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.


Public health message to infectious disease/microbiology services regarding an increase Group A streptococcal infections in children

03 December 2022

Current invasive Group A streptococcus (iGAS) infection notifications remain unusually high for this time of year, particularly in children. Marked increases in scarlet fever notifications are also being seen.


Service Spotlight: Patient Safety at the heart of the Oxford Anticoagulation Service

09 December 2021

Dr Susan Shapiro, a Consultant Haematologist at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and winner of our Achievements Awards in 2019, shares her experience with her MDT team and their achievements in working with communities and patient groups.


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.