30 July 2020

We are the NHS: People Plan for 2020/2021 has been published by NHS England.

Professor Jo Martin, President, The Royal College of Pathologists said: 

'The Royal College of Pathologists welcomes the publication of NHS England’s People Plan. We strongly support the vision for the way the workforce should be treated and valued in the NHS. The harsh reality is that a lot of the pressure and stress pathologists are dealing with relate to an unsustainable workload exacerbated by lack of staff and enabling technology.

We have fantastic people who need practical support. The issues of lack of workforce, outlined in many previous reports, are clear, but the lack of detail in the Plan and the lack of proposed solutions will be deeply disappointing to our members. As a College we, and our members, have provided key data and solutions to these issues and we will continue to press for practical and tangible progress.'