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Radiology Specialist Doctor: Breast Imaging

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust
£83,945 to £95,275 per annum
Closing date
13 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking to appoint a Breast Radiology Specialist Grade doctor to join our friendly Radiology Team at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust. Bolton has recently been voted the best place to work in Greater Manchester in the national staff survey and we are proud of our fantastic team of staff.

Due to the increasing workload in our Bolton Breast Unit, we are looking to expand our clinical team and grow our services. The successful candidate will be based at the Royal Bolton Hospital.

Applicants must have: full registration with the GMC and a license to practice and have completed a minimum of 12 years medical work since obtaining a primary medical qualification of which a minimum of 6 years in Breast subspecialty.

Main duties of the job

The Radiology team work as part of the Greater Manchester Imaging Network with both Consultant and Radiographer, clinical and operational representationin strategic groups. We work closely with other North West Sector organisations to develop opportunities for collaborative working to support clinically efficient, sustainable services and standardised care across the sector and Greater Manchester.

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust is seeking to recruit a Breast Radiology Specialist Grade doctor on a full or part time basis, If you have other special interests and you would like to join our team at Bolton we will welcome any suitable applicants.Posts are offered at 10 PAs

Benefits include flexible working and sessions of home working in line with service need. There will be a commitment to the 7-day working rota, with some on-call sessions. Overnight emergency work is currently outsourced to an external agency.

Applicants must have full registration with the GMC, FRCR (or equivalent) Part 1 working towards achieving Part 2.

About us

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust employs over 6000 staff providing a wide range of acute and community services to the population of and surrounding areas.

The Royal Bolton Hospital is a large district general hospital with over 850 inpatients and 54-day case and endoscopy beds. The Bolton NHS Foundation Trust is within the North West sector of the health economy along with Salford Royal Hospital and Wigan, Wrightington and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust. Bolton is a specialist maternity and paediatric centre for Greater Manchester.

The Royal Bolton Hospital has a busy Emergency Department and the provision of first class emergency care will continue to be a Trust priority. A dedicated children's Emergency department has been built to run alongside the main adult service. In addition to maternity and children's services, we run screening and symptomatic breast services, orthopaedics, cardiology and ophthalmology and bowel screening services. There are formal links with the University of Manchester School Of Medicine and students from all clinical years receive training in the Trust. Bolton's own Institute of Medical Sciences in due to open in 2024.

Further information may be found on the Trust's website:

Job description

Job responsibilities

We are looking for a motivated Specialist Grade doctor to join our team of Consultant Radiologists, Breast Advanced Practitioners and Consultant Mammographer.

A Specialist Grade doctor will work autonomously to a level of defined competencies set out by mutual agreement, providing direct clinical care and meeting service delivery and improvement requirements.

Bolton Breast Unit is located in the main hospital and is equipped with Mammography, Tomosynthesis, ultrasound and all relevant breast interventions including 7G VAE. We are in the process of setting up Contrast Enhanced Mammography.

The unit is providing one stop/new patient clinics for new referrals, assessments from the National Breast Screening Service and follow-up clinics. Bolton Breast Screening unit covers Bolton, Rochdale and Bury.

The Breast radiology commitment will include screening film reading, breast ultrasound, breast MRI and CT work. Other subspecialty interests will be accommodated within the job plan. A full-time contract will include 2 Programmed Activities (PAs) for Supporting Professional Activities and 1 PA for 7 day working (1 in 16 joining the Registrar on-call rota).

Person Specification



  • MBCh/MBBS or equivalent
  • GMC registration and license
  • FRCR Part 1
  • Research


  • Post graduate / Under graduate qualification
  • Completed FRCR
  • Research and Publication



  • Completion of a recognised training plan - wide radiological experience


  • Fellowship or post graduation qualification in radiology



  • NHS experience (Screening & Symptomatic)
  • Extensive knowledge post qualification including within a breast unit
  • Breast radiology clinical skills and knowledge inc. interventional
  • General Radiology experience - CT, MRI & Plain Film


  • Working at consultant level
  • Additional subspecialty interest/expertise
  • contribution to breast pathways and services



  • Specific: Managerial, People, Communication, approach to work
  • Professional: CPD
  • Personal: Clinical skills and patient communication. Self-assessment/appraisal


  • Specific: Resources and finance

Employer details

Employer name

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Bolton Hospital

Minerva Road



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