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Locum Consultant in Haematology and Transfusion Medicine

Job Reference: 918-RX4896

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)
Patients Speciality
£79,860 to £107,668 pa

Locum Consultant in Haematology & Transfusion Medicine

Department: Diagnostic & Therapeutic Services

Location: Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (KCH)

Salary: £79,860 - £107,668 pa

This is a fixed term 6-month interim replacement post for a full-time Consultant in Haematology with a special interest Transfusion Medicine. It is a joint appointment between NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) and Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (KCH). The post will be based at King’s College Hospital and NHSBT Tooting Centre. There will be an average of 8 Programmed Activities of Direct Clinical Care, with the remainder being allocated for Supporting Professional and/or other Activities. The On-Call commitment will be a 1:9 (B) on-call commitment on the Haematology Red Cell rota (haemoglobinopathies, other benign blood disorders, blood transfusion, coagulation disorders, paediatric haematology), which includes ward rounds on weekends and on call for NHSBT on a 1:6 (B) basis.


The post-holder will be the medical lead for transfusion in the Trust and undertake General Haematology clinics for the Trust. As transfusion lead the post holder will work within a team consisting of senior laboratory staff, transfusion practitioners, patient blood management practitioner, and quality assurance officer. Support is provided by a Haematology SpR. As a member of the Hospital Transfusion Committee (HTC), the post holder will participate in regulatory and clinical governance issues; they will also take an active role in MHRA and UKAS accreditation.


There is significant flexibility to develop specific interests within this field, in accordance with other consultants’ special interests and also with the Kings Health Partners (KHP) development plans and there is opportunity to be part of the Bone Marrow Transplant programme and Immunotherapies, through taking the Clinical Lead role supporting Apheresis. The individual is expected to play an active role in the general workload of the department, and have a significant role in teaching and training of junior medical staff and undergraduate teaching for medical students.


The post-holder will provide expert advice on reference red cell immunohaematology (RCI) specifically and transfusion medicine generally for NHSBT providing advice as part of a national rota and medical leadership for the RCI reference laboratory in Tooting in London. You will also participate in the medical consultant duty rota to cover diagnostic laboratories for NHSBT by day time and in the consultant rota providing 24/7 advice on transfusion medicine. You would be expected to provide medical leadership for NHSBT Therapeutic Apheresis Services in London, participate in clinical research in transfusion medicine and local, regional & national audit and quality improvement initiatives in transfusion medicine. You would also participate in teaching and training regionally and nationally of medical and non-medical staff and contribute to the teaching programmes for Haematology and Transfusion Medicine Specialty Registrars preparing for the part I and part II of the FRCPath examination, including visitors from overseas.


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.


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

For further information about the position please contact:

Professor Roopen Arya, Clinical Director for Haematology, King’s College Hospital Tel: 020 3299 3570 Extension 33570

Dr Fiona Regan Transfusion Consultant, Clinical Director for Diagnostics, NHSBT Tel: 02089572756

Dr Edwin Massey Associate Medical Director for Patient Services, NHSBT telephone Tel: 01179217462


Closing date for applications is 23:59 hrs on Sunday 24 November 2019
Interviews to take place on Tuesday 17 December 2019 in London (subject to confirmation)


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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