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Consultant Neuropathologist

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 Per Annum
Closing date
1 Sep 2023

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Hospital, Neuropathology
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking a Consultant Neuropathologist to join the existing team of three experienced Neuropathologists providing services to the Lancashire and South Cumbria Neurosciences Centre (Neurosurgery and Medical Neurosciences) and the Ophthalmic services at this Trust. The team work closely with Salford and Walton regional neuropathology units and together run a tri-centre Diagnostic Neuropathology training scheme.
Main duties of the job

The Neuropathologist would develop their interests in neuro-oncology , neuromuscular pathology, invasive autopsy and research. Neuroscience is one the Trust's key research themes and cellular pathology works closely with the Research and Innovation Directorate, local universities and the research consortium, Brain Tissue North West to support a range of academic research and clinical trials.

The Neuropathologist Team work alongside 13 Consultant Histopathologists an SAS doctor and 1-2 Specialist Trainee Pathologists in the Department of Cellular Pathology within a large and established Pathology Directorate providing Neuropathology, Histopathology, Immunohistochemistry, Non Gynaecological Cytology, Electron Microscopy and Autopsy services to Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.
About us

The hospital is the tertiary centre for Gynaecological, Plastics, Head and Neck, Upper GI and Urology Cancers and the Cellular Pathology Department is a specialised cancer reporting centre. Although the majority of post-mortem work is now performed by CT scan, invasive autopsies are still undertaken and it is anticipated the Neuropathologist would assist with this work. The department is also supportive of flexible working and working from home the specifics of this can be discussed with department clinical lead Dr S. Sharief.

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals is a designated delivery partner for the North West Coast Genomics Medicine Centre with a dedicated Genomics preparatory section in the department.

The Trust provides the full range of acute outpatient and inpatient services to 380,000 people living in Central Lancashire. It also provides specialist services including the Network Cancer Centre to 1.8 million people in the Lancashire and South Cumbria area and has active and developing links with the University of Central Lancashire, Manchester University and Lancaster University, including provision of clinical medical student curriculum and modules.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job description, Person specification and Specialty/ Trust Brochure for further details on:
  • What we can offer
  • Job Plan/On-call Requirements
  • The Team

Person Specification
  • Full and specialist registration (and with a licence to practise) with the General Medical Council (GMC) (or be eligible for registration within six months of interview)
  • MBChB or equivalent or evidence of equivalent qualifications
  • FRCPath(Neuro) or evidence of equivalent qualification
  • If an applicant is UK trained, they must also be a holder of a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT), or be within six months of award of CCT by date of interview
  • Applicants that are non-UK trained, will be required to show evidence of equivalence to the UK CCT/CESR or within 6 months of getting CESR.
  • Evidence of academic excellence in Neuropathology
Experience & Skills
  • Wide range of experience in Neuropathology and molecular neurooncology
  • Experience or interest in Forensic neuropathology, neuromuscular and neurodegenerative disease
  • Evidence of Clinical Leadership
  • Evidence of commitment to audit and improving clinical practice/service development
  • Management Court/Certificate

Employer details
Employer name

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Royal Preston Hospital

Sharoe Green Lane



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