Consultant Histopathologist

Liverpool, Merseyside
£77,913 to £105,042 per annum
22 Oct 2018
15 Nov 2018
Career Level
Contract Type

Applications are invited to apply for a full-time (10PA) post in Gynaecological Pathology with opportunity of Lead Pathologist in the specialty. The post should be attractive to either experienced Consultants with a demonstrable special interest in Gynaecological Histopathology, or to a pathologist who would like to develop their career in this specialty while working in a friendly and stimulating environment. Liverpool Clinical Laboratories (LCL) was formed in 2013 as a multidisciplinary NHS pathology service, jointly owned by the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals and University Hospital Aintree, delivering a high quality service to the two Trusts and community services in Liverpool.

The Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust is the specialist regional centre for cancer services within the Merseyside and Cheshire Cancer Network. The Gynaecological Histopathology team receives the full range of complex/tertiary and routine material and reports the pathology for both the Liverpool & Wirral and the Merseyside & North Cheshire hubs. A weekly Cancer MDT takes place at the Liverpool Women’s Hospital with review of external material from across the region as well as in house oncology cases. In addition, there is a monthly colposcopy discrepancy MDT and a bi-monthly vulval inflammatory MDT. The department is actively involved in clinical trials contributing to: ICON8, STATEC, UCON, MROC, Pisarro; it also collects and assesses tissue tor the 100,000 genome project.

For applicants interested in other sub-specialties as a minor component to the post, LCL is willing to consider a mixture of histopathology and cytopathology work, and will consider dedicated research time, for appropriate applicants. In line with current advances in Pathology, the department is tendering for digital pathology services.

For those wishing to consider other sub-specialty interests as well as Gynaecological Pathology this can be accommodated, please discuss with the Clinical Director. Participation in the post mortem rota is possible for those appropriately trained.

The Department is scheduled to move into a new laboratory building in 2020. The post will be based at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, with the possibility of cross-site working depending on specialist interests. The Department provides undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, and there are close links with academic pathology in the University of Liverpool. Any candidate who is unable to work full time for personal reasons will be eligible to be considered for the post

Liverpool is a friendly, vibrant city with a wide range of cultural activities and easy access to North Wales and the Lake District. A new £450 million hospital, including a laboratory block, is being built adjacent to the current Royal Liverpool University Hospital and will open in 2020.

Potential applicants are encouraged to visit the Department. Enquiries should be made to Prof Chris Holcombe, Interim Clinical Director, (0151 706 3459,;  Dr Jim Anson, Medical Director, LCL (0151-706-4423;;  and/or Dr Iskander H. Chaudhry (0151-706-4483;  Dr Stuart Ruthven Stuart (, departmental Gynaecological Pathologists. Applicants may wish to arrange a meeting with Ms Alyson Constantyne, Chief Operating Officer, LCL (0151-529-4920,;  or with Mrs Jayne Scotson, Directorate Manager (0151 706 4433,

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Interview date: TBC