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Recruitment open for National Lung Cancer Audit – oncology clinical lead

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) invites its fellows to apply for the post of oncology lead in the National Lung Cancer Audit Programme team.

The National Lung Cancer Audit (NLCA) programme is a high profile national clinical audit that is commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) on behalf of NHS England and the Welsh Government. The NLCA provides a source of national data, capturing information required by regulatory bodies and service commissioners, and also provides a tool to support quality improvement. The NLCA is clinically led and delivered by a team working in partnership with data registration and processing specialists, analysts, and clinicians delivering care. 

Examples of our work can be found here: https://www.rcplondon.ac.uk/projects/national-lung-cancer-audit

Oncology lead – National Lung Cancer Audit Programme

The successful candidate(s) will be expected to provide senior oncology expertise, clinical input and audit and quality improvement expertise within the National Lung Cancer Audit Programme and take leadership responsibility for guiding the planning, implementation and evaluation of the national lung cancer audit as well as contributing to the overall programme and direct its development, implementation and evaluation.

Application and appointments process

The successful candidate(s) will take up office as soon as possible. The appointment will be until 31 October 2021 and will be remunerated on a sessional basis of 0.5 PA per week, in line with national consultant pay rates.

Interested parties are welcome to have an informal discussion ahead of application with Dr Jane Youde, Clinical Director, Audit and Accreditation or Teena Chowdhury, Operations Director, Audit and Accreditation. Please contact Diane Kinsella to arrange this (diane.kinsella@rcplondon.ac.uk) to arrange this.

Please forward a current CV and a personal statement (of no more than two pages) outlining your suitability for the role based on the person specification.  Please also include a written statement of support from your medical director and a completed declaration of interest form. This should be sent to diane.kinsella@rcplondon.ac.uk, FAO Teena Chowdhury.

The deadline for applications is Friday 21 August and shortlisted candidates are expected to be available for interview on either 7 or 10 September 2020. Please note that interviews will be conducted virtually with details provided to shortlisted candidates.

Please ensure you have agreement from your trust for the requisite time commitment of the role.


Application period: 19 June – 21 August 2020

Successful candidates notified: 24-28 August 2020

Interviews: 7 or 10 September 2020

The panel will be chaired by Dr Jane Youde, Clinical Director, Audit and Accreditation

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) believes that equality of opportunity is fundamental in whatever way individuals become involved with the RCP, whether as physicians, physicians-in-training or staff. It welcomes and actively seeks to recruit people to its activities regardless of race, religion, ethnic origin, disability, age, gender and sexual orientation. The RCP aims to reflect the diversity of its members in all its committee, senior roles and staff