Consultant Histopathologist

Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway
£80,653 to £107,170
24 May 2019
18 Jul 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

This post is a replacement post. The successful candidate will join a team consisting of four Consultant Histopathologists.   

This post is based in the new Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary, a district general hospital with a major reputation for delivering quality care as well as being at the forefront of innovative practice.  The range of services provided by the hospital is, by virtue of its geographical location, considerably more wide and complex than many much larger traditional district general hospitals.   

The Department provides a wide range of clinical diagnostic and advisory services supported by scientific facilities in three inter-related disciplines: Histopathology (approximately 15000 specimens per year); Diagnostic Cytopathology (1000 requests per year); Mortuary and Autopsy services (250 autopsies per year) 

In addition to routine diagnostic services expected for a district general hospital, Dumfries & Galloway is accredited as a Cancer Unit for the diagnosis and management of common cancers including Skin, Head & Neck, Breast, Colorectal & upper Gastrointestinal, Respiratory, Urological, Haematological, Gynaecological malignancies. 

Applicants must hold valid registration with the General Medical Council and have completed a period of training in Pathology that is recognised by the Royal College of Pathologists. They should be on, or eligible for, inclusion on the specialist register within six months of appointment. 

It is an exciting time in Dumfries and Galloway as the new District General Hospital opened in December 2017.  The hospital is based on the western outskirts of the town. The new hospital will ensure NHS Dumfries and Galloway staff are able to continue to provide high quality clinical care to the population of Dumfries and Galloway in a modern environment.     

The region offers beautiful countryside, from rugged cliffs and sandy beaches to forests, hills and rolling plains. There is a wide range of activities on offer, with water sports, fishing, bird watching, golf, mountain-biking or cycling along the network of rural roads and much more.  House prices are low, schools are good and you are within 2 hours of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Lake District and Newcastle. 

NHS Dumfries and Galloway offer a full relocation package. 

Applications for part-time or job share employment are also welcome.   

For informal enquiries and arrangements to visit, please contact:  Dr Stanford Mathe, Consultant Histopathologist and STL (e-mail address – ) or Dr Martin Connor, Clinical Director for Diagnostic Services (e-mail address – ). 

Arrangements to visit the department can also be made through Medical Staffing on 01387 241143, Extension 32782 or

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