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Musgrove Park Hospital
£76,761 - £103,490 per annum
04/03/2018 23:59

Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust have an exciting opportunity within our oncology department.  We are inviting applications for:


Consultant Medical/Clinical Oncologist

Gastrointestinal and Urology Malignancies

There is scope for flexibility in site specialisation.


The post will be based in The Beacon Centre, Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton.

To be eligible for this post you should have your CCT or be within 6 months of obtaining it.


About Us

The successful candidates will join the current team of eight Clinical Oncologists, two Medical Oncologists, one Associate Specialist and one speciality doctor in Oncology as well as six Haematologists.

Facilities for the treatment of cancer in Taunton have undergone a major expansion, culminating in the opening of the Beacon Centre at Musgrove Park Hospital in May 2009. This brought oncology facilities, including radiotherapy and chemotherapy, to the population of Somerset (c535,000 catchment).

The Beacon Centre has received a number of accolades since opening in 2009 for the high quality care delivered CHKS ISO 9001 accreditation, Macmillan Quality Environment Mark (MQEM) rated 5 (out of 5) on all principles, Investors in People Gold Award and Customer Service Excellence Award, July 2016. A+++ award, the only organisation to ever receive A+++. In the 2015/2016 National Cancer Patient Experience Survey, the Beacon Centre was ranked second overall which is an excellent reflection of the patient centred care delivered.



Aside from joining a Cancer Centre rated as an area of Outstanding Practice by CQC (2016), as well as the highest GMC scored Trust in the South West for training, you’ll get to experience life in the West Country, taking advantage of easy access to some of the UK’s most desirable locations. From the beaches of North Devon and Cornwall, to the cosmopolitan centres of Bristol, Bath, and Exeter, Taunton offers you all the perks while still being less than two hours from London. Nestled in the heart of Somerset as the County town, Taunton has a diverse range of shopping and restaurants, and boasts sporting arenas such as the County Cricket Ground, regularly hosting international fixtures, as well as featuring National hotspots for cycling, surfing, and climbing such as Cheddar Gorge. Straddled between areas of outstanding natural beauty and the idyllic rolling hills of Exmoor, there’s plenty to keep you occupied alongside the abundance of music festivals and local traditions.

Somerset offers some of the best schools in the country. Ranging from Public institutions such as Millfield, Queens College, Taunton School, Kings College, Wellington, and Blundell’s, to award winning state schools such as the Richard Huish College which has been ranked in the top 10 of A-level providers nationally for the last eight years, through to secondary’s ranking in the top 5% nationally such as The Castle school.

With a great educational opportunities and an abundance of picturesque country side, we think there’s nowhere better. Throw in a cost of living that will see you afford a higher quality of living, including an average house price of £180,500 (November 2016), and a significantly lower than national average crime rate, we like to think we’re offering you the best of both worlds, professionally, and personally.


Interested candidates are encouraged to discuss details of the posts with the contacts listed below.

Dr Saiqa Spensley, Clinical Service Lead for Oncology (01823 342417)

Dr John Graham, Trust Lead Cancer Clinician (01823 342417)      

Dr Petra Jankowska Clinical Director HOPE and Clinical Support (01823 342418)


To apply: go to NHS jobs and download an application form.  Complete the electronic application form and return together with a CV with the names, addresses and email addresses of three referees, one of which should be from your current or most recent employer. 


Closing date:  4th March 2018


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Applicant requirements

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Saiqa Spensley, Clinical Service Lead for Oncology (01823 342417) 

Dr John Graham, Trust Lead Cancer Clinician (01823 342417)  

Dr Petra Jankowska Clinical Director HOPE and Clinical Support (01823 342418)