Consultant – Breast Care Radiologist

We have an exciting opportunity for a Locum Consultant to work with us at University Hospitals Plymouth in Breast Care Radiology.

We are looking for a dedicated doctor ready to work in a Trust that puts their patients at the heart of everything they do.

You will be working with a forward-thinking team in a purpose built unit within the hospital. We have been the first site in the southwest to recover our COVID backlog in breast screening, but we are still struggling to meet our 2WW trajectory. We have financial backing from the Trust to support a 3-year workforce development plan and as part of this are bringing in a new trainee radiographer every 6 months, are upskilling our radiography workforce to do advance skills up to consultant level and are also looking to train our physicians associates in ultrasound. We have also been successful recruiting in a Radiology Fellow who will be starting in the autumn.

Alongside of the workforce plan we have developed a breast pain pathway to take pressure off our one stop clinics and have also developed a mega clinic model to ensure our one stop clinics can be as efficient as possible.

In the short term we continue to have two Consultant Radiologists Vacancies and are therefore looking for both short term and longer-term placements to work alongside our Consultants which include 5 Consultant Radiologists, and 1 consultant Radiographer in post.


About the role


The trust is looking for Medics with a minimum of 6 months experience in an NHS Trust. Shifts will be offered on an ad-hoc basis and successful applicants will have the option to book across specialties. Shifts can be self-booked through the Medics Online booking system or Allocate Me App with a mixture of days, nights and twilights being available.


Longer term placements may also be offered depending on experience.


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Doctors Direct recruit to the highest of NHS standards and all applicants for this role should meet pre-screening requirements before applying.

  • Full GMC licence to practice
  • Minimum of 6 months experience in and NHS Trust within the last 2 years
  • Must have a Valid Right to Work
  • Location is Plymouth Derriford hospital


About the Trust

Located in Britain’s Ocean City, University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust is the largest hospital Trust in the South West Peninsula, providing comprehensive secondary and tertiary care to a wider population of almost 2,000,000 people. The Trust works within a network of hospitals to offer a range of specialist services including kidney transplants, Neonatal intensive care and high risk obstetrics and cardiothoracic surgery, among others.

Employing around 7,000 staff and volunteers, University Hospitals Plymouth is a major contributor to a region that is a mix of both rural and urban.

Doctors Direct have been proudly working in partnership with the Trust since January 2019 to support with the recruitment of doctors and ultimately help them realise their vision of providing excellent care, with compassion, wrapped around people’s individual needs.


Why Choose Doctors Direct?

Doctors Direct are part of NHS Professionals and owned by the Department of Health and Social Care, which means that we are part of the NHS family and sets us apart from locum agencies. We are working with University Hospitals Plymouth to help support them with their current medical vacancies.


Want to know more?

To express your interest, please email where the local Doctors Direct team can provide more information on how to apply.



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