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Consultant Haematologist (Lymphoma/Transplant)

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 a year
Closing date
26 Nov 2023

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Contract Type
Full Time
Applications are invited for a Consultant Haematologist with an interest in Lymphoma, CAR-T Cell Therapy, Stem Cell Transplantation and General Haematology to join the Haematology department at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB). This post will work across the UHB sites and join a team of 34 Consultants to deliver an integrated UHB Clinical Haematology Service.

UHB Haematology delivers care services to a location population across Birmingham, Sutton Coldfield, and Solihull, along with tertiary specialised services to the West Midlands region including Level 3 and 4 Stem Cell transplants, CAR-T Cell Therapy, Teenage and Young Adult (TYA) cancer care, Apheresis, Comprehensive Haemophilia Centre, host for the Midlands Integrated Reporting for Haemato-Oncology (MIRHO) and a nationally recognised active academic programme. Inpatient care is based at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) site with a dedicated Young Persons unit for TYA care.

There are well developed chemotherapy day-case and laboratory Haematology services across the acute hospital sites: Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH), Heartlands Hospital (BHH), Good Hope Hospital (GHH) and non-acute Solihull Hospital (SH). There is a network of outpatient clinics, Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) and Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP) led services, and Acute Oncology Service (AOS) provision at all sites. The service co-locates clinical and research staff from the NHS and University of Birmingham.

Main duties of the job

The appointee should be experienced in the management of patients with haematological malignancies, with a specific interest in Lymphoma and Transplant. As part of their role, the Consultant Haematologist will conduct outpatient clinics, triage Advice and Referral requests, provide laboratory cover and contribute to the on-call rota. There will also be opportunities to participate in educational sessions, departmental meetings and multi-disciplinary meetings. The successful candidate will be encouraged to develop disease specific areas of interest, working alongside the current anticoagulation team.

Applicants must have full and specialist registration with the General Medical Council (GMC) and a license to practice, hold MRCP and FRCPath or equivalents and be on the Specialist Register or within 6 months of attaining their CCT at the time of the interview. Applicants would ideally have experience of original scientific research (or have a higher research degree, MD/ PhD) and teaching experience.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities


The appointee should be experienced in the management of patients with haematological malignancies, specific interest in Lymphoma, Transplant and General Haematology. The successful candidate will be encouraged to develop disease specific areas of interest, working alongside the current Lymphoma and Transplant teams.

In keeping with the department's ambition as a teaching hospital, the appointee will have the opportunity to engage in research and would be encouraged to utilise world class expertise in Lymphoma research and trials, based on Campus within the University of Birmingham (UoB), the Cancer Research Clinical Trials Unit and the Institute for Translational Medicine.

In line with supporting the wider Haematology service, the appointee will also contribute to the Advice and Referral rota, responding to requests from Primary Care practices and triaging referrals into the department. There will also be a weekly session dedicated to the Laboratory, including reporting films and supervising training grade doctors.


The appointee will participate in the attending and on-call rota for in-patient management of non-transplant Haem-Oncology patients, based at QEH site. For the ward attending commitments, the appointee will be expected to provide reciprocal cover for periods of leave.


The appointee will be expected to participate in 3 clinics per week, and the expectation would be to work across two sites for outpatient care. Consideration for other Haem-Onc workload could be considered, depending on applicant's experience to date.

The outpatient clinical sessions should support trial recruitment and PI roles and in turn be supported by dedicated CNS and research nurses.

There will be the integrated Haemato-oncology Clinical MDT weekly, plus monthly quality meetings, educational sessions and mortality and morbidity meetings.

Person Specification



  • *PhD / MD higher qualification
  • *Full registration with the GMC with licence to practice.
  • *Be on the GMC Specialist Register or be within 6 months of CCT at the time of interview.
  • *MRCP (or equivalent)
  • FRCPath (or equivalent)



  • *Ability to take full and independent responsibility for clinical care of patients.
  • *Special interest in Lymphoma, CAR-T and transplantation.
  • *Knowledge of the processes and function of clinical governance.

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Mindelsohn Way


West Midlands

B15 2TH

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