Consultant in Haematology

Luton, Bedfordshire
£79,860 - £107,668
16 Sep 2019
06 Oct 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Joint post with University College London Hospital (UCLH)

This is a replacement full-time 10 PA consultant post to join a team of four other Consultant Haematologists at the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. The appointee will be part of a team of five consultants, three middle grade doctors and rotating junior staff providing a comprehensive haematology service, and will work with a team of specialist nurses in anticoagulation, chemotherapy, transfusion, and haemoglobinopathy.

This is a joint appointment with University College London Hospital (UCLH). The post-holder will have a special interest in Lymphoma and will have 2 PAs at UCLH one day a week, covering the Lymphoma clinic with other members of the Lymphoma team.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to help further develop and strengthen our clinical and laboratory haematology service. The post holder will work with a motivated team of colleagues across the whole range of laboratory and clinical haematology, in outpatient and inpatient settings.

The post-holder should have expertise and experience in all aspects of haematology and will be actively involved in haemato-oncology and general haematology service provision with an on-call commitment.

A new Level 2a Haemato-Oncology Unit opened in July 2017 for inpatient and outpatient management of patients in a dedicated, specialist setting.

This is supported by a modern Macmillan chemotherapy suite and a Medical Day ward. The hospital forms part of the Mount Vernon Cancer Network and the haemato-oncology service is closely linked with Mount Vernon Cancer Centre. A strong tertiary referral link is maintained with UCLH and the Royal Free Hospital.

The Haematology laboratory has UKAS accreditation and MHRA blood bank compliance. The varied laboratory workload includes the full range of investigations to support the clinical services of a large DGH.

The Trust received an overall ‘Good’ for services at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital following its CQC inspection, and was recently announced the only hospital in the country to meet all of the key targets.

The Hospital has always been renowned for its friendly atmosphere and good working relationships.

The Trust has University Hospital status with UCL and the Royal Free, which provides an opportunity to strengthen our teaching and R&D programme and brings a more academic environment to the hospital.

This department is fully committed to teaching and training both undergraduate medical students and postgraduate doctors.

The Hospital has easy access to central London and the rural Chilterns. Excellent schools are found nearby. There is also very good access to the Midlands and London by road or by rail. London Luton Airport is within fifteen minutes drive of the hospital. Residence is required within ten miles by road or up to thirty minutes travelling time of the hospital.

Applicants must be fully registered on the UK General Medical Council’s Specialist Register and have MRCP and FRCPath.

Candidates unable for personal reasons to work full-time are invited to apply.

For more information about this post, or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Dr Ching-Wai Cheung, Consultant in Haematology, or Dr Manmit Kaur, Consultant Haematologist on 01582 497214 or
Dr Danielle Freedman, Director for Pathology on 01582 497078.

For more information about the sessions at UCLH, please contact Dr Kirit Ardeshna, Divisional Clinical Director/Consultant Haematologist on 020 3447 9596 or via email

To apply online please click the apply button.

Closing Date: 6 October 2019
Interview Date: 15 November 2019

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