A globally renowned London Trust are looking for specialty medical oncologists, primarily focussed on treating patients in south-west London.
This is a world-leading and supportive department for overseas doctors new to the NHS, or UK based doctors looking to further careers.
INTRODUCTION TO THE TRUST:
The Trust is a world leader in cancer research, treatment and education. Together with their academic partner, The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), they are the largest comprehensive cancer centre in Europe and the only National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre specialising in cancer in the UK.
The Trust has an annual budget of £360 million and employ over 3,500 staff, including 335 medical staff, across two sites located in London. Over 50,000 patients attend the Trust each year. The Trust provides community services across several London boroughs. It has a Chemotherapy Medical Daycare Unit at a separate hospital.
The Trust has a reputation for delivering high quality performance. It is ranked in the top four Trusts in the CQC national adult inpatient survey results, above average in national cancer patient experience survey and ranked first amongst teaching hospitals in the UK for our staff survey results.
THE ONCOLOGY DEPARTMENT AND TEAM:
The Trust’s workload is from within the London Cancer Networks but, as a specialist cancer centre, the Trust has a high out-of-area referral rate for rare cancers, recurrent disease and treatment-related problems including international referrals. The Trust operates a shared care model with St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust for paediatric cancer. Cancer services are delivered within internationally renowned tumour specific multi-disciplinary units.
The NIHR Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) and The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), which together form one of the largest comprehensive cancer centres in Europe. Our BRC's excellence in basic biomedical research and experimental medicine, together with strategic partnerships with industry, cancer charities and NIHR infrastructure, ensure that they can translate scientific advances about cancer into real benefit for patients within a short space of time. They aim to deliver improved personalised therapies for all cancer patients through stratified treatment specific to individual genetic, molecular, imaging and functional characteristics.
There are six research themes including the developmental technology and therapy themes of Novel Cancer Therapeutics (NCT), Targeted Physical Therapies (TPT) to encompass radiotherapy, imaging and surgical research) and the tumour/organ specific themes of Breast, Prostate, Gastrointestinal and Uncommon Cancers. Lung cancer is one of the exemplar areas for both NCT and TPT. In addition there are two cross cutting themes of Genotypes/Phenotypes and Cancer Evolution (GPCE) where novel diagnostics and analytics are being developed and the Digital cross cutting theme which incorporates deep machine learning.
This role is a fantastic one for ambitious consultants looking to expand their career opportunities, including significant support with CESR. The department is also exceptionally well-funded for research. The Trust has a strong reputation for education and training. This was recognised as an area of outstanding practice in a recent CQC report. The Trust supports a number of junior doctor training programmes and provides core training across a wide range of tumours in clinical and medical oncology and surgery. The Trust also participates in rotations for the training of junior doctors in anaesthesia, pain and intensive care medicine.
LIFE IN LONDON:
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