15 August 2022

The College has launched the Pathology Portal, a new educational resource for trainees, practicing pathologists, scientists and those in pathology-linked roles.

Free to use, the new and unique Pathology Portal includes a range of online and interactive educational resources.

Professor Jo Martin, Pathology Portal Project Lead:

`The Royal College of Pathologists, in partnership with the Health Education England Technology Enhanced Learning team and colleagues in other professional bodies, developed this innovative resource to deliver high quality training materials that can be customised to individual needs, covering flexible and return-to-work training, and testing of learning. The Pathology Portal allows equitable access to a range of modules, including whole slide image-based training, ensuring consistency across the country and supporting capability and competence-driven approaches.’

The aim of the Pathology Portal is to provide and invaluable resources to support training and ongoing professional development.

Professor Mike Osborn, President, The Royal College of Pathologists:

`The Pathology Portal is a fantastic innovative training and educational resource that pathologists and scientists across all pathology specialties will be able to access throughout their career. The creation and delivery of the portal has only been possible though a successful collaboration with our partners Health Education England Technology Enhanced Learning.'

Over 1500 modules and resources

The Pathology Portal currently features over 1,500 modules, including cases, video and audio teaching, quizzes, documents, weblinks and more.

The initial sets of modules cover cytology, autopsy pathology, neuropathology and histopathology, including sub-specialist training material that is not widely available.

The next phase of the Pathology Portal involves expanding the content for all pathology specialties. This project is underway.

Watch Project Lead Professor Jo Martin introduce the Pathology Portal 


How to access the Pathology Portal

The portal is part of the HEE TEL's Learning Hub. People with an NHS or university email address can register on the Learning Hub or login with their elearning for healthcare (elfh) Hub details, where you can request Portal access. This access is directly available across all UK nations, and College members with other email addresses will also be granted access. Please contact pathologyportal@rcpath.org for further guidance.

The Learning Hub is HEE TEL’s newest digital platform and provides easy access to a wide range of education and training resources for the health and care workforce. Organisations and users can contribute and share resources for those in health and care to access.

Get involved - contribute specialty content

The Pathology Portal Editorial board is keen to hear from you if you have suggestions for pathology specialty content. Please contact pathologyportal@rcpath.org if you would like more information, or have suggestions for content.