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GP - SPIN New to Practice Fellowship

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience
Closing date
15 Dec 2023

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Rapid Diagnostic CentresThe NHS Long Term plan has set out a vision to transform cancer care, with an aim to improve fiveyear survival figures for patients diagnosed with cancer and to diagnose three in four cancers at an early stage.

As part of this strategy, NHS England and NHS Improvement have mandated the provision of at least one Rapid Diagnostic Centre (RDC) in each Cancer Alliance.

These centres are primarily focussed on assessing patients with non-site-specific symptoms that are worrisome for a new cancer diagnosis and are to operate on seven key components.

RM Partners, the West London Cancer Alliance, are supporting the development of Rapid Diagnostic Centres across West London. In this geography, the RDC model combines both specialist andgeneralist clinical input to ensure a holistic approach to diagnostics for patients presenting with nonsite specific symptoms. At the heart of this team, is a GP with a specialist interest in Oncology.

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic SPIN New to Practice GP with an interest in cancer, and cancer diagnostics, to join the RDC team. This is a very unique role with an excellent opportunity to build a portfolio in secondary care, develop a cancer interest and be at the centre of exciting research and developments in cancer diagnostics.

Main duties of the job

Rapid Diagnostic Centre SPIN GP - Oncology - West Middlesex Hospital

The SPIN New to Practice fellowships are a programme of support available to all newly qualified GPs (within 12 months of CCT/qualification). North West London Training Hubs are pleased to offer a range of fellowship offers in the region to support the professional development of newly qualified GPs (and GPNs) in the patch.

Fellows can partake in a range of portfolio options for 1-2 sessions that supports clinical leadership, professional development and education.

As part of the fellowship, fellows will have monthly facilitated peer support sessions where they can network with other GP fellows in North West London.

Fellows will also be matched with a local GP mentor who will support the GP with their personal and professional development.

The SPIN New to Practice GP would work 2 sessions per week in the RDC.

See attached Job Description for key roles and responsibilities.

Please note: This post will be based in our Acute Diagnostic Oncology Clinic (ADOC) at West Middlesex Hospital.

Please note: Applicants must be qualified GPs and working clinical sessions in North West London (NWL). This position is not suitable for trainees.

About us

We provide services from two main hospitals, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital, and a number of clinics across London and the South-East. We have over 6,000 members of staff that arePROUD to Carefor nearly one million people. Both hospitals provide full clinical services, including full maternity, emergency and children's, in addition to a range of community-based services across London, such as award-winning sexual health and HIV clinics.

We're one of the best preforming Trusts in the country. We're also one of the top trusts to work for - our staff say they're engaged, motivated, and would recommend us as a place to work and receive treatment.

Our Trust has been rated by the Care Quality Commission as 'Good' in all five of the main domains of safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led, giving an us overall rating of 'Good'. We've also been awarded an 'Outstanding' rating for 'use of resources' by an NHS Improvement inspection.

Our facilities are some of the best in the country. We have been investing around £10 million a year in our estate. We are currently spending £25 million on expanding our adult and neonatal critical care facilities at Chelsea and Westminster and redevelopment of our children's unit at West Middlesex - in partnership with our charity, CW+ and generous donors.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The key roles and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

To actively participate in the smooth running of the RDC by:

- Assessing patients referred to the RDC and perform appropriate investigations to help establish a diagnosis, under supervision of the Clinical Lead.- Communicating back the outcomes of the patient interaction to the referring GP.- Providing support to the administrative team and CNS in triaging referrals to the RDC.- Actively participating in the local RDC multi-disciplinary meeting (MDM), as well as attending other appropriate MDMs as required.- Troubleshooting issues within the RDC team.To accurately record the minimum data set required by RM Partners and NHSE.To participate in audit activities and engage with RM Partners research projectsTo ensure keeping of accurate and contemporaneous recordsTo participate in regular appraisal of performance and training needsTo participate in education and training activities

Person Specification
Education and Qualifications
  • MRCGP qualification
  • Salaried GP position at a Practice within the North West London (NWL) region
  • An excellent clinician who can bring their General Practice expertise to the RDC.
  • Ideally, experience of secondary care oncology as part of their current or previous placements / jobs / rotations. This can be experience as part of GPVTS training. Enthusiasm to develop their knowledge and skills in oncology.
  • Is committed to team working in a multi-professional setting.
  • Understands the importance of audit and research in the continuing development of oncology practice.

Employer details
Employer name

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


West Middlesex Hospital

Twickenham Rd, Isleworth, Middlesex



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