Consultant in Cyto-histopathology

Guildford, Surrey
26 Feb 2018
02 Apr 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Based in Guildford, the Royal Surrey County Hospital (RSCH) is a leading general hospital with 507 beds and specialist centre for cancer services and treatment. The RSCH serves a population of 320,000 for emergency and general hospital services and 1.2 million people for cancer services. The hospital has an annual income of £330 million. We employ over 3500 staff.

Our mission is to deliver the best patient care - ANYWHERE

Every year the RSCH sees around 280,000 outpatients, admits 61,000 patients for treatment and 70,000 patients attend our A&E department. The Trust is also a centre of excellence and training for minimal access surgery.

Join us… We are one of the top 40 hospitals in the country and amongst top 100 Employers in the country

Welcome to Berkshire and Surrey Pathology Services (BSPS). One of the country’s largest, most respected and welcoming NHS Pathology networks. Our focus on clinical excellence means that we are the perfect place for you to progress as a professional. Our friendly, supportive, open culture makes this a unique place to support great patient care.

We are proud to be one of the largest NHS Pathology networks in the country. We are NHS managed, and driven to deliver the best quality service for our NHS patients. We strive to be the benchmark for other Pathology services to follow.

Berkshire and Surrey Pathology Services (BSPS) is a joint venture forming a patient centred pathology network with a clear vision. To provide a combined, integrated and modern pathology service with employee well-being and development at its heart. The complete service model is based on a multi-site strategy, which delivers both routine and specialist in house testing whilst providing fast results to patients. Our success depends on professionals meticulous about clinical excellence, patient centered service and personal development. In return we drive knowledge sharing, training an open culture and in-house development. It’s a pivotal time for Pathology nationally, so come and embrace this at BSPS.

Berkshire and Surrey Pathology Services serves Ashford and St Peter’s Hospital, Frimley Health, Royal Surrey County Hospital including St Lukes Cancer Centre and Royal Berkshire Hospital NHS Foundation Trusts with a combined catchment population of approximately 1.2m.

As a part of pathology service reconfiguration, the Histology department is being centralised at Royal Surrey County Hospital with a view to developing full subspecialisation over the next 12-18 months. The Gynaecological cytology service has been centralised at St Peters Hospital. This is a progressive department with ambition to develop a strong molecular service and academic links through the clinical academic group status with the University of Surrey and its Veterinary School as well as maintaining links with Royal Holloway.

Successful candidates will join a team of 31 Consultant Histopathologists supporting clinical services across all 5 sites. The posts will be based at Royal Surrey County Hospital and this is a replacement post.

A high level of competence and full participation in diagnostic histopathology will be essential and involvement in departmental audit is required. Applicants both with and without well-developed subspecialty interests are encouraged to apply. You should be in possession of the FRCPath (or equivalent), be registered and on the appropriate specialist register of the GMC, and if an applicant is UK trained, they must also be a holder of a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT), or be within six months of award of CCT by date of interview.

If you would like to come and visit or require further information, please contact Dr Izhar Bagwan, Speciality Lead for Histopathology on 01483 571122 extn 4257.

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In order to streamline recruitment within our Trust some of our vacancies may expire prior to the advertised closing date. This is in line with the Department of Health's policy. 


Unfortunately we are not always able to acknowledge each application. If you do not hear from us within four weeks of the closing date, please consider that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion. 

The Royal Surrey Hospital NHS Foundation Trust aims to ensure that no job applicant or employee is unfairly disadvantaged on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status/civil partnership, religion/belief or trade union status. The Trust is committed to the employment and career development of people with disabilities. To demonstrate our commitment we use the Disability Symbol which is awarded by the Employment Service. As a symbol user, we guarantee an interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the job they are applying for. 

The trust aims to treat all applicants fairly in regards to any disclosure of conviction revealed at the application stage. Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us. This will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances and background of your offences. If you currently reside outside of the UK we will require documentary proof of security/police clearance, in English. 

The Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has a safeguarding policy for both adults and children and is committed to all safeguarding legislation and current standards.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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