29 September 2021

COVID-19 has had a huge impact on pathology departments, trainers and trainees. it has disrupted training and examination schedules for many across the pathology specialties. There is concern about the impact of this on the progression of trainees in all specialties through their training programmes, and also on their well-being.

There is a determination to restart and reboot training to address the significant issues that the pandemic has caused for trainees. So that we can help ensure that pathology trainees receive all the necessary support and resources to help them going forward, the RCPath Trainees' Advisory Committee, the ACP Trainee Members Group and the RCPath Learning Team produced a survey to assess the impact of the pandemic on training across the pathology trainee body. With special thanks to Dr Caroline Russell (RCPath TAC Cytopathology Representative) who led the survey construction and development.

This report presents the results of the survey. The data will be used in discussions with HEE, the devolved bodies and other interested stakeholders to provision for the future of pathology training. The report can be found here.

Thank you very much to all who completed this survey.