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Consultant Haematologist

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
Blackburn (Lancashire)
£88,364 to £119,133 per annum
Closing date
11 Feb 2023
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We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic colleague to work in a team of 5 consultants.

Main duties of the job We provide a clinical and laboratory service, managing a full range of haematological conditions to BCSH level 2a. Clinical haematology in-patient beds are shared with Integrated Care team. The friendly department has recently been expanded to two speciality doctors and also has CMT2 doctors on rotation, three clinical nurse specialists (one for Haemoglobinopathies), one clinical research trial nurse and two transfusion practitioners. The modern Blood Sciences laboratory is ISO15189 UKAS Accredited.

About us ELHT holds a weekly independent haemato-oncology MDT, with diagnostic services provided by HMDS Leeds and Radiotherapy services provided by Royal Preston Hospital. The MDT is highly rated in the recent cancer peer review. Autologous transplant services are provided by Royal Victoria Hospital Blackpool.

Department of Clinical Laboratory Medicine

All major disciplines are included with the exception of Virology and Immunology which are centralised at Preston. There are currently in post 2 substantive Consultant Haematologists, one Higher Specialty Doctor, 10 Consultants in Histopathology, 4 Consultant Microbiologists and 2 Consultant Biochemists. There are two full time Speciality Doctors vacancies (posts filled and expected to start in August) in Haematology and a CMT2 doctor. The Haematology service is also supported by 2wte Haematologist cancer nurse specialists and 1wte for Haemoglobinopathies.

The Haematology MDT at ELHT has met the QSIS standard at a higher level across the region. The diagnostic service is provided by the Haematological Malignancy Diagnostic Service at The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

The Department of Blood Sciences is UKAS accredited.

Job description

The post holder should have a broad training in clinical and laboratory haematology and must hold full and specialist registration with a licence to practise with General Medical Council. Additionally they should be holder of Certificate of Completion of Training or be within six months of award of CCT or equivalent by the date of interview. Development of an area of special interest will be encouraged and the post holder will be expected to participate in the on-call rota, providing advice and clinical help across hospital and community. The successful candidate is expected to undertake Clinics at both Royal Blackburn site and Burnley General Hospital. We have active educational programmes and the post holder is expected to participate in Core Medical Trainee and undergraduate teaching.

For more information, or to arrange a visit to the department, please contact:

Dr Jagdish Adiyodi (Haematology Consultant & Clinical Lead)

01254 734187


Location:  East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen

Core Values:  Safe | Personal | Effective

Size:  We employ 8,000 staff and treat over 700,000 patients a year across five hospital sites, and various community sites

Specialties:  A wide range of acute and community specialties


Our main hospital sites have undergone significant transformation over the past few years and this has resulted in Royal Blackburn Hospital having one of the largest Emergency Departments in the UK, a centralised paediatric service, as well as providing high quality care in a wide range of specialities. Burnley General Hospital has also received substantial investment which has seen the building of the new Integrated Urgent Care Centre and the Lancashire Women and Newborn Centre.T o support all these changes and developments we are looking for enthusiastic and motivated medical staff at all stages of their careers from Trainee Doctors/Dentists, through to Clinical and Senior Clinical Fellows and all points in between. As a medical staff professional within our Trust, you’ll work alongside our award-winning consultants and specialist teams; using and developing your skills and knowledge further in a supportive environment. We score very highly in our trainee evaluation form indicator report, including being first in the UK for our general obstetrics training. This is testament to our hard work, focus on education and the dedication of our fantastic multidisciplinary teams. East Lancashire is a fantastic place to live and work. We are proud to work with diverse communities in market towns, industrial centres and rural areas. There are excellent schools and very affordable property. There is easy access to the cities and national parks of North West England and Yorkshire.



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