Commonly known as anatomic or cellular pathology outside of the UK, histopathology is a well-staffed and supported specialty in the NHS. Nonetheless, the UK still has huge demand for senior pathologists and can offer fantastic career progression, competitive salaries, private work and support with CESR and Specialist Registration.
The qualification route you take may differ depending on your experience and years working in pathology, however satisfying an english language requirement and attaining full GMC registration are both essential.
If you have not already, check out our IMG Library where you can find out more about IELTS or OET, GMC Registration, FRCPath Histopathology. Additionally, this article may help you to understand the journey an anatomical pathologist can take to work in the UK: A Histopathologist's Route to the UK
The Royal College of Pathologists is the professional body that holds responsibiltiy for the curriculum and training of the specialty in the UK. Attaining Fellowship with the Royal College is seen as a golden ticket for international candidates new to the NHS. Full FRCPath will give access to senior job opportunities, most likely at consultant grade, of which there are many across the UK.
Candidates who have not completed a formalised training programme in anatomic pathology before arriving to the UK may with to enter NHS Specialtry Training in Histopathology. The UK training programme encompasses surgical pathology, autopsy and cytopathology, and cytopathology can be practised independently as a recognised subspecialty. You can choose to sub-specialise later on by training further in forensics, neuropathology, paediatric and perinatal pathology or cytopathology.
Roles in histopathology differ from many other hospital roles in that they are non-patient facing. Job plans can be demanding yet flexible, as a consultant you can take work home with you and the emergence of digital pathology in the UK is helping to create an ever desirable specialty for many to work in.
You can expect to work 40-hours per week, with a mixture of reporting duties and MDTs. Your multidisciplinary team meetings will see you collaborating with a wide range of specialists from oncology, radiology and other medical specialties.
Did you know? According to Health Trust Europe, seventy percent of all diagnoses in hospitals are supported by a pathologist, and pathology services are essential to the delivery of many of the NHS’s priorities and targets. Such is its importance, it was estimated that one billion tests were run in pathology labs in 2018 alone, at a cost of £2.2 billion.
You will have the opportunity to join and shape the service at this exciting time. As part of the pathology network programme of NHS improvement, they are in the process of forming a combined organisation in order to better use our combined capitol and expertise.To support your on-going professional development you will receive an excellent Study leave package from the hospital whilst the Trust also has an active Research Department to support research interests. The department has close links with the local Medical School offering interested candidates opportunities for undergraduate teaching or the development of management roles within the medical school.
The hospital is located just minutes away from the city centre which is home to various restaurants, bars, shops and theatres perfect for all ages. There are many bus routes accessible throughout the city and the train station is only a ten minute drive from the hospital with regular services to surrounding areas such as Leeds and the ability to travel to London in under 2 hours.The city is a quintessentially British part of the UK with beautiful architecture, a small city feel with a friendly and welcoming local population. In addition, the area is diverse and multicultural with an established culture of international doctors relocating to the area to support the local NHS services.
We are looking for an experienced Consultant Histopathologists for a large University Hospital in South East England.
Length of contract:
Substantive or Permanent Contract only. Experienced consultants who can apply for CESR within 6 months can be considered.
An excellent NHS Trust is currently seeking Consultant Histopathologists for a locum position. This role offers the chance to work alongside a team of ten pathologists within one of the Eastern Region\'s leading healthcare organizations. The Trust is known for its comprehensive acute services. The position is suitable for candidates with EEA specialization or experienced IMGs pursuing CESR.
The NHS Trust is a district general hospital trust comprising three hospitals. It serves the communities of three towns, consistently achieving a commendable CQC rating for its commitment to high-quality healthcare services.
The Histopathology Department is a vital healthcare component, staffed by experienced histopathologists, including consultants and junior doctors. Equipped with cutting-edge facilities, the department ensures precise diagnoses for a diverse caseload, from routine biopsies to complex cancer evaluations. Annually, the department handles a substantial number of histopathology and cytology cases, making it an ideal environment for professionals seeking career growth in histopathology.
The hospital is situated in a town that offers both urban and rural settings within reach. The area features diverse schooling options and excellent transportation links, including rail services to London, easy access to major cities, and airports. Housing choices range from modern apartments to family-friendly homes, making it an appealing destination for medical professionals and families alike.
Apply now and get the chance to contribute to the provision of high-quality healthcare services in a dynamic and supportive environment. Experience career growth and an enriching life in an urban area with a touch of scenic beauty.
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