A Medical Oncologist's Route to the UK - EEA & Non-EEA

  • June 28, 2022
 

There are several routes a medical oncologist can take to register with the GMC and practice oncology in the NHS. 

Medical oncologists looking to secure a job in the NHS must satisfy certain criteria before they can be fully registered with the GMC (General Medical Council) and receive a license to practice in the NHS. For oncology, these criteria depend on where you received your training, and the qualifications you hold.  

In this blog, we’re giving you a snapshot of the steps you need to take to start your journey to the UK, as an overseas oncologist. We’ll be covering the following: 

Skip ahead to the relevant section if you know what you're looking for.

Evidence of knowledge and skills for EEA medical oncologists 

For oncologists who trained in an EEA country (all countries inside the EU, also Lichtenstein, Iceland, Switzerland & Norway), there are several options potentially available to you. 

Depending on the country and year you completed your residency or basic medical training, the GMC may automatically recognise your qualifications and grant you either General Registration, or Specialist Registration in the UK. To find out if your country’s qualifications will allow you to register for either GMC registration, check the relevant GMC page here

Basic Medical Training

If you have met the requirements for basic medical training, you would not need to demonstrate your medical knowledge and skills to work as a doctor in the UK, and would therefore not need to complete a Royal College postgraduate qualification or PLAB to register with a license to practice. You would be granted full registration in this case, but not Specialist Registration. 

Specialist Training / Residency

Not all European Specialist qualifications are accepted by the GMC. If you have met the GMC’s criteria pertaining to your county, then you should be eligible for Specialist Registration in oncology. So as a medical oncologist, if you hold a Relevant European Specialist qualification, you would be put on the specialist register for medical oncology and can be appointed as a substantive oncologist in the NHS. 

Please note, the criteria that is outlined on your country’s GMC registration page must be met. If your training was undertaken prior to the dates mentioned by the GMC – your qualifications will not be accepted.  

For EEA oncologists, the main hurdle that you will face will be demonstrating that your English skills are of a high enough standard to practice safely as a doctor in the NHS. 

As a European oncologist, this is most likely the easiest route to becoming GMC-registered and being able to practice oncology in the UK. 

If you do not meet the GMC requirements for your training to be approved for general or specialist registration, other routes you may consider to GMC registration include PLAB, or (via the postgraduate route) the Royal College exams for medical oncology (MRCP). You can find out more about these alternative routes here

Evidence of knowledge and skills for non-EEA oncologists

If you qualified as a medical oncologist outside the EEA, then you will have to demonstrate that both your medical knowledge and skills AND English Language capabilities meet the level required to practice safely in the UK. 

Oncologists who've trained from outside the UK and EEA and must demonstrate to the GMC they have sufficient knowledge & skills to practice safely in the UK. For medical oncologists this can be done through one of three main routes: 

Professional & Linguistics Assessment Board (PLAB)

The PLAB exam is a two-part exam that assesses a doctor’s ability to work safely as an SHO in the NHS, as such it does not demonstrate ability in oncology specifically. For this reason, PLAB tends to be a route for junior doctors who have not already chosen their field of specialisation in medicine. That said, for some senior doctors PLAB can be an attractive option, offering a quicker route to the UK, whilst still securing competitive salaries. If taking this option, medical oncologists can then take up training or a more senior post once they have established themselves in the NHS. Take a look through our comprehensive guides on PLAB

Royal College of Physicians

Attaining a Royal College qualification is a preferred path for doctors who have already chosen their field of specialism i.e. medical oncology. Oncologists taking this route will gain access to more senior, well-paid jobs in the NHS. The Royal College of Physicians is the professional body that regulates the specialism of medical oncology in the UK, and Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) is the full qualification attainable by examination. For overseas doctors, attaining MRCP will satisfy the knowledge & skill criteria for GMC registration and facilitate application for more senior roles in UK oncology. Take a look at IMG Resources library for complete guides on MRCP to learn more. 

GMC-recognised or equivalent qualifications

Some overseas qualifications and licensing exams are recognised by the GMC and accepted for registration purposes. This is to say these qualifications or licensing exams are considered as meeting the same standards as the Royal College qualifications. 

To find out if your qualification is accepted by the GMC, take a look at our blog: Overseas accepted postgraduate qualifications 

English Language Testing

Both EEA and non-EEA oncologists, regardless of experience, and country of origin, must demonstrate that they have a sufficient grasp and competence of the English language. This can be done by passing either the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) or the OET (OET – Occupational English Test). Detailed guides to these tests can be found below: 

IELTS – a guide for overseas doctors

OET – a guide for overseas doctors

Experience in English-speaking countries 

For doctors who have at least two years of their most recent experience in an English-speaking country, you can use a reference from your current employer or employers over these two or more years to demonstrate competence of the English language. This would exempt you from sitting an English language exam. 

Certificate of Good Standing

All doctors registering with the GMC must provide a certificate of good standing from each medical regulatory authority they’ve been registered or licensed with in the last five years. 

The medical regulatory authority may send you a certificate of past good standing if you're not currently registered or licensed with them. You can find out which medical regulatory authority to contact via the GMC website here

If there's no medical regulatory authority in the country to issue a certificate, the GMC will give you further advice once your application has been assessed. 

Please note that each certificate is only valid for three months from the date it's signed and must be valid when we approve your application. 

GMC Registration

Once you’ve completed your English language exam, you can now apply for full GMC registration with a license to practice. For registration, you must provide evidence of: 

English language capabilities - either your IELTS, OET or an approved reference from your current employer (if you have been working in an English-speaking country for the last two years). 

AND 

Certificate of good standing – the certificate from your medical regulatory authority which demonstrates good standing. 

AND 

(EEA oncologists) Sufficient skill and knowledge – as an EEA oncologist, this would either be your recognised EEA qualification. 

(Non-EEA oncologists) Sufficient skill and knowledge – as a non-EEA oncologist, this would either be PLAB, MRCP or a GMC-approved qualification. 

To understand the registration process more fully, read our article on GMC registration for overseas doctors here

Visas 

If you or your family are from the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein and started living in the UK by 31 December 2020, you may be able to apply to the free EU Settlement Scheme. Otherwise, you will need to apply for a visa from the Home Office

A Health & Care visa (Tier 2 visa) is the document given to a skilled worker by the UK Home Office following a job offer from a UK employer with a valid Tier 2 Sponsorship License. The list of valid Tier 2 Sponsors can be found here

Understand Tier 2 visas and Certificates of Sponsorship in depth by taking a look at our article: Tier 2 Visa application process & documents needed

Wondering whether you can relocate with your family? Take a look at our blog on the Tier 2 dependant visa below: Tier 2 Dependent visa - Can I bring my family with me to the UK? 


So, there you have it! Hopefully this helps to clarify any worries or doubts you may have on your route to the UK as a medical oncologist planning a career in the NHS. If you have any questions or would like to know more about the medical oncology job market, then get in touch with our team. 

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Relevant Jobs

45,124 - 77,519

An excellent opportunity for an experienced Specialty Doctor in Oncology to join the Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, a large acute, advanced, high performing and specialised hospital trust that provides a range of local acute services to the residents of the county and more specialised services to a larger population in Herefordshire and beyond. The Trust operates hospital-based services from three different sites. The post is suitable for overseas specialty doctors, including candidates who are pursuing CESR. 

WHAT IS NHS TRUST LIKE? 

The NHS Trust is runs three hospitals in their main area. The NHS Trust's workforce is nearly 6,800 strong, and their caring staff are recognised as providing good and outstanding patient-centred care. The NHS Trust is truly committed to recruiting the best people, that will work with them to achieve their Vision - working in partnership to provide the best healthcare for the Trust's communities, leading and supporting their teams to move forward.

The NHS Trust always strives to be better, and better never stops! Their Clinical Services Strategy provides a clear future vision for the Trust, their hospitals, services and role in the wider health and care system. The Trust makes sure that their teams are empowered and equipped with the skills, tools, techniques and mindset to drive continuous improvement in every part of the Trust. The NHS Trust is rated good in effective & caring.

WHAT IS THE ONCOLOGY DEPARTMENT & TEAM LIKE? 

The new Oncology Centre opened in 2014 at the one of their sites. It serves the county’s population of 600,000. The oncology centre is now fully functional with state of the art equipment and facilities in radiotherapy. The Department of Oncology is dynamic and forward looking with a friendly, supportive and approachable ethos. It has rapidly expanded and provides specialist cancer care across the three hospital sites that make up this large Acute Trust.

Oncology inpatients are primarily based on the 15 bedded Laurel 2 Oncology Ward, which is located in the Trust's main hospital building. There are no dedicated oncology inpatient beds at AH or KTC. A 5-chaired AOS assessment bay has recently been developed within the oncology ward; it is open 9am-9pm every day including weekends. In addition to the consultant oncologists, 4 specialty doctors in oncology provide countywide support to outpatient clinics, chemotherapy clinics and AOS. There is a dedicated team of Acute Oncology CNSs who provide support at both sites for oncology emergencies and inpatients.

The post holder will work as part of a team with Oncologists to help with support for the Chemotherapy and radiotherapy service and outpatients clinics across the hospital sites and working with the oncology ward, assist in the provision of an Acute Oncology service. There will also be the opportunity to contribute to teaching, clinical research and audit. There is an on-call rota, of which the applicant can be part of.

WHAT IS LIFE LIKE IN WEST MIDLANDS?  

From the thriving city of Birmingham to the green spaces of Herefordshire and Shropshire, the West Midlands is a region of catering to all preferences. Places like the historic Stratford-upon-Avon and the luxury in affluent Solihull further add to the region, as do the miles of canals left over from its industrial past. The West Midlands is a uniquely beautiful place to call home.

WHAT OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE TO YOU AT WORCESTERSHIRE ACUTE HOSPITALS NHS TRUST?

With an extremely active education/teaching programme supported by the consultant team, there is opportunity to work towards and complete CESR, exams, get involved in active research and many aspects of CPD. 

Participation in research and educational activities will be encouraged.

ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR THIS ROLE?

EEA Candidates:

  • Experience of working in Oncology
  • European Specialist Qualification in Oncology

Non-EEA Candidates:

  • Experience of working in Oncology

UK based applicants

  • Experience of working in Oncology
  • Within 6 - 12 months of completing CCT
£45,124 to £77,519 pa

A large South-Eastern Trust are looking for full-time, permanent Specialty Doctor Oncologists across all specialisms. The trust is considering either UK or Overseas trained doctors in other specialties. The trust will support with CESR.  

This is a high performing and supportive department for overseas doctors new to the NHS, or UK-based doctors looking to further careers in the UK.

THE TRUST:

The Trust consists of 4,500 employees, and provides services to approximately 336,000 people living across the southern counties.

The Trust has received an overall ‘Good’ rating from the CQC with Medical care (including older people’s care), End of Life Care and Maternity services being deemed ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC. They are investing in our colleagues through our health and wellbeing programme and a commitment to supporting professional development as well as investing more than £45 million in their physical environment and new equipment in the next few years.

THE ONCOLOGY DEPARTMENT AND TEAM:  

 The Trust services have received International and National recognition and praise and our patients benefit from the latest and most innovative treatments available, delivered by a team of committed and highly skilled staff. We attract referrals from across the whole country for our specialist services, such as urology and brachytherapy.

The Trust is a clinically led service, drawing on the knowledge and experience of our team of 27 Oncologists. The Consultants delivering the service are involved in National and International teaching and research.

Across two sites, the radiotherapy department is well equipped with state of the art radiotherapy equipment. They are proud to be one of the few departments in the UK to have an Adaptive Varian ETHOS™, allowing real time adaptive radiotherapy, plus seven Varian Truebeam® (one STX with ExacTrac and four with 6 degrees of freedom couch). Furthermore, they have an established SABR programme for lung cancer, and oligometastes.

The Trust also provide a nationally renowned High dose rate brachytherapy service, including gynecological, prostate, rectal and oesophageal brachytherapy; with a dedicated brachytherapy theatre on-site, which is also used to house the Contact radiotherapy machine for rectal treatments.

There is a large SACT service, treating up to 200 patients a day across our four sites, with an ongoing focus on delivering chemo closer to home. Additionally, The Trust has a well established, innovative nurse led service, with nurse led SACT clinics and PICC service running daily.

The dedicated oncology / haemato-oncology inpatient ward (Onslow) has 34 beds. Chilworth Day Unit has designated facilities for day care chemotherapy and procedures. Chemotherapy is also provided in the community via a mobile infusion and injection service, with partnership with McKesson UK and Lloyd’s pharmacy Clinical Homecare Ltd (LPCH).

CAREER DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES:  

The Trust provides fantastic career development opportunities.  The Trust also has a well-established oncology research department, providing the opportunity for the post holder to run and develop clinical trials. There is a strong record of recruitment into clinical trials, including NCRN, commercial and Phase I/II trials, the latter in collaboration with the Clinical Research Centre at the local University. Strong links exist between the Centre and the University; four of our Oncology Consultants hold joint appointments with the University. All prospective post-holders will be expected and encouraged to perform research. 

The post-holder will be required to participate in programmes for teaching medical students, training junior doctors and in clinical examinations. It is expected that this will be an integral part of everyday clinical activity. The post-holder will be required to keep himself/herself fully up-to-date with their relevant area of practice and to be able to demonstrate this to the satisfaction of the Trust. Professional or study leave will be granted at the discretion of the Trust, to support appropriate study, postgraduate training activities, relevant CME courses and other appropriate personal development needs.

LIFE IN SOUTH-EAST ENGLAND:  

Southern England is a great place for you and your family to call home. Thanks to the size, location and geography of the region, there’s a huge diversity to the places where people live.

350 miles of stunning coastline and huge skies. Estuaries, beaches, cliffs, wildlife and water sports – the South-East has it all. With excellent transport links into the City, the South-East offers many of the benefits of living in London, without a lot of the drawbacks - plus, of course, the additional benefits of living in the countryside. 

The schools are some of the best in the country - across primary, secondary and University facilities. 

AM I ELIGIBLE FOR THIS ROLE?

To be eligible for this vacancy you will need the following:

EEA Candidates:

  • Recognised European Medical Degree or Specialist Qualification in Oncology
  • IELTS or OET

Non-EEA Candidates:

  • MRCP or FRCR qualifications
  • Experience in Oncology
  • IELTS or OET

UK-Based Candidates:

  • MRCP or FRCR qualifications
  • Four years experience in Oncology

This is a great opportunity for any experienced Oncologist working towards CESR in the UK and Specialist Registration in Oncology. There will be opportunity to develop and lead on sub-specialist areas of cancer care.

 

£79,894 to £90,677

These are CESR Specialist Grade roles in Medical Oncology. These are newly created posts specifically designed to help doctors through CESR in the quickest time possible. They do this by offering rotations in all major cancer sites, acute oncology and ward oncology work, shadowed by consultants who can observe and sign off the evidence needed to build a CESR portfolio. This is a very robust and structured approach to completing your CESR application in a very quick space of time, and would be hugely beneficial to you if you want to be on the specialist register for Medical Oncology.

INTRODUCTION TO THE TRUST:

The Trust is in the top 5 largest trusts in England and provides acute care for a local population of 600,000 and over 1.2 million people for tertiary services. The Trust covers a large geographical area, much of which is rural. The population for this area is around 1.25 million.The total number of referrals received into the Trust is nearly 4,500 new cancer patients per year. This service forms part of the Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance.

THE ONCOLOGY DEPARTMENT AND TEAM:

The oncology and haematology department offers a full range of adult cancer services with 116 inpatient beds, full outpatient facilities including a designated chemotherapy delivery suite and 6 linear accelerators. They are keen to continue to build on their excellent reputation in training, research and the development of advanced radiotherapy techniques. 

All grades of nursing staff undertake a rotational programme to maintain and develop the unit’s skill mix. Within the outpatient facility, the service comprises a spacious outpatient clinic area staffed with dedicated oncology nurses and the Chemotherapy Day Treatment Unit (DTU).

The department has recently received a £4.9M grant from Cancer Research to fund research into inequalities in outcomes in cancer care with a particular emphasis on age and social deprivation. 

THE CANCER PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICE:

The team has a cancer psychological service in which workers are trained in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and psychological support workers, all of whom are backed up by an administration and secretarial team. The service is for patients affected by cancer and any members of their family or friends they would like to be involved in their care. 

CLINICAL TRIALS IN THE ONCOLOGY DEPARTMENT:

Together the academic team oversee an active clinical and basic science research programme in oncology which includes collaboration with scientists at a top Medical School where there is an established basic sciences research laboratory. The Academic Department is within a purpose-built clinical trials office staffed by dedicated trials nurses and data managers. This provides the infrastructure for high quality clinical trials and ensures the seamless integration of trials into everyday clinical work. There are also dedicated research roles within the radiotherapy physics and therapeutic radiographer workforce.

LIFE IN THE REGION:

The trust is located close to several main cities in the North-East. It is a cultural hotspot, home to festivals, art galleries, theatre companies, and live comedy and music venues. A great region for sporting fans and exercise-lovers alike. Sports in the city include professional football, rugby league, golf, darts, athletics and water sports. Schooling is a prominent feature of the area, with several outstanding sixth forms, secondaries and primaries to choose from. The area is well served by rail and road. You can hop on a train at King's Cross and be in the city centre fewer than three hours later. The local airport provides high-frequency flights to Amsterdam with KLM and Aberdeen with Eastern Airways each day.

CAREER DEVELOPMENT: 

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. Together the academic team oversees an active clinical and basic science research programme in oncology which includes collaboration with scientists at a top Medical School where there is an established basic sciences research laboratory. A successful consultant in this role will learn daily from, and with world-leading oncologists in a diverse department. This role will provide opportunities in the future to lead teams in sub-specialisms and represent the department at domestic & international conferences. 

AM I ELIGIBLE FOR THIS ROLE?

Non-EEA candidates: 

  • MRCP UK or equivalent
  • Extensive experience in medical oncology

EEA candidates: 

  • Recognised European Qualifications 
  • Extensive experience in medical oncology

UK candidates: 

  • Experience in medical oncology
£79,894 to £90,677

These are CESR Specialist Grade roles in Clinical Oncology. These are newly created posts specifically designed to help doctors through CESR in the quickest time possible. They do this by offering rotations in all major cancer sites, acute oncology and ward oncology work, shadowed by consultants who can observe and sign off the evidence needed to build a CESR portfolio. This is a very robust and structured approach to completing your CESR application in a very quick space of time, and would be hugely beneficial to you if you want to be on the specialist register for Clinical Oncology.

INTRODUCTION TO THE TRUST:

The Trust is in the top 5 largest trusts in England and provides acute care for a local population of 600,000 and over 1.2 million people for tertiary services. The Trust covers a large geographical area, much of which is rural. The population for this area is around 1.25 million.The total number of referrals received into the Trust is nearly 4,500 new cancer patients per year. This service forms part of the Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance.

THE ONCOLOGY DEPARTMENT AND TEAM:

The oncology and haematology department offers a full range of adult cancer services with 116 inpatient beds, full outpatient facilities including a designated chemotherapy delivery suite and 6 linear accelerators. They are keen to continue to build on their excellent reputation in training, research and the development of advanced radiotherapy techniques. 

All grades of nursing staff undertake a rotational programme to maintain and develop the unit’s skill mix. Within the outpatient facility, the service comprises a spacious outpatient clinic area staffed with dedicated oncology nurses and the Chemotherapy Day Treatment Unit (DTU).

The department has recently received a £4.9M grant from Cancer Research to fund research into inequalities in outcomes in cancer care with a particular emphasis on age and social deprivation. 

THE CANCER PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICE:

The team has a cancer psychological service in which workers are trained in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and psychological support workers, all of whom are backed up by an administration and secretarial team. The service is for patients affected by cancer and any members of their family or friends they would like to be involved in their care. 

CLINICAL TRIALS IN THE ONCOLOGY DEPARTMENT:

Together the academic team oversee an active clinical and basic science research programme in oncology which includes collaboration with scientists at a top Medical School where there is an established basic sciences research laboratory. The Academic Department is within a purpose-built clinical trials office staffed by dedicated trials nurses and data managers. This provides the infrastructure for high quality clinical trials and ensures the seamless integration of trials into everyday clinical work. There are also dedicated research roles within the radiotherapy physics and therapeutic radiographer workforce.

LIFE IN THE REGION:

The trust is located close to several main cities in the North-East. It is a cultural hotspot, home to festivals, art galleries, theatre companies, and live comedy and music venues. A great region for sporting fans and exercise-lovers alike. Sports in the city include professional football, rugby league, golf, darts, athletics and water sports. Schooling is a prominent feature of the area, with several outstanding sixth forms, secondaries and primaries to choose from. The area is well served by rail and road. You can hop on a train at King's Cross and be in the city centre fewer than three hours later. The local airport provides high-frequency flights to Amsterdam with KLM and Aberdeen with Eastern Airways each day.

CAREER DEVELOPMENT: 

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. Together the academic team oversees an active clinical and basic science research programme in oncology which includes collaboration with scientists at a top Medical School where there is an established basic sciences research laboratory. A successful consultant in this role will learn daily from, and with world-leading oncologists in a diverse department. This role will provide opportunities in the future to lead teams in sub-specialisms and represent the department at domestic & international conferences. 

AM I ELIGIBLE FOR THIS ROLE?

Non-EEA candidates: 

  • FRCR or equivalent
  • Extensive experience in clinical oncology

EEA candidates: 

  • Recognised European Qualifications 
  • Extensive experience in clinical or radiation oncology

UK candidates: 

  • Experience in clinical oncology
£79,894 - £90,677

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. 

CAREER DEVELOPMENT: 

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:

Life in London can be whatever you make of it. Many people like you have followed their dreams to the city and made their fortune in one form or another.

London is a city for people who enjoy limitless options of things to do, places to go, and restaurants at which to eat. You have virtually everything on your doorstep, and one thing that might surprise you is the abundance of green space to enjoy. Greenspace Information for Greater London say 47% of Greater London is green space and nearly 6% of this is made up of parks and gardens. Keep reading for more information and tips for living in London.

London is considered a very safe place to live, however, like in any city, bad things can happen. 

As well as its art and history, London is one of the fashion capitals of the world, with London Fashion Week, in February and September, drawing the attention of everyone who’s anyone in the industry.

There are a stunning 68 Michelin-star restaurants across London, including ten with two stars, and three leading the way with the maximum three stars: Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, The Araki, and Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester.

The schools in London are world-leading at Primary, Secondary and University level. These include: London School of Economics, University College London, Harrow College, St Pauls and Westminster.

AM I ELIGIBLE FOR THIS ROLE?

Non-EEA candidates: 

  • MRCP
  • Experience in medical oncology

EEA candidates: 

  • Specialist certification in medical oncology 
  • Experience in medical oncology

UK candidates: 

  • CCT, CESR or within 6-12 months of specialist registration 
  • Experience in medical oncology


 

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