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Locum Consultant Haematologist

Job Reference: 918-RX4621

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)
Diagnostic & Therapeutic Services
Royal London Hospital - Barts Health, London
£77,913 - £105,042 pa

This is a replacement post for a full-time Consultant in Haematology and Transfusion Medicine and will be a joint appointment between NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) and Barts Health NHS Trust. The aim of the post is to work with colleagues to provide joint medical leadership of clinical and laboratory aspects of transfusion practice to Barts Health NHS Trust, and to work with clinical teams to develop practices for the safe and effective use of blood and the use of transfusion alternatives. Plus to work as part of a team with the Regional Transfusion Committee, and the other members of the multidisciplinary NHSBT Patient Blood Management and Customer Services teams to support hospitals in London and SE to promote Patient Blood Management (PBM).


The Department of Clinical Haematology at Barts Health is based on 4 sites (Royal London, St Barts, Whipps Cross and Newham) and functions as one department. The medical team consists of 22 consultant haematologists and 9 haematology trainees, plus several middle grade and academic haematology fellows. We have a busy and interesting clinical and research practice and hold the largest NIHR-funded research portfolio for non-malignant haematology research in the UK. With a catchment population of 2.5 million in London, BHT houses the largest trauma, cardiac and obstetric centres in the country and consequently has the biggest transfusion service for the management of bleeding. The most recent GMC survey highlighted our department as one of the best training sites in London and the post holder will be expected to participate in teaching and research. The post will help provide our general (not haemoglobinopathy, haemostasis or haemato-oncology) out-patient service across sites. The post is based predominantly at the Royal London, with some sessions at Whipps Cross University Hospitals. Most of our consultants have sessions at different hospital sites and we know this plays an important role enhancing the coordination of services between our hospitals and teams.


We want you to help us develop our world-leading department. We commit to supporting and nurturing you in your clinical and research interests. We believe that international innovation in Haematology can be driven by engaging our staff and enabling the people of East London to participate in pioneering clinical trials.


NHSBT was established as a Special Health Authority for England and Wales in October 2005 by the merger of UK Transplant (UKT) with the National Blood Authority (NBA) – made up of the National Blood Service (NBS) and the Bio Products Laboratory (BPL). The remit of NHSBT is to provide a reliable efficient supply of blood, organs and associated services to the NHS. BPL has subsequently left NHSBT to form an independent organisation.


The Patient Blood Management Team has a network of haematology consultants with a proven record in clinical transfusion medicine led by Dr Shubha Allard (London). The main current objective of these posts is to promote better blood transfusion practice. They are generally 50% funded by NHSBT and 50% by the host trust as is the case for this post. In the hospital, the consultant has clinical responsibility for clinical and laboratory transfusion services, and they provides an advisory and leadership role for these services in the surrounding region through the relevant Regional Transfusion Committee (RTC). Their work in trusts provides the experience for their work in national audit, clinical research, guideline development, and leading better practice initiatives in their regions, and nationally.

This locum role will be initially for a period of 6 months

For further information about the position please contact:

Dr Louise Bowles Clinical Lead for Haematology (

Dr Laura Green Haemostasis and Transfusion Consultant, NHSBT and Barts Health Trust (

Dr Shubha Allard Clinical Director for Patient Blood Management NHSBT telephone Tel: 0208 9572921


Senior Clinical Lecturer, Blizard Institute, Queen Mary University of London

Closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 22 September 2019
Interviews to take place on Thursday 10 October 2019


NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) offers a dynamic and friendly working environment where teamwork is highly valued. Personal development is also considered a priority and is supported through extensive training and development opportunities open to all employees.

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