NHS Doctors' Pay Scales in England - Explained

  • August 04, 2022
 

Understanding your NHS job's salary or pay is essential for overseas doctors new to the UK.

Doctors play an integral part in delivering high quality patient care in the NHS and as such, they are rewarded with competitive pay rates and benefits. 

NHS pay scales can be confusing, particularly for overseas doctors. Here we hope to provide some clarity to help you understand the NHS grades and how they fit on the various NHS pay scales.

In this article we will take a look at the following topics:  

Skip ahead to the relevant section if you know what you're looking for.

Trust doctor jobs and IMGs' pay

It is important to note that the majority of overseas doctors will start their career in the UK in a fixed term trust doctor role (also known as a service post), before taking up a training position. Doctors across all grades can enter a service post which means to say that they are not in training or entering specialty training. 

As such, most of our adverts for fixed term or permanent posts will be service level jobs, these are usually SAS doctor, consultant, SHO or Trust doctor posts at the equivalent of FY2, ST1/2, ST3+.These can be attractive due to the improved doctor’s salaries that can be negotiated for fixed term contracts, based on experience and demand. 


The salary pay scales that we have included in this article are to be used as a guide or starting point for negotiating your trust doctor role (or service post). 


Typical NHS doctor’s salary in the UK

FY1 & FY2

In the most junior hospital trainee post of Foundation Year 1 (FY1) your basic salary is £29,384. In year two this increases to £34,012. 

As a doctor in training you will earn a basic salary for 40 hours per week, plus pay for additional hours worked, 37% enhancement for nights, weekend allowance for weekend work, on call allowance and other possible pay premiums. 

Specialist Training (ST1 – ST8) 

If you are a doctor starting your specialist training in 2019, your basic salary starts at £40,257 and can progress to £58,398.

As a doctor in training you will earn a basic salary for 40 hours per week, plus pay for additional hours worked, 37% enhancement for nights, weekend allowance for weekend work, on call allowance and other possible pay premiums. 

Specialty doctors

Specialty doctors currently earn from £50,373 to £78,759 basic pay. 

The basic contract is for 40 hours. As a specialty doctor you can be paid for additional duties, extra hours worked, weekend work and on calls. 

Specialist Grade

A key element of recent SAS contract reform is the introduction of a new grade, called the Specialist grade, which will provide an opportunity for career progression for highly experienced specialty doctors. Specialist Grade doctors can earn a basic of between £80,693 to £91,584.

Consultants

Consultants currently earn from £84,559 to £114,003 basic pay.

As a consultant you can be paid for additional duties and may be eligible for Clinical Excellence Awards, which reward outstanding performance. The basic contract is for 40 hours per week.

If you take on extra responsibilities (i.e. management or education) you can also expect to be paid additional supplements. 

So where do I fit on the pay scale?

There are a few key points when considering where you fit on the pay scale: 

  • Job title
  • Experience
  • Hours worked
  • Trusts can be different

Job title:

The first thing to consider is your job title. 

At the Consultant level, it is straight forward, you will be a consultant. However, at the Specialty Doctor level, you could be working as an SAS doctor, a Specialty Doctor or a Trust Grade doctor. As an ST or SHO you could also work across several levels. 

Each could command a different pay scale depending on the level of work and experience required. 

Take some time to check the job title that you are applying and interviewing for, and subsequently the pay scale that you can expect. 

Experience within your chosen field: 

Next, consider the number of years of experience you have in your specialty, this is crucial to identifying your position on the pay scale. 

This is important as an NHS Trust will calculate your pay for a Specialty Doctor in Medicine by deducting two of your years of experience to compensate for the Core Training years in the UK. Please note, for some specialties this does not apply, check with an IMG Consultant for more information. 

Hours you will work: 

The second thing to consider is how many hours you will be working. For both Specialty Doctors and Consultants, the hours are usually established using PAs (programmed activities). Each PA is worth 4 hrs of your week, and a standard week is 40 hrs. A standard salary is based on a full working week of 10 PAs (40 hours). If you work above 10 PAs, then you will gain additional salary on top of your basic pay. 

NHS trusts can be different: 

The last thing to consider before we look at the pay scales, is that some NHS Trusts can interpret the pay scales and a doctor’s experience in different ways. All NHS Trusts should be following the same pay scale structures when recruiting and offering salaries to doctors, but this is not always the case!  

This blog is a guideline, and if you are not sure of how to approach this discussion with an HR department, it can be very useful for an IMG Connect consultant to assist with the negotiations to ensure that your experience is always taken into account.

Pay scales:

Doctors in training pay scale

Service level jobs are in high demand at all levels of experience, each offering competitive rates of pay. It is also important to remember that once in the UK, you will have the option to apply for training, depending on your entry level. 

The below pay scale reflects the pay at each level depending on the entry points to training, which are FY1, ST1/CT1 and ST3/4. 

The salary is based on a standard working week of 10PAs (40 hours), if you work additional hours, on calls or weekend work, then your take home pay will increase as a result. 

As above, use the below as a salary guide for service level posts. It is worthwhile checking with your IMG Consultant the best pay opportunities for you, it is highly conceivable that you can earn more than the pay scales below depending on experience and demand. 

Specialty Register (StR) (Core Training)

Grade

Stage of training 

Grade Code 

Nodal Point 

Value (£) 

Foundation Doctor Year 1

FY1

MF01

1

29,384

Foundation Doctor Year 2

FY2

MF01

2

34,012

Specialty Register (StR) (Core Training)

CT1

MC51

3

40,257

CT2

MC52

40,257

CT3

MC53

4

51,017

Specialty Register (StR) (Core Training)

ST1 / SpR1

MS01

3

40,257

ST2 / SpR2

MS02

ST3 / SpR3

MS03

 

4

 


 

 

5

 

51,017

 


 

 

58,398

ST4 / SpR4

MS04

ST5 / SpR5

MS05

ST6 / SpR6

MS06

ST7 / SpR7

MS07

ST8 / SpR8

MS08


Specialty Doctor pay scale: 

Service level specialty doctor jobs are in high demand in England at all levels of experience, each offering competitive rates of pay. 

It is important to note that your pay will reflect your experience within your chosen field. 

The pay code on the left-hand side of the table below correlates to the number of years’ experience that you qualify for in your chosen specialty, and the number of years that the HR department are going to attribute to you. 

Remember to discount any years that you have worked in an internship. And if you are working in a medicine specialty, deduct any core training years. 

In the first threshold, for every year of experience you gain, this entitles you to a pay rise. In the second threshold, you will receive an increase every two years, and in the third, every three years. 

The salary is based on a standard working week of 10PAs (40 hours), if you work additional hours, on calls or weekend work, then your take home pay will increase as a result. 

As above, use the below as a salary guide for service level posts in England. It is worthwhile checking with your IMG Consultant the best pay opportunities for you, it is highly conceivable that you can earn more than the pay scales below depending on experience and demand. 

Pay Scale Code

Years' Experience

Basic Salary (£)

Period before eligibility for next pay point

MC75-01

0

50,373

3 years

MC75-02

1

50,373

2 years

MC75-03

2

50,373

1 year

MC75-04

3

56,906

2 years

MC75-05

4

56,906

1 year

MC75-06

5

58,756

1 year

MC75-07

6

64,237

3 years

MC75-08

7

64,237

2 years

MC75-09

8

64,237

1 year

Threshold

MC75-10

9

71,654

3 years

MC75-11

10

71,654

2 years

MC75-12

11

71,654

1 year

MC75-13

12

75,361

5 years

MC75-14

13

75,361

4 years

MC75-15

14

75,361

3 years

MC75-16

15

75,361

2 years

MC75-17

16

75,361

1 year

MC75-18

17

78,759

-


Specialist Grade: 

The introduction of a new Specialist grade will provide an opportunity for progression for highly experienced specialty doctors. The introduction of the role will help to recruit, motivate and retain senior doctors and contribute to SAS grades being a positive and fulfilling career choice. The new pay structure will enable SAS doctors to access the top of the pay scale more quickly than the current system, increasing the career average earnings.

Pay Scale Code

Years' Experience

Basic Salary (£)

Period before eligibility for next pay point

MC70–01

0

80,693

3 years

MC70-02

1

80,693

2 years

MC70-03

2

80,693

1 year

MC70-04

3

86,139

3 years

MC70-05


MC70-06

4


5

86,139


86,139

2 years


1 year

MC70-07

6 91,584 -


Consultant pay scale: 

Service level consultant doctor jobs are in high demand in England at all levels of experience, each offering competitive rates of pay. 

At the consultant grade, HR departments will look at your years of experience within your specialty, as a consultant. 

On the table below, you can see that all you need to do is count up the total number of complete years of experience (12 months each) as a consultant, and then count down the rows to establish your salary position. 

Like the above, the salary is based on a standard working week of 10PAs (40 hours), if you work additional hours, on calls or weekend work, then your take home pay will increase as a result. 

Remember, use the below as a salary guide for service level posts in England. It is worthwhile checking with your IMG Consultant the best pay opportunities for you, it is highly conceivable that you can earn more than the pay scales below depending on experience and demand. 

Years completed as a consultant:

Threshold

Years complete as a consultant

Basic Salary (£)

Period of eligibility for next threshold

Pay scale code

1

0

84,559

1 year

YC72 Point 00

2

1

87,207

1 year

YC72 Point 01

3

2

89,855

1 year

YC72 Point 02

4

3

92,503

1 year

YC72 Point 03

5

4

95,144

5 years

YC72 Point 04

 

5

95,144

4 years

YC72 Point 05

 

6

95,144

3 years

YC72 Point 06

 

7

95,144

2 years

YC72 Point 07

 

8

95,144

1 year

YC72 Point 08

6

9

101,432

5 years

YC72 Point 09

 

10

101,432

4 years

YC72 Point 10

 

11

101,432

3 years

YC72 Point 11

 

12

101,432

2 years

YC72 Point 12

 

13

101,432

1 year

YC72 Point 13

7

14

107,721

5 years

YC72 Point 14

 

15

107,721

4 years

YC72 Point 15

 

16

107,721

3 years

YC72 Point 16

 

17

107,721

2 years

YC72 Point 17

 

18

107,721

1 year

YC72 Point 18

8

19

114,003

-

YC72 Point 19


Additional pay, benefits, pensions and terms & conditions

Current national salary scales for medical and dental staff are published in pay and conditions circulars on the NHS Employers website. 

You may be eligible for additional pay on top of your basic salary if you work above the standard 10 PAs, work on call & weekends, or take on extra responsibilities. All doctors are eligible for NHS pensions and benefits. 

For more information on NHS doctor benefits and pay arrangements take a look at our blog in our IMG Resources library.

 

Relevant Jobs

50,373 - 78,759

An excellent opportunity for a Speciality Doctor in Geriatric Medicine to join a team that prides themselves in providing outstanding care to patients. This NHS Trust is rated \"Good\" overall by the CQC. The NHS Trust cares for their staff, and will help you fulfil your ambitions with a varied and flexible training program. They offer an attractive work-life balance, and will help you get the most out of your career, including supporting CESR.

This is a great opportunity for overseas specialists in Geriatric Medicine who want to establish themselves in the NHS, and grow their consultant career. Applications from overseas doctors are welcomed - the post is suitable for candidates holding specialisation in the EEA, or for experienced IMGs looking to complete CESR.

WHAT IS THE  NHS TRUST LIKE?

The NHS trust provides services for people of all ages, across a range of settings, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions across the region They are the main providers of mental health and learning disability services in both counties, and also deliver community hospitals, neighbourhood teams and community nursing services for a population of 750,000.

The NHS Trust has an open and supportive culture, recognised by the CQC and other external regulators. An NHS Trust that wants their staff to thrive, offering them every opportunity to develop. They provide their staff with direct access to a wealth of resources to support their wellbeing, from their Staff Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub, to wellbeing festivals or access to free online exercise classes.

At the core of the NHS Trust\'s values, they are committed to equality, diversity, inclusion and human rights. They take every opportunity to strengthen their approach to equality and diversity in delivering best patient care and the employment of their staff.

WHAT IS THE GERIATRIC  DEPARTMENT & TEAM LIKE? 

You will be working along with 4 consultant in the department along with specialists registrars, trust grade doctors, IMT’s and Foundation year students in the department.

The facilities in the department include a 24 bedded Frailty/Dementia along with a othro-geriatric unit admitting 15 new patients per week.  The department also has an active Geriatric Emergency Medicine Service (GEMS) that run a 7/7 rota admitting 8-12 patients a day for a full MDT comprehensive assessment. Additionally, the team is responsible for a 26 - bedded community wards

The team in involved in 3 clinics - Fall clinics for Speciality MDT clinics seeing 4 patients per clinics, Hot Clinics (post GEMS review) according to the demand and Parkinson’s clinics, a 1 PA per clinics mixture of new and follow up’s.

WHAT IS LIFE LIKE IN THE REGION?

The city has a total population of 595,786 people in the region situated in the South west of England’s second biggest city, Birmingham. The city holds a consistency ranks highly in surveys for happiness and safety, a testament to its good infrastructure, beautiful landscapes, historic architecture and low crime.

The vast majority of primary schools in the area receive ‘good’ Ofsted ratings and commutable to places like London and Birmingham with excellent transport links in the city. The city is a city with an abundance of walks on its doorstep with places like Malvern Hills, Cotswolds and Forest of Dean.

WHAT OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE TO YOU?

Research is a key activity for the NHS Trust, and we recently launched an ambitious research strategy to double our activity in three years, believing this will enable patients to access the highest quality services and retain health professionals. Post-holders have access to a strong R&D department including a research nursing team and support to conceive, design and conduct innovative research projects using state-ofthe-art technology

The Trust is also the host Research Consortium, a collaboration with  all the nearby hospitals situated in the area along with academic affiliation with the University of the City. 

Am I eligible for this role?

To be eligible for this vacancy you will need the following: 

EEA candidates: 

  • Experience of working in geriatric medicine
  • Specialist Qualification in Medicine - desirable

Non-EEA candidates: 

  • MRCP (UK)
  • or GMC Recognised Qualification
  • Experience of working in geriatric medicine
This is a great opportunity for any experienced physicians interested in Geriatric Medicine looking to work in the NHS and work towards CESR. 


 

50,373 - 78,759
An opportunity to join University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust who are looking to expand the Oncology Consultant team based at one of the main hospital of a great NHS Trust. The department are looking for an experienced Oncology Consultant and specialist interests can be accommodated with some flexibility and this can be discussed further at interview. The trust is supportive of applicants looking to attain CESR, and the department have much recent success in helping consultants to progress to the specialist register. 

WHAT IS THE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST LIKE?

The trust is renowned in the region for it's well run clinical services, excellent leadership structure and friendly culture, welcoming to doctors and healthcare professionals the world over. The Trust was formed on 1 July 2018 to bring together five hospitals and provides the highest quality care to patients across the Midlands. The trust has over 13,000 members of staff offers huge opportunity for development, training and personal growth. The trust's recent CQC report highlights these very areas. 

The NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services. The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity. The Trust is committed to listening to their staff and learning lessons. There are a variety of ways in which concerns can be raised in person, by phone or in writing (including email).

The Trust have recently secured a successful bid for £20 million from NHSI to extend and redesign acute front door services across the their main site, this will see a major development in the next few years and allow the NHS Trust to provide superior facilities for both their patients and staff. It's truly an amazing time to join!

WHAT IS THE DEPARTMENT & TEAM LIKE?

The department offers a range of cancer services across the NHS Trust's sites and strive to deliver a high quality, comprehensive service that is tailored around the individual needs of the patient. The dedicated cancer care team is here to offer support in every aspect of care, and at every stage of treatment. Their services range from diagnostics to surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy.

The team provides a comprehensive specialist Consultant-based service for the assessment, treatment and follow-up of cancer patients. They have a skilled multi-disciplinary team consisting of Therapy Radiographers, Registered Nurses and a Chemotherapy Team. Patient support includes access to a dietician, social care worker, pharmacy, and counselling and information service.


WHAT IS LIFE LIKE IN THIS MIDLANDS COUNTY?

The hospitals are located in the north east midlands with great access to the North Westerly cities, Birmingham, London and the rest of the UK with its excellent national transport connections. The local region is beautiful, not far from the world-famous Peak District National Park and home to some of the UK’s most beautiful and dramatic countryside with nature, fresh air and wildlife being the cornerstone of this stunning part of the UK. It is not just a rural area however, and the area is well developed with two cities and several towns offering a feasible location for individuals to set up home.

In terms of location, this location offers the best of both worlds – city life on the doorstep of a stunning rural environment. We border the National Forest and we are in easy reach of the Peak District, offering outstanding natural beauty. Centrally located, they have excellent transport links to the rest of the country including major cities.

ELIGIBILITY

EEA Candidates:

  • Experience of working in Oncology
  • Board Certified Specialist in Oncology

Non-EEA Candidates:

  • Experience of working in Oncology
  • MRCP

UK based applicants

  • Experience of working in Oncology
  • Within 6 - 12 months of completing CCT
53,003 - 114,003

An excellent opportunity for an experienced Consultant or Specialist in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry to join various sites in South East England. This NHS Trust is the leading provider of specialist mental health, learning disability, and drug & alcohol services for people of all ages. The post if suitable for overseas psychiatrists, including candidates who are pursuing CESR. Experienced psychiatrists, holding a specialist certification would be suitable for this post, based on experience entering at either Specialty Doctor, Specialist Grade (Associate Specialist) or Consultant grade.

Overseas applications from experienced overseas psychiatrists looking for their first job in the NHS are welcomed. 

WHAT IS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST LIKE?

The NHS Foundation Trust is formed by the merger of three NHS trusts in April 2005, with an emphasis on the mental sides of healthcare. The NHS Trust runs a total of 39 sites across their area. The NHS Foundation Trust is rated "good" overall by the CQC in May 2020. 

The NHS Trust has 2,300 excellent staff, and a £155m budget. Their core purpose is to work with people and lead communities in improving their mental and physical health and wellbeing for a better life through delivering excellent and responsive prevention, diagnosis, early intervention, treatment and care. Their services are provided in community settings, hospitals and residential homes with an emphasis on providing local treatment and support close to people's homes wherever possible.

In 2015, the NHS Trust opened another Hospital, the first major mental health hospital to be erected in the area for more than 90 years. The building provides the latest innovations in modern mental health care. This state of the art facility offers people treatment in a light and spacious environment that is therapeutic and promotes wellbeing. It represents a new era of mental health care that focuses on recovery and preventative measures to help people stay well. 

WHAT IS THE DEPARTMENT & TEAM LIKE? 

The team is a set of innovative & experienced consultants that sees all young people, up to their 18th birthday. The team delivers a full range of services to children and young people including primary mental health input. Additional support come from the Early intervention in Psychosis team which provides intervention for psychosis (covering people between the ages of 14 – 35 with emerging or apparent psychosis).

The Crisis Service, which provides for the assessment of emergencies during normal working hours and at the weekend during the day and by the HOPE team for more intensive outpatient intervention (see below for more details); Extended HOPE provides consultation and assessment to young people in crisis, out of normal working hours. Further, the eating disorders team and the Specialist CAMHS team for adopted and looked after children (established in early 2010) provide input across the county. Access CAMHS provides a single point of access for both CAMHS community team and Primary Mental health team referrals.

The post holder is expected to provide a diagnostic, assessment and treatment service for children and adolescents with a mental health problem. The post holder is to provide consultation and liaison with other services, including paediatrics, children’s service, adult psychiatry and education, as appropriate.

WHAT IS LIFE LIKE IN THE REGION? 

The area is England's most wooded county and home to rolling hills and valleys, as well as some of the best gardens in Britain. There are so many things you and your family can do, from visiting award-winning vineyards and relaxing at country pubs, restaurants and hotels to exploring ancient heathland, stunning hilltop views, beautiful waterways and charming towns and villages. Life in the area will offer you and your family fantastic schools, beautiful countryside, bustling districts with fantastic leisure opportunities, & historic market towns with a vibrant cafe culture. 

There are a wealth of options in the area to give your children the best possible education, whatever type of school you're looking for. The transport is not an issue as well, since there is the Southwest Trains that provide services to and from London Waterloo, and the Southern that operates to and from London Victoria. There are two airports within 20 miles from the area as well.

WHAT OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE TO YOU AT THIS NHS TRUST?

With an extremely active education/teaching programme supported by the consultant team, there is opportunity to work towards and complete CESR, RCPsych exams, get involved in active research and many aspects of CPD. 

Participation in research and educational activities will be encouraged.

ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR THIS ROLE?
EEA Candidates:

  • Experience of working in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Board Certified Specialist in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (desirable)

Non-EEA Candidates:

  • MRCPsych
  • Experience of working in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

UK based applicants

  • Experience of working in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Within 12 months of completing CCT
80,693 - 114,003

An excellent opportunity for an experienced Consultant or Specialist in General Adult Psychiatry to join a team of hardworking and innovative doctors in London. This NHS Trust is the leading provider of specialist mental health, learning disability, and drug & alcohol services for people of all ages. The post if suitable for overseas psychiatrists, including candidates who are pursuing CESR. Experienced Psychiatrists, holding a specialist certification would be suitable for this post, based on experience entering at either Specialty Doctor, Specialist Grade (Associate Specialist) or Consultant grade. 

Overseas applications from experienced Specialty Doctors and Consultants are welcomed. 

WHAT IS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST LIKE?

This NHS Foundation Trust is formed by the merger of three NHS trusts in April 2005, with an emphasis on the mental sides of healthcare. The NHS Trust runs a total of 39 sites across their area. The NHS Foundation Trust is rated "good" overall by the CQC in May 2020. 

The NHS Trust has 2,300 excellent staff, and a £155m budget. Their core purpose is to work with people and lead communities in improving their mental and physical health and wellbeing for a better life through delivering excellent and responsive prevention, diagnosis, early intervention, treatment and care. Their services are provided in community settings, hospitals and residential homes with an emphasis on providing local treatment and support close to people's homes wherever possible.

In 2015, the NHS Trust opened another Hospital, the first major mental health hospital to be erected in the area for more than 90 years. The building provides the latest innovations in modern mental health care. This state of the art facility offers people treatment in a light and spacious environment that is therapeutic and promotes wellbeing. It represents a new era of mental health care that focuses on recovery and preventative measures to help people stay well. 

WHAT IS THE DEPARTMENT & TEAM LIKE? 

The General Adult Psychiatry department is a team of innovative & hardworking doctors. The Site Hospital is the new purpose built 60 bedded working age adult in-patient Hospital. The Working Age Adult psychiatric services are organised into a community service comprising a Community Mental Health Recovery Services. The Acute Service component comprises a Home Treatment team covering the boroughs. The home treatment team ‘gate keeps’ admissions to the inpatient units.

In patient services aims to provide timely assessments and promote recovery of people with a wide range of mental health needs. The goal is one of therapeutic engagement within a recovery framework. There is a multidisciplinary team who develop individual care plans working with each service user. The inpatient wards interfaces with home treatment teams, psychiatric liaison services, Section 136 places of safety, community mental health recovery services, and the wider criminal justice system.

It is expected that the post holder will provide Consultant Psychiatrist input and Responsible clinician cover for a 18-bedded ward mainly serving the population of aligned to the wards alongside another Consultant. The post holder will work closely with the multi-disciplinary staff on the ward, including trainee doctors. It is expected that the post holder will provide Consultant Psychiatrist input and Responsible clinician cover for a 18-bedded ward mainly serving the population of aligned to the wards alongside another Consultant. The post holder will work closely with the multi-disciplinary staff on the ward, including trainee doctors.

WHAT IS LIFE LIKE IN THIS REGION? 

The area is England's most wooded county and home to rolling hills and valleys, as well as some of the best gardens in Britain. There are so many things you and your family can do, from visiting award-winning vineyards and relaxing at country pubs, restaurants and hotels to exploring ancient heathland, stunning hilltop views, beautiful waterways and charming towns and villages. Life in the area will offer you and your family fantastic schools, beautiful countryside, bustling districts with fantastic leisure opportunities, & historic market towns with a vibrant cafe culture. 

There are a wealth of options in the area to give your children the best possible education, whatever type of school you're looking for. The transport is not an issue as well, since there is the Southwest Trains that provide services to and from London Waterloo, and the Southern that operates to and from London Victoria. There are two airports within 20 miles from the area as well.

WHAT OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE TO YOU AT THE TRUST?
With an extremely active education/teaching programme supported by the consultant team, there is opportunity to work towards and complete CESR, RCPsych exams, get involved in active research and many aspects of CPD. 

Participation in research and educational activities will be encouraged.

ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR THIS ROLE?
EEA Candidates:

  • Experience of working in General Adult Psychiatry
  • Board Certified Specialist in General Adult Psychiatry (desirable)

Non-EEA Candidates:

  • MRCPsych
  • Experience of working in General Adult Psychiatry

UK based applicants

  • Experience of working in General Adult Psychiatry
  • Within 12 months of completing CCT
84559 to 114003
A large pathology network are recruiting across a variety of cellular pathology roles, with opportunities in general histopathology at specialty doctor level for those with FRCPath and no previous NHS-experience. The trust is one of the highest performing NHS Trusts in the UK, and with an excellent Pathology Network to match. This is a great centre for those seeking to work through their CESR in Histopathology. 

The NHS Trust and Pathology Network

The site is the largest pathology service provider in the region and formed from the amalgamation of major laboratories with two University Hospitals. It was established to provide high quality diagnostic and autopsy services for the North West population with a new hospital site being built to host the new for the Pathology services. The merger provides an opportunity to reconfigure services to provide faster diagnostic services and integrate digital services with AI, new scanning equipment and and a larger, collaborative team of pathologists all under the scope of one organisation and building. This is an exciting time to join!

The Department of Cellular Pathology

The department uses RCPath workload points to assess and manage overall departmental workload, actively encouraging trainees in cellular pathology to engage in independent reporting according to their experience and competence. Senior biomedical scientists are encouraged to be involved in the cut up and RCPath-IBMS Biomedical Scientist Histopathology reporting training scheme. The Department has ISO15189 accreditation by UKAS and offers a full range of laboratory facilities including immunocytochemistry, immunofluorescence, in situ hybridisation, computerised image analysis, flow cytometry and molecular pathology. Molecular pathology is delivered from a multidisciplinary laboratory at RLUH working in conjunction with the North West Genomics laboratory hub.

The department is currently part of a network-wide pilot project in digital pathology. A number, of subspecialties are currently engaged in the process of validation for digital reporting. The Department subscribes to the IARC Blue Books on-line and, also to Immunoquery for decision support in immunocytochemistry. The laboratory reporting is done via a Telepath system, supplemented by the Pathosys structured reporting system for some specialties. All reports are distributed electronically by an ICE system to clinicians within the local trusts and GP practices.

The diagnostic service is based on Consultant teams providing specialist reporting, with multispecialty (generalist) input for stability and to provide cover. The specialist pathologists work closely with clinical and research groups in the following areas: Breast pathology, Cardiothoracic pathology, Dermatopathology, Head and Neck Pathology, Gastrointestinal pathology, Gynaecological pathology, Haematopathology, Musculoskeletal pathology, Ophthalmic pathology, Renal pathology and Urological pathology.

The Cytology department provides a comprehensive service dealing with material from a wide variety of body sites, and all common specimen types. There is an active FNA service based around ultrasound guidance. Each week there are two dedicated ultra-sound guided FNA lists in the Radiology Department and two endoscopic ultra-sound guided FNA lists in the Gastroenterology Department. A rapid on-site diagnostic clinic for head and neck ultrasound guided FNA has commenced recently at the Aintree site. The cytopathology department is committed to expanding the role of biomedical scientists and is supporting 2 senior staff members progress their training and portfolio.


The Gastrointestinal Pathology Service

The Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreatobiliary (GI & HPB) Pathology team receives the full range of complex / tertiary and routine material, including a high volume of upper GI, lower GI / anal and HPB (with the exception, of liver explants) resections, and reports the pathology for  number of hospitals in the hub. The team supports MDT meetings for all major GI cancer sites, including regional meetings for upper GI, early rectal cancer, anal cancer, liver, pancreas, and neuroendocrine tumours and there are also regular medical gastroenterology CPC meetings. It is expected that the appointee will take on the lead / deputy role for one or more of these MDT /CPC meetings. The team sample fresh GI & HPB resection specimens for the Liverpool Bio-Innovation Hub Biobank, support national clinical trials, and provide a second opinion service regionally and nationally. It is one of the largest pancreas units in the UK and leads on numerous clinical trials related to pancreatic cancer. There are opportunities to be involved in these pancreatic trials and to contribute to on-going research projects in pancreatic disease, through links with the University. There are also research opportunities in gastrointestinal and liver diseases.


Career Development & Further Opportunities Available

Firstly, there is the opportunity for IMGs new to the NHS to work with some of the most talented and experienced pathologists around the UK - with 25 +/- FRCPath and CCT consultants making up the bulk of a hugely experienced Cellular Pathology team. This will provide doctors with an excellent ground and senior support network around them to learn and develop in the NHS. Those looking to build their CESR portfolio will benefit from the specialty reporting system as it will allow them to rotate around the teams, learning from each specialist team whilst they gather their evidence for CESR.

Beyond this, there are plenty of opportunities for Research and Further Academia, with links major local universities and specialist research and dvelopment centres with approximately 40 tenured PIs who are leading internationally competitive programmes of research in the following disease areas of Pancreatic disease, Ocular cancers, Lung cancer, Haematological oncology, Head and neck cancer, Hepatobiliary cancer and Internationally competitive cross-cutting scientific themes include; Clinical trials, Biomarkers, DNA damage response pathways, Tumour microenvironment and Cell signalling.

Life in the City and North West

A wonderfully cosmopolitan North West city with rich history and tradition and a unique history as one of the most important cultural cities across the whole of the UK! Manchester and Liverpool are some of the focal points of the North West of England and offers a wide range of excellent amenities as well as very affordable housing market for such a large, major UK city. Schools, childcare, after school clubs are aplenty as well as a strong sporting background that offers much opportunity for an excellent family life in the city, whilst also supporting your child's development and passions in their new home. 

Beyond offering the city life you will have access to the wonderful natural attractions in the England and Wales, with Snowdonia not far away by train, as well as the Peak District and Lake District national parks. Connections to the rest of the UK are great, making your travel around the UK easy. There are two major airports within an hours drive from the city.

Eligibility for this vacancy:

To be eligible for this vacancy you will need the following: 

EEA candidates: 
  • Recognised European Medical Degree or Specialist Qualification in Anatomical Pathology
  • IELTS or OET
  • Extensive experience and training in Gastrointestinal pathology
Non-EEA candidates: 
  • FRCPath Histopathology
  • IELTS or OET 
  • Extensive experience and training in Gastrointestinal pathology
UK-based candidates: 
  • FRCPath Histopathology
  • Extensive experience and training in Gastrointestinal pathology
This is a great opportunity for any experienced GI Pathologist looking to specialise further in one of the highest performing and most technologically-advanced centres in the UK. Those interested in pursuing CESR will be considered and supported where possible to do this. 

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