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Full time: 10 sessions per week (10 PA'S)
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Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Northern Care Alliance
Salford and Oldham
£82,096 - £110,683
Salary period
03/01/2021 23:59

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Consultant Histopathologist


The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group was created by bringing together staff and services from two NHS Trusts, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust. The sheer size, scale and potential of our combined service is huge. Together, we’ve a wealth of skills and resources to share and tap into and, a wide range of career paths for you to develop and explore. If you want to join a team of over 19,000 NHS experts in delivering high-quality, local care across Salford, Oldham, Bury and Rochdale and beyond – come and take your place with us. 



Job Title: Consultant Histopathologist

Employer: Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

Department: Cellular Pathology

Job Type: Permanent

Working pattern: 10 PA's

Number of Posts/location: 2 at Royal Oldham Hospital Oldham & 1 at Salford Royal Hospital

Salary: £82,096-£110,683 per annum 


The Histopathology teams at The Northern Care Alliance (NCA), a group of two trusts Salford Royal Foundation Trust (SRFT) and Pennine Acute Trust PAHNT) is looking to appoint quality driven Histopathology consultants to join our high performing team on our Oldham and Salford sites. We provide a comprehensive, efficient and cost effective Cellular Pathology service to SRFT and PAHNT and Wrightington, Wigan & Leigh NHS Foundation Trust (WWL). We are looking to enhance our skilled and committed team of 21 general consultants with individuals who can drive our continued success and contribute to an exciting future.

The Departments of Cellular Pathology are friendly and busy departments that support many multidisciplinary teams for cancer specialists including breast, upper and lower gastrointestinal, lung, urology, gynaecology, head and neck and haematology. Our surgical and medical colleagues are very appreciative of the high quality diagnostic service we provide and this is reflected in our excellent working relationships with our clinical colleagues.

The Pathology Department at The Royal Oldham Hospital is housed in a purpose built and innovatively designed laboratory providing a comprehensive clinical and diagnostic service across the Trust. The Department is UKAS Accredited. The state of the art facilities have been designed and constructed with the professional in mind.

Salford Royal Hospital is a teaching hospital and all consultants are involved in teaching medical students and training medical staff. Development of management skills is actively encouraged with Trust based courses and the opportunity for career progression within divisional management is available to all colleagues.

Putting your needs under the microscope

We commit to providing you with:

  • A consultant team with clear vision for the continued success of their department.
  • Support for your own personal development utilising our strong links with external stakeholders.
  • A flexible approach to job planning that delivers a working environment to best suit you and your team.
  • An opportunity for additional PA’s and coronial post mortem work.
  • A workload that is distributed amongst the team using Royal College guidelines for Histopathology and Cytopathology departments.
  • Opportunities to work with other local organisations to enhance your skills and experience.
  • Participation and support with local and national clinical trials.
  • Networking and development opportunities.

Your valued contribution

You will have a strong background in Cellular Pathology and be a team player able to work as part of a sub-specialised team. Candidates should have full GMC registration (with a licence to practice) and be on the Histopathology Specialist Register or within 6 months of attaining their CCT or equivalent at interview stage. In addition, prospective candidates should hold the FRCPath or equivalent higher professional qualification.

This post provides an excellent opportunity to work with multi-disciplinary teams from a range of specialties so you will be someone who can create great relationships quickly and be adept at utilizing the skills of colleagues from other specialties within the organization and the community to provide a fully holistic approach to patient care.

You’ll be someone who remains calm under pressure, with an ability to take charge when needed with an encouraging and supportive approach. Your attention to detail and clear passion for delivering an efficient, high quality service will stand you out from the crowd.

In line with the Trust’s Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, religion, marital status, social back ground or trade union membership. However, as members of ethnicity minority groups, individuals with disabilities and women are currently under-represented at this level of post, we would encourage applications from members of these groups. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

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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 Mayuri Basnet
Job title
Consultant Histopathologist
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Telephone number
0161 206 1740
Additional information

 For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Mayuri Basnet, Consultant Histopathologist on 0161 206170 or via email

Dr Sami Titi, NCA Clinical Director for Cellular Pathology on 0161 656 1364 or via email:

We would welcome the chance to introduce you to our team and show you around our facilities.

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