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Diagnostic Neuropathology ST3 Specialty Training Advert 2023-2024

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Job Advert

The text below is for posts advertised in November-December 2023, with a start date from August 2024. It is included here for information to help you prepare for future applications.

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Training Programme:Diagnostic Neuropathology ST3
Post Type:Specialty Training
Post Commencing From: August 2024
Duration (months):42
Recruitment Lead:London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Recruiting For:England, Scotland, Wales
Enquiries:https://lasepgmdesupport.hee.nhs.uk/support/home
Information:

Diagnostic Neuropathology ST3 (run-through to ST6)

London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex Recruitment is coordinating the national process for recruiting trainees to Diagnostic Neuropathology ST3.

To successfully secure a training post, applicants should demonstrate a genuine interest in neuropathology. Previous experience is not a requirement. Applications are invited [1] from those who expect to complete ST2 training in Histopathology (satisfactory ARCP and Part 1 FRCPath). Motivation and understanding of the specialty are important elements to demonstrate in the application.

Successful applicants will enter Diagnostic Neuropathology training at ST3 level. Applicants should have passed the FRCPath Part 1 examination by the offer date.

The FRCPath Part 2 examination in neuropathology involves examining and writing reports on neurosurgical, muscle and nerve biopsies, cerebrospinal fluid cytology, smear preparations and post-mortem specimens. Candidates conduct an observed full post-mortem examination and must show competence in performing and assessing dissections of post-mortem brains. 

This is for completion of CCT/ CESR (CP) subject to satisfactory progression.

Please note the national person specification for Diagnostic Neuropathology ST3 programme can be downloaded via the National Specialty Training Website.  https://medical.hee.nhs.uk/medical-training-recruitment/medical-specialty-training/person-specifications 

The Applicant Guide can be found here: https://medical.hee.nhs.uk/medical-training-recruitment/medical-specialty-training/pathology/higher-training-in-pathology/diagnostic-neuropathology/overview-of-diagnostic-neuropathology/how-to-apply

Reasonable Adjustments and Disability Confident Scheme

For more information regarding reasonable adjustments and disability confident scheme please refer to the MDRS applicant guide

https://medical.hee.nhs.uk/medical-training-recruitment/medical-specialty-training

Eligibility Criteria for recruitment to Specialty Training  – Immigration Requirements

All medical practitioners are on the shortage occupation list, this means with the exception of all applicants to Public Health, all specialty recruitment applicants will be exempt from the resident labour market test (RLMT).

Key Dates & Information

A full timeline can be found in the Medical Speciality Recruitment Website

Interview dates: Monday 29th January 2024

Interview venue: Remote Interviews, (Qpercom VIDs)

Posts commence from: From August 2024

Interview process

Length of interview: 40 Minutes

Interview structure: A single station interview covering four domains which will include portfolio based questions. Each domain will cover different criteria from the person specification and last for 10 minutes.

Preferencing Posts: 

Preferencing of posts will be available prior to offers being made, the preferencing window dates can be found on the Medical Specialty Recruitment Website. The preferencing window will reopen between offer iterations, in line with the enhanced preferencing process. 

More information on preferencing can be found in the Medical Specialty Recruitment website for up to date timelines.

Contacts / Enquiries

Please visit the London and Kent Surrey and Sussex Support Portal where you will find a series of FAQs, and you will be able to submit an enquiry to the London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex Recruitment Team.

If you have made a positive declaration in the FTP section, you must contact London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex recruitment office via support portal by the close of the application window.  Please refer to the Fitness to Practice section on the Medical Specialty Recruitment website for the information you must include. Failure to provide the outlined information by the close of application may result in your application being withdrawn. 

Programmes

Programmes will be confirmed directly with the candidate by the appropriate HEE local office should applicants be successful at interview.

Please note that post numbers and post information are subject to change. Please check this advert throughout the application window for updates.

Indicative number of posts available

London

1 – 2

East Midlands

1 – 2

Yorkshire and The Humber

0

Severn

0 – 2

East of England

0 – 1

Thames Valley

0 – 1

Wessex

0

Scotland

1 – 2

North West

0 – 1

Wales

TBC

West Midlands

0 – 1

North East

0 – 1

Please note that there is currently an agreement between the three NHS England regions and their neighbouring regions of NHS England/Health Education East of England and NHS England/Health Education Kent Surrey and Sussex, that allows applicants to be placed in a neighbouring region to fulfil the requirements of their training programme. The number of trainees this involves is small but significant enough that applicants should be aware of this when selecting programmes.

There is also currently an agreement between NHS England Kent Surrey and Sussex and the three NHS England London regions, which may mean that applicants are placed into a London post to fulfil the requirements of their training programme. The number of trainees that this involves is small but significant enough that applicants should be aware of this when selecting programmes. Successful applicants will remain KSS managed trainees during their time spent out of region.

Links

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Documents

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Application Form

For specialty-specific questions please visit the Diagnostic Neuropathology ST3 application form page.

For the generic application form questions applicable to all specialties please visit the application form page.

Competition Ratios

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Fill Rates

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For regional fill rate data please see the Diagnostic Neuropathology fill rates page.