Consultant Cellular Pathology

Bedford, Bedfordshire
27 Nov 2020
13 Dec 2020
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Bedford Hospital

Applications are invited for Consultant posts in the Department of Cellular
Pathology at Bedfordshire Hospitals Foundation NHS Trust, based on the
Bedford site.

The posts are whole time with their main duties in Histopathology. The
successful candidates would be expected to take a lead in at least one
diagnostic area, providing pathology support to the local MDT. However,
Consultants are also encouraged to maintain their expertise in a number
of areas to cover the wide variety of work undertaken by the Trust. There
is currently no requirement to report cytology. The introduction of digital
pathology is being actively pursued.

The Department of Cellular Pathology is friendly and supportive, and is
located in a purpose-built building and the facilities offer a spacious,
pleasant working environment. Bedford Hospital is currently established for
7 whole-time consultant histopathologists and provides the varied workload
typical of a district general hospital. The Histopathology Department on the
Luton site currently has an establishment of 9 consultants.

Bedford Hospital recently merged with the Luton and Dunstable Hospital University Foundation Trust. There is a single Pathology Service (Luton & Bedford Pathology Service) which is progressing well. These developments will enable the Pathology Department to meet current and future challenges such as those highlighted in the Carter Reports, and the successful candidates will play an instrumental role in driving forward these exciting opportunities.

Bedford is the county town of Bedfordshire and is 55 miles north of London.
It is close to the M1 and A1, and has good rail links to London and the

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Closing date: 13.12.20

Interview date: 15.01.21

Bedfordshire NHS Trust is an equal opportunities employer, committed
to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults.