Leadership Fellow - Improving Cancer Diagnosis


Post reference: FLP 2023 / Bid 51

Host organisation: Leeds office of the West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board

Post location: Leeds Office of the West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board

Potential Applicants: 

  • Medical Specialty Trainees (ST3+)
  • Dental Specialty Trainees (StR)
  • Public Health Registrars (ST3+)
  • Specialty and Associate Specialist (SAS) Doctors
  • Nurses / Midwives
  • Pharmacists / Pharmacy Technicians
  • Healthcare Scientists
  • Allied Health Professionals: Art Therapists, Dietitians, Drama Therapists, Music Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Operating Department Practitioners,Orthoptists,Osteopaths,Paramedics,Physiotherapists,Podiatrists,Prosthetists/Orthotists, Diagnostic Radiographer, Therapeutic Radiographer, Speech and Language Therapists

Number of Posts: 1

Post start date: August 2023

The successful leadership fellow will lead on the delivery of ambitious projects to improve early cancer diagnosis for Leeds patients. These practical projects, focused on quality improvement are expected to include instituting mechanisms of feedback on cervical screening attainment to general practices and to GPs on their referrals for suspected cancer. The fellow will need to be able to demonstrate experience or insight on working collaboratively across the healthcare system and maintaining engagement with a wide range of partner organisations and stakeholders. The fellow will be supported to ensure projects are delivered with a view to amelioration of health inequalities and in a manner that facilitates meaningful evaluation. There may be opportunities for dissemination, such as journal publication, if of interest to the successful fellow. The fellow will work within the Leeds office of the West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board under the supervision of Stephen Bradley (GP & clinical lead for cancer) and Tom Daniels (cancer programme manager). Should it be of interest the fellow will be able to explore other opportunities to support the work of the cancer population management board and the Integrated Care Board more widely, such as working with general practice teams to improve cancer screening uptake and helping institute practical remedies to improve the interface between primary and specialist care services, such as referral processes.

Interview date: 15/12/2022

Application contact: steve.bradley@nhs.net


For application instructions and to download an Application Form, please see the vacancies section on the Future Leaders recruitment website.