Due to the retirement of the current Hub Director, a part-time post has arisen within the Eastern Hub of the Bowel Cancer Screening Programme (BCSP).
The BCSP in England started in 2006. NUHT was awarded the Eastern Hub contract in the face of competition from several other Trusts on the basis in part of Nottingham’s earlier track record in bowel cancer screening. The Nottingham hub is one of 5 hubs in England and is responsible for the call and recall of subjects from a total population of over 11 million. Currently the Hub invites people aged 60-74 to complete a guaiac FOBt but the intention is to move to a quantitative faecal immunochemical test (FIT) in 2018. The Hub is also responsible for inviting 55yr olds for the flexible sigmoidoscopy screening programme (Bowelscope) which started in 2013 and is expected to be fully rolled out by 2020.
The Hub currently invites over 800,000 people to be screened annually, of which almost 60% returned kits. Of those around 2% are referred for colonoscopy and approximately 1500 found to have bowel cancer. The helpline handles over 100,000 calls each year.
The Hub currently employs over 50 staff, most of whom are screening officers carrying out FOBt testing, answering the helpline, booking bowelscope appointments and performing other administrative duties.
The Director is responsible for delivering the national objectives and strategic developments of the BCSP in Eastern England. The Director provides clinical and scientific leadership and overall direction for the Hub, and is responsible for liaising and maintaining relationships with its 14 Screening Centres. The post would be suitable for both Consultant Medical and Dental, and Non-Medical Consultant Applicants.
Individuals should have a background in clinical gastroenterology/colorectal surgery or Public Health/epidemiology/health promotion or clinical laboratory science. Irrespective of background an interest in population based screening and health policy would be essential, alongside a strong research background.
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.
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For further details please contact the Eastern hub Bowel Cancer Screening Programme Manager
Dr Caroline Chapman
Queens Medical Centre
Nottingham University Hospitals, NHS Trust
Derby Road, Nottingham, NG7 2UH
Tel: 0115 924 9924 Ext: 66445
Tel hub: 0115 849 3217