with colleagues, patients and other General Practitioners.
  • Demonstration of good organisational capability.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including influencing and networking within the broader HPB society.
  • Some interest in HPB cancers

BMJ Ref: BMJ-102490/413-C2022-22839


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