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Yorkshire and Humber

West & East Yorkshire Rotation.

St James’ University Hospital

The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust comprises the major hospitals of Leeds General Infirmary and St James’s University Hospital, with the pathology department being based at the latter. This department will serve as the base for most histopathology trainees throughout the five year training period, with a number of six-month rotations taking place here.      

The department is completely sub-specialised, with opportunity for experience in a wide range of specialist work such as cardiothoracic pathology, haematopathology, neuropathology and paediatric pathology, as well as more common specialities. Leeds acts as a referral centre for most of North and West Yorkshire, giving an opportunity to see a large number of rare and unusual cases. Wide-ranging experience in autopsy work and cytopathology is also available.  

Mid Yorkshire Hospitals

The histopathology department is based in Dewsbury, with autopsy work being carried out at the neighbouring Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield. The department is currently staffed by eleven consultants.

This is a general histopathology department with opportunities for experience in most histopathology specialities (and MDTs), autopsy work, both gynaecological and non-gynaecological cytology, and management. There is a daily multiheader meeting where challenging and interesting cases are discussed. The department accomodates 1-2 trainees at any time, with new microscopes and computers. Independent reporting appropriate to the level of training is actively encouraged. 

Hull Royal Infirmary

Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the largest acute Trusts in England. The histopathology department is based at Hull Royal Infirmary, and is staffed by 13 consultants.

As a regional referral centre the department sees a wide range of specialities, meaning that the trainee will have the opportunity to gain experience in uncommon specialties such as neuropathology and renal pathology, as well as the more common specialties and routine work. Both gynaecological and non-gynaecological cytology are carried out at Hull, and there is ample opportunity for autopsy work. 

Bradford Royal Infirmary

The histopathology department is based at Bradford Royal Infirmary, and provides a sub-specialised service composed of 10 consultants. Each consultant has particular experience and expertise in one or more areas of histopathology and cytopathology.

Trainees will have to opportunity to become involved in both specialist and non-specialist reporting, autopsy work, non-gynaecological cytology and clinical audit. 

Calderdale Royal Hospital

The histopathology department for the trust is based at the Calderdale Royal Hospital, staffed by five consultants. Trainees gain experience in breast, gastrointestinal, gynaecological and urological pathology, as well as both gynaecological and non-gynaecological cytology. Opportunities for autopsy work are also available.

Harrogate District Hospital

Harrogate District Hospital is part of a Foundation Trust providing a range of acute and planned services to the local community. The histopathology department is staffed by five consultant histopathologists, who all maintain a general portfolio of experience.

Regular MDTs are held with the major specialties and cancer centre services are provided in breast and colorectal surgery. Training is also provided in autopsies, to include a range of coroner’s cases. Non-gynae cytology experience is also provided

York District Hospital

The pathology department is based at York Hospital, which provides a range of services to a population of 320,000. The department is staffed by 8 consultants, with opportunities for work in most of the common specialties, as well as non-gynaecological cytology and autopsy