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Specialty Doctor Haematology

NHS Medical & Dental: Specialty Doctor

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NHS Medical & Dental: Specialty Doctor
Fixed Term (24 months to include 6 months of Probation)
10 Sessions
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Blackpool and Lancashire Teaching Hospitals
£39,060 - £72,840 pa
05/09/2019 23:59

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ideally situated just a forty five minute drive from Manchester. The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology patients. We employ more than 6,500 staff, have approximately 900 beds and have a planned turnover in excess of £410m for 2017/2018.


As one of the United Kingdom’s largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents – it’s not just a good place to work; it’s a great place to live. In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.


Our strategic vision for 2020 is:

As a high performing Trust, operating as part of an integrated care system, we will provide high quality, safe and effective care. This will be achieved in a financially sustainable way, through our skilled and motivated workforce”.



10 Programmed activities

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Haematology Specialty Doctor to join our team as we develop a collaborative Haematology service in conjunction with Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, covering the populations of Blackpool and Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trusts.

Applications are invited for the post of Specialty Doctor Haematology to join our teams in delivering Tertiary and Secondary Care Haematology Services to a population of over 700,000. Blackpool Teaching Hospitals (BTH) is the designated centre for the intensive treatment of acute leukaemia and autologous stem cell transplantation for the Lancashire and South Cumbria Cancer Network, serving a population of 1.6 million people.

This is a Full Time post providing 10 Programmed Activities (PAs), however, applicants wishing to work part-time are also encouraged to apply and job plans will be adjusted accordingly, and by negotiation with appointees.

The post holder will be employed by Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; however, the post holder will be expected to provide services across both hospital sites with the initial placement being at Preston as demonstrated on the indicative job plan.

The successful applicant will be expected to have significant experience in haematology and be registered and licensed with the General Medical Council.

Our current establishment of clinical staff for BTH and LTHT combined is as follows:

  • 7 whole time Consultants, 4 based at BTH, 1 based at LTHT and 2 currently vacant posts
  • 3 full time Specialist Registrars on the North West Rotation based at BTH
  • 3 Specialty Doctors, one based at BTH working 8 sessions per week, one based at LTHT and one currently vacant post
  • 1 CMT2 and 1 FY2 junior doctor supporting the inpatient unit at BTH
  • Dedicated Quality Manager based at BTH
  • 2.6 MDT/Data Collection Co-Coordinators, 1.6 based at BTH, one based at LTHT
  • 2 dedicated Haematology Pharmacist based at BTH and 2 oncology pharmacist based at LTHT
  • Dedicated Ward Manager with 4 supporting band 6 Sisters
  • 1 Practice Development Sister based at BTH
  • 3 Haematology Clinical Nurse Specialists based at BTH, 2 based at LTHT and 1 nurse specialist in haemato-oncology based at LTHT
  • 1 Dedicated Stem Cell Transplant Clinical Nurse Specialist based at BTH
  • A Band 7 Day Unit manager and a Band 6 Haematology Deputy Day Unit Manager based at BTH.

Our service holds full CPA accreditation and JCHMT recognition for the training of Specialist Registrars in Haematology. We have recently been inspected by JACIE and expect to be fully compliant with the accreditation measures later this year.

Our unit is highly active in clinical research. We are the 2nd highest recruiting centre to AML16 in England. We also have a proven track record in trial recruitment in lymphoma & myeloma, and ideally the applicant would play an active role in clinical research. We performed induction chemotherapy for 43 acute leukaemia patients & 47 autologous stem cell transplants in 2011. We have a highly active lymphoma programme, including treatment for Burkitt’s lymphoma & relapsed high grade lymphomas.

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is situated on the west coast of Lancashire, and offers a full range of district hospital services and community health services to a population of 1.6 million in Lancashire and South Cumbria.

The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology services across the wider region.

We employ more than 6,500 staff, with a turnover in excess of £370m in 2014/2015 and have approximately 900 beds.

Our main activities are

  • Cardiovascular care at our Cardiac centre
  • Tertiary Haematology Service
  • Accident and Emergency at Blackpool Teaching Hospital
  • Community Midwifery and Women and Children’s Services.
  • Clinical research with an 80-strong team of nurses and doctors
  • Community nursing and school nursing
  • Recovery and rehabilitation for a variety of conditions including brain injury, stroke and elderly care.
  • Sexual health and family planning services
  • Wellbeing and lifestyle including mental health services, heart health campaigns, and smoking cessation services.
  • End of life and palliative care.

Between April 1 2014 and March 31 2015 we treated 100,662 day cases and inpatients (elective and non-elective), 329,257 outpatients and had 83,303 A & E attendances. The total number of community contacts was 1,228,494.

The Trust houses a state of the art Simulation & Skills Facility that provides training for all grades of staff to improve the safety and quality of the service that we offer our patients.

We run a portfolio of in-house courses that can be accessed by all staff to enhance their professional development needs. The training is supported by the use of modern equipment including part task trainers for such skills as venepuncture and full body manikins for the practice of emergency drills.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Prospective applicants are encouraged to visit our service, meet the team & experience the way we work. To arrange a visit to the hospital or for informal inquiries, please contact Dr M Grey, Head of Department on tel: 01253 956934.