Clinical Oncology

HEE Wessex offers high-quality training at three major teaching hospitals and associated cancer units, providing comprehensive experience in radiotherapy, chemotherapy and immunotherapy. Our aim is to help provide all aspects of non-surgical management of cancer, as well as be a leader for change in the NHS.

We offer 12 posts on our five-year training programme. Our pass rates for the Fellowship of the Royal College of Radiologists (FRCR) exams compare favourably with the national average, and all our trainees have been appointed to substantive consultant posts on completion of training.

All posts within the training programme are in accordance with the standards for postgraduate training set by the General Medical Council (GMC). The posts have a service element and cover the majority of duties. However, there will be minor variations between hospitals.

Sub-specialty training, including higher training in advanced radiotherapy techniques, is available and we encourage trainees to pursue higher qualifications in oncology.

What makes Wessex different?

Besides the flexible and targeted training, Wessex offers special interest work and you’ll be encouraged to get involved in research, audit and teaching. 

We have a very strong tradition of promoting leadership development and management skills, plus we also offer opportunities to learn from monthly radiotherapy virtual multidisciplinary team, and to attend regional study days, audit days and journal clubs.