NHS Locum Consultant in Oncology

  • £93,666 - £126,281
  • South East
  • Fixed

This is an opportunity to join one of the largest Trusts in the country as a Consultant in either Clinical or Medical Oncology, covering a choice of two of the following tumour sites: UGI, LGI, H&N or Lung.

The role is based in the main University Hospital cancer centre, well-equipped with a custom-built inpatient oncology ward, outpatient clinics and radiotherapy centre. You will be closely supported by site-specific Specialty Doctors, Registrars and Nurses, and if you’re entering your first Consultant role in the NHS, senior mentorship and supervision will be offered. The Mentor will also be able to assist doctors progressing through CESR/Portfolio pathway. The Trust recognises the importance of Continuing Professional Development and will commit to providing time and financial support with educational and clinical activities to support your personal and career development. Objective and goals will be identified by your nominated Mentor and an appraisal process. You can expect the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Working as part of the site specific multidisciplinary team (either UGI, LGI, H&N or Lung)
  • Attending MDT meetings (either remote or face-to-face)
  • Running outpatient clinics and undertaking associated administrative duties
  • Planning radiotherapy and prescribing SACT
  • Reviewing and managing treatment plans for patients
  • Participating in the Acute Oncology Service
  • Undertaking continuing medical education funded by study leave
  • Participating in clinical audit
  • Teaching and training medical and non-medical staff
  • Contributing to research and recruiting for clinical trails

Key Details

  • Contract: Fixed-Term (dependant on Specialist Registration)
  • Location: South East
  • Salary: £93,666 - £126,281

Cancer Centre

The Oncology services in the Trust are across two hospital sites. This Consultant role will be based solely in the main University Hospital cancer centre, where there is a purpose-built Oncology ward and chemotherapy treatment unit both well-staffed with clinical nurse specialists, chemotherapy nurses, pharmacists, and technicians. Outpatient clinics are support by Specialty Doctors and Registrars and Consultants have trained medical secretarial support and office space to undertake admin duties for the care of patients and outpatient clinics.

The Radiotherapy Department has the following equipment: Elekta Linear Accelerators delivering external beam RT using IGRT and IMRT. There’s also VMAT as well as a dedicated therapy facility for nucletron micronselectron HDR Brachytherapy. The radiotherapy department is also home to a Nucletron Simulix Simulator with CT scanning facility and Toshiba wide-bore dedicated CT-Sim. The Oncology Management System is IMPAC, MOSAI and XIO CMS and Monaco planning system used for external beam radiotherapy.

The Medical Staff include Consultants in Clinical and Medical Oncology, Specialty Doctors, Specialty Registrars, Clinical Fellows, Trainees and Foundation Year doctors. They are supported by Radiographers, Physicists, and admin & clerical support


  • The Trust is based in a county in the South East of England, offering a selection of friendly towns or cities to live in
  • It is a very accessible area with excellent public transport both locally and nationally, with London only a short distance away, making it a popular commuting destination
  • There’s close access to a variety of shopping, places to eat and drink, and leisure activities both urban and more rurally
  • You’ll find beautiful beaches and seaside views as well as stunning countryside
  • There is a choice of schools for all ages, including both independent/grammar and state schools
  • There’s an international community both within the Trust and living in the region, providing access to diverse amenities and religious centres


  • Full GMC registration with license to practice (essential)
  • Ability to practice independently at consultant level (essential)
  • Full FRCR, MRCP or equivalent postgraduate qualification (desirable)

How BDI Resourcing can support

When choosing to apply for your next 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 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 vacancy 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 application.

Alice Howe Executive Recruitment Consultant

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