Consultant Pathologist

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
12 Mar 2018
26 Mar 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

We are seeking to appoint a full time (10 PA's per week) Consultant Paediatric Surgical and Perinatal Pathologist to replace one of two Paediatric Pathologists, primarily based in Queen’s Medical Centre campus of Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.

You will be required to have Full and Specialist registration (and with a licence to practise) with the GMC or be eligible for registration within six months of interview.

If you are UK trained, you 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 are non-UK trained, you will be required to show evidence of equivalence to the UK CCT.

You must also have an appropriate level of training and experience in the subspecialty of paediatric surgical and perinatal pathology.

At Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH), we have a clear vision of what we want to achieve as a Trust – we are determined to be the best acute teaching Trust in the country by 2018. By the best, we mean that the Trust’s services and departments must be in the top three compared to peers in the country.

We will measure this in six areas:

  • Clinical outcomes
  • Patient experience
  • Staff satisfaction
  • Teaching and training
  • Research and development
  • Value for Money


NUH has three campuses around the city – Queen’s Medical Centre (QMC), Nottingham City Hospital (CHN) and Ropewalk House. We provide general hospital services to 2.5 million residents of Nottingham and its surrounding communities and specialist services to a further 3-4 million across the region.

We are one of the largest employers in the region, employing around 13,500 people on our three sites.

  • QMC is our emergency care site, where our Emergency Department (A&E), Major Trauma Centre and the Nottingham Children's Hospital are located.
  • CHN houses our long-term conditions and elective services including our centres for adult cancer, haematology, heart disease, urology and respiratory medicine.
  • In Ropewalk House we provide a range of outpatient services, including hearing services.

The Trust has an annual income of £781million, 70-80 wards and around 1,700 beds (2013).


We have achieved a national and international reputation for many of our specialist services, including stroke, renal, neurosciences, cancer services and trauma.

We are at the forefront of many research programmes and new surgical procedures. In partnership with the University of Nottingham, we operate two NIHR Biomedical Research Units - in Hearing & Deafness and Digestive Diseases.

As a teaching trust we have a strong relationship with our colleagues at the University of Nottingham and with other universities across the East Midlands, including Loughborough University, where we form part of the Olympic Legacy project (Sports Medicine).

We play a vital role in the education and training of doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers.

The histopathology laboratory is a large NHS laboratory serving both campuses in Nottingham, dealing with over 60,000 surgical specimens and 5,000 non-gynaecological cytology specimens. A busy mortuary provides services in morbid anatomy to Nottingham, Lincoln and Sherwood Forest Hospitals, and to local Coroners, with a volume of over 2,500 cases per year. Regional services are provided for neuropathology, paediatric surgical pathology (including oncopathology) and perinatal pathology.We provide molecular and immunocytochemistry services both for local use and for other Trusts in the region. These include molecular testing required for a variety of cancers (for example, lung, lymphomas, sarcomas and paediatric/neural tumours) with phenotyping and genotyping.

Applications are invited for the substantive, full time post of Consultant Paediatric and Perinatal Pathologist, to commence as soon as possible. It is expected that the appointee will contribute to the delivery of the full range of paediatric and perinatal services. The advertised post will be based at the Queen’s Medical Centre Campus of Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust. The Paediatric & Perinatal Pathology service provides diagnostic services to Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Northampton and Leicester.

An opportunity may arise in the future to undertake Category 2 work in the form of post mortem examinations for Her Majesty’s Coroner.

You should be in possession of the FRCPath (or equivalent), be fully registered with the GMC and be on the appropriate specialist register of the GMC, and have appropriate subspecialist training in Paediatrics.

Interviews will be held on 5th June 2018

Further information:

  • If you would like to apply for this post, please visit either NHS Jobs or TRAC and apply via the online application form.
  • If you wish to supplement your application with a CV, please attach to your application form on either system. Please ensure your CV does not duplicate information you have already provided in your application form.
  • If your application includes a CV, this will only be provided to the panel at interview stage.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Irshad Soomro- Cellular Pathology Head of Service- to arrange a visit ring 0115 9691169 ext 57706


Dr Jackie Allotey- Consultant Histopathologist0115 9691169 ext 61271.

Alternatively, please click the apply button.

We reserve the right to bring forward the closing date should we have an overwhelming response to this advert.

For more information about our organisation and the opportunities available, please visit our website:

All new employees starting work at NUH will be subject to a DBS check and liable for the cost (£49 for enhanced, £31 for standard, £30 for basic).

The quoted salary will be on a pro rata basis for part time workers.

In line with the Jobcentre Plus disability symbol, all applicants who have declared that they have a disability and who meet the essential criteria for a post will be shortlisted.

We communicate to all job applicants via the e-mail address which has been provided on the application form. Please ensure that you check your e-mail on a regular basis.

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.

UK Registration

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

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