Consultant haematologist - myeloma

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We’re recruiting a new, full or part time substantive consultant haematologist with an interest in myeloma and haematological malignancies diagnostics to join our team of 13 Haematologists working at Southampton General Hospital, part of University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS).


Clinical haematology incorporates haemato-oncology, transplantation, general haematology, haemoglobinopathy, and haemostasis and thrombosis services. The haematology service is subspecialty based and provides a comprehensive clinical and laboratory service to the local population in Southampton and south west Hampshire. We also provide tertiary referrals for specialist opinions for complex cases, for transplantation, and for clinical trials.

Cancer care is formed by the departments of medical oncology, clinical oncology, haematology and palliative care. The Southampton Oncology Centre provides comprehensive cancer services to a population of approximately 1.7 million and provides a high degree of specialisation with multidisciplinary clinics for all the major cancers.

There is a rapidly expanding portfolio of haematology clinical trials in Southampton including both NIHR portfolio studies and both early and late phase commercial studies and investigator led studies. Southampton is both an LLR tap centre and member of the myeloma UK clinical trials network. Clinical research in haematology is supported by a team of five clinical trials practitioners and four clinical trials administrators.


The purpose of this post is to fully establish the SI-HMDS service in Southampton to enable it to meet both current and future needs, incorporating developments in genomics medicine.

Following reconfiguration of genomic testing across England, Southampton is a part of the Wessex and West Midlands Genomics Laboratory Hub and there’ll be an opportunity to develop diagnostic pathways across the wider region. There’ll be sufficient capacity in your job plan to review all diagnostic pathways and to redesign the service afresh, including the development of an in-house or externally sourced IT solution to meet NICE standards.

The myeloma and plasma cell disorders team at UHS manage patients from Southampton and South West Hampshire as well as regional referrals with myeloma and related disorders. Activity has trebled in the last five years through increased outpatient, day case and home care treatments as well as an increase in autologous transplants for myeloma from 23 in 2011 to 68 in 2015. There is a thriving clinical trials practice and you will support and help to develop the service, whilst working to improve patient experience.


You must have CCT in haematology or be on the GMC Specialist Register, however consideration will also be given to applicants with consultant level experience working towards GMC specialist registration.

As well as good leadership and interpersonal skills, you’ll be expected to demonstrate: 

  • a broad experience base in haematology
  • experience in the management of myeloma
  • excellent communication skills, to a professional standard, in spoken and written English
  • significant experience in haematology research would be an advantage

Where equivalent qualifications or experience are being offered, it is essential that candidates should provide confirmation of this from the relevant college or faculty in the United Kingdom and attach the confirmation to your application.


University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust is one of England's largest acute teaching trusts and is a major national centre for teaching and research. We employ more than 10,000 staff delivering services to over 1.9 million people within our specialist care groups, children’s hospital, and major trauma centre.

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Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large numbers of applications are received.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to acknowledge receipt of your application. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date of this post, please presume that you have not been selected for interview.

Applicants from University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust whose posts are considered to be ‘At Risk’ will be given prior consideration for this post

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Getting to Work

Application can be made for parking on site at UHS or through one of the park and ride schemes.  This will be based on specific criteria to determine eligibility for site parking as this can be very limited.  UHS encourages staff to utilise other green methods of getting to work such as cycling or walking where possible.   UHS is well connected through bus services to the city centre and other areas.

Please note that we will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.

Our staff are positive about working at UHS and rate us above average compared to other NHS Trusts in the  Staff Attitude Survey. We are rated strongly on a number of areas including teamwork, communication and engagement.

Equality remains at the centre of all Trust policy making, service delivery and employment practice with all employees being given equality of opportunity to develop, apply for promotion and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

The Trust actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. The Trust also closely monitors recruitment activity, training and development and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.

As a service provider the Trust ensures equality of access and delivery of our services through the provision of interpreter services, facilities for the disabled and sensitivity for patients ethnic and religious differences and needs.

Relocating to Southampton

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University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
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Southampton, Hampshire (United Kingdom)

Phone: +44 123456789

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20 February 2019
Location: United Kingdom Hampshire Southampton
Salary: £77,913-£105,042 pa GBP per year
Work type:
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Healthcare and Medical
Medical Practitioner
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