NHS Dumfries & Galloway

Diagnostics Division

There are so many great reasons to come and work for us, and on this page, you will find out more about some of the individual diagnostics teams across NHS Dumfries & Galloway.  Each division within our Health Board has a dedicated Manager which allows for excellent lines of communication for our different teams.

Why work for NHS Dumfries & Galloway?

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Laboratory services offered by NHS Dumfries and Galloway cover:

  • Biochemistry
  • Haematology and Blood transfusion
  • Histopathology and the Mortuary.
  • Microbiology

These healthcare laboratories are involved in over 70% of diagnoses underpinning modern medicine in the NHS and process approximately 750,000 samples cumulatively per year with the aim to identify, research, monitor and treat disease.

The service for Blood Sciences and Microbiology is offered 24/7 through a combination of onsite and off site staffing.

The laboratories service is supported by various professionals including Medical staff, Clinical Scientists, Advanced Practitioners, Biomedical Scientists, Associate Practitioners, Anatomical Pathology Technicians, Biomedical Support Workers and Administrative staff.

Key Features of the department

Top reasons to join our team

“The people and the atmosphere working here are both great.
Working in a modern hospital gives a high quality work space;this is also one of the cleanest hospitals I have ever worked in!
I love the surrounding nature and views, I enjoy running and there is plenty of places to go out when not working, I have even ran to work instead of taking my car which is a much healthier commute to work. Dumfries is a easy place to travel to and has easy links to the larger cities. “

Locum Histopathologist


Our Radiology service is offered at both at Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary and The Galloway Community Hospital in Stranraer. The team provides emergency cover 24/7, all year around, but the interventional radiology service is not provided Out of hours

The range of services provided depending on location, includes: 

  • General radiography 
  • Theatre radiography/fluoroscopy 
  • Mobile radiography on wards/resuscitation 
  • Dental radiography 
  • Computerised Tomography (including cardiac CT, CT colonography) 
  • DEXA scanning 
  • Mammography 
  • DSA (Digital subtraction angiography)
  • Interventional fluoroscopy 
  • Videofluoroscopy
  • MRI
  • Image-guided non-vascular interventions
  •  Sonography

The service has a multi-disciplinary team made up of Radiologist, Radiology Nurses, Radiographers, X-ray Helpers, Porters, Administrative and Clerical Staff.

Key features of the department

Top reasons to join our team