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  • Advert number: 308685-0
  • Posted Date: 26/07/12
  • Closing Date: 15/08/12



in Breast Imaging

Full time or part time

This is a new post funded through the extension to the Breast Screening Service. This post is offered on a full time or part time basis, subject to discussion with the candidate. Breast Imaging is currently provided by two Consultant Radiologists, including the Director of Breast Screening, supported by two Consultant Radiographers and a team of Advanced Practitioner Radiographers. This is a busy Unit with an anticipated annual throughput of 24,000 Breast Screening cases.

 The University Hospital of North Staffordshire serves a population in the region of 450,000 in the Potteries and surrounding rural districts. The Imaging Departments have recently been consolidated onto the City General Hospital Site following major investment through Private Finance Initiative (PFI) developments. Breast Screening is based in Hanley City Centre in a Unit which was fully refurbished in 2011. Additionally, to meet the expansion, a Mobile Unit has been purchased to screen women in the furthest locations. The Assessment Centre and symptomatic Imaging Service are based at the new Department on the City General site.

 Imaging facilities currently include Digital Mammography, two 3T and one 1.5T MRI Scanners (one with Breast Coil), two 128 and one 256 Slice CT Scanners and two purpose-built Interventional Suites. A mobile PET-CT Scanner visits weekly. Most equipment has been updated on the move to the new hospital through March to June 2012. Postgraduate and Undergraduate Teaching is strongly encouraged. Twenty Specialist Registrars are currently on our successful Radiology Training Scheme. We have strong links with the Keele University Undergraduate Medical School which is housed on the Main City General Site.

 Stoke on Trent has two football teams, the usual range of shops, theatres and other entertainment, good schools and affordable housing, and the Staffordshire countryside is very attractive, with multiple sites of historical interest. The M6 affords ready access to large shopping and cultural centres in Manchester, Birmingham and London. Applicants must have FRCR or equivalent and be on, or eligible for admittance to the General Medical Council’s (GMC) Specialist Register within six months of interview date, and should have at least one year’s subspecialty experience in Breast Imaging.

 For further information, or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Dr David Wilcock, Clinical Director of Imaging, telephone: 01782 554314, email: or Dr Ayu Mohd Isa, Clinical Director of Breast Imaging, telephone: 01782 675842, email:

 Applications can be made online by visiting: Closing date for applications: 15th August 2012.