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Consultant Haematologist


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Full time - 10 sessions per week (10 PA's per week)
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435|5066|Haematology Dept|RBTH|Diagnostics
£82,096 to £110,683 pa
11/02/2023 23:59

At East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care.  We currently provide high quality services and treat over 600,000 people across East Lancashire and the surrounding area. We employ over 9,500 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work.

Job overview

Consultant Haematologist

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic colleague to work in a team of 5 consultants. 

Main duties of the job

We provide a clinical and laboratory service, managing a full range of haematological conditions to BCSH level 2a. Clinical haematology in-patient beds are shared with Integrated Care team. The friendly department has recently been expanded to two speciality doctors and also has CMT2 doctors on rotation, three clinical nurse specialists (one for Haemoglobinopathies), one clinical research trial nurse and two transfusion practitioners. The modern Blood Sciences laboratory is ISO15189 UKAS Accredited.

Working for our organisation

ELHT holds a weekly independent haemato-oncology MDT, with diagnostic services provided by HMDS Leeds and Radiotherapy services provided by Royal Preston Hospital. The MDT is highly rated in the recent cancer peer review. Autologous transplant services are provided by Royal Victoria Hospital Blackpool.

Department of Clinical Laboratory Medicine

All major disciplines are included with the exception of Virology and Immunology which are centralised at Preston.  There are currently in post 2 substantive Consultant Haematologists, one Higher Specialty Doctor, 10 Consultants in Histopathology, 4 Consultant Microbiologists and 2 Consultant Biochemists.  There are two full time Speciality Doctors vacancies (posts filled and expected to start in August) in Haematology and a CMT2 doctor. The Haematology service is also supported by 2wte Haematologist cancer nurse specialists and 1wte for Haemoglobinopathies.

The Haematology MDT at ELHT has met the QSIS standard at a higher level across the region.  The diagnostic service is provided by the Haematological Malignancy Diagnostic Service at The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

The Department of Blood Sciences is UKAS accredited.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The post holder should have a broad training in clinical and laboratory haematology and must hold full and specialist registration with a licence to practise with General Medical Council. Additionally they should be holder of Certificate of Completion of Training or be within six months of award of CCT or equivalent by the date of interview. Development of an area of special interest will be encouraged and the post holder will be expected to participate in the on-call rota, providing advice and clinical help across hospital and community. The successful candidate is expected to undertake Clinics at both Royal Blackburn site and Burnley General Hospital. We have active educational programmes and the post holder is expected to participate in Core Medical Trainee and undergraduate teaching.

Person specification

Educational Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Full and specialist registration (and a licence to practise) with the General Medical Council (GMC) (or eligible for registration within six months of interview)
  • If a UK trainee, Holder of Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT), or within six months of award of CCT by date of interview If applicant is non-UK trained, they will be required to show evidence of equivalence to the UK CCT
  • FRCPath or equivalent qualification


Essential criteria
  • Attendance at appropriate professional meetings and courses
Desirable criteria
  • Experience in one or more subspecialty areas and ability to take a lead role in that area


Essential criteria
  • Practical -Diagnosis and management of wide range of haematology disorders
  • Audit - Understanding and experience of performing audit during general professional and higher specialist training
  • Teaching - Evidence of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and commitment to these within the Trust
  • Research Awareness of basic research methods Familiarity with evidence based practice
Desirable criteria
  • Attendance at courses in teaching, appraisal and mentorship
  • Previous research projects/publications


Essential criteria
  • Clear commitment to lifelong learning
  • Experience of evidence based medicine
  • Ability to keep up to date in the speciality
Desirable criteria
  • Membership of appropriate post-graduate societies.
  • IT skills


Essential criteria
  • Understanding of current NHS management systems including clinical governance and risk management.
Desirable criteria
  • Attendance at appropriate management courses.
  • Experience in appraisal and mentoring


Essential criteria
  • Communication and Relationships - Ability to communicate with colleagues and users of the service including patients and their relatives
  • Supervision - Experience of supervision of trainees
  • Leadership - Ability to lead the development of services and provoke best practice amongst the colleagues in a changing environment
  • Teamwork - Ability to work in a team with professional colleagues both medical and non-medical
Desirable criteria
  • Communication and Relationships - Attendance at e.g. Death/Bereavement or Breaking News workshops and Counselling courses
  • Leadership - Evidence of development of leadership within the work environment


Essential criteria
  • Agree to live within 30 minutes travel time of the Trust unless permitted otherwise
  • Able to travel to meet the requirements of the post

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Jagdish Adiyodi
Job title
Haematology Consultant and Clinical Lead
Email address
Additional information

Interested applicants are encouraged to contact the Department to discuss the position and possible recruitment premium.

Dr Jagdish Adiyodi, Consultant Haematologist, Clinical Lead

Phone 01254 734187

Email: jagdish.adiyodi@elht.nhs.uk