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ST7+ Post CCT NHS Consultant Paediatric Haematology Haematologist Berkshire United Kingdom via Workplace Doctors on a fixed term/ permanent basis.

***CESR / CCT or Post CCT (within 6 months of job offer) or equivalent overseas qualification. 
*** GMC Registration Required (General Medical Council) Essential
*** Specialist Register entry on the GMC Register
***Location: Berkshire United Kingdom
***Speciality: Paediatrics- Haematology Haematologist
*** Role: Consultant / ST 7+ / Post CCT / CESR
***Duration: Fixed Term / Permanent (NOT Locum Basis)
***Pay rate: £NEGOTIABLE (dependent on experience £82,096 - £110,683 a year)
***Start date: ASAP
*** Exact location details provided upon receipt of application / CV


Our NHS client prides itself on being a friendly and caring place to work where the aim to combine our patient first approach with innovative and creativity against a backdrop of holistic team working, as encapsulated in their vision and values.

The Department of Paediatric Haematology-Oncology at our client’s hospital, part of a NHS Trust, is seeking to appoint a Consultant Paediatric Haematologist (10 PAs) on an initial 12-month contract. This is a new post developed to support the growing service and multidisciplinary team which currently consists of one paediatrician with special interest, three haematologists/paediatric haematologists, three paediatric oncology nurse specialists and two paediatric haematology nurse specialists. Additionally, the post holder will support development and delivery of care of paediatric haematology.

Applicants are expected to be on the specialist Register or within 6 months of receiving their CCT at the time of interview for UK trainees within an approved training post; with GMC registration with a licence to practice.

The Royal County of Berkshire, named due to the presence of Windsor Castle, is located to the west of London in the M4 corridor with none of the county further than around ten miles from the motorway.

Navigable by water as much as land, The River Thames flows through the north east of the county while the Kennet and Avon Canal runs across the south of Berkshire, through Hungerford and Newbury where it meets the Thames in Reading.

Spanning 487 square miles. The geographic county occupies the valleys of the middle Thames and its tributary, the Kennet, immediately to the west of London. It is divided into six unitary authorities: Bracknell Forest, Reading, Slough, West Berkshire, Windsor and Maidenhead, and Wokingham. Much of West Berkshire sits within the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which also comprises the Ridgeway National Trail.

In 2019, the total population of Berkshire county was 915k and it increased by 114k people since 2002. That's 14.2% population growth. Population average age was 38.7 and it increased by 1.8 years since 2002. The county was ageing faster than England and Wales in which the age grew by 1.6 years in the same period. The population was growing faster than population in England and Wales which grew by 13.0%.


This is a busy paediatric haematology department for non-malignant haematological conditions including neutropenia, thrombocytopenia and anaemias. The Department consists of one paediatrician with special interest in oncology, three haematologists/paediatric haematologists, three paediatric oncology nurse specialists and two paediatric haematology nurse specialists.  The team is designated as a Specialist Haemoglobinopathy Team (SHT) for haemoglobinopathies within the Berkshire Haemoglobinopathy Network. They have also recently been awarded Haemoglobinopathy Coordinating Centre status (HCC) for sickle cell and thalassaemia. Additionally, the hospital provides specialist tertiary paediatric haematology services to patients within the region. 

Haematology Laboratory:

The Haematology Laboratory at the hospital provides a full spectrum of general haematology services, a number of specialist areas (haemophilia, thrombophilia, red cell, SIHMDS) along with the largest transfusion service in the country.  The lab employs over 100 staff members and each specialist area is led by a chief and all work closely with the clinical team. The main hub at the hospital also supports spoke labs at other NHS facilities. The Haematology and Blood Transfusion Laboratories are fully integrated into the Pathology department and we operate a pan-Pathology Quality Management System. The facility recently signed a new managed service contract which has provided upgrades to most laboratory analysers. Following recent (2019) UKAS review visit, our laboratories have been recommended for ISO15189 accreditation.

The Pathology department has over 600 staff, with 85 biomedical scientists and medical laboratory assistants in the Haematology & Blood Transfusion Laboratory. The Haematology department is recognised by the HCPC as an accredited training site and is the first IBMS-accredited multi-site training department in UK.

General Paediatrics:

General paediatrics is provided by both general and sub-specialty paediatricians. The general paediatric service is currently run on a consultant of the week basis with a separate rota for gastroenterology and haematology. There are two medical wards: respiratory/general and haematology/oncology/general also a gastro failure ward and a surgical ward for orthopaedic/trauma/trauma rehabilitation/plastics/ ENT and general surgery.

There is also day case ward for elective surgery and medical therapies and a paediatric short stay unit (PASSU) which provides acute care for both medical and surgical children requiring assessment (for less than 24 hours)

There is a separate paediatric ED department with a specially designed resuscitation bay for paediatric trauma.

General Duties- guideline only

Provide Paediatric Haematology care (inpatients and outpatients) at the NHS Trust and an outreach service to neighbouring community and hospital trusts where appropriate and subject to commissioning.


The post holder will be expected to participate in an attending rota of 1:4 during normal working hours (covering the haematology and oncology in-patients at the hospital) and in a paediatric haematology non-resident on call rota (1:4). This includes advice to the paediatric teams based at the regional hospitals looking after patients with haemoglobinopathies and non-malignant haematology. The general paediatric consultant on call rota currently provides additional support for acute care.


The post-holder will also be expected to provide laboratory and consultative haematology advice for the Trust. Laboratory responsibilities include specialist red cell diagnostics and morphology.


The post holder will be expected to cover the service when other haematology colleagues are on holiday/study/professional leave.


The post holder will be up to date in child protection training and undertake appropriate review and action on cases.


The post holder will contribute to the training, development and education of medical and nursing staff and medical students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.


The post holder will foster multidisciplinary working and take an active role in developing clinical governance initiatives, by participation in multidisciplinary audit, clinical effectiveness initiatives and risk management.


The post holder will review and modify current practice based on accepted techniques of audit and use of evidence based guidelines.


The post holder will be ‘in good standing’ with the RCPCH and the RCPath by making regular returns to the RCPCH or the RCPath of CPD activities as required.


Job Plan

Regular job planning meetings will be undertaken with the post holder to ensure that the appointee is remunerated for any additional activities undertaken and that the job plan accurately reflects the overall workload undertaken by the post holder.

The supporting professional activities (SPAs) allocation within the provisional job plan is an 
illustrative guide and will be finalised following individual agreement with successful candidates. Further discussion on supporting professional activities will depend on the Trust's requirements and the individual's particular expertise.

A draft job plan is provided below. The job Plan will be reviewed and agreed with the post-holder at appointment.















MDT meeting 


Red cell lab meeting /diagnostics (alternate week)

MDT (monthly)
















Core SPA: governance, CPD, medical education

Haematology Clinic









Haematology Clinic


Haematology MDT/Network administration











Core SPA: governance, CPD, medical education







Outreach support


Clinical trials







Predictable on-call work / Agreed Rota


Attending duties Attending duties 8 weeks / year

















This is as described in the Medical and Dental Terms and Conditions, in line with the Consultant Contract (2003). The current full time salary scale (as of July 2020) ranges from £82,096 - £110,683 a year with eight thresholds.

The on call supplement is Category A and attracts a supplement of 5% of basic salary.

Office Accommodation

Office accommodation will be provided for the appointee with secretarial support.

Management Responsibility

All Consultants are required to attend the monthly Directorate Meetings. Post holders will be expected to share in administrative duties allocated by mutual agreement within the Directorate. As part of the Consultant Team, the consultant  will offer mentoring support and lead the existing clinical team through, one-to-one support, individual case management and complex cases, identifying development needs and suggesting CPD (Continuous Professional Development) opportunities and responding to clinical enquiries via e-mail and telephone.


The consultant will be required to participate in programmes for teaching clinical students, training junior doctors and in clinical examinations. The post-holder’s contribution to teaching, training and research will be included in the regular job plan review. Teaching will take place during programmed activities and flexibly at other times.

·       To provide conditions for improved training opportunities in line with national and local recommendations arising out of GMC and related requirements

·       To supervise and manage the work of his/her junior medical staff and participate in the training and development of these staff to the standards required by the Royal Colleges.

Clinical Governance & Audit

The consultant will participate in clinical governance activities, including clinical audit, clinical effectiveness, risk management, quality improvement activities as required by the Trust, and external accrediting bodies. There are 6 half day clinical governance meetings per annum which substitute regular fixed sessions. There is a weekly consultant meeting before MDT on Friday to discuss any issues during the week and to plan for next week.

Personal & Professional Development

The post-holder will be required to keep himself/herself fully up-to-date with their relevant area of practice and be able to demonstrate this to the satisfaction of the Trust.

The Trust supports the requirements for continuing professional development as laid down by the Royal College of Physicians and is committed to providing time and financial support for these activities.

Medical revalidation is the process by which the General Medical Council (GMC) confirms the continuation of a doctor’s licence to practise in the UK, provides greater assurance to patients, the public, employers and other healthcare professionals that licensed doctors are up-to-date and fit to practise. It is a key component of a range of measures designed to improve the quality of care for patients. 

The Trust supports Royal College guidance on provision of mentors for new consultants in line with GMC recommendations. All newly appointed consultant staff are provided with a list of locally trained mentors who are available for ongoing support as required.

Personal Responsibilities 


All confidential information, including patient records, individual staff records, details of contract prices and terms and any other confidential information, must under no circumstances be divulged or passed on to any unauthorised person or persons. The penalty for breach of confidentiality will normally be summary dismissal.

Workplace Doctors are looking for medical professionals with UK & Overseas experience: that possesses the following qualities:


*** Ability to act as part of a team
*** Ability to cope with a varying work load
*** GMC Registration Essential (General Medical Council) - We can provide guidance if needed
Specialist Register entry on the GMC Register
***Post CESR or CCT obtained (CCT - Certificate of Completion of Training) or (CESR- Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration)
****IELTS and PLAB Exam Part 1 & 2 (IELTS, overall score 7.5) – overseas doctors
****GMC Registration Essential (General Medical Council) – We can provide guidance if needed

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Note: The Trust operates a policy whereby all employment for staff that have access to children/vulnerable adults will be subject to a satisfactory DBS Disclosure (Disclosure and Barring Service) The Criminal Records Bureau ( CRB ) and the Independent Safeguarding Authority ( ISA ) have merged to become the Disclosure and Barring Service ( DBS ). CRB checks are now called DBS checks. Overseas candidates will require an international police check or character reference.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test.

At Workplace Doctors we welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion.  Candidates will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post. 

Workplace Doctors is a recruitment agency that offers locum, fixed term, permanent & locum medical jobs to cover the NHS, HSE, public and private sectors for Doctors and Nurses, AHP medical professionals. We look forward to helping you progress your career and find you the ideal position.

Call us today on +44 (0) 1234 889213 to discuss this vacancy or email your CV along with your GMC Registration to  You are able to also apply online (see below)

Please note that should we experience a high level of interest in the post, the vacancy will be expired early. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted as soon as possible after the closing date.