The Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust comprises of the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Weston Park and Sheffield Children’s Hospitals. There are 28 consultants that deliver site specialised histopathology and 51,000 surgical requests and up to100,000 cytology requests are received each year. There are also over 550 autopsies are performed per year.
This department will serve as the base for most histopathology trainees throughout the period of training, with a number of six-month rotations taking place here. The trainee can expect one short attachment to each specialty during Year one (ST1), and longer (3-6 weeks) attachments to each specialty team during subsequent years of training (ST2-6).
The Royal Hallamshire is a major acute teaching hospital based around a tower block of 760 beds and a large outpatient department. The hospital is home to a range of expert specialist services which include neurosciences, urology, general surgery, breast surgery, dermatology, hearing services and ophthalmology. The hospital also has a minor injuries unit and an NHS Walk-In-Centre for emergency care.
The Department functions as a series of specialist teams, the configuration of which may change with time. Team 1 does ENT, Urology, Haematopathology and Soft Tissue pathology. Team 2 does Breast, Gastrointestinal (upper) and Hepatopathology. Team 3 does Gynaecological pathology and cytopathology, and Team 4 is Dermatopathology. Ophthalmic and Neuropathology are separate.