NHS Locum Consultant in Medical Oncology

  • £88,364 - £119,133
  • East Midlands, West Midlands
  • Fixed

This is a chance to join a large University Hospital in the South of England as an NHS Locum Consultant. You will be on a fixed-term contract until you’ve obtained CESR or CCT, and the department are eager to support doctors with this process by providing a flexible ‘PA’ (1 programmed activity = 4 hours) for either supporting professional activities or a flexible clinic (for example, if you needed specific sign-off in a subsite which isn’t your main specialism). 
 With the current expansion of the Consultant workforce, doctors who are interested in moving to the region are encouraged to apply as there will be upcoming roles in other subsites. Each subsite has an enthusiastic and friendly multidisciplinary team who you’ll be working closely alongside. The job plan is a 10PA job plan (40 hours per week), and you are expected to have the following duties:

  • Prescribing SACT treatment for relevant subsite
  • Managing new and follow up out-patient clinics and protected time for patient-related admin
  • Participating in specialist multi-disciplinary team meetings
  • Recruiting for clinical trials and contributing towards research
  • Supervising in-patient ward and ward rounds infrequently
  • Taking part in clinical governance activities such as clinical audit and risk management
  • Contributing towards undergraduate and postgraduate education and teaching
  • Enhancing professional, clinical and educational skills through protected time for Continuing Professional Development

Key Details

  • Location: Midlands
  • Salary: 88,364 - £119,133
  • Contract: Fixed Term (with a view to extend)

Cancer Centre

The Cancer Centre provides cancer services to a population of over 1 million, and there are approximately 5,000 new patients annually. The Cancer Centre is based in a large University Hospital which provides both radiotherapy and systemic treatments across all subsites. This post is based in the main Cancer Centre, however there may be some remote commitments or commitments in other Hospital sites, which will be decided on a case-by-case basis. There are over 30 Consultants in both Clinical and Medical Oncology, and a successful specialty training programme as part of the Deanery training rotations with lots of doctors at Junior/Middle Grade levels. The radiotherapy department offers advanced techniques including Elekta linear accelerators, CT scanners/simulators, IG-IMRT, SABR, brachytherapy, SRS, RSEBT, and more. There is a well-supported acute oncology service with a dedicated team of nurses. The Cancer Centre has strong links with the local University Medical School so there are lots of opportunities for a range of different research projects. There is also a very active clinical trials portfolio to contribute towards. 


  • This is one of the UK’s largest cities, however it still feels very accessible and friendly, with close community within the hospital
  • The house and rent prices in this city are a lot lower than in other areas of the UK and the average cost of living is a lot lower
  • The city offers access to a wide range of shops, restaurants and day/night activities which attract tourist and locals alike, such as a music scene and sporting facilities
  • There is a high number of school, including several rated outstanding, in and around the city for all ages, and offering both state and grammar/private options. The local University and Medical School is also very well-rated and attracts a student community
  • There are stunning green spaces within the city as well as beautiful protected countryside, such as fields, hills, forests and lakes, which are a short journey from the city
  • The public transport links are very reliable within the city (bus, train, tram, cycle) and it’s a very well-connected area, so you can travel nationally and internationally easily via rail, road and air


  • GMC Registration with License to Practice
  • MRCP (UK) or equivalent post-graduate qualification
  • Ability to practice independently in Medical Oncology 

How BDI Resourcing can support

When choosing to apply for your next Consultant in Oncology role with BDI Resourcing, you’ll have the full support of an expert recruitment team who will assist, as standard, with:

  • CV Preparation using our recognised bespoke guidance
  • Application support with expert knowledge of specialisms, NHS and local support
  • Video based Interview Preparation using specific example questions according to job role
  • Contract and offer negotiations for salary, relocation packages, tenure and more

Once you have accepted your new NHS Locum Consultant in Oncology role, you’ll then be met by one of our dedicated relocation executives who will guide you through all the way to starting to your new Oncology role in the NHS including:

  • Document gathering and checking
  • COS and Visa Application support if applicable
  • Short- and long-term accommodation sourcing
  • Travel Arrangements
  • Family support for finding schools and any other aspects of pastoral care

How to apply

If you wish to apply for this opportunity or if you would like to discuss your search for work and seek advice on other available posts then please send a copy of your most recent CV to oncology@bdiresourcing.com and one of the specialist oncology team will be in touch to discuss your options.

We look forward to hearing from you and wish you all the best with your job search.

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Alice Howe Executive Recruitment Consultant

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