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Band 7 Advanced Practitioner

Job Reference: 304-1059219GB

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Rapid Diagnostic Service
£40,057 to £45,839 pa

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Band 7 Advanced Practitioner

Rapid Diagnostic Service


A an exciting and innovative Band 7 Advanced Practitioner post is required to help support and run a new clinical pathway across all hospital sites.


The Rapid Diagnostic Service is a newly developed and set-up patient pathway that focuses on triaging and assessing patient with non-specific or vague symptoms. GPs are encouraged to refer patients into this pathway who they may suspect of having cancer but do not have any of the criteria to fit other 2ww referral pathways.


West Midlands Cancer Alliance alongside UHB supports the implementation of this pathway to help better provide an effective triaging system as well as a platform to provide patients with a faster diagnosis. This is essential in a number of potential health problems.


The purpose of the role is to run the clinic collaboratively with the lead clinician; Professor Jamie Coleman and CNS, ensuring the effective triage and diagnosis of patients. The successful candidate will have a small team to support with the running and growing of the service. The pathway will eventually cater to the whole population of Birmingham and Solihull with all PCNs and GP practices being able to refer their patients.

The post holder will assist in ensuring that a high quality service is provided and most importantly ensuring that the needs of patients are met at all times. The post holder will also be responsible for ensuring all reports required by WMCA are completed and returned appropriately.


The specialist duties will include; supporting the CNS with the running and organising of the Clinics and MDTs, supporting the assessment of referred patients, engaging with GP practices to support the implementation of the service, working closely with the lead clinician, working with the CCG and WMCA to provide metrics, data, reports and attend relevant meetings to ensure that the pathway is delivering to regional standards.


The post is currently fixed term with future funding available depending on the pathway demand. If you would like to know more please contact either Professor Jamie Coleman: or Amy Gosling 01213718007 or



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