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Consultant in Haematology

Consultant YC72

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Consultant YC72
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (10 Sessions)
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Blackpool Teaching Hospitals
£88,364 - £119,133 per annum
Salary period
14/10/2022 23:59

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is situated on the west coast of Lancashire, with services covering the local authority areas of Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre. The Trust is part of the Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care System (ICS) supporting a population of around 1.6 million people.

We have three main hospitals providing acute services to around 330,000 local residents. The organisation also provides specialist tertiary care for cardiac and haematology services, delivers community health services to over 445,000 residents including those in North Lancashire and hosts the National Artificial Eye Service across England. Plus, we provide urgent and emergency care services to an estimated 18 million people who visit the seaside resort each year. We employ over 7000 people from 68 different countries.

We welcome and encourage application from anyone with protected characteristics, as well as supporting reservists and Veterans who are looking for a rewarding and challenging career within the NHS.

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals encourages flexible working in all our roles to support staff in maintaining healthy home-life balance.  Working patterns such as: part time working, self-rostering, compressed hours, annualised hours, term time, reverse term time and flexitime working can be explored. 


Job overview

Looking for that work-life balance in a stimulating & supported haematology environment?

Be part of a 1 in 8 rota to achieve a real work-life balance

Come & be part of our regional level 3 unit doing acute leukaemia, challenging lymphoma & autologous stem cell transplants

Develop a subspeciality interest, become involved in teaching, training & research

Live in a beautiful part of Lancashire

Benefit from up to £8,000 relocation expenses

The successful applicants can expect:

  • 10 PA basic contract with 1 further PA for on-call, with further PAs according to job-planning
  • A generous relocation package tailored to individual circumstances
  • Support to develop own subspecialty interest

We are looking to appoint 2 consultants to complete our complement of a team of 8 consultants. You will be encouraged to develop a subspeciality interest, whilst being supported by a team of 6 experienced colleagues. We currently have 3 specialty trainees (4 from August), along with 2 specialty doctors in Blackpool and 2 in Preston.

The posts will be based in Blackpool, with one out-reach clinic per week in Preston in addition. It will be a 1 in 8-week rota, with every night supported by a trainee at Blackpool.

AAC Date Tuesday 21st June 2022

For further information contact 

Name: Dr Mark Grey

Job title: Head of Department

Email address:

Telephone number: 01253956934


Main duties of the job

The role will be on our JACIE accredited regional unit that treats acute leukaemia, relapsed/refractory lymphoma patients, Burkitt’s lymphoma and undertakes autologous stem cell transplants.  We believe in treating as many patients as possible at home through our ambulatory chemotherapy unit, with plans to develop on-site patient accommodation to facilitate this. We have a strong track record in research and we are high recruiters to many national trials. Teaching is also our passion and involvement in teaching our specialist registrars and junior doctors, as well as medical students via our growing links with the new UCLAN Medical School, is very much encouraged.

You may be a trainee about to complete specialist training. We understand the challenges that stepping up to the first consultant job brings, and you will be fully supported in that transition. Equally well, you may be an experienced haematologist looking for that new challenge in the next phase of your working life. Again, you will be supported in that new phase whilst enjoying a better work-life balance with a 1 in 8 rota. Finally, you may be an experienced consultant who is working outside of the UK. We would welcome applications from our colleagues abroad, who again will be fully supported in their transition to work with us in Blackpool.

Working for our organisation

Blackpool is situated on the Fylde Coast which has stunning beaches and many quaint towns and villages. There are highly desirable areas to live on the Fylde Coast and in the Ribble valley with property prices lower than in the Manchester area and we offer a generous relocation package tailored to individual circumstances. There are leading schools across the patch with excellent transport links into the Lake District, Manchester and Liverpool.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please ensure you read the Job description and Person Specification attached to the advert in full before applying.



Person specification

Professional Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Primary medical qualification
  • Full and Specialist registration with the General Medical Council and hold license to practise, or be eligible for registration within six months of interview.
  • MRCP or equivalent
  • FRCPath or equivalent.
  • If an applicant is UK trained, they must ALSO be a holder of a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT), or be within six months of award of CCT by date of interview
  • If an applicant is non-UK trained, they will be required to show evidence of equivalence to the UK CCT
Desirable criteria
  • Higher degree


Essential criteria
  • SpR or equivalent training in Haematology.
  • Evidence of appropriate CPD
Desirable criteria
  • Full log book summary


Essential criteria
  • Broad exposure to all aspects of clinical and laboratory haematology including recent experience in the management of acute leukaemia.
Desirable criteria
  • Specialist interest in an area of haematology

Research/ audit/ publications

Essential criteria
  • Ability to supervise audit projects
  • Understanding of principles of research and audit.
  • Regular attendance at audit meetings
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of recent research activity and publications
  • Recent Personal involvement in audit


Essential criteria
  • Enthusiasm and commitment to the speciality
Desirable criteria
  • Membership of appropriate societies

Personal Skills

Essential criteria
  • Ability to work well as a member of a team
  • Ability to work as team leader when required
  • Possess good organisational and teaching skills
  • Possess good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of supervision of other staff.
  • Understanding of principles of Clinical Governance.


Essential criteria
  • Awareness of Management issues in the NHS
Desirable criteria
  • Management training

Employer certification / accreditation badges

No smoking policyDisability confident employerDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - SilverVeteran Aware

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Mark Grey
Job title
Head of Department
Email address
Telephone number