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Consultant Haematologist

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
£93,666 to £126,281 a year
Closing date
31 Mar 2024

Applications are invited for the Post of Consultant Haematologist. The South of Tyne Haematology team aims to provide excellent, holistic care for people living with haematological conditions and run a welldesigned service which is a pleasure to work in.

Our team comprises seven Consultants employed by South Tyneside & Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust (STSFT) and an eighth Consultant employed by the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) in Gateshead. We provide clinical and laboratory services at STSFT; services at QEH are provided via a Service Level Agreement.

In-patient work at Sunderland Royal Hospital (SRH) includes the delivery of acute leukaemia induction and managing patients undergoing autologous stem cell transplantation. Outpatient clinics run on all three sites. Day units deliver out-patient chemotherapy on all three sites.

We provide advice to GPs South of Tyne & Wear and hospital specialities at STSFT and QEH. Consultants report bone marrow biopsies, blood films and other specialised tests and work with laboratory staff to support transfusion. We provide non-malignant paediatric Haematology clinics and a Teenage & Young Adult (TYA) service for malignant disorders, working closely with the regional centre in Newcastle.

We are looking for a colleague who shares our enthusiasm for Haematology excellence. Specialist interests in research, Haemato-Oncology, paediatric Haematology/TYA, transfusion, laboratory reporting, haemostasis and thrombosis and medical education are welcomed.

You will be based at Sunderland Royal Hospital (SRH) with some sessions at South Tyneside Hospital (STDH). The role includes:

  • 1:7 on-call weekends managing the mHaematology in-patients on B28 at SRH, liaison work and film reporting for QEH and STSFT
  • Once-weekly non-resident overnight on-call
  • Two-three adult Haematology clinics per week across both sites – clinics have a mix of haemato-oncology, haemostasis and thrombosis and general haematology patients
  • Review of patients on the day units at SRH and STDH
  •  In-patient and out-patient chemotherapy prescribing
  • Advice and Guidance to GPs
  • 1:3 ward round of Haematology patients admitted to STDH under Medicine (face-toface and remote reviews)
  • Laboratory reporting of bone marrow biopsies; reporting of blood films and other specialised Haematology tests when on-call
  • Attendance at the weekly Consultant
  • Attendance at the weekly MDT & involvement in the bone marrow morphology MDT on a rotating basis

Less than full-time Applications are encouraged. You should possess Membership of the Royal College of Physicians and Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists and be on the GMC Full Specialist Register with a License to Practice. If UK-trained, you must be a holder of a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT). Further specifics of the role may be found within the Job Description.

Sunderland is a city which is on the coast, 10 miles south east of Newcastle, there is a population of over 168,000 making it the second largest settlement in the North East after Newcastle.

For any further enquiries please contact Chris Black, Directorate Manager, via 0191 565 6256 ext. 49377, email:

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Proposed interview date: TBC

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