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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 04/02/2021.

Specialty Doctor in Radiology (with an Interest in Breast)

Job Reference: 438-MS2476

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Radiology Department, Royal Preston Hospital, Preston
£41,158 - £76,751 per annum

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We are a large teaching hospital with Major Trauma centre, Regional neurosciences centre, Regional Oncology centre, Regional upper GI cancer surgery, Regional complex pelvic surgery and local lower GI surgery.

We are looking for a new team member to join us! To help support Breast and general radiology as part of these tertiary referral and major trauma centre developments at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

This post has arisen for a Specialty Doctor in Clinical Radiology at LTHTR, with a specific interest in Breast and General Radiology, which is now needed to cover some of the identified service requirements arising as a result of expansion within in the Department.

Therefore experience in Breast radiology is essential, as would experience of General, including Trauma, radiology.

Duties will include all those duties normally expected of a Specialty Doctor in a similar sized Radiology department in the United Kingdom; with the majority of the appointee’s time being spent on clinical duties, but with a special focus on assisting in the radiology provision for the symptomatic breast unit, which is well equipped with 2 Hologic mammography units and 2 Siemens ultrasound machines and working alongside 3 specialist breast radiologists and a team of specialist breast radiographers.

The successful candidate will assist in providing services at both Royal Preston and Chorley & South Ribble Hospitals.

The new post holder may be expected to participate in the existing general on-call rota to be staffed at a 1 in 16 [consultant]; or 1 in 9 [registrar] frequency.

There are also substantial opportunities for development or maintenance of various subspecialist interests – dependent on the preference of the candidate.

The post will involve 10 programmed activities of imaging support (8.0 DCCs plus an indicative 2.0 SPAs). We would also consider suitable candidates who may wish to work less than full time.

Any person who is unable to work full-time for personal reasons will be eligible to be considered for the post and if appointed the job plan will be discussed on a personal basis in discussion with colleagues.

Informal clinical enquiries and requests to visit are welcome.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameDr James SimpsonJob titleRadiology, Clinical DirectorEmail addressjames.simpson@lthtr.nhs.ukTelephone number0000Additional contact information

For further details / informal visits contact:

  • Dr James Simpson; CD, Radiology or Ruth Mills, Personal Assistant to the Clinical Director & Business Managers – via email in the first instance due to present C19 restrictions.
  • EMAIL:; or

If you are successful in obtaining a position with our Trust which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check. As a registered body with the DBS, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will conduct the administration of this application on your behalf and the cost will be recovered from your salary, either as a one-off payment or over 3 months. Currently the charges made by the Disclosure and Barring Service are - Standard DBS check £30.20 and Enhanced DBS check £48.20. The level of check required depends on the role that you have been offered.

Please note if you are successful in obtaining a position that requires a DBS check but later withdrawn your application you maybe required to reimburse Lancashire Teaching Hospitals the cost of the DBS.

Please note if you are applying for a volunteer position then the DBS check is free of charge.

Successful applicants will be contacted by e-mail. Please ensure that email addresses are provided for your referees wherever possible

If you are applying for a secondment role please ensure you have agreement from your current line manager prior to attending an interview. Also please ensure you have read the LTHTR Secondment Policy. A copy of this can be found on the intranet or by contacting

The NHS Constitution outlines what staff working in the NHS can expect from their employer and what is expected of you. Lancashire Teaching Hospitals is committed to the NHS Values and Pledges as expressed in the Constitution.

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. An interview is guaranteed to any applicant with a disability who meets the essential criteria of the person specification.

If you have any difficulty applying on line, please contact the Recruitment Team.


Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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