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Consultant in Radiology Neuro/Head and Neck Imaging – Royal Cornwall Hospital

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Consultant in Radiology  – Neuro/Head & Neck imaging

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust (RCHT) invites applications for a Consultant Radiologist to join our cohesive, energetic and supportive team of 25 Consultant Radiologists, delivering imaging services and interventions to the population of Cornwall. Candidates with a subspecialist interest in diagnostic neuroradiology and/or Head and neck imaging are are particularly desirable however candidates with other subspecialty interests are encourage to enquire.

RCHT is a large teaching hospital, serving a population of 420,000. The Clinical Imaging Directorate delivers a 7 day imaging service and 24/7 on-call diagnostic radiology service with a separate 24/7 interventional radiology on call rota.

The Clinical Imaging department was rated as outstanding in the trusts recent CQC inspection. The department has also recently achieved ISAS accreditation in December 2018.

We work as a team to provide comprehensive imaging services for our patients. Subspecialisation is encouraged but we don’t work in modality ‘silos’ and all contribute to the General Radiology workload.

A unique feature of working in Truro is our daily Radiology review meeting at 9 a.m where all Consultants and trainees attend to view interesting and challenging cases and discuss the day ahead.

There are 12 Specialist Trainees working in Truro from the Peninsula Radiology Academy. They provide seamless 24/7 1st on on-call cover.

We have a stable, highly skilled radiography workforce with in house Radiography training seconded from UWE and Exeter. There are 2 Consultant Radiographers providing Breast and GI radiology services.

Clinical imaging has benefitted from strong, skilled and highly experienced managerial leadership for over 8 years, meeting all of it’s diagnostic and treatment targets and sustaining the rolling capital equipment replacement programme:-


  • 4 Multislice CT Scanners -Most recently Toshiba Aquilon Prime ONE -2016 and GE 128 slice 2018. A replacement Multislice CT scanner is planned adjacent to ED in 2018.
  • 3 1.5T MRI Scanners (Phillips). Most recent 2017. 3 New MRI scanners planned in new scanning facility in 2018/2019
  • Managed service Ultrasound contract- Toshiba providing seamless Machine replacement to keep up with Hardware developments.
  • Bespoke IR unit in theatre environment with dedicated recovery. One Hybrid endovascular theatre and one adjacent Non-vascular room(Siemens Artis Zeego & Zee).
  • Sate of the art Hybrid isotope imaging with 2 SPECT CT units- Most recent replacement 2018 and onsite PET CT delivered in partnership with Alliance Medical.


Cornwall is a beautiful county which offers an outstanding quality of life and providing many opportunities for outdoor activities. There are world class Sailing waters in Falmouth and world class surfing beaches on both North and South coast. The countryside is beautiful with rugged coastal pathways for walking, and cycling. There is a  thriving arts and theatre scene as well as an interesting variety of eating places, including celebrity-owned restaurants within Cornwall.

There are daily flights from Newquay to London and Manchester and beyond. The major road route both in and out of the county is the A30 which connects with the M5 motorway at Exeter. There are regular rail services with daily passenger and sleeper services

Applicants are required to be on the GMC Register, or within six months of their expected date of receipt of a CCT / EU equivalent certification training and experience at the time of interview.

We also offer a ‘Taster Holiday’ scheme for established Consultants and their families thinking of relocating who would like to see what living and working in Cornwall is like.

Applications are welcomed from those unable to work full time for personal reasons or those wishing to job-share.

Do you have a partner and family who would relocate with you? If so, then please contact us as we have a variety of employment opportunities within the hospital and would be happy to discuss this with you.

To apply for this role or view further information including the job description please visit and enter reference number 156-MS-2033

We also have another exciting post available for Consultant in Radiology with subspecialist interest in Breast Imaging. Please enter reference number 156-MS-2032

 Informal enquires about this post should be addressed to Dr. Andrew Edwards, Specialty Director, by email or telephone 01872 252285.

The Royal Cornwall Hospital is an Equal Opportunities Employer


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