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Consultant Histopathologist x 3 Posts

Job Reference: 412-PATH-CON

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust : Medical Resourcing
412 Histopathology
£77,913 to £105,042 pa

Consultants in Histopathology x 3 Posts 

Applications are invited for three Consultants in Histopathology at Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

The successful candidates will complete a team of 5 Consultant Histopathologists and 2 Speciality Doctors based at Leighton Hospital in Crewe. The Histopathology Department also serves East Cheshire Trust, Macclesfield Hospital but apart from post mortems, all work is centralised on the Leighton Hospital site including MDT meetings which are held by videolink and do not require travel between sites.

The department has full UKAS accreditation and is recognised for Specialist Registrar training. The daily workload allocation is controlled and based on the RCPath points system. There is opportunity for private practice with an on site BMIHospital and this is also shared equally between all Consultants. Participation in the Coroner’s Post Mortem service would also be available.

Two Advanced Practitioners for cut up perform the majority of the specimen dissection duties.

There is potential for sub-specialisation and candidates with interests in breast or gastrointestinal pathology would be welcome.

There is no requirement to report cervical screening cytology.

The Trust is committed to the ongoing education and development of staff and to support your development you will be provided with opportunities to undertake clinical and leadership development, both internally and externally.


You will be joining a progressive, successful, award winning Foundation Trust. You and your colleagues will be working in a Trust which is considered to be in the top 120 employers in the NHS and is performing in the top 10% of Acute Trusts, after being rated as GOOD by the CQC.

Boasting some of the best schools in the country and easy access to a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities, you will find Cheshire the perfect place to work, raise a family, enjoy social pursuits or simply relax in some of the most beautiful countryside our country has to offer.

The Trust’s new recruitment premium means that individuals choosing to come and work at MCHFT in the role of Consultant Cellular Pathologist will benefit from an additional £23,374 on appointment, in addition to their basic salary, with an additional £23,374 paid at the completion of four years service. The premiums are in addition to relocation packages of up to £8,000 being offered by the Trust to successful candidates.

Applicants must have full registration with the GMC including a License to Practice, and be on the Specialist Register (or be within six months of obtaining their Certificate of Completion of Training).

The posts are offered on a full-time basis; however, the Trust would welcome discussion with individuals looking for a more flexible working pattern to support a different work life balance.

For an informal discussion and further details please contact Dr D M Butterworth, Consultant Histopathologist on 01270 273432.

Shortlisted candidates will be expected to visit the department prior to interview.


MCHFT is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC, has the best results of all acute trusts in England and our Maternity Unit has been named as Midwifery Service of the Year.

In recent years, we have invested in clinical expansion and now have cutting edge clinical facilities including Critical Care and state-of-the-art theatres.

The Trust has a ‘Stronger Together’ clinical partnership with University Hospital North Midlands and is part of Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership (CCICP) which aims transform, develop and deliver health care services in the community.


1 CORRESPONDENCE will be sent to the email address you registered with NHS Jobs. Check emails regularly (including Spam/Junk folders).
2 REFERENCES you must provide email addresses for all employers for your last 3 years of employment on your application.
3 VALUES AND BEHAVIOUR Recruitment is based on the Trust's values and behaviours which can be viewed on our website.
4 PROBATIONARY PERIOD Appointments are subject to a probationary period of 6 months.
5 DBS DISCLOSURE where a DBS is appropriate you will be required to pay for the disclosure
8 EXPENSES MCHFT does not reimburse travel to interview expenses.

Should you require a reasonable adjustment to our recruitment process, please contact a member of the Recruitment Team on 01270 273937 at the earliest opportunity and we'll be happy to discuss this with you.

MCHFT operates a Preferred Supplier List and agencies should refrain from making contact with colleagues in our organisation. Speculative approaches may reflect unfavourably on your agency.

Vacancies may close before the listed closing date if we have received sufficient applications.

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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