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Consultant Haematologist - 5 posts

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust
Poole, Dorset
Depending on experience Per Annum
Closing date
17 Mar 2024

Consultant Haematologist - 5 posts

With a multi-million-pound investment, UHD is a recently formed 1000 bed Trust comprised of Poole Hospital, Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospitals in partnership with Bournemouth University. The 30-bed haematology in-patient unit, including the established JACIE accredited autologous transplant unit will be housed at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital (major acute & emergency hospital) from April 2024 which also has day case chemotherapy and outpatient facilities. Poole Hospital is being developed as the major planned/elective care hospital and will have day case chemotherapy and outpatient facilities. 

Bournemouth is a vibrant university town and Poole has a large natural harbour and is ideal for water sports and outdoor ventures. With both the New Forest and Isle of Purbeck on our doorstep, over 7 miles of stunning sandy beaches and coastal paths, we are located within an area of amazing beauty providing a great place for you to achieve a rewarding work life balance. The area also has excellent schools including highly achieving Grammar schools. 

As a result of significant financial investment, we are recruiting to 5 new consultant posts (10PA). Applicants with other sub-speciality interests and wishing to work LTFT will also be considered. 


  • 2 consultants with specialist interest in lymphoma
  • 1 consultant with specialist interest in myeloma
  • 1 consultant with a specialist interest in myeloid diseases

The successful candidates will join our friendly team of haemato-oncology consultants (FTE 9) and participate in a 1:13 rota supported by SHO & SpR junior doctor on call rotas.  We currently run dedicated CLL, lymphoma, WM, myeloma, MDS & MPN clinics. We have representation on the NCRI MDS, Myeloma & CLL subgroups, and UK Myeloma society, UK CLL forum and UK MDS forum executive committees and are actively involved in writing BSH national guidelines.

We have an active JACIE accredited transplant centre for Dorset autologous stem cell transplants and we network with the university hospitals Southampton transplant team who provide the allogeneic & CART-cell service for our patients. 

At UHD we are proud of the service we offer our patients including access to an extensive clinical trial portfolio and novel treatment delivery approaches with a strong home care & community chemotherapy team. We intend to expand our service and would welcome candidates interested in further developing our bispecific antibody programme. We expect all colleagues to take an active role in clinical research and encourage consultants to take on local PI & CI roles in their sub-speciality interest.

We have strong links with Southampton & Bournemouth universities and there is the opportunity of collaborative research. We currently have 1 PhD student based in the Dorset Pathology Hub which has recently opened on the Bournemouth site & houses the Dorset HMDS.


  • 1 Haemostasis & thrombosis consultant

The successful candidate will join our existing H&T team led by Dr Luke Attwell and participate in the Southern Haemophilia Network & thrombosis MDT, Wessex regional on call rota covering the management of complex patients with bleeding and thrombotic disorders (1 in 5). 

We are a haemophilia treatment centre responsible for the provision of specialist care to over 400 patients with mainly inherited but also acquired bleeding disorders. We manage adults and children including 30 patients with severe haemophilia. Our team includes Dr Attwell, consultant, a clinical nurse specialist in haemophilia and bleeding disorders, senior physiotherapist and clinical psychologist. The thrombosis work entails all clinical and laboratory aspects. 

Involvement in H&T research and relevant regional clinical trials will be actively encouraged, as will developing general haematology and sub-speciality clinics.

For informal enquiries, contact:

Dr Rachel Hall, Clinical Director for
Cancer Care, or

Dr Ram Jayaprakash, Haematology Clinical

Or to apply for any of the above posts, please click the Apply button.

Closing date: 17th March 2024.

Interview date: 28th March 2024.

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