Welcome to the news and public affairs section of the website. On this page, you will find the latest press releases from the College, copies of the President's monthly e-newsletter and factsheets about pathology.

This section also contains our blogs, which can be also be viewed on our blogs and videos page.


Looking ahead to a year of celebration – NPW 2021 and then our Diamond Jubilee in 2022

09 September 2021

National Pathology Week 2021 is rapidly approaching, and soon after that the College will be celebrating its 60 years throughout 2022. Find out about our plans and how you can get involved…


Blog – Approaching difficult conversations in the workplace

22 December 2020

Dr Chris Tiplady, Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Studies for University of Sunderland reflects on the challenges in holding difficult conversations as a manager and clinical lead.


Service Spotlight: Liverpool ocular pathology services

11 December 2019

To launch our new Service Spotlight blog series, we visited the ocular pathology service in Liverpool and spoke to RCPath Excellence Award winner Professor Sarah Coupland about what makes the service so unique.


Blog – Uncertainty in diagnosis: what to do when you don’t know what to do

19 December 2018

In the third instalment of our series on key professional competencies, Dr Chris Tiplady explores the subject of uncertainty and how to respond when you’re asked to make a definitive diagnosis in the face of limited evidence.


College responds to GMC report - medical profession at ‘crunch point’

19 December 2017

The UK’s medical profession is at ‘a crunch point’ and will face increasing pressure over the next 20 years a GMC report finds.


Care Quality Commission report to end missed opportunities to learn from patient deaths

13 December 2016

The College response to a CQC review which has found that the NHS is missing opportunities to learn from patient deaths and that too many families are not being listened to