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Locum Consultant in Medical Oncology - Breast and Ovarian


Main area
Fixed term: 1 year
  • Full time
  • Part time
10 sessions per week (10 PAs)
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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
£88,364 - £119,133 per annum
Salary period
04/04/2023 23:59

At NNUH it is our privilege to provide healthcare to over one million people across Norfolk and surrounding areas. Our vision is to ‘provide every patient with the care we want for those we love the most’, and if this inspires you and you share our values, we really want you to join our team. 

Our values support our vision and guide the behaviour of everything we do, these are:


We look after the needs of our patients, carers and colleagues, to provide a safe and caring experience for all.


We act with care, compassion and kindness and value others’ diverse needs.


We take an honest, open and ethical approach to everything we do.


We work as one team and support each other to maintain the highest professional standards.


We continuously learn and improve to achieve the best outcomes for our patients and our hospital. 

Wish you were here? So do we.

We want all our staff to achieve a balance between work and personal life and understand how important flexible working can be.  We welcome applications on a full or part time basis, various shift patterns and hybrid working, where roles allow.


Job overview

Locum Consultant in Medical Oncology with interests in Breast and Ovarian Cancers 

This job description is for a 10PA Locum Consultant medical oncologist post.  The post is based at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (NNUH).

This post is fixed term for a period of 1 year and is designed as a replacement created due to retirement of the previous post holder. Candidates should have a primary interest in breast and ovarian cancers, although other secondary interests may be accommodated. The post holder will be joining a team of three clinical oncologists and one medical oncologist in the Breast Team, and two clinical oncologists in the Gynae Team who also help deliver medical oncology therapies.

Main duties of the job

The appointee will join a young, dynamic team with considerable collective expertise and a desire to provide world class, evidence-based, patient-centred care to the local population and beyond.  The predominant referrals include patients with breast, lung, urology and colorectal cancers as well as the less common gynaecological tumours, lymphomas, upper GI and Head & Neck cancers, brain tumours, skin cancers, neuro-endocrine cancers and sarcomas.  Most patients are treated on standard protocols and many are entered into clinical trials.  Neurosurgery, Hepatic surgery and specialist paediatric services are provided at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge. 


The clinical team provides specialist oncology services to the Norfolk population of 900,000 people. A team-based approach in the department includes holding parallel new patient clinics, team-based complex case meetings and ward rounds as well as collaborating in service development.

Working for our organisation

Norwich is a great place to live. The city supports a wide variety of cultural activities. The North Norfolk coast is on the doorstep as is the Norfolk Broads National Park. The city also has some excellent schools and a thriving university. The city is only 2 hours from the center of London.

The Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (NNUH) is one of the busiest teaching trusts in England. We serve over 900,000 people across Norfolk, North Suffolk and surrounding areas for specialist services.

  • The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital is located on the Norwich Research Park and serves the population of Norfolk and Norfolk Suffolk and further afield for specialist services. It opened in 2001 and is a 1,200 bed teaching hospital with state-of-the-art facilities. We provide a wide range of secondary and tertiary services, including Accident and Emergency. The Trust commemorated 250 years of a hospital in Norwich in 2021.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please read the detailed job description attached, which includes main responsibilities for this post of Oncology Locum Consultant 

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Full GMC Registration
  • Full GMC Registration Entry on the GMC Specialist Register Via; • CCT (Proposed CCT date must be within 6 months of the interview) • CESR or • European Community Rights • An appropriate higher qualification.


Essential criteria
  • Good communicator.
  • Capable of working in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Enthusiasm for service development and teaching.
Desirable criteria
  • Previous responsibility for service improvement. Management skills


Essential criteria
  • Applicants who are Nationals from another European country or elsewhere overseas would have to show equivalence to the 5 years training period in the National Health Service required for the specialty. Training and expertise in children’s safeguarding
Desirable criteria
  • Experience in research or published papers in area of special interest


Essential criteria
  • Commitment to develop an appropriate special interest


Essential criteria
  • Flexible outlook on working hours.
  • Must live within a 15-mile radius of the base Trust or 30 minutes travelling time.
  • Full Driving License

Communications and Language Skills

Essential criteria
  • Ability to communicate effectively with clinical colleagues, colleagues in pathology and support staff
  • Good knowledge of, and ability to use, spoken and written English
  • Ability to present effectively to an audience, using a variety of methods, and to respond to questions and queries
Desirable criteria
  • Good presentation skills.

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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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Jenny Nobes
Job title
Service Director Oncology
Email address
Telephone number
01603 288955