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Consultant in Transfusion and Donor Medicine

NHS Blood and Transplant
Scotland National
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum + HCA Supplement where applicable
Closing date
1 Oct 2023

Applications are invited for this exciting post based in any of our national sites.  This is an opportunity to become a key member of NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) Donor Medical and Senior Transfusion Leadership Team, providing expert clinical advice and medical leadership in Donor and Transfusion Medicine. Key duties include making an active contribution to the safety of donors and blood donations including plasma, platelets and components. You will represent the clinical team on national committees, operational project teams and ad hoc working groups. We are looking for a medical leader with wide experience of general medical specialties or general practice. 

You will be required to participate in daytime and out-of-hours on call rotas (by telephone) for donor medicine. The Rota provision is currently under review so this may change.

NHSBT is the sole provider of blood components and organs for transplantation to the NHS as well as supplying tissues and haemopoietic stem cells for transplantation, therapeutic apheresis, and immune-haematological diagnostics.  NHSBT has a Research and Development programme in collaboration with leading academic centres. 

Induction and post CCT training in the specialist aspects of the role will be provided to candidates who can offer the essential core capabilities.

Applicants or prospective applicants are encouraged to call or meet virtually prospective colleagues at NHSBT Transfusion Team by telephone.  Arrangements for telephone calls may be made through Alessandra Claridge (0121 278 4015 or mobile 07385972212), including call to the Clinical Lead for Donor Medicine with Dr Naim Akhtar (mobile 07471147927).

You must be on the GMC Specialist or GP Register with a licence to practise with the General Medical Council or be eligible for registration within 6 months of interview. 

This is a substantive permanent post.
For further information please visit and  search our Research and Medical vacancies.  As well as an online application form, all interested applicants must also attach a CV.

To apply, please click Apply Now. 

Closing date 23:59 on Sunday 1st October.

Interview date 25th October by video conferencing.

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