Haematologists diagnose and treat patients with blood and bone marrow disorders.You'll follow are set pattern of training which usually starts with a five year first degree in medicine and two years of foundation training, You'll then undertake two years of core training (CT1-2), followed by five years of specialist training (ST3-7. This period of training will include completing your royal college exams. Length of training can vary according to your circumstances.Doctors may work up to 48 hours a week. The working hours may sometimes extend beyond the normal working day to include early mornings, evenings and weekends. You’ll first earn a salary when you start your foundation training after medical school. The basic salary ranges from £29,384 to £34,012. Once you start your specialty training as a haematologist employed by the NHS, you can expect to earn a salary of at least £40,257, which can increase to between £84,559 and £114,003 as a consultant.You'll need excellent communication skills to manage a wide range of relationships with colleagues, and patients and their families. You'll be emotionally resilient, have excellent problem-solving and diagnostic skills and work well in teams and under pressure. You'll also be very organised for the benefit of patients.There are approximately 917 haematologists working in the NHS in England. In 2020, there were 195 applications for 73 specialty training places.
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