Locum consultant – breast & oncoplastic surgeon


An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the successful Breast Unit at the University Hospitals Southampton, as a Locum Consultant Breast and Oncoplastic Surgeon based at the Princess Anne Hospital, Southampton. This is a fixed term six-month locum post to cover service provision whilst a definitive additional substantive post is finalised, with a particular focus on maintaining capacity to deliver national cancer targets and Oncoplastic services. The successful candidate will join an existing team of six breast surgeons, six breast care nurses, two advanced nurse practitioners, seven breast radiologists, six breast histopathologists and eight breast oncologists.

About The Team

The Breast Service at Southampton provides local services for the people of Southampton and much of Hampshire receiving over 6000 new symptomatic referrals and treating over 600 breast cancers. The Breast Screening unit provides services for Southampton Salisbury the Isle of Wight and parts of Dorset screening over 37000 women each year. In addition to two week wait clinics, specialist clinics with the unit include breast screening recall clinics, combined oncological clinics, oncoplastic clinics held jointly with the Salisbury plastic surgical team, and Family History clinics with a quarterly regional joint genetics MDT. Recent developments include the introduction of percutaneous vacuum excision, MRI guided biopsy and the appointment and development of an advanced breast nurse practitioners (ANP) team and a clinical fellow. Southampton is a Regional Clinical Genetics Centre and a Cancer Research UK Clinical Research Centre. The Southampton breast unit has a strong track record of actively recruiting to many breast surgical and oncological clinical trials and is supported by a team of clinical trials practitioners. The Southampton Oncology Centre provides comprehensive regional cancer services and provides a high degree of specialisation with multidisciplinary clinics for all the major cancers.

What You’ll Do

The requirement for the service is that we have in place a sustainable, reliable and high quality service meeting and exceeding national standards. There is no commitment to the General Surgery on-call rota.

What We’re Looking For

The successful candidate will be expected to deliver clinical excellence within the speciality of Breast Surgery and should demonstrate significant experience in diagnosis and screening, and breast cancer and Oncoplastic surgery. A willingness to learn and work within a constantly changing environment is necessary, together with adaptability to clinical and service requirements.

Enquiries (following shortlisting) to Professor Ramsey Cutress, Clinical Lead and Consultant Breast Surgeon (023 8120 6831), or through Consultant Breast Surgeons: Mr David Rew, Mr Fayyaz Mazari Mr Bashar Zeidan and Miss Christina Summerhayes.

Additional Information

Appointment will be made under local contractual terms and conditions of service for Trust appointed (non-training fellow doctors and dentists).

Please note that GMC registration (with a licence to practice) and right to work in the UK are essential for this role. Successful applicants will already have GMC registration or will be able to demonstrate they are eligible. Applicants requiring Tier 2 sponsorship should ensure they meet the Home Office application criteria prior to submitting an application.

What We Can Offer You

As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability. As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

About Our Trust And Southampton

UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.


If you’re interested in applying for this role, we’d encourage you to get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert with any questions or if you would like to arrange an informal visit. Alternatively, if you’re ready to apply, please follow the link below to complete an application
For further details / informal visits contact: Name: Professor Ramsey Cutress Job title: Professor of Breast Surgery Email address: Paulina.Samborska@uhs.nhs.uk Telephone number: 023 8120 6831