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Clinical Support
Full Time 40 hours per week
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Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
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Arrowe Park Hospital
£77,913 to £105,042 pa
02/02/2020 23:59

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Consultant Histopathologist


All new colleagues can expect to receive a warm and friendly Wirral welcome from the very first time they make contact with us. We are described as “competent and caring staff” by our patients.

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is situated on The Wirral peninsula which has a stunning coastline and beautiful countryside surroundings, with great activities for its residents.

We are one of the largest and busiest acute Trusts in the North West of England, comprising of the Wirral’s only Emergency Department. We provide a high quality range of acute care services and employ over 6,000 staff, who serve a population of approximately 400,000 people across Wirral, Ellesmere Port, Neston, North Wales and the wider North West footprint.

We have approximately 855 beds trust-wide and our financial turnover is in excess of £337m.

The Wirral is easily accessible with excellent transport links including motorway, train, bus or ferry and within easy reach to the major cities of Liverpool, Chester and Manchester as well as neighbouring North Wales.

Wirral Hospital has an enthusiastic and dynamic Histopathology department looking for new team members to meet the challenges of increased cancer work and TATs.

Successful applicants will be joining a Department of 9WTE Consultants and can expect

  • 10+ PA contract
  • Flexible job plan
  • Workload matched to experience
  • General or sub-speciality work
  • Individual office, secretarial support and modern microscope
  • Involvement in teaching of ST1s and Registrars
  • Full support with EQA
  • Digital Pathology is being introduced at the Department
  • Contribution to Autopsy Rota is desirable but not essential


The Histopathology department follows a pull system of case allocation and is sub-specialised. All the consultants currently report at least 2-3 specialties. We are open to candidates being generalist or subspecialists and will be happy to discuss the specialty interests and their wish to develop these. An interest in one or more of the following specialties: skin, GIT, Respiratory, Gynae, Non-Gynae cytology including thyroid and Urology, will be helpful.


The department undertakes coronial autopsies, in a recently refurbished mortuary, and is UKAS accredited. Approximately 6 trainees get posted to the Department every year. We have one BMS who has passed the Diploma of expert practice in Histological Dissection and has been contributing to the cut up for the last 2 years and we have another enthusiastic BMS who will be starting the Diploma in autumn.


The Wirral is a peninsula with spectacular scenery lying between the Dee and the Mersey. It is 15 minutes from the vibrant and attractive city of Liverpool, 20 minutes from Chester with its Roman heritage and 45 minutes from Manchester. Wirral has several excellent primary and Grammar schools.


On the Wirral there are two marinas, the Welsh mountains are close by and a wide range of outdoor and indoor sports are catered for. The Royal Liverpool golf club, on the Dee coast, will be hosting the Open Championship again in 2021.


There’s 50 miles of the most beautiful sandy beaches, coastal walks and cycle routes with seaside villages, small towns and urban development’s offering a superb work-life balance.



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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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr A Awasthi, Clinical Service Lead on 0151 604 7778 or 07932335983 or