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Consultant paediatric radiologist

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

Main area
Paediatric Radiology
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Full time: 10 PA's
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Southampton General Hospital
£79,860 - £107,668 per annum
Salary period
Session by session
31/08/2020 23:59

Applicants are invited to apply for the post of consultant paediatric radiologist.    We are looking for motivated and caring individuals to join the dedicated paediatric radiology team at the University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust. This post is permanent.


Southampton Children’s Hospital is part of University Hospital Southampton and is a major centre for specialist paediatric services in the south of England. We provide acute specialist care to our local population in Southampton and the wider region, including the Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands. We are a major paediatric trauma centre and part of the Oxford and Southampton Children’s Hospital Network (cardiac, critical care, neuroscience, orthopaedics, rehabilitation and transitional care). Supporting the development of medical careers is one of our trust’s key aims, and the hospital is a major teaching centre and is the base for the Wessex Radiology Training Scheme.


Paediatric radiology is an essential component of the Southampton Children’s Hospital, and we have exciting plans to grow the service to continue to provide an excellent tertiary service and advise our local DGHs. The successful candidates will be required to have subspecialist training in paediatric radiology and be able to participate fully with the varied work of the department including the dedicated on-call rota. They will be encouraged to develop their area of subspecialist interest in collaboration with their colleagues.


Applicants should have a CCT or be on the GMC’s Specialist Register or be within six months of obtaining their CCT on the date of the AAC. We are also interested in discussing future plans with potential candidates who are at an earlier stage of radiology training.

 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. 

 Job Reference: MT0328  - This vacancy closes on or before:  31st August 2020


 In recognition of the national shortage of paediatric radiologists, this post is eligible for a recruitment and retention incentive of £10,000 (pro rata) payable on joining the Trust (terms and conditions apply); this will be negotiated annually until we are fully staffed.

Recruitment and Retention premia payments are not applicable to individuals who are moving from Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust or from within the Solent strategic alliance partners - i.e Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust and Isle of Wight NHS Trust. 

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.



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












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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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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Dr Howard Portess
Job title
Consultant Paediatric Radiologist
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Telephone number
023 8120 5261
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Dr Howard Portess

Consultant Paediatric Radiologist

email:,  Tel: 023 8120 5261

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