NHS Specialty Doctor in Oncology (Portfolio Pathway/CESR Support)

  • £52,530 – £82,400
  • North West
  • Fixed

A University Teaching Hospital in the Northwest is looking to appoint a Specialty Doctor in Oncology to their ongoing programme that has been designed to help senior Oncology doctors gain their remaining clinical and educational competencies for their Portfolio Pathway/CESR applications, so they can work towards securing GMC Specialist Registration in the UK. This programme is for both Clinical and Medical Oncology doctors that have experience in a range of tumour sites that are looking for formal structural support with their Portfolio Pathway/CESR applications for Specialist Registration. Each Oncology doctor on this programme will be assigned a Clinical and Education Supervisor to support their professional development and will have a job plan agreed with their line manager to support their individual training requirements. The Trust have a fantastic reputation for supporting IMG Oncology doctors into their first UK roles, as well as helping doctors currently working in the UK with their career progression in the NHS. The programme is designed to support the Consultant body by providing additional out-patient clinical support and will have flexibility to support your individual clinical interests. Av overview of the full range of clinical duties will include:

  • Conducting out-patient clinics in a supervised capacity to support demand
  • Radiotherapy planning sessions (if Clinical Oncologist)
  • Prescribing SACT (alongside SACT passport training)
  • Contributing to site-specific multidisciplinary team meetings
  • Partaking in Undergraduate and Postgraduate teaching
  • Participating in academic research and clinical trial recruitment
  • Dedicated time for Continued Professional Development (SPAs)

Key Details

  • Salary: £52,530 – £82,400
  • Location: Northwest
  • Duration: 2 Year Fixed Term

Cancer Centre 

The Cancer Centre is part of a state-of-the-art facility that is primarily for cancer patients from across the region. It is also home to services such as Immunology and Allergy, Rehabilitation, Haemophilia and Lymphoedema. The Trust provides regional cancer services for the surrounding catchment area and is a referral centre for complex treatment cases. The Cancer Centre serves a population of close to 700,000 and has site-specific cancer wards and inpatient beds, purpose-built outpatient clinics, a SACT day-treatment unit and dedicated acute assessment unit. The Radiotherapy department has state-of-the-art equipment and treatment including linear accelerators including TrueBeam and Halcyon Machines, intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) with advanced modes of image verification (Cone beam CTs) and the use of stereotactic radiotherapy (SBRT).  There is a purpose-built Oncology unit, clinic space and neighbouring chemotherapy suites that are well-staffed and led by Cancer Nurse Specialist (CNS).


The Cancer Centre is also dedicated to promoting research and have several clinical trials open to take part in. You’ll be participating in research trials and contributing to the development of guidelines and protocols to implement new regimens and techniques. Other research-based activities will be article publications, collecting data, analysing statistics, publishing peer-reviewed journals and presenting in scientific meetings.


There’s also been a significant expansion of the Oncology workforce recently, and there will be plenty of opportunities to teach and train junior colleagues if you’re interested in education. The local Deanery rotation means that the Trust has established a regular group of specialist trainees and you’ll be expected to take an active role in supporting undergraduate medical students and trainees. There will be support and guidance to ensure you feel prepared to deliver appropriate and relevant teaching.

Acute Oncology

Once you’ve acclimatised to the post, you’ll be expected to contribute to the Acute Oncology service in the cancer assessment unit and day treatment unit, as well as take part in the on-call rota. You’ll be trained to manage acute diseases and treatment complications in line with NHS guidelines.


  • The Trust is renowned nationwide for supporting for IMGs
  • The city is very diverse and has an established multi-cultural community, offering lots of different religious amenities
  • Housing is affordable and lower cost of living in the region than the national average
  • Fantastic on-site hospital accommodation available at this Trust
  • Large selection of outstanding schools, colleges, and universities nearby

The Requirements

  • Full GMC Registration, or eligibility for GMC registration via post-graduate qualification pathway (essential)
  • Previous clinical experience as an Oncology doctor (essential)
  • Steps towards securing MRCP (UK) or FRCR (UK) (desirable)
  • Overseas 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 position with us 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 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.

Alice Howe Executive Recruitment Consultant

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