GP’s – Mermaid Centre

Location: Mermaid Centre, Royal Cornwall NHS Trust, Truro
Salary: TBA
Contact Name: Miss Polly King, Consultant Surgeon
Contact Tel: 01872 255075
Contact Email:
Closing Date: 13th October 2017

Are you a General Practitioner who is keen to develop a special interest in the management of breast disease?


If so, we are looking for you to join our enthusiastic, dynamic and forward thinking breast team at the Mermaid Centre, Royal Cornwall NHS Trust. We are aiming to find 2 more GP’s to complement our multidisciplinary team, working up to 2 flexible sessions a week, principally in our triple assessment new patient clinics.


The successful appointees will be offered a period of training in all aspects of the assessment and diagnosis of benign and malignant breast conditions. This will incorporate initial shadowing of established clinicians and gradual clinical exposure leading to independent, but supervised practice. You will be working alongside surgical consultants and junior doctors in a multidisciplinary setting with our team of Radiologists, Radiographers, and supported by our Breast Care Nurses.


Our new patient clinics assess over 4500 2WW patients a year with a range of symptoms from breast pain, benign breast disease, gynaecomastia and developmental breast problems as well as cancer. In addition our oncoplastic breast surgical service is at the forefront of innovation and surgical research and offers the latest techniques combining plastic surgery and evidence-based cancer surgery. Our 5 consultant oncoplastic and reconstructive breast surgeons also share special interests in revisional breast reconstruction as well as risk reducing surgery, mammoplasty techniques and gender re-assignment surgery.


You would be joining a surgical department supported by a first class radiology service, providing new patients with immediate access to digital mammography and ultrasound with additional breast MRI, PET and Nuclear Medicine scanning as necessary.


The two successful candidates will be expected to work up to two sessions a week, either in the morning or the afternoon, with their exact schedules being negotiable and mutually agreed. This has been a very successful new initiative with the appointment of 2 GPSI’s last year who have enhanced our team enormously. In developing this collaborative and progressive approach to joint working and training in the management of breast disease, we hope to further promote ever closer working relations and strengthened links between specialty services and primary care.


Interviews are likely to be in October.


If you require further information please contact Miss Polly King Consultant Surgeon on 01872255075 or email

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