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Consultant Histopathologist

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

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Consultant Histopathologist
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Full time - 10 sessions per week (10 Sessions)
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Royal Gwent Hospital
£103,806 pa annum pro rata
Salary period
10/03/2021 23:59

If you are successful at interview for this post you will receive your conditional offer of appointment and information pack via email.


We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post. If you are short listed for this post, you will be contacted via your email account you used to apply for this post, therefore please check your account regularly.


Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English


Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.


Aneurin Bevan University Health Board support flexible working.

Please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any time should it be filled via the internal redeployment process


Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Consultant in Histopathology

 Full Time (10 sessions)

Based at Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport or Nevill Hall Hospital, Abergavenny

Anticipated Start Date: ASAP

Closing Date: Midnight on 10th March 2021

We are looking for a Consultant Histopathologist to join our  team at Aneurin Bevan University Health Board.

Consultant histopathologist posts have Pan-Gwent responsibilities, with duties performed for both Nevill Hall Hospital and the Royal Gwent Hospital. The appointee may negotiate a nominated base at either hospital at the conditional offer stage. Interest in a sub speciality will be encouraged but the Department deals in a variety of specimens excluding cardiac and neuropathology.

The Department of Cellular Pathology is centralised in The Royal Gwent Hospital and provides histology, cytology and post mortem services for the health board. Daily peer review meetings are well established where all histopathologists discuss difficult, interesting and malignant cases.

The cellular pathology department has a clear vision to deliver high quality, robust services. This vision involves addressing the rising clinical demand by developing a more robust staffing structure including increasing the Pathologist complement, utilisation of Biomedical Scientist staff to undertake the majority of specimen dissection and supporting Biomedical Scientist staff to undertake the RCPath/IBMS advanced qualification in histological reporting

Participation in Coroner’s post mortem cases is optional and will be shared with the other Pathologists through separate contractual arrangements.  There is a modern mortuary at Grange University Hospital where all post mortem examinations are carried out.

The department has close links with the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff where tertiary referral of cases and sharing of network MDT meetings regularly take place. Regular rotation of junior histopathologists with the University Hospital of Wales has been in place since 2015.

The successful applicants will work in a team currently consisting of 9 Consultants. The laboratory is fully ISO 15189:2012 accredited and holds an HTA tissue licence.

Newport and Abergavenny lie on the River Usk, the axis of the county of Gwent, and are surrounded by The Brecon Beacons, The Wye Valley and The Forest of Dean. On either side are the Cities of Cardiff and Bristol, with good road and rail links, to them and beyond.

As part of the development of the Health Board a new Hospital has been built at the Grange University Hospital. There are plans to improve the histopathology service by providing modern premises either at the Royal Gwent Hospital or at the Grange Hospital to house the laboratory and histopathogists.

Free parking is available across all Aneurin Bevan University Health Board Sites.

Those wishing to discuss the post informally in the first instance or arrange a visit to the department should contact Dr Majid Rashid, Lead Consultant Histopathologist, 01633 234162

Applicants must be fully registered with the GMC and hold a Licence to practice.
Candidates for consultant posts must also be on the GMC Specialist Register (including via CESR/European Community Rights) or will have a CCT/CESR(CP) date within 6 months of interview.

Vacancy Ref: 040-CON444                      

Closing Date for Applications: Midnight on  10th March 2021

Published on NHS Jobs and Trac:  25th January  2021

Published in BMJ:    6th February 2021

Interview Date:           8th April 2021


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Welsh language skills are desirable

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Majid Rashid
Job title
lead Consultant Histopathologist
Email address
Telephone number
01633 23 4162
Additional information

Those wishing to discuss the post informally in the first instance or arrange a visit to the department should contact Dr Majid Rashid, Lead Consultant Histopathologist, 01633 234162