Consultant in Cellular Pathology

Consultant in Cellular Pathology 10 Programmed Activities COME & WORK WITH US IN PATHOLOGY…...A PERFECT LOCATION AT THE GATEWAY TO THE HIGHLANDS, BUT CLOSE TO THE CENTRAL BELT OF SCOTLAND! Applications are invited for a...

Consultant in Cellular Pathology

10 Programmed Activities


Applications are invited for a full time (10PA) consultant pathology post based in Ninewells Hospital, Dundee.


Known as “the City of Discovery” for its track record in biomedical research, Dundee is also called “Scotland’s coolest city” for its culture, including the spectacular new V&A design museum on Dundee’s riverside. The wider Tayside region is great for a healthy work-life balance, with:

  • Low cost of living and a range of attractive city and rural locations
  • Very competitive regional property prices and a great range of schools
  • Beautiful countryside on the doorstep to the highlands, from beaches to hills
  • Outdoor activities from walking, hiking, mountain biking, some of the best road cycling, kayaking, horse-riding to name just a few
  • Great sports facilities, cafes, concert venues and just a quick train or drive to the central belt, without the busyness or commutes of working there
  • Convenient location with ready and easy access to both the Highlands to the north and the central belt, including Edinburgh and Glasgow, to the south.


An interest or commitment that sufficiently includes breast and/or gynaecological and/or gastrointestinal pathology is sought.  A contribution to cytopathology is at least desirable but depends on wider commitments. Involvement in autopsy pathology can be accommodated for those qualified. Other interests, including a more generalised role but with sufficient support in these areas will also be considered.

Enquiries and discussion prior to application are welcomed. Further training towards a gradual assumption of a subspecialty focus would be supported for the right candidate. Flexible working is supported, and EPAs available by negotiation. Applicants wishing to work part time are encouraged to apply.


The department is friendly and well resourced. We work well with, and are right next to the Department of Genetics, perfect for molecular pathology pathways. We benefit from:

  • A collegiate team of 15 consultants (by head count), including this role, undertaking daily consensus meetings
  • Up to 9 specialist trainees,
  • Significant trimming support: 1 advanced practitioner and 2 other BMSs
  • Up to date IT, voice recognition, ongoing roll out of digital pathology, dedicated IT management support
  • Consensual, flexible approach to rotas
  • Strong clinical lead support for ongoing training and CPD
  • Flexible working, with EPAs available by negotiation. Applicants wanting to work part time are encouraged to apply and will be considered
  • Supportive modernizing leadership with development activity that includes digital pathology, ongoing BMS role-extension, trialling home working, and a dedicated molecular pathology service

Ranked 1st in the UK for medicine in the Complete University Guide 2021 and the Guardian University Guide 2021, the University of Dundee Medical School is integrated into the Ninewells Hospitals campus and has an international reputation for excellence in teaching and high impact clinical research that places it amongst the best places in the world to study and to practice medicine.

Full registration with a licence to practise with the GMC is required. For more information visit    

If you have trained in the UK you should have evidence of higher specialist training leading to CCT or be within 6 months of confirmed entry on the GMC Specialist Register from date of interview. Alternatively, you should possess a CESR or be within 6 months of CESR  (CP).  

If you have appropriate specialist training and experience but are not listed on the GMC Specialist Register you can be considered for a Locum Consultant post (up to 12 months)

Whilst in locum employment, you can apply to obtain a CESR / CESR (CP) and enter onto the Specialist Register.

Please see the information pack for full details about the roles, and contact us for any further enquiries:

Dr Jamie Wilson, Clinical Lead: Secretary Jill Howie 01382 633944, or by email

Dr William Anderson, Clinical Care Group Director: PA Lynn McKenzie 01382 740448

Closing Date for Applications:  Tuesday 16th July 2024

Interview Date:   Week Commencing Monday 12th Aug 2024.

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.

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