The Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine (RLHIM) invites applications for this outpatient Specialty Doctor post. We welcome applications from medically qualified professionals with an interest in Integrated Medicine and Complementary Cancer Care.  

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide outpatient clinics in the Integrated Cancer Care service. This service provides an integrated approach for adult patients with cancer to be used alongside their conventional management to help support quality of life. Management approaches include lifestyle advice and self care, acupuncture, homeopathy and Iscador (mistletoe extract) as well as psychological techniques and dietetics.

Working for our organisation

The RLHIM is a national and international centre for evidence-based practice, education and research in integrated medicine.  Its philosophy of holism, individualisation and integration of treatment uses a multidisciplinary approach to assessment, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation using conventional skills together with complementary therapies. 

The successful candidate will be expected to possess experience in the safe and appropriate integration of complementary treatments and lifestyle management for patients with cancer, including an understanding of psychosocial aspects and palliative care.  Apart from high level clinical skills the successful applicant will have vision and the willingness to assist in the development of clinical services.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Informal inquiries about the post are welcome: Please contact Kathy Sullivan, RLHIM Administration Manager on 07800911084.

Person specification

Knowledge & Qualifications

Essential criteria

MBBS or equivalent
Full registration with the GMC

Desirable criteria



Essential criteria

Experience in working with patients using an Integrated Medicine approach, such as homeopathy, Iscador, acupuncture or other.
Experience of working within multidisciplinary health team
Experience of, and commitment to, clinical audit and service evaluation

Desirable criteria

Experience of working with patients with cancer.

Skills & Abilities

Essential criteria

Healthcare professionals sitting in on clinics
Computer literacy, including use of e-mail, Internet and voice dictation systems

Desirable criteria

Good organisational skills
Innovative and imaginative approach to service development

Other requirements, including:

Desirable criteria

Physical skills (e.g. requirement for speed and accuracy, hand-eye co-ordination

We are committed to ensuring that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation or is disadvantaged by requirements that cannot be justified. 

UCLH recognises the benefits of flexible working for staff and has a dedicated policy which allows staff to apply for flexible working right from the beginning of employment. For more information please go to:

We offer our permanent staff an interest free season ticket loan for travel, all our staff have access to free independent and confidential support, large retail discounts, a staff discount platform, cycle to work scheme and on-site accommodation to name a few.

Additionally, UCLH Arts and Heritage’s staff wellbeing programme, Creative Comfort, offers a variety of ways to engage with the arts as a member of UCLH staff. You can try out the weekly choir, weekly art club and join the Culture Club for exclusive access to free and discounted tickets for opera, exhibitions, theatre and more.

We recognise, reward and thank colleagues by nominating them for our annual Celebrating Excellence Awards, which are funded by UCLH Charity.

We are also members of which offers discounts on high street retail stores, offers on travel deals, and also to take advantage of cash back schemes. 

This vacancy may close before the current listed closing date. You are advised not to delay submitting your completed application.

Please note that all correspondence regarding your application will be via email. The emails will be sent to you via and not via NHS Jobs, we encourage you to check your inbox regularly.

Please note that if you are at present in a training position on the 2016 new junior doctor’s contract and are applying for a Trust doctor role your salary will not be pay protected.

You will be placed on the appropriate point of the Trust Doctor pay scale based on your previous experience.

Please note that if you have not heard from us within 3 weeks of the closing date of the advert to assume that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion.

The Trust uses electronic new starter forms on Trac to collect personal details. Information collected is securely stored and used to set up the employee record on the ESR HR system.

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