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Oncology in the NHS offers career progression, leadership, a clear pathway to specialist registration with a competitive salary....

Oncology in the NHS branches into two main sub-specialisms, medical oncology and clinical oncology. Clinical oncology is the branch of oncology more commonly referred to as radiation oncology outside the UK, though a clinical oncologist's duties encompass both systematic and radiotherapy treatments in the UK. Cancer waiting times are one of the most critical performance indicators an NHS trust is judged upon, and as such oncology is an area with significant demand, as despite large numbers of oncologists registered in the UK, the numbers of qualified oncologists is relatively low when compared to vacancy rates. This means there are many fantastic opportunities available both medical and clinical oncologists interested in joining the NHS, with many NHS trusts offering excellent support with CESR, specialty training applications and general career & sub-specialty development and registration support. Leadership roles with significant career development opportunities are also available to most specialists entering the UK system, and generally motivated clinicians looking to develop in any area of specialisation or leadership in the UK will be supported to do so. 

Requirements for an overseas doctor in these areas:

  • IELTS or OET
  • Medical Oncologists must obtain MRCP
  • Clinical Oncologists must obtain FRCR (Oncology)
  • EEA applicants only require IELTS or OET (plus their Recognised European Qualification) for GMC registration

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What can you expect to do as part of a typical working week in the NHS?

Clinical oncologists often work in specialist cancer hospitals, large acute teaching hospitals, district general hospitals or private sector clients. Radiotherapy treatments sessions, multidisciplinary team meetings, outpatient clinic, consultations and follow-ups, inpatient ward rounds, reports writing for GPs, teaching sessions for juniors and trainees and very importantly, research, will all form part of your working week. Research is an integral part of clinical oncology.

Medical oncologists work to provide the best possible outcome for cancer patients, whether that is cure, or palliation and prolongation of good quality life. In addition, they provide counselling for patients and their families, whilst clinical research is an important feature of their role like clinical oncologists. Clinical care, clinical trials, laboratory and translational cancer research form an integral part of the training, and they are trained to work as part of a multidisciplinary team, being able to advise on all aspects of treatment including surgery and radiotherapy as well as having the skills to administer systemic therapies. A medical oncologists work also includes diagnosing cancers, discussing treatment options with patients, arranging and supervising drug treatment and therapies including the management of any complications that may arise and supporting patients and overseeing their care, including their lives after treatment.

Medical oncologists treat patients who have localised or metastatic malignancy in need of systemic therapy. They also treat patients whose cancer has potentially been cured by surgery but for whom further therapy improves their outlook.

Medical and clinical oncologists often work in partnership together, and clinical oncology covers both the therapeutic administration of ionising radiation (radiotherapy) and cytotoxic chemotherapy. However, only clinical oncologists administer radiotherapy.


Did you know? 

NHS Cancer targets work to 85% of patients to start their first cancer treatment for cancer within two months of an urgent GP referral. This timeframe is also applied to patients referred from an NHS cancer screening service however the operational threshold is set at 90%

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Maidstone Hospital, part of Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust are looking for a full-time, permanent Clinical Oncology Consultant specialising in Colorectal, Lung, Acute Oncology and Breast. 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 NHS TRUST: 

This NHS Trust was formed in April 2000. The Trust consists of two District General Hospitals providing services to approximately 450,000 people living in surrounding areas.  

The Trust consists of several hospitals: its Cancer Centre in particular is renowned and held in high esteem within the South-East of England. 

THE ONCOLOGY DEPARTMENT AND TEAM:  

The Oncology Centre receives approximately 8,000 new patients every year and increasing and is within the top 25% of Trusts in the UK for cancer waiting times, meeting the 85% 62-day national standard consistently since August 2019, hitting its 2-week-wait target since September 2019. The Centre has an income of £50m and is home to a custom designed department with dedicated radiotherapy and outpatient facilities as part of the main District General Hospital, which was upgraded in 2012.  

Due to recent funding the Trust has been able to purchase five new state of the art Varian Trubeam Linear Accelerators across its Oncology Centre. Over the 2 sites we have 9 Linear Accelerator Treatment Machines and 3 CT Planning Simulators.  

The research department is made up of more than 60 dedicated staff and recruits around 3000 patients a year to clinical studies across 24 different specialities. The trust benefits from being near academic partners such as Universities and local Medical Schools (KMMS). Additionally, the trust has studies open that are interventional and observational, as well as studies that investigate genetic profiling. Within radiotherapy, the Trust are also undertaking SABR trials. We have many clinicians that support oncology research trials within various specialities. 

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. 

As a member of the Oncology Centre there will be a commitment to participate fully in a county-wide approach to the delivery of cancer care.  This includes attendance at governance meetings, multi-disciplinary team meetings and the practice of cross-referral with other site specialists. All Trust Consultants are encouraged and supported to take leadership roles within the department, at an appropriate point in their consultant development, in audit, governance, tumour-site specific groups, research and education. 

LIFE IN SOUTH-EAST ENGLAND:

The South-East of England is a great place for you and your family to call home. It might be called ‘the Garden of England’, but there’s a lot more to it than that.  

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. 

Depending on location, you can be over 100km away from London, but still get right to the centre in under 40 minutes. This makes it perfect for families, where busy city workers can quickly and conveniently commute to work in the bustling city, whilst bringing the children up in the more sedate, family-friendly surroundings of the countryside. 

Tucked away in the corner of the UK, the South-East is well-known for its picturesque countryside and stunning coastlines. 

A great selection of schools is a key draw to the Home Counties for many families, and the South-East is no exception. The area boasts some of the best schools in the country, both private and state, including Tonbridge School, Benenden School, and Invicta Grammar School. 

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 Medical Oncology 

  • IELTS or OET  

  • Experience or interest in relevant tumour sites  

Non-EEA Candidates:  

  • MRCP Qualification 

  • IELTS or OET 

  • Experience or interest in Medical Oncology 

UK-Based Candidates:  

  • Experience or interest in Medical Oncology 

  • Experience at Consultant Grade  

This is a great opportunity for any experienced Medical Oncologist working towards CESR in the UK. 

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Region: South-Central 
Speciality: Consultant Clinical Oncologist
Subspecialty: Neuro-Oncology and Stereotactic Radiosurgery
Contract Type: Permanent, Part-Time

INTRODUCTION TO THE POST

A large south-central trust is looking for a Consultant Clinical Oncologist with a specialist interest in Neuro-Oncology and Stereotactic Radio-surgery, on a permanent, part-time basis. The trust will consider either UK or overseas trained doctors in Clinical Oncology. This will be a joint position shared between two large south-central Trusts. 

The trust will support with CESR and will assist in further sub-specialist training in the NHS. This is a high-performing and supportive department for overseas doctors, or UK-based doctors looking to further careers in the UK.

WHAT IS THE NHS TRUST LIKE?

The Trust has developed massively in the last few years, focussing on driving excellence in care for patients and communities, through its five-year strategy ‘Working Together’. The hospital has recently received substantial investment, with another £58 million expected to be announced in 2022.  As a University Hospital Trust, research, education and training is embedded across the organisation. 

The Trust was recently ranked by the CQC as outstanding, in relation to being ‘caring’ and ‘effective’. It has 992 beds, with 92% inpatients recommending the hospital, serving 675,000 residents across South-Central England. 

WHAT IS THE ONCOLOGY DEPARTMENT LIKE?

This role will provide non-surgical oncological treatments for patients with brain malignancies referred to the Regional Cancer Centre. This is a part replacement and part new post, with the post-holder additionally undertaking stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) at the regional Neuro-Oncology Centre. Both Oncology departments are multi-disciplined and dedicated towards the implementation of world-leading care in the region.

The diagnostic imaging department supports acute and cancer services with CT scanning, MRI, a proactive interventional radiology team, on-site PET scanning, nuclear medicine, specialty reporting and dedicated support to cancer MDTs. The Oncology departments see approximately 3,500 new referrals per year and deliver around 22,000 episodes of chemotherapy per year.

Both departments have extensive support staff. Staff include 7 clinical oncology registrars, 4 medical oncology registrars and SHOs on a variety of training schemes. There are 39 funded beds. The oncology department utilises world-leading technologies, machines and resources. Including 4 matched Varian linear accelerators and a Toshiba CT simulator. 

WHAT CAREER DEVELOPMENT & OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE TO YOU?

The department and wider trust are extremely keen on assisting Consultants in developing their career. Consultants receive access to CESR support, access to specialty training from world-leading practitioners, and the opportunity to undertake relevant external duties to enhance continued career development. 

In addition to the Trust’s medical library, the department holds an extensive library of journals and relevant educational materials to support CPD. The department is forward-thinking and began utilising SABR for lung primaries and oligometastatic disease in March 2021. The oncology research team is dynamic and innovative, comprising research nurses, radiographers, pharmacists, clinical trials assistants and R&D colleagues, supporting a large portfolio of clinical trials. 

LIFE IN THE SOUTH OF ENGLAND

The post is in a thriving commercial and cultural centre. Just 90 minutes from central London benefitting from good road and rail links, as well as easy access to Europe. The trust is home to a thriving artistic community with a medley of museums and theatres. Developments within the city itself and on the harbour suggest a vibrant future for the area. Inland from the hospital is the beautiful and relatively unspoilt countryside of a National Park and New Forest. The area combines the advantages of city life with pleasant villages and seaside towns. There are several first-rate schools both in the state and private sector and it is an excellent place to raise a family.

This is a fantastic opportunity for experienced radiation or clinical oncologists to further specialise in the NHS, or work towards their CESR and Specialist Registration in Clinical Oncology.

AM I ELIGIBLE FOR THIS ROLE? 

EEA Candidates: 

  • Recognised European Medical Degree or Specialist Qualification

Non-EEA Candidates:

  • MRCP or equivalent qualification 

UK Based Candidates: 

  • MRCP qualification
This is a great opportunity for any experienced consultant medical oncologist working towards CESR in medical oncology specialist registration in the UK.
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A large south-central trust is looking for a Consultant Clinical Oncologist specialising in Lung / SABR on a permanent, full-time basis, considering either UK or overseas trained doctors in Clinical Oncology. The trust will support with CESR, and help consultants to develop their sub-specialty interests.

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 NHS. This role will provide an excellent springboard with which to further develop as a consultant, with substantial career development opportunities forthcoming.

WHAT IS THE ONCOLOGY DEPARTMENT & LIKE?

This role will focus on supporting the existing Consultant Clinical Oncologists in the department, primarily in the care of lung cancer patients focussing on the implementation of SABR for lung cancer in 2021.The oncology department at the trust is multi-disciplined and highly motivated in the region leading implementation of SABR.

The diagnostic imaging department supports acute and cancer services with CT scanning, MRI, a proactive interventional radiology team, on site PET scanning, nuclear medicine, specialty reporting and dedicated support to cancer MDTs The Oncology department sees approximately 3,500 new referrals per year and delivers around 22,000 episodes of chemotherapy per year. The department has extensive support staff. Including, 7 clinical oncology registrars, 4 medical oncology registrars and SHOs on a variety of training schemes. There are 39 funded beds.

The oncology department utilises world-leading technologies, machines and resources. Including 4 matched Varian linear accelerators and a Toshiba CT simulator. There is an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Oncologist to join this growing department, which has achieved great results in recent years.

WHAT CAREER DEVELOPMENT & OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE TO YOU?

The department and wider trust are extremely keen on assisting Consultants in developing their career. Consultants receive access to CESR support, access to specialty training from world-leading practitioners, and the opportunity to undertake relevant external duties to enhance continued career development.

In addition to the Trust’s medical library the department holds an extensive library of journals and relevant educational materials to support CPD. The department is forward-thinking and began utilising SABR for lung primaries and oligometastatic disease in March 2021. The oncology research team is dynamic and innovative, comprising research nurses, radiographers, pharmacists, clinical trials assistants and R&D colleagues, supporting a large portfolio of clinical trials. The Trust is firmly committed to offering the advantages of clinical research participation to as many of its patients as possible.

LIFE IN SOUTH ENGLAND

This is a thriving commercial and cultural centre. Just 90 minutes from central London benefitting from good road and rail links, as well as easy access to Europe. The trust is home to a thriving artistic community with a medley of museums and theatres. Developments within the city itself and on the harbour suggest a vibrant future for the area. Inland from the hospital is the beautiful and relatively unspoilt countryside of a National Park and New Forest.

The area combines the advantages of city life with pleasant villages and seaside towns. There are several first-rate schools both in the state and private sector and it is an excellent place to raise a family.

This is a fantastic opportunity for experienced radiation or clinical oncologists to further specialise in the NHS, or work towards their CESR and Specialist Registration in Clinical Oncology.

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An established and reputable teaching hospital trust in the midlands are seeking to recruit a Consultant Medical Oncologist, who together with 14 other Consultant Oncologists would provide a comprehensive service for the people of region. The department are looking for a Medical Oncologist with interest in Lung and Skin however there can be some flexibility and this can be discussed further at interview. Applicants for these appointments should have full registration with the UK's General Medical Council and be on the specialist register, or within 6 months of CCT or CESR at time of interview. 

WHAT IS NHS TRUST LIKE?
The trust is renowned in the region for it's well run clinical services, excellent leadership structure and friendly culture, welcoming to doctors and healthcare professionals the world over. The Trust was formed in July 2018 and brings together five hospitals in the local area to provide the highest quality care to patients across the county. The trust has over 13,000 members of staff offers huge opportunity for development, training and personal growth. The trust's recent CQC report highlights these very areas and scored 'Good' in it's most recent.

WHAT IS THE ONCOLOGY & DEPARTMENT & TEAM LIKE?
The Cancer Business Unit offers high quality clinical care within flexible and sustainable job plan structures. Recently the Trust has seen the opening of a graduate entry Medical School which has greatly enhanced the teaching and research opportunities for medical staff.

The Chemotherapy facility includes a state of the art Day Unit with 24 outpatient chemotherapy chairs, a 5 chair assessment bay for unwell patients, two 2 bedded siderooms, and 4 counselling/clinic rooms. Chemotherapy is prepared in a satellite pharmacy within the Unit. Treatment is provided by experienced chemotherapy nurses who are well versed in cannulation and administering chemotherapy. There are plans to move the unwell assessment area to the inpatient ward very shortly. They have 70 dedicated oncology beds across the trust and provision of side rooms for neutropenic patients and special requirements. The Oncology service is well supported by a well-established Haematology Service, Palliative Medicine Service including inpatient unit, Clinical Psychologists, interpreters and bereavement support staff.

Radiotherapy, Brachytherapy and Radiotherapy Physics are housed together in a purpose-built centre, with the following equipment:
  • 4 Varian TrueBeam Linear Accelerators
  • Aria Oncology management system and Eclipse treatment planning.
  • HDR Brachytherapy Unit
  • Xstrahl Superficial Xray therapy – 80kV & 120kV
  • Toshiba wide-bore CT-simulator, with Prosoma Virtual simulation
WHAT IS LIFE LIKE IN THE REGION?
The hospitals are located in the north east midlands with great access to the North Westerly cities, Birmingham, London and the rest of the UK with its excellent national transport connections. The local region is beautiful, not far from the world-famous Peak District National Park and home to some of the UK’s most beautiful and dramatic countryside with nature, fresh air and wildlife being the cornerstone of this stunning part of the UK. It is not just a rural area however, and the area is well developed with two cities and several towns offering a feasible location for individuals to set up home.

ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR THIS ROLE?
Requirements for this role include:
  • 2 years+ consultant experience (NHS experience is desirable but not essential)
  • MRCP UK 
  • SCE Medical Oncology
  • GMC eligibility 
  • IELTS or OET either passed or in process
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Medical & Clinical Oncology consultants looking to start or continue their careers in the NHS are invited to join excellent, large specialised hospital Trust on the South Coast of England. CESR candidates either completed or in process are invited to apply whilst candidates on the specialist will be warmly received of course. The Specialist Oncology Centre is based onsite and provides Cancer services to the local population in addition to parts of Sussex (Chichester) and the Isle of Wight. It is a friendly and integrated Centre, with enhanced treatment and facilities, nursing and pharmacy roles and encourages research and innovation.

They are looking to appoint both a clinical and medical oncologist and they can offer either permanent consultant roles or locum consultant roles with support for CESR depending on whether you are recognised as a specialist in the UK already. Additionally, these roles can cater for your cancer site interests amongst their most needed areas that include breast, brain tumour, colon, lung, head and neck and CNS.

The area combines the advantages of city life with rural villages and seaside towns, whilst the city centre itself is a thriving naval city, steeped in history, on the beautiful South Coast. It is ninety minutes from central London and has good transport links by ferry and airplane into Europe. Water sports facilities are excellent with access to the channel and sandy beaches are within easy reach. Inland is the spectacular and relatively unspoilt countryside of rural Hampshire, and the South Downs National Park.

Job requirements:

FRCR or equivalent for clinical oncologists
MRCP or equivalent for medical oncologists 
CCT or Specialist Registration eligibility 
IELTS/ OET
Extensive experience as an oncologist with interests in either of CNS, breast, brain tumour, colorectal, lung, head & neck and CNS.

Length of contract:
Either permanent or 24-month fixed term (subject to be renewed)

Benefits:
This centre is a great hospital to work in, below are some of several key benefits to working at at this Centre.

  • Attractive salary and relocation package 
  • Training and development opportunities within your areas of preference
  • Th centre acts as one the major cancer hubs on the South Coast of England and has established, high performing services
  • CESR support for those eligible and requiring it
  • Tier 2 Health and Care Visa (sponsorship for the whole family)
  • Guidance regarding the CV and full interview preparation
  • Assistance regarding the GMC registration, visa, accommodation and transportation by an experienced onboarding specialist
  • Complete IMG Relocation service from start to finish of process
  • New service for  SABR for primary lung cancer and oligometastatic disease will be up and running in the early part of 2021.
  • established brachytherapy program for both prostate cancer and gynaecological treatments, and laparoscopic and robotic surgery programmes are well developed. Both urology and gynaecology teams are a research active with a broad portfolio of clinical studies and strong track record of recruitment to clinical trials

Any Oncology Specialists with interest in breast, brain tumour, colon, lung, head and neck and CNS cancers are strongly invited to apply. CESR will be supported where needed and the trust will nurture your career and professional development goals.

 

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CESR supporting role available for consultants in medical oncology for a trust in the North of England. The trust will support overseas candidates not on the specialist register and is open to interests in a number of different cancer sites.

Job requirements:
MRCP UK or equivalent
IELTS / OET
SCE Medical Oncology is desirable
Extensive experience as a medical oncologist
Previous consultant experience

Length of contract:
12 month fixed-term (subject to be renewed) or substantive for those with Specialist Registration in Medical Oncology

Benefits:
  • Attractive salary and relocation package
  • Training and development opportunities
  • CESR support for those eligible
  • Tier 2 Health and Care Visa (sponsorship for the whole family
  • Guidance regarding the CV and full interview preparation
  • Assistance regarding the GMC registration, visa, accommodation and transportation by an experienced onboarding specialist
  • Complete IMG Relocation service from start to finish of process

Grade:
Consultant
Associate Specialist can be considered for good candidates lacking enough experience for consultant roles.

Specialty:
Medical Oncology
Interests in urological, melanoma (skin), acute oncology are preferable, however breast, gynae, colorectal, lung and other special interests can all be considered

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