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Recruitment open for National Lung Cancer Audit – senior clinical lead

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) invites its fellows to apply for the post of senior clinical 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

Senior clinical lead – National Lung Cancer Audit Programme

The successful candidate(s) will be expected to take overarching responsibility for the planning, implementation and evaluation of the audit programme ensuring that the work is:

  • Patient centred, ensuring maximum use of outputs to benefit patients
  • Feasible and relevant to clinical communities that participate
  • Delivered in line with contractual obligations and legislative frameworks.

Application and appointments process

The successful candidate(s) will take up office asap as work will begin on the audit from 1 August 2020. The appointment will be until 31 October 2021 and will be remunerated on a sessional basis of 1PA 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 Sunday 19 July and shortlisted candidates are expected to be available for interview on 27 or 30 July 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: 15 June 2020 – 19 July 2020

Successful candidates notified: 21 – 24 July 2020

Interviews: 27 and 30 July 2020


  • Dr Jane Youde, Clinical Director, Audit and Accreditation
  • Teena Chowdhury, Operations Director, Audit and Accreditation
  • Dr Jesme Fox, Medical Director, Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation

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.