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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 17/05/2022.

Consultant in Gynaecology Oncology

Job Reference: 389-A-22-CONS-159

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Gynaecology Oncology
£84,559 to £114,003 pa

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Applications are encouraged from all suitably qualified consultants to lead the Gynaecology Oncology service at Bradford Royal Infirmary.

The successful candidate will join the Gynaecology Oncology department consisting of a Gynaecology Oncology consultant from St James’s Hospital, Leeds, a Medical Oncologist as well as a Macmillan Cancer care Nurse Specialist and care coordinator. All clinical duties are carried out on the Bradford Royal Infirmary trust site with the exception of the MDT with the Leeds team and Outpatient Hysteroscopy sessions, some of which run at Westwood Park Hospital.

There are 21 Consultants within the department. There are 3 consultants who do Obstetrics only on the out of hours on call rota, 3 Gynaecologists on the out of hours on call rota and the remaining consultants do both Obstetrics and Gynaecology. An on call pattern doing pure Gynaecology or Obstetrics and Gynaecology could be accommodated.

We currently provide Monday-Sunday 8 am to 10 pm resident hours for labour ward and non-resident hours from 10 pm. A hot week labour ward consultant provides labour ward daytime cover 0800-1700 Monday-Friday each week and night time cover is provided by different colleague pro rata from 1700. There is also a separate Gynaecology consultant on call resident during the day from 0800--1700 and then non -resident after 1700 and overnight ensuring both an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist are on call 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

In addition to regular daytime sessions, Consultants in the department work flexible clinical sessions to prospectively cover for acute sessions, theatre lists and clinics. The job plan will include a mix of fixed and flexible sessions.

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust serves a female population of approximately 250,000 and there are around 5400 births per year in the unit. Approximately 50% of our women are from diverse and ethnic backgrounds.

In 2021 the Gynaecology Oncology clinic saw 158 new patient referrals and 575 follow up cases. The Gynaecology Oncology lead also performed 88 fast track surgical procedures during this year. Some of the surgical workload is supported by other members of the consultant Gynaecology team including diagnostic and operative Hysteroscopy cases and surgical cases reviewed through the MDT.

The Women’s Services Clinical Business Unit offers a wide range of general and special interest in-patient and outpatient services. Specialist Gynaecological services include out-patient hysteroscopy, colposcopy, cystoscopy, reproductive medicine, early pregnancy assessment, and termination of pregnancy.

The trust is a teaching centre for the medical students from University of Leeds and the department has a good reputation for providing high quality undergraduate and postgraduate education and training and we offer training in many ATSM modules. There is also a strong emphasis on clinical research supported by a high calibre research group within the unit.

Applications will be welcomed from all suitably qualified Gynaecologists. Experience in Gynaecology Oncology is essential as demonstrated by having completed the Gynaecology Oncology ATSM or sub-speciality training. Applicants must be fully registered with the General Medical Council and be on the Specialist Register or within six months of acquiring CCT at the time of interview.

Bradford is a busy and vibrant city located in the centre of the UK with easy access by car, train or air. The city has a wide variety of leisure and shopping facilities and a major new shopping and leisure outlet in the city centre has recently opened. There is a good range of affordable housing within the city and in the surrounding areas and many high performing schools and specialist academies in the area. The city is a short drive or steam train journey away from the famous Yorkshire Dales, home to the Bronte sisters, the Railway Children and Emmerdale and, more recently, Le Grand Depart in the Tour de France and other large cycling events. An area of outstanding national beauty with excellent cycling and walking available on the doorstep helps maintain a high quality of life.

Informal enquiries about this post should be made in the first instance to Carolyn Robertson Clinical Director of the Women’s CBU, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist (

Shortlisted candidates are encouraged to visit by prior appointment.

Applications should contain details of GMC registration and CCT (or evidence of eligibility to apply for CCT) along with names and addresses of three referees (one of which should be your current or most recent employer), please note,

- If you are currently a substantive consultant, we would require one of your referees to be either the Medical Director or Chief Executive,

- If you are currently a Specialty Registrar, we would require one of your referees to be your Training Programme Director.

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