Locum Consultant Medical Oncologist - Breast Cancer

  • £93,666 - £126,281
  • London
  • Fixed

A well known Trust in London is seeking a Locum Consultant Medical Oncologist to join their dedicated team focusing on Breast Cancer care.

The chosen candidate will be an integral part of the established team, contributing to the development of breast cancer services across the Trust. Joining them presents an exciting opportunity to collaborate with a supportive consultant team and innovate new care models to benefit the people of north-east London and beyond.

The Trust are seeking someone who demonstrates professionalism and effectiveness in delivering care. The job plan will be agreed upon with the Clinical Director following successful interview. There is the opportunity to take up a part time role as well as full time.  This position is fixed-term for 12 months.

The Trust/Service

This NHS Trust is known for delivering top-notch cancer care and is the second-largest provider of such care in London. They have a stellar reputation internationally for our excellence in cancer treatment. Serving a population of 1.5 million in North-East London, they also offer specialized services for patients from Essex and beyond. Each year, they diagnose and treat over 5,500 new cases of cancer, ensuring comprehensive care for our patients.

The centre is equipped with advanced facilities to provide comprehensive cancer treatment and the treatment unit includes two chemotherapy day units, a cutting-edge radiotherapy department featuring five linear accelerators, and a Cyberknife capable of performing both stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT). Additionally, the main Hospital houses 85 acute inpatient beds, including a bone marrow transplantation unit conducting 140 transplants annually.

Furthermore, the Cancer Centre extends palliative care and Acute Oncology services throughout the Trust. The team also offer Molecular Radiotherapy services as part of the comprehensive cancer care offerings.

Responsibilities and Duties:

The aim is to enhance the provision of a comprehensive, efficient, and high-quality Medical Oncology service grounded in evidence-based practices. This includes ongoing patient care and associated administrative tasks.

Responsibilities also involve leading, developing, and organizing services in alignment with Trust and Divisional plans.

Active involvement in managing the centre is essential, along with effective communication with relevant stakeholders such as the Clinical Academic Group Director, General Manager, and Deputy Director of Operations of BCC.

Furthermore, there's a focus on nurturing individual interests and specialties within oncology, including active participation in research initiatives. Additionally, there's a corporate and individual responsibility for overseeing the professional management of doctors in training.
 The clinical focus is on delivering daily outpatient and inpatient care, alongside colleagues, to breast cancer patients as part of a multidisciplinary team. This involves collaborating across different organizations and hospital sites as specified in the job description.

Attendance at weekly Multidisciplinary meetings is essential. Additionally, providing clinical care and supervision to patients visiting the Chemotherapy Day Unit is part of the role.

Contribution to the development of breast cancer services across the organization is encouraged. Furthermore, active involvement in recruiting and developing breast cancer research studies is an integral aspect of the position.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Opportunities:

  • At the Trust, we prioritize staff development and require all employees to complete essential training.
  • The Trusts education academy offers a range of services to support high-quality training for NHS staff, ensuring learning and development opportunities for both full-time and part-time employees.
  • For this consultant role, you'll have strong support from senior Medical Oncology leads who will provide guidance and mentoring.
  • Additionally, there are opportunities for informal mentoring from experienced consultants within or outside the specialty.
  • Regardless of your starting point in the NHS, you'll have access to extra training and opportunities for career progression.
  • You'll receive an annual personal review and development plan to help you advance in your career, and we'll encourage you to enhance your skills and gain more experience along the way.


  • Full registration with the General Medical Council (GMC) is required
  • Prior or current Consultant or independent Medical Oncology provision
  • Expertise within the site specialty where specified.
  • Ability to take full responsibility for clinical care of patients
  • Commitment to continuous professional development and evidence-based practice.
Alice Howe Executive Recruitment Consultant

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